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To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too): Mr. Darcy's Tale | [P. O. Dixon]

To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too): Mr. Darcy's Tale

In this amorous, provocative, and at times tumultuous "what-if" story, Mr. Darcy is a wealthy young man of sense and education, with considerable worldly experience - not at all uncommon for Regency-era gentlemen of his social standing. He is his own master. He enjoys his situation and has no particular desire to marry at all. Darcy's world is turned inside out when he renews his acquaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet - her own circumstances considerably diminished pursuant to the sudden and tragic death of her father.
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Publisher's Summary

In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennet had this to say about Mr. Darcy: "We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man." Elizabeth Bennet spoke of his arrogance, his conceit, and his selfish disdain of the feelings of others - the last man in the world whom she could ever be prevailed on to marry. Mr. Darcy's housekeeper described him as the best landlord and master who ever lived. Such varying accounts as these are exceedingly puzzling, indeed.

In this amorous, provocative, and at times tumultuous "what-if" story, Mr. Darcy is a wealthy young man of sense and education, with considerable worldly experience - not at all uncommon for Regency-era gentlemen of his social standing. He is his own master. He enjoys his situation and has no particular desire to marry at all.

Darcy's world is turned inside out when he renews his acquaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet - her own circumstances considerably diminished pursuant to the sudden and tragic death of her father.

To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too) is a tale of Darcy's journey from a man who, indeed, is proud and haughty, to one who seeks to please a woman worthy of being pleased.

©2009 P O Dixon (P)2013 P O Dixon

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    gina MONROVIA, CA, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2010

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I love Pride and Prejudice and this book give you more


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elizabeth Darcy


    Have you listened to any of Pearl Hewitt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    she good


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Mr. Darcy's Tale


    Any additional comments?

    this book is a fun way of listening to a different Pride and Prejudice Variation

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    Lisa Fulshear, TX 02-12-14
    Lisa Fulshear, TX 02-12-14

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    I had the privilege to be swept away into PO Dixon's To have His Cake (and Eat It Too) on a recent cross-country driving trip. It was the only thing that could keep me not only awake but enthralled. It was wonderful! The story is sweeping and enchanting and the narration FLAWLESS! Ms Dixon's writing taps into the reader's every emotion. Ms Hewitt's performance is so genuinely British, it adds to the overall experience. I have seen several of these type of romance novels on Audible, but will only buy them if Pearl Hewitt is listed as the narrator! Brava!!

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    Kris suffolk, VA, United States 03-11-14
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    "Wonderful story, terrible narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too) the most enjoyable?

    I would give the narrator 0 stars if I could. She is terrible. The men sound like creepy old men out to eat women for lunch. The women sound like weak pathetic wallflowers who could be blown away by a strong wind. The voices she provides each character fall very short of conveying any sense of their personalities. If you can get past all of that, it's a great story and a lot of fun for Jane Austen fans!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Pearl Hewitt?

    Almost anyone else.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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