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  • My Fair Lizzy

  • A Pride and Prejudice Regency Variation
  • By: A Lady, Barbara Silkstone
  • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Lizzy Bennet, a sassy London shop girl is instantly attracted to Fitzwilliam Darcy, the arrogant, handsome visitor to the Bennets’ struggling Covent Garden flower shop. Darcy insists on purchasing Lizzy’s lucky orchid as a gift for his aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Will Lizzy sell her family’s much needed good fortune to the haughty know it all? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Adorable!

  • By HeatherY on 12-14-17

A Wonderful Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Jannie Meisberger wonderfully narrated this sweet Darcy ad Elizabeth story. I loved the cockney accent she used for the characters. It is a wonderful what if the Bennets owned a flower shop, and guess who is the landlord. To gain better clientele Elizabeth takes up Darcy on the offer to learn to speak proper English. Caroline and Wickham team up to try to discredit the Bennet sisters. I love how this story is told and narrated and recommend it for anyone who loves JAFF as well as My Fair Lady.

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  • A Scone to Die For

  • Oxford Tearoom Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 751

When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in Gemma Rose's quaint English tearoom, she suddenly finds herself apron-deep in a mystery involving long-buried secrets from Oxford's past. Armed with her insider knowledge of the university and with the help of four nosy old ladies from her local Cotswolds village (not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli), Gemma sets out to solve the mystery - all while dealing with her matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love, Devlin O'Connor, now a dashing CID detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the cover and buy this cozy mystery

  • By Eddie Lynn on 10-01-16

A fun mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-17

The characters were well-developed. The story line was enjoyable. Pearl Hewitt's narration was incredible. She nailed Gemma's character and it was easy to discern which character was speaking as each voice was unique. The flow was excellent. I felt like I was listening at the key hole.

  • Impertinent Strangers

  • By: P. O. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

An impertinent stranger is thrown into Fitzwilliam Darcy's path and, even though he declares her tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt him, it is all he can do not to think of her. Upon first making Mr. Darcy's acquaintance, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is quite fascinated with him. Then she discovers that the gentleman is haughty and above his company, and she wants nothing to do with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick Lighthearted Listen

  • By HeatherY on 09-12-17

They first meet in Kent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-17


I enjoyed this well written variation of Darcy and Elizabeth's story that begins when they first meet in Kent, while Elizabeth is visiting the Collins's. Pam Dixon keeps the characters true to canon. Pearl Hewitt's narration brings the characters and story to life. Each character's voice is distinct which makes the story so easy to listen to and she brings out their emotions perfectly. This is an enjoyable story and Pearl Hewitt's narration makes it enjoyable to listen to. I highly recommend the audio version of this story.

  • The Makings of Mr. Darcy

  • Darcy and the Young Knight's Quest Box Set
  • By: P O Dixon
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

What if Elizabeth is promised to another when she meets Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the one man who captures her heart and imagination like no other? What's more, Darcy has an entanglement of his own - an engagement of a peculiar kind. As dire as their chance at happily ever after seems, is there a measure of hope by way of a strong and enduring bond between them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved The Little boy

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 12-07-16

An adorable Knight

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-17

This updated story by P O Dixon is so well done. I was happy to be able to get this as a boxed set. Pearl Hewitt brought the characters to life with her distinct voices. She brought the story to life. Elizabeth's son, Ben, was so adorable. The story is a fun what if....What if Elizabeth was married, widowed, and has a son who first befriends Mr. Darcy; What if Elizabeth is expected to marry another (for her second husband) and Ben prefers Mr. Darcy over the other....This is a fun I listen that I highly recommend.

  • The Secret Garden

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. But this lonely girl's life is transformed when she finds the key to the secret garden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Update to Beloved Classic!

  • By LilMissMolly on 07-13-17

Wonderful Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-17

The Secret Garden is one of my favorite stories from my childhood. Pearl Hewitt's narration brings the story to life. The character's voices are so distinct that it is easy to tell who is speaking. I could easily picture the scenes as they were happening. The emotions of the characters were easily discernible. I highly recommend this narration of The Secret Garden.

  • Darcy and Elizabeth: Fair Trade

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: Kate Bedlow
  • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The morning after the Netherfield ball, Elizabeth Bennet refuses an offer of marriage, setting off a row in the Bennet household that ends tragically. Faced with homelessness and untenable poverty, Elizabeth receives a different sort of offer - from quite an unexpected quarter - and finds herself considering the once-inconceivable prospect of going into trade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light and fun P&P Variation

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 11-15-16

A Twist to Darcy and Elizabeth

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-16

This was such a fun story that has quite a twist from the original, occurring just after the Netherfield Ball. I enjoyed the portrayals of the characters. Lydia's role was quite unexpected, but we don't realize what she is doing until the very end. There is a angst eased by some parts that had me laughing. I love how Jannie Meisberger narrated the story. She brought out nuances and made the characters come to life. An excellent story told by a wonderful narator. I highly recommend this story.

