Pride, Prejudice & Secrets

Narrated by: Katherine Anderson
Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One of the turning points in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is Miss Elizabeth Bennet's passionate refusal and denunciation of the equally passionate but infinitely more repressed Fitzwilliam Darcy. However, unforeseen events can lead to the most unexpected consequences.

During a visit with her friend, Charlotte Collins, at Hunsford, Elizabeth falls prey to illness for almost the first time in her life just as Mr. Darcy comes to call. Befuddled by her illness, she misinterprets his proposal of marriage, and a simple nod of acknowledgment is mistaken for acceptance of his suit by a joyous Darcy.

By the time Elizabeth regains her health, it seems every one of her acquaintances - and many outside of it - accepts she is engaged to the last man in the world she would ever consider. Elizabeth knows that her life will be forever changed, and the consequences will spread further than she imagines.

From the author of A Most Civil Proposal and Consequences

©2015 C. P. Odom (P)2019 C. P. Odom

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Enjoyable Plot Twists

This was an interesting if somewhat dry P&P variation. The dialog between the characters was enjoyable so was the different twists the author added for them. Wickham’s story was very satisfying. The author used his historical knowledge of the time to “tell” us more about the Navy, Army, Wars and some individual battles that involved a couple characters. When there was dialog and interaction between the characters it was very interesting and enjoyable. At times, in an effort to move the story along, the author would stop the character’s interaction and just recite events, which actually made the story drag for me. An example is the ending, if fleshed out it would have made a very good sequel but instead there was a 30 minute long epilogue detailing future events. Overall I enjoyed this story. My personal preference is usually for the more light hearted variations though and this was more serious. The narrator was good. Her voice was pleasant and perfect for a historical novel. She was able to keep my attention during the dry recitation sections, many narrators couldn’t have pulled that off. Though Mrs. Bennett, Lady Catherine and Capt. George Fitzwillam voices were very distinct she didn’t always use widely different voices or accents for many of the characters, the inflections and tones were more subtle, but I never had any trouble knowing who was speaking. I was given this free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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My Thoughts on Pride, Prejudice and Secrets

I'm a huge P&P fan so this book already got my attention with that tie in alone. But I'm a fan of not only the original but several variations as well. I've tried contemporary, I've tried zombies, I've tried a lot of variations. This was one of the good ones. I loved the premise of this version in which Elizabeth said yes to the first proposal. I liked how it was written, it seemed believable the way the "acceptance" came about. And then the way things unfolded after was really well done also. There were some twists that I didn't see coming and changes I'm still not sure I liked. But overall I think the author did a really good job. The narrator had an excellent voice and I felt like her performance helped my enjoyment of this story a lot. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to more by her in future.

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Enjoyable Retelling

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own. This is a re-telling of Pride and Prejudice. It picks up the story when Darcy confesses to Elizabeth that he loves her. But here, Elizabeth is very ill when she hears the confession and in her haze, accepts Darcy's proposal. When she recovers, she must deal with her mistaken engagement. I enjoyed this version of the story and I wish the focus had stayed on Darcy and Elizabeth as it seemed that their relationship was rather quickly resolved and any tension between them quickly dissolved. However, in my opinion, it unneccessarily strayed to other minor characters such as Wickham or Caroline Bingley.  The narrator, Katherine Anderson, did a nice job and made the story more enjoyable.

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Great story

Well written. Witty. And so many turns of events not thinkable but oh so good. I highly recommend this book to a Jane Austen fan fiction lover.

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Like Sliding Doors for P&P!

Such a fascinating book! Loved hearing this alternative reality for all of the characters from Pride and Prejudice. Some have similar storylines while others go in a very different direction. Which “villains” obtain redemption and which do you continue to dislike? In many ways, it’s a more satisfying conclusion since you get to find out more of what happens to each character - from Georgiana to Collins to Wickham. Even with a different author and different ending, all of the characters seemed to stay true to their personalities and styles, and it was easy to picture this as the way Jane Austen may have wished their stories to be. The only criticisms I have are that the book doesn’t really contain the wit that Jane Austen’s version had, and the narrator at times stumbles over the words and at other times seems bored. There isn’t much differentiation between the character voices either, but overall I really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend it to any Jane Austen fans out there!

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A very enjoyable Pride and Prejudice variation

Very good book, great storyline and convincing and credible characters’ faithful to Jane Austen’s portrayal of them, be it with a few surprises. Narrator very well chosen and suited to the book and a pleasure to listen to.

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Lovely story!!! One of the best!

One of my top five P&P variations! Wonderful story, very interesting and satisfying, without a lot of angst like other variations. Truly enjoyable read/ listen!

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Elizabeth Accepts Darcys 1st Proposal

Elizabeth has nodded het head to Darcys But ,what has she done .Surely she will . bring, everyone to reason. Or wil or should she.. .This is a book ,i would gladly read ,ove.r.Because many of the characters are redeemed. One parti- cular reforms herself ,when she realises , what this man (Who she realizes he is the one!,Who is fighting in Spain .)Will he return ? They say money is the root of all evil.Fear csn change ,that .Lastly ,,one character ,i thought would forgive another, who thwarted,her romance.. She did ,but not to the affect they could be friends again .,as tjey were before .Especially, she indirectly responsible for getting a more steady ,assertive husband . Just when i think ot is done ,the story introduces a new chatactefrThere wad some physical affection. A little inti imate ,and embarrassing for me. .

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Cute but repetitive...

I found myself enjoying this novel but was often distracted by the repetitive narrative and the narrators stumbles. It was an easy story line to follow. Everyone gets a happy ending. Not bad, not great, just a cute and light P&P variation.

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Excellent novel

C P Odom is a gifted writer. I enjoyed this read as much as every other he has written. Great story—believable characters and dialog.

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