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Lies Jane Austen Told Me

Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)
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Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she's been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So, naturally, when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an engagement is in her future. After all, Blake is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and thus must be in want of a wife.

But when it turns out that what Blake actually wants is more of a hook-up than a honeymoon, Emma is hurt, betrayed, and furious. She throws herself deeper into her work as CMO of Kinetics, the fastest growing gym franchise in the nation. She loves her work, and she's good at it, which is why she bristles when her boss brings in a consultant to help her spearhead the new facilities on the East Coast. Her frustration turns to shock when that consultant turns out to be Blake's younger brother, Lucas.

Emma is determined not to fall for Lucas, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that Lucas is nothing like his brother. He is kind and attentive and spends his time and money caring for the less fortunate.

What she can't understand is why Lucas continues to try to push her back into Blake's arms when he so clearly has fallen as hard for her as she has fallen for him. Realizing that her love life is as complicated as anything Jane Austen could have dreamed up, Emma must find a way to let Blake know that it's time for him to let her go and to let Lucas know it's time for him to love her back.

©2017 Julie Wright (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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This is such a great story. I loved how the author related everything back to Jane Austen or characters in Jane Austen books. The story is quirky, maddening at times and tender in others.
I enjoyed the voice the narrator gave this story. Justine Eyre did such a wonderful job.

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Perfect for any Jane Austen fan!

I absolutely loved this book! I finished it in one day and could not stop! The Austen quotes made it all the more perfect.

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Cute story but appallingly bad narration

Fun, cute, and clean romance. This was a nice change of pace for me after reading some heavier books. It's a pretty quick read too, so it hit the spot!

An unfortunate distraction was the narrator, Justine Eyre. She was so bad, just awful. It's like she was forcing her voice to be lower the whole time (not just when she was doing male voices, but the WHOLE time), so that each sentence ended in a forced, croaky sound. It was distracting and very annoying. And all of her male voices sounded exactly the same. I just cannot believe they couldn't find someone better to narrate this book. In the future I will avoid anything read by her.

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Great book

Not cheesy, engaging dialogue/ story, deep enough to not seem shallow, enjoyed thoroughly , highly recommend

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A Simple Plot With Jane Austen Quotes

The book was such a light fluffy story and it has it own share of issues, I really like anything that is Austen related but this one wasn't what I expected .. its nice in its own way and I guess you can read it if you are in the mood for something that does not take much of your brain to follow
the narration was very good and I liked it

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Clean read with a Jane overtone

I’ve read a lot of books some how related to loving Jane Austen. This is an interesting plot line with an opposite of what you usually get; the heroine is trying to “break up” with Austen.

Even if you’re not an Austen fan, I still think you’d enjoy this story as it’s not focused around one her stories, but does bring to focus her feminism for the day, her wit, and portrayal of characters. This is woven into various points along the story path, but does not overwhelm the story or make you feel left out if you’re not an Austen fan.

I think the story reminds us that we all have good and bad aspects of our personalities.

I’d definitely read another by this author.

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Loved it

It is a great book and great performance. Love Jane Austin and how she wrote quotes in.

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Entertaining read.

3 starts overall, 5+ starts for the performance and 2.5 starts for the story. I am rounding up the story marks for the fluffy entertainment value.

This was a fun listen. Simplistic and superficial in the way it handled the touchier subjects it dared to mention, but didn't quite dare to actually touch, yet still fun. It was airy and entertaining, making the listening experience a pleasant way to pass the time. However, the obvious superficiality did grate on me from time to time - the heavier topics mentioned felt like popular social cause name-dropping - not an honest attempt to bring those issues to light or discussion.

The performance is wonderful. In some places I felt like Justine Eyre gave the characters and text more heart and feeling than the writer did. But in a good way: like she sensed where the writing was lacking and compensated for it with the masterful emotional inflections in her voice.

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Great story and a nice audio narrator.

Loved this book. Made my road trip a delight. Jane Austin would approve I think.😊

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Good Read for Jane Austen Fans

The narrator did not do the voices the way I would have pictured, but I could tell who was talking as she differentiated well. The story was good and thought provoking. I liked the quotes and references to Jane Austen books. I laughed out loud a couple of times. It seemed to take a really long time for the people to get together with only a little of them actually together at the end, but that is somewhat Jane Austenish too.