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  • Mr Darcy's Diary

  • By: Maya Slater
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

For the first time we discover what really happened between his sister and the dastardly Wickham. How did he distract his friend Bingley from pining for his beloved Jane? Why did he propose to another young woman? Only to his diary does he tell his true story. At last we see Darcy as he really is; and, beneath his polite facade, we find a sensitive, private and passionate man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why another P&P homage?

  • By connie on 02-03-09

for fun!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-09

Not to be confused with Jane Austen, but lots of fun to listen to. David Rintoul reads it with the full haughtiness of Darcy (he was Darcy, in fact, in a 1980 version FYI!).

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  • North and South

  • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

This is the story of Margaret Hale, a young English woman who accompanies her family's move from rural southern England to the industrial north. It proves to be a difficult change, with all the attendant social conflicts and cultural misunderstandings consequent to such situations. It is a study in contrasts. Mrs. Gaskell created one of the Victorian era's greatest heroines in Margaret Hale, a young lady of passionate intensity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Awesome Classic

  • By Cariola on 06-11-08

Another review ref. the reader

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-09

Have listened to a lot of audiobooks but, while I know some listeners really enjoyed it, I am afraid I too couldn't get past the style and voice of the reader. His over-articulated words seems so ponderous and really very dreary (same for A Christmas Carol) I have set it aside and will read it on paper instead. Look forward to Anton Lessor, Simon Prebble, Simon Vance or Mandy Weston reading this!!!

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