Austenland
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    Austenland: A Novel | Shannon Hale

    Austenland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (440)
    Story
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    Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.

    A Book Which Can be Put Down

    Katherine Kellgren does such a good job narrating that she almost rescues this book. This is an interesting take on the Austen universe but I have to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2009 by Joseph R (Dry Prong, LA, USA)
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    Midnight in Austenland | Shannon Hale

    Midnight in Austenland

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (164)

    In this follow-up to Austenland, Charlotte Kinder is eager to escape the numbness she feels after her divorce. Deciding to get away, she visits the Regency-themed Pembrook Park resort in England, where talented actors set the perfect scene. But with everyone playing a role, it’s hard to distinguish reality from fantasy. So when Charlotte’s heart stirs, she wonders if she’s simply caught up in the experience - or if her ability to feel is finally returning.

    Charlotte talks to herself way too much!

    I really enjoyed Austenland, so I thought this would be similar. It's very different. I don't remember the main character in the other book constantly..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 12 2012 by Jennifer (Farmington, MI, United States)