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  • Austenland

  • A Novel
  • By: Shannon Hale
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 911

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book my tickets....Im going to Austenland

  • By 🌸DARA on 04-15-13

Fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-10

This one was a big stretch, but a whole lot of fun for this P&P fan.

  • Bath Tangle

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sian Phillips is a delight!

  • By Roxane on 06-17-10

Totally satifsying

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-10

I love Georgette Heyer and this one is truly a favorite. It made me laugh all the way from NY to Florida! Excellent characters and plot!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • 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

Not for me

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-10

If you love the "purity" of the love in P&P then this is not or you. The story is interesting, but it was not at all my own vision of Mr. Darcy's "behind the scenes" involvement in the story.

That said, the narration was quite good...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful