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  • Mr. Darcy's Mail-Order Bride

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: J Dawn King
  • Narrated by: Wendy Rich Stetson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In 1869, females are in short supply in the west, while a single man in want of a wife is rare in the east. When lonely Charles Bingley convinces his good friend, Will Darcy, to write a letter offering marriage to Miss Jane Bennet, she likewise convinces her sister, Elizabeth, to pen the reply. Elizabeth is struck by the beauty of the letter and responds by opening her heart to the Oregon wordsmith, who she believes to be Mr. Bingley. It's love at first letter for both the couples. Misunderstandings and bad impressions abound, as the true identities of the authors are discovered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Historical Western Romance

  • By Jan M on 08-22-17

Awful

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

The only comparison between this story and pride and prejudice has to do with the names of the characters. Personalities are different. It didn’t feel like pride and prejudice at all

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Arabella

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Believe the Synopsis

  • By Carol on 10-05-14

Cute Story

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

I really love the writing style of the author. Mr. Beaumaris if a likable hero and of course Arabella is the perfect heroine.

  • He Taught Me to Hope: Darcy and the Young Knight's Quest

  • By: P. O. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

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 for "happily ever after" seems, there is a measure of hope by way of a strong and enduring bond between them ...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting version of Pride and Prejudice

  • By Jan on 10-22-15

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Ben is mostly annoying. I'm not sure I agree with the author's characterization of Mr. Bennett but it was nice not to have much of the Bennett family in the book.

  • Unladylike Pursuits

  • By: Alyssa Goodnight
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Miss Emily Sinclair needs to find a husband but in truth would rather not. Lord Brandon Davenport wants to remain a bachelor and is weary of marriage-minded misses. Of course, need and want are very different matters...or are they? When the two find themselves grudgingly paired in the ambush of highwaymen, temper is matched equally with desire, leading Emily to realize that Brand is the perfect prey for her husband hunt. But is Brand too cagey to be caught in her trap?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pornographic

  • By Robert Francis on 10-16-16

Pornographic

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

I was enjoying the story until I got to the scene in the Library. Now I won't find out how the story ends.

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  • The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernie Su, Kate Rorick
  • Narrated by: Ashley Clements
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters - beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely addition to the LBD universe

  • By Samantha Schaffer on 06-27-14

Modern morality

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

So much of the original story was about the conflict between society's moral standards and the behavior of the characters in the book. It is sad that in our modern world we have given up on morality completely. This seems like a cheap copy of the original.

  • Mr. Darcy's Refuge: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

  • By: Abigail Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

The river isn't the only thing overflowing in Hunsford when a natural disaster forces Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to work together. The residents of flood-stricken Hunsford, seeking refuge in the parsonage atop the hill, are unaware they are interrupting Darcy's disastrous proposal. Even worse, the flood has washed out the only bride to Rosings Park, stranding Darcy with the woman who has just refused his offer of marriage. But it may already be too late to redeem Elizabeth's reputation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Terrible narration

  • By The Generalissimo on 11-08-12

I was surprised by the explicit sex scenes

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

What did you like best about Mr. Darcy's Refuge: A Pride & Prejudice Variation? What did you like least?

I liked the treatment of some of the peripheral characters (e.g. Colonel Fitzwilliam and Jane). I think Elizabeth was true to her personality but I think the author went overboard on Darcy, especially the sex-crazed representations.