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What Would Mr. Darcy Do? Audiobook

What Would Mr. Darcy Do?: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

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There's only one gentleman to turn to when a lady is in desperate need of answers...

With scandal descending on the Bennet family (again!), Elizabeth absolutely refuses to drag Mr. Darcy's name into this shocking situation. But how on earth is she going to get her family out of trouble this time without his involvement? Hiding things from Mr. Darcy is getting more and more impossible, especially since he's started letting his feelings show...

©2001, 2011 Abigail Reynolds (P)2013 Abigail Reynolds

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    Fabulous Mrs B Sweden 05-25-16
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    I just love Abigail Reynolds what-if stories. She is a very skilled writer. I highly recommend this book both to read yourself and to listen to.

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    LilMissMolly 10-18-15

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    "Darcy and Elizabeth as Sexual Beings"
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    What Would Mr. Darcy Do? by Abigail Reynolds is an alternative telling of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s relationship under the premise that they profess their love for each other sooner than in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The story begins when Elizabeth receives word that Lydia has eloped with George Wickham and ends with the expected wedding between Elizabeth and Darcy. In between there is repetitive passionate embraces and a lot of heated groping. Besides that, not much happened. I’m sorry, but hearing Mr. Darcy profess how much he wants to take Elizabeth, including all the salacious details of how he makes her lose control sexually — before their wedding night — just seemed wrong. Simply put, too much sex and not enough substance, especially for an audiobook lasting almost 6 hours.

    Pearl Hewitt did an great job narrating, as she does with other Jane Austen Fan Fiction books. Pearl’s narration is natural, easy to listen to, and really brings the characters to life each with their own distinct voice. It's nice to see her narration remains top-notch even when the source material is not up to scratch. I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest unbiased review.

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  • Anji Dale
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    2/18/14
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    "A good P & P "What if?""
    Where does What Would Mr. Darcy Do? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of my top 20 overall and top 5 Jane Austen variations.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Would Mr. Darcy Do??

    Darcy staying with Elizabeth at the Inn at Lambton, instead of leaving as he does in the original. This is where this variation diverges from the original.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Probably the male characters but I think female narrators always have a problem when it comes to this. It goes both ways though, I've rarely heard an audiobook narrated by a male artist who manages female characters very well either.

    Pearl Hewitt narrated most of this book beautifully, however, making all the characters distinct and you can tell she's British by birth and not from the USA aping an English accent.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some of it made me laugh, especially when Elizabeth was teasing Darcy and he responded likewise. I knew that there would be a "Happy Ever After", as Abigail Reynolds has always made clear that in this series of variations, the outcome is always going to be the same as the original, so I didn't cry. On a couple of occasions, though, I did wonder what torture Ms Reynolds was going to put the couple through before reaching it.


    Any additional comments?

    Some people complain that Ms Reynolds puts too much non-Regency behaviour (e.g. the love scenes) in her books but after all, these are modern re-tellings and variations on the original, still set in period, so I don't have a problem with it. If our beloved Jane was writing now, what would she do? Very much the same IMHO.

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