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  • The Falmouth Connection

  • A Pride and Prejudice Variation
  • By: Joana Starnes
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Just as Mr. Darcy finally decides to propose to the enticing Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she is summoned to Falmouth, to meet a relation she never knew she had. Thus, the ill-starred Hunsford proposal is avoided - but before he could even begin to understand his luck, adverse circumstances hasten to conspire against him, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is compelled to follow the woman he loves to the far reaches of Cornwall, into a world of deceit and peril, where few - if any - are what they seem to be...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • P&P On a Cornwall Adventure

  • By Sophia Rose on 07-09-17

Loved it...

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Wonderful, original story centered around Darcy and Elizabeth with a great narrator...can't ask for anything more!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Unforgettable Laugh: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

  • Her Unforgettable Laugh Series, Book 1
  • By: Linda Thompson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Dark curls and an unforgettably sweet laugh were all he knew of his sister's rescuer. Later, a second glimpse showed her to be lovely, and he heard her melodious laugh again. Darcy wondered what it would be like to meet this remarkable, and remarkably lovely, young woman. Would the spirit that caused her to go to the aid of a stranger be able to bring some joy to his lonely life? Would they ever meet, or would he always be left wondering?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Forgettable

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 02-16-17

Loved it....

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

Good story, good narrator....Even though it is only the first part of 3, it didn't leave off with a huge cliffhanger, but instead ended at a good turning point. Can't wait for parts 2 and 3!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Persistence

  • By: Jeanna Ellsworth
  • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Undaunted by a threatening storm, Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley insists he must deliver his letter to Miss Elizabeth Bennet - then tragedy strikes. Riddled with guilt, Elizabeth comes to the aid of the comatose Mr. Darcy and stays by his side until he regains consciousness. She soon learns that although Mr. Darcy has awoken, he has not returned to himself. And with no memory of his first disastrous proposal, he has concluded that there is nothing he wants more than to propose to Miss Elizabeth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthwhile P&P Variation/

  • By Pemberley Proud on 10-11-16

Wonderfull....

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

Reviewed: 01-14-16

I read Pride and Persistence when it first came out and loved it. I am a person who is in constant motion (work, travel, gym, etc) and listen to a lot of audiobooks, so anytime I can get a audio version of a book I loved, I jump on it. The story is unique, in a nutshell Darcy has an accident and "forgets" the previous day(s) which leads him to "do overs" each day until he gets it right. I won't give away the story but to say that it is wonderful. An addition to a great book the narrator, Nancy Peterson, really put the cherry on top of this wonderful story. Her narration is spot on, absolutely phenomenal !

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Keys for Love

  • By: Wendi Sotis
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

In this sweet, Pride and Prejudice-inspired, novella-length romance, William Darcy has finally torn himself away from work to join his sister at their vacation house in the Florida Keys. There, he meets his sister's new friend, Elizabeth Bennet, the housesitter staying next door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lighthearted and Sweet

  • By SandyH on 06-12-14

Lighthearted and Sweet

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

Reviewed: 06-12-14

A modern day Elizabeth and Darcy in the Keys. A very sweet story. Easy and short, I finished in one plane ride!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pemberley

  • By: Emma Tennant
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Pemberley is Mr Darcy’s splendid house, and it is there that, amidst their relatives one Christmas, his pride and his wife Elizabeth’s prejudice find themselves once again provoked. Told with stylish irony combined with insights into the emotions and mores of eighteenth century English high society, Pemberley is an elegant and diverting social comedy, a novel of genuine originality.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really, really confusing.....

  • By SandyH on 06-09-14

Really, really confusing.....

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

Reviewed: 06-09-14

First let me start with the positive, the narrator, Anne Dover, is very good. I enjoyed her part enough to finish the whole strange, confusing story.

Now the not so good. Pemberley is supposed to be a P&P sequel but if you have even the smallest notion of the original, this story will drive you nuts! Just a few points:

1. This story is supposed to be about a year after the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy, "coming up on a year" is how it is mentioned more than once, yet Elizabeth is worried because she is not pregnant as of yet, but Jane, who married on the same day, has already had one child who I walking (think at least 1 year) and is ready to give birth to a second child. Lydia who married before them both but not too far ahead now has 4 children under the age of 4...whaaattt???? How is this timeline even possible?

2. Georgiana and Caroline Bingley are BFF's. Georgiana is a brat.

3. Lady Catherine and Caroline are BFF's. Lady Catherine brings a distant cousin that is the supposed heir of Pemberley should Darcy not have a son. Anyone assumes there will not be an heir because it has been a year and one hasn't been produced yet.....really, a whole year!!

4. Elizabeth listens to very piece of gossip and believes it all without question, i.e. Darcy has a love child therefore he can't bare to think of having another, he is going to run off to France b/c that is where the said love child's mother is from and he wants to live with her memory.

5. Darcy goes behind Elizabeth's back and changes/cancels all her plans without word one to her, but is supposed to be doing it "to save Elizabeth the trouble". He also comes the goes with no a word to Elizabeth, she finds all this out from the servants or the other guests.

