President Darcy

A Modern Pride and Prejudice Variation
Narrated by: Lucy Emerson
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

President William Darcy has it all: wealth, intelligence, and the most powerful job in the country. Despite what his friends say, he is not lonely in the White House. He’s not. And he has vowed not to date while he’s in office. Nor is he interested in Elizabeth Bennet. She might be pretty and funny and smart, but her family is nouveau riche and unbearable. Unfortunately, he encounters her everywhere in Washington, DC - making her harder and harder to ignore. Why can’t he get her out of his mind? 

Elizabeth Bennet enjoys her job with the Red Cross and loves her family, despite their tendency to embarrass her. At a White House state dinner, they cause her to make an unfavorable impression on the president, who labels her unattractive and uninteresting. Those words are immediately broadcast on Twitter, so the whole world now knows the president insulted her. Elizabeth just wants to avoid the man - who, let’s admit it, is proud and difficult. For some reason, he acts all friendly when they keep running into each other, but she knows he’s judging her. 

Eventually, circumstances force Darcy and Elizabeth to confront their true feelings for each other, with explosive results. But even if they can find common ground, Mr. Darcy is still the president - with limited privacy and unlimited responsibilities - and his enemies won’t hesitate to use his feelings for Elizabeth against him. Can President Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet find their way to happily ever after?

©2017 Victoria Kincaid (P)2018 Victoria Kincaid

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Down with Trump, President Darcy has my vote!

Another homerun! I really enjoyed this modern reimagined take on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Victoria Kincaid made this version of Darcy very beautifully socially awkward but very interesting and intelligent.
I hope more books by Victoria Kincaid are released on Audible. Ms Lucy Emerson did a great narration job.

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A good enough “read”

I found this to be a creative and fun twist on a favorite classic. The performance voice was terrible at men’s voices and that spoiled the character of Darcy for me. The author used a lot of vulgar language which was totally unnecessary and disrupted the overall enjoyment for me. The author could have developed the characters better. I got tired of the constant self thoughts, which were the main way the author “developed” the characters.

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A Cute Read

Fun listen, but cringy in places. Some words were used too often. Some passages got repetitive. Elizabeth Bennet wasn't *quite* written to my satisfaction. But that's how I feel about these characters in any other hands besides Austen's. Loved the ending though. Round of applause for that!

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Fun Story

This variation was a delightful change of pace. It was much different than any other variation I have listened to. I don’t usually like modern D&E stories but this one was an exception. It was lighthearted — simply fun.

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Must read!!!

I have listened to almost 20 different variations and this one is one of the best. I absolutely loved it!! You won’t be disappointed.

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I'm a Republican, but Darcy would get my vote.

A great take on Pride and Prejudice. Wish more modern takes of that were created. I've seen only a few. The best modern telling yet. Hope the author's other books are on Audible. Great narration as well, even if I hadn't heard of her before.

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Really Well Made Modern Take on P&P

I could not stop listening to this audiobook. Emerson did a wonderful job reading it. I loved Victoria Kincaid's spin on the Bennet family. Elizabeth and Darcy's interactions were beautifully written. This is a definite must-read.

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Enjoyable!

I really enjoyed the P & P theme with a modern twist. It is definitely NOT 19 century Darcy or Elizabeth, for that matter. I think the author did a nice job of weaving their same essential core personalities in with the 21st century twists. There is even a modern day scandal that is relevant and separates Elizabeth and Will but the real conundrum is how one of them maneuvers around the political blocks to come together. Very enjoyable read. There's love, magmatic attraction, and angst.

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Loved

really enjoyed this Different story of Darcy and Elizabeth in the retelling of Pride and prejudice story

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  • 02-22-19

loved it!

completely engrossing. such a fresh take that I could not stop listening while staying true to the characters.