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Publisher's Summary

In marriage-minded Regency England, one simple word can ruin your life. Compromise! Can bring down a virtuous maiden, like Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and her entire family along with her.

When Elizabeth finds Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy outside Netherfield, alone and at his most vulnerable, she must make a quick decision to bend the rules of propriety to help him or turn her back on someone in need. Her tender heart reaches out to him and his wounded one grabs hold of her well-intentioned support. Discovery changes the course of their lives as Elizabeth is forced to accept a reluctant proposal of marriage from this man whom she has just barely begun to respect. Can Jane Austen's most beloved couple reach a compromise that might turn a tenuous friendship into a loving marriage? Will it survive as desperate, unscrupulous, and foolish people alike set compromising machinations into motion for their own greedy ends?

Follow Elizabeth and Darcy in this novel-length Regency romance as J. Dawn King takes them through a sweet variation of Pride and Prejudice where compromises abound and outcomes will surprise you.

©2015 Joy Dawn King (P)2016 Quiet Mountain Press

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Good guys win - bad guys lose

Fresh and creative Pride and Prejudice variation expertly narrated by Stevie Zimmerman. Lots of cliff hanger moments, fun and funny stuff, romantic intrigue with Caroline Bingley getting her comeuppance. She's (Caroline) my fav "Snidely Whiplash" character in the many P&P variations I've read. Pearl Hewitt (my fav narrator) does the best Caroline voice in all the audibles ... Stevie Zimmerman makes a creditable voice characterization. Enjoy!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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FINALLY! P&P FF with Integrity.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Compromised!?

I really enjoyed the characters in this story retaining the basic instincts that Jane Austen intended. Their circumstances were far different than I'd imagined and far different than the same rehashing of these characters done over and over again in other fan fiction that was a waste of time before. This story was imagined well and the flow of characters made great sense. This author knew exactly what made them tick originally and thrust them into situations that allowed those personality traits to react naturally.

Which character – as performed by Stevie Zimmerman – was your favorite?

Her accent is excellent.

Any additional comments?

If you are tired and disgusted by all of the P&P fan fiction out there that is silly, give it one more try. This one has a brain and is still romantic and hopeful.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Sweet and Simple

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, something to play in the background with not much really focus on.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I love to hear variations from different authors on how the classic Pride and Prejudice really happened, so King's editions was simple and clean. For listeners whom prefer a more innocent story, this was defiantly a plus. However, though I understand the title is called "Compromise," the characters were constantly crying the word and demanding retribution in too little too obviously planned ways. Halfway through the book, it was just grating and annoying.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Zimmerman did a well enough job, her voice is calm and fits well with the narrative. At times the audio sounds like it is a tad muffled, but nothing too distracting.

Could you see Compromised! being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

It could be cute, quirky short film.

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Absolutely Wonderful!

The story was fantastic, twists and turns, romance and love. Such an amazing twist on the original. The narrations did the book and characters justice.

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Would Definitely recommend...

Enjoyed it though it seemed to drag on in a few story lines ,with Mr Bungle. Would definitely recommend.

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Ok story

Stevie Zimmerman's reading was first class as always, but the story line , while lovely, quickly became redundent & tropey for my personal taste.
Normally, I love Ms. King's works, but this one just left me feeling meh.

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Sweet and entertaining

Where does Compromised! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

Have you listened to any of Stevie Zimmerman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to many Stevie Zimmerman's performances, and all of them are outstanding.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Elizabeth comforting Darcy

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  • TheNameless
  • 08-29-18

Good start...

...but gets steadily sillier as it goes on. Well narrated and not a bad way to keep your mind occupied while doing mindless chores. I've rounded up from 3.5 *