A Higher Education

A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice
Narrated by: Fran Donato
Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that first impressions are a bitch.

In a sea of college freshmen, Elizabeth Bennet feels more like a den mother than a returning student. She’d rather be playing Exploding Kittens than dodge-the-gropers at a frat party, but no way was she letting her innocent, doe-eyed roommate go alone.

Everything about Meryton College screams old money - something she and Jane definitely are not - but Elizabeth resolves to enjoy herself. That resolve is tested...and so is her temper when she meets Will Darcy, a pompous blowhole with no sense of fun and his relentlessly charming wingman, Charlie.

Back at school after prolonged break, Will Darcy is far too old and weary for coeds. Yet, even he can see why Charlie spontaneously decides the captivating Jane is “the one”. What throws Will is his own reaction to Jane’s roommate.

Elizabeth’s moonlight skin and shining laugh hit him like a sucker punch. And he doesn’t like it. Elizabeth Bennet is dangerous, not only because she has a gift for making him make an ass of himself but because she and her razor-sharp wit could too easily throw his life off course, and he can’t afford for that to happen again.

Yet, he also can’t seem to stay away.

Warning: This audiobook contains explicit language, very adult scenarios, and references to past sexual assault and drug abuse. A buttoned-down hero with a mile-wide guardian streak, a brash heroine with a nine-mile-wide streak of feminism, a little prejudice, a little more heat, a lot of pride, and a whole lot more love.

©2018 Holly Denise Atkinson (P)2019 Holly Denise Atkinson

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An excellent modern take on a classic

A great modern update of P&P. Versions of the same characters, but the setting update works extremely well. Narration is also excellent, the right tone, inflection, everything.

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Hilarious with a charming HEA

I loved this modern interpretation of PNP. It is so witty and so hilarious. It is also quite racy but it makes the story more realistic. I mean, seriously, a story set around a college campus and college students would not be believable with a chaste storyline.

Who knew Fitzwilliam Darcy could be be such a cauldron of lust inducing sex appeal and still be warm and funny. Wickham hit a new low as a villain in this story. And as far as Elizabeth Bennet is concerned, she is a badass feminist who is also funny, kind, loyal, fierce and loving. I really enjoyed the story but I would have enjoyed it more if Wickham would have gotten his just desserts.

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A Spicy Modern Day Version of Pride and Prejudice

I've read many versions of Pride and Prejudice, but what made this one different was the Elizabeth Bennett character. Tougher and more fearless than the original she sticks to her guns until she gets what she wants - in this case, a somewhat different outcome than the original aspired to.

A 21st-century story that is not too long or too spicy and nicely narrated.

I received this audiobook at no-cost. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Loved it. Kept to story line, very modern and very hot

I love reading the modern pride and prejudice books and this is me of my favorites. I love that the gist of the original story line is kept and modernized for the times.

I also love that it is realistic that they would have sex early on. It is like a guidebook for men to ask women if they are okay to continue. Such a pro-woman book to show to how men should treat women and how women often get treated. Very good read. I’d highly recommend it.