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  • Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife

  • Pride and Prejudice Continues
  • By: Linda Berdoll
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 28 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 415

Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy - beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken - a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines. And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy - tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife. Their passion is consuming and idyllic - essentially, they can’t keep their hands off each other - through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen...but not for everyone!

  • By Michelle on 03-09-12

Melodramatic angst

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Pride and Prejudice sequel as a soap opera. It's basically Downton Abbey meets Jane Austen, and not in a good way. I forced my way through 25 hours, hoping to get better, but finally gave up when it finally went too far in a Darcy drunken stupor. Angst for the sake of angst. ugh. On the bright side, the narration was very good.

  • London Holiday: A Pride and Prejudice Romantic Comedy

  • By: Nicole Clarkston, A Lady
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

Drugged and betrayed in his own household, Fitzwilliam Darcy makes his escape from a forged compromise that would see him unhappily wed. Dressed as a footman, he is welcomed into one of London’s unknown neighborhoods by a young lady who is running out of time and running for her life. Deciding to hide in plain sight, Miss Elizabeth Bennet dodges the expectation to marry the man of her mother’s dreams. When the insolent footman she “found” refuses to leave her side until they can uncover a solution to their respective dilemmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By MomUpLate on 01-12-19

Adorable Variation with great narration

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

This was entertaining and adorable. After many P&P Variations I've read, it was a refreshing change of pace. I really appreciated the lack of Wickham as an antagonist (or as a character at all, really), and the alternate plotline was a lot of fun.

Stevie Zimmerman did a great job, as usual, and at this point I've decided to avoid any JAFF audiobooks that aren't her narrations.

Overall, worth my time and money. Thanks!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Troubled Waters

  • Elemental Blessings, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Shinn
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 715

Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the mighty river. It's there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime, ruled by the elemental sign of water. She must return to the palace, not as an unwilling bride for the king, but a woman with power in her own right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Magical Fantasy

  • By Ruth on 07-11-12

Great characters and setting, storyline just ok.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

Would you listen to Troubled Waters again? Why?

Yes, I would. I loved the characters and the setting. I enjoyed the "world" she created and would love to see more set here. I'd listen again to revisit the people and place.

What other book might you compare Troubled Waters to and why?

Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn books. Similar type world and magic structure, and similar storytelling style. Definitely aimed at a more female-type audience than Sanderson, though.

What does Jennifer Van Dyck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Not sure she brought anything special, but she didn't detract from the story, either.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No, but it was overally very enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this, but I would also let someone know that if they are looking for a larger storyline, they won't find it here. Perhaps it's my own fault, as I've been reading a lot of series lately, but I kept looking for something larger to push the story forward. It didn't lag, but I did wonder where it was going a time or two.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,069
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,084

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Holy Cow , this was good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-09

I'm picky about audiobooks, but this one was awesome. The narration was perfect, the writing was wonderful, and I was sad to see the story end. I DEFINITELY recommend, especially to people who love history.