6. Darcy calls Elizabeth "Eliza" and the Bingley sisters call her "Lizzie"...seriously???

I could go on, but I think the point is made!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Only a Heartbeat Away

  • Pride and Prejudice Novella
  • By: P. O. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Long before they meet, Miss Elizabeth Bennet entertains notions of Mr. Darcy as being good-natured, compassionate, and exceedingly handsome. Indeed, everything a gentleman ought to be. In light of the ardent disdain that he incites in her family and friends at the Meryton assembly, reconciling her favorable impression of him proves deeply unsettling. Hence she goes about making out his true nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!!

  • By Genamarie Frazier on 02-23-16

Always a joy....

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

Reviewed: 01-12-14

P.O. Dixon's books are always a joy to read and I have to say thus far all the audiobooks have been too.

  • Bewitched, Body and Soul: Miss Elizabeth Bennet

  • By: P O Dixon
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Elizabeth always prided herself on his ability to discern the motives of others. She declared Mr. Bingley a fool were he not able to see how much her eldest sister Jane loved him. Determined to discover the true reason for Bingley's hasty departure from Netherfield, Elizabeth goes to town in Jane's stead. Her initial scheme having been thwarted and with nowhere else to go, she turns to the one person who is sure to put her in Bingley's path - Mr. Darcy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming....

  • By SandyH on 03-09-13

Charming....

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

Reviewed: 03-09-13

If you could sum up Bewitched, Body and Soul: Miss Elizabeth Bennet in three words, what would they be?

Charming, lovely, wonderful

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bewitched, Body and Soul: Miss Elizabeth Bennet?

Oddly enough, for me the most memorable moment was not between Darcy and Elizabeth (even though there were several of those) but the conversation between Georgiana and Elizabeth when Georgiana is telling Elizabeth about what happened with her and Wickham. I can just picture Elizabeth's face when she understands the truth of what she falsely believed about Darcy.

What does Pearl Hewitt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Pearl Hewitt does a great job of getting the correct emotion into each character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As I love the characters of Darcy and Elizabeth, the good stories make me sigh....I sighed!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Lady Most Willing...

  • A Novel in Three Parts
  • By: Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

When Laird Taran Ferguson's nephews refuse to wed and secure his birthright, he takes matters into his own hands, raiding a ball and kidnapping four likely brides - a bonny lass, an heiress with a slight reputation problem, a rich English beauty, and a maiden without a name or a fortune. But which one is ready to fall in love with the Scottish lord?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • HISTORICAL HILARIOUS HIGHLAND MAHEM

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-17-13

Funny, Funny, Funny!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

Did I mention this was funny!? In short, a scottish uncle, who has no children to leave his "castle" to only two nephews, decides to take matters into his own hands and kidnap suitable scottish heiress for his nephews to marry. One nephew is "tainted" with English blood and the other "French" blood, but they are his only heirs. You can just guess how well the kidnapping scheme went over, but no one could do anything about it because they where stuck there in a storm. Yes, yes, it is a predicable story and outcome, but it is written so well that you don't mind.

The narrator, Susan Duerden, was EXCELLENT....a 5+ star performance!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I'd Know You Anywhere

  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 460

In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I found the reason compelling

  • By Susan on 08-22-10

Good story....

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

First I have to say, this story turned out to be much different than I had invisioned by reading the description, not sure if that was just the "reader" in me always looking for the hiden meaning or twist. The basics of the story is about Eliza who was kidnapped when she was 15 years old and now her kidnapper is on death row (close to execution) for the murder of another girl, which occurred while she was being held. Her kidnapper, Walter, and his advocate, Barbara, find Eliza with the purpose of trying to get her to "admit" her memory has cleared and now remembers the events of that day differently. It really turns out to be interesting how all the parties (Eliza and her family, the vicitims family, the advocate, and Walter) to the crime have their own unique perspective.

I do have one knock on the story, there were a few characters introduced into the story, i.e. Iso the daughter, Albie the son, Trudy the victim's mother, that had the beginings of interesting stories, but nothing ever happened. Mostly Eliza's daughter, Iso, there was always something going on with her, I was expecting some twist in the story concerning her, waiting for the preverbal "other shoe to drop". Even though that shoe never dropped, the story is still a very good one.

A big 5-star+ rating for the narrator, Linda Emond, she did a spectacular job!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Marriage Bargain

  • Marriage to a Billionaire, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,491
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,498

To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother - the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, heartbreaking

  • By SandyH on 08-12-12

Funny, heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 08-12-12

I downloaded this as a beach listen, well, I couldn't stop once I started. Absolutley clever dialouge, the banter between the characters had me laughing out loud, more than once I had my fellow beach goers laughing at me laughing! As with any good romance, there were parts that were truly heartbreaking. To top it off for me, a pathtically loveable dog, you have to love the dog! All and all, no big surprises, but the story was so clever and witty that you don't mind it being the typical romance story!

39 of 39 people found this review helpful