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  • No Such Thing as Luck

  • A North and South Variation
  • By: Nicole Clarkston
  • Narrated by: Ana Clements
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

John Thornton is facing the collapse of everything he has worked for all of his life. Through his banker, he hears about a potential business opportunity that could save the mill. He decides to investigate, even if it means traveling from home when he can least afford it. Margaret Hale, now living in London, learns that her godfather Mr. Bell is visiting her brother Frederick in Cadiz. Bell is dying, and asking to see her before it is too late. She is determined to sail, regardless of the risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Thornton won my heart

  • By Deborah on 10-02-16

John Thornton won my heart

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-16

I listened to the audio book and this story is a must read or listen to. John Thornton, who is travelling to Spain to save his mill, runs into Miss Hale who is also travelling to the same location. She is injured and travelling alone, so Mr. Thornton travels as her brother. We get to know John's mother , Hannah more thoroughly as well as Frederick (Margaret's brother) and his wife. I fell in love with the honorable, honest, strong John Thornton more than ever during this story. It was so well put together. I recommend this to anyone who loves Darcy, yes Darcy, as he is a Darcy in a later age. The narrator Ana Clements did a phenomenal job bringing the characters to life and brought out the nuances of the story with such skill. I highly recommend the audiobook and highly recommend this story to lovers of JAFF and Darcy.

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  • Mister Darcy's Maltese Falcon

  • A Mister Darcy Series Comedic Mystery
  • By: Barbara Silkstone
  • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Darcy and Lizzie, now happily married, are off on another Templar quest. With their first baby due in two months, Darcy insists that Lizzie remain in London while he adventures to Malta. Pregnancy will not hamper Lizzie; she is determined to stand by her husband. Lizzie inserts herself in the caper, accompanied by Boris, the Russian wolfhound, and other surprise stowaways. Oh no! Caroline and Wickham return to add to the chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely, lively mystery

  • By Lbisch on 10-26-16

A fun read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-16

I enjoyed the story and loved Jennie Meisberger's narration. As expected, Lizzy does not listen to Darcy, when he tells her her to stay home. Even more importantly, Boris, her Russian wolfhound tags along and it turns out to be a good thing he does. Barbara sends us romping on another fun lark . Even though this story is the seventh in the series it can be read as a stand alone story.

  • By Consequence of Marriage: A Pride & Prejudice Novel Variation

  • The Moralities of Marriage Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Ann West
  • Narrated by: Nina Price
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

When his horse throws a shoe, Fitzwilliam Darcy misses rescuing his sister, Georgiana Darcy, from the clutches of George Wickham by only one day. Now on the hunt to find them both, the gossip beginning to swirl in London forces him to abdicate the search to his cousin, Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam, while he plays the wayward gentleman in Hertfordshire with his friend Charles Bingley. After a collision with his future, Darcy struggles to satisfy his attraction to a pair of fine eyes and keep his family's scandal hidden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters Come Alive

  • By Lizzy C on 06-08-16

An angst filled variation

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

I enjoyed this story very much. It states, in parenthesis next to the title, that this is a first volume in a series, therefore I expect the story to continue. As it is a variation, the plot line varies from the original and some of the characters are not true to canon, but that is what I anticipate when purchasing a variation. Darcy and Elizabeth get along quite well, so the angst comes from outside sources. I did not want to turn off the audiobook when I finished my commute to wait and see what happened next. An excellently written book. I enjoyed Nina Price's narration. Each character's voice was recognizable.

  • Darcy's Magical Message: Pride and Prejudice and Witches

  • The Witches of Longbourn, Book 3
  • By: Barbara Silkstone, A Lady
  • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Buckingham Palace will never be the same as Darcy risks all to rescue Lizzy from the clutches of the Prince Regent and Lady Anne Darcy's fatal spell. Fiona Feelgood has reasons to regret casting the prince under a love spell. Can they rescue Herman the Hermit before Lizzy turns to dust? Beware of Caroline Bingley as she lurks the palace halls in search of witches for the London Anti-Magic Tribunal! How will Lizzy break her habit of changing adversaries into potted plants? And where is Wickham?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun read

  • By Deborah on 08-03-16

A fun read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-16

Barbara Silkstone does not disappoint. This third book in the series is so much fun, running around the palace, trying to find the Herman the Hermit, while evading the palace guards and the witch hunting Caroline Bingley. This third book veers far and wide from Pride and Prejudice, but it is a variation, and many veer. The humor we expect is front and center in the story and at times I was laughing hard enough to gasp for breath, just picturing a drunken Bingley among other scenes. It is wonderful for a quick read and a good laugh. The narrator, Jannie Meisberger, again, does an excellent job with the consistency of voices over the series, but did not have the verve of the previous narrations, although I enjoyed her performance.

I received the audio book as a gift from the author.

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