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Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy - beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken - a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines.

And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy - tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife.

Their passion is consuming and idyllic - essentially, they can’t keep their hands off each other - through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.

Hold on to your bonnets! This sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant, and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice goes far beyond Jane Austen.

©2004 Linda Berdoll (P)2007 Random House Audio

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Interesting

I love Pride & Prejudice. I found this "continuation" interesting and enjoyable. There are some twists and turns that I never saw coming with many of the characters. Some I really liked and some I still find hard to believe but I still enjoyed the book. I would recommend for anyone who likes "what if" stories. I do. Also, Rosalyn Landor is exceptional as usual - you can't go wrong with her reading.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Michelle
  • Griffin, GA, United States
  • 03-09-12

Great Listen...but not for everyone!

I am an Austen lover and have dreamed of what happened after the wedding. While this book is not written in true Austen stlye and contains a great deal of bedroom activity. If you enjoy Eloisa James and Lisa Kleypas this book is for you! If you want a pruddish version...not so much. There are several story lines that I disagree with and think are not true to the characters (namely Bingley and Jane) but to each his own. I enjoyed it and will definitely pick it up again in the future. Please...if you are going to review this title read all the way through first.

31 of 32 people found this review helpful

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  • Elizabeth
  • Sandia, TX, United States
  • 01-31-13

Do I Hear Mini Series???

Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues by Linda Berdoll was a complete delight! Written in an Austen-ish style, with a touch of LIsa Kleypas spice. I would strongly recommend this listening experience.
Rosalyn Landor delivers a masterful performance, as fans have come to expect from her.
This novel would make a wonderful mini-series, as I believe that it would be greatly welcomed by Austen fans.
Definitely credit worthy!!! Enjoy...

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Love, love, loved it...

If you could sum up Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife in three words, what would they be?

Loved it so much. I read (listened to) it again. It's the kind of story you don't mind standing in the slowest of grocery lines. It kept my patience at bay. It had love, passion, suspence, drama everything a good book should have, and i loved it.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Perfect!

At the end of Pride and Prejudice, we're hopeful that Mr. Darcy will be kind and attentive, and Elizabeth will be happy. I, for one, worried that she would live a life of misunderstandings and loneliness. Heavy sigh.

Written in perfect Austenian style, this "sequel" to P+P is more than one could have hoped, as we enjoy much more time with the kind, loving side of Mr. Darcy. Don't get me wrong, he is still pompous and arrogant (and murderous?!), but Jane helps him make his way. As Ms. Austen would have provided, there is plenty of misunderstanding and reason for vexation, but Linda Berdoll sees to it that the characters resolve these quickly and usually with a passionate time of making up!

The story has many plot twists. While enjoying life at Pemberley, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth play their roles in the often surprising and sometimes amusing, unfolding of the lives of Austen's fabulous cast of characters. None are forgotten. If you want to know what happens next for Jane and Mr. Bingley, Lydia and Wickham, Georgiana, Mr. Collins, and some new characters, LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • dee
  • centerville, IL, United States
  • 06-25-13

WOW!

Would you listen to Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife again? Why?

Yes and I have! I love the interaction between Darcy and Elizabeth (HOT!). The book gave you a more in-depth look into Darcy's personality.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife?

BOOTS! I could not believe Darcy never put two and two together. I must mention that "having sex while pregnant will scare the baby" was hilarious! Only Jane

What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

Yes. Very nice job.

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

Both dealing with their own tragedies/depressions but was still able to find each which took their love to deeper levels.

Any additional comments?

Towards the end, the story got a bit long but overall I enjoyed every minute of it. I would recommend this to anyone. (Over the age of 18)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Darcy's and Elizbeth's love continued..

If you could sum up Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife in three words, what would they be?

Read my Imagination

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elizabeth as she is still very strong and her personality remained true to the original character.

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

No

Any additional comments?

This may be a little more edgy compared to the original book but if you've always wondered what ever happened to Elizabeth and Darcy this book is probably one of the best that captures your imagination and makes you believe in the story. I've read quite a number of these continuation stories and this one is by far the best one. I didn't much care for Jane and Bingley's story line though, but other than that this is a great book and very entertaining.

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  • Catra121
  • Wauconda, IL, United States
  • 03-25-13

Loved it!

I really enjoyed this book a lot. It is a lot of fun and that's really what I wanted. There are some books that are great "literature" and then there are just some books that are great fun. This one falls into the latter category for sure. It is NOT going to be for everyone but if you go in prepared for the style of the book then you should be fine. It is NOT written in the style of pride and prejudice and is more of a "trashy romance" in many ways. BUT...the characters in my opinion stay true to who they were in the original...you just learn more about them and that makes them more real to me. I love seeing my favorite couple so happy and who WOULDN'T want such a happy marriage? I loved everything about this book and I hope that the next two books are recorded and become available on audible too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not Austen, But More than worth listening to!

I find after a stilted beginning, this story is interesting...and shows the misapprehensions of the day....and how communications can change everything....I find myself wanting to hear more and more. I've read it as well and hearing it always brings a whole different perspective to the writing! I'm hoping we can get all three of Linda's Darcy Books into Audible!

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  • bebe
  • South Carolina
  • 12-21-15

Please don't miss this one!

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i LOVE Pride and Prejudice. I never tried a "sequel" because I did not think one would do Jane Austen justice - not until, based on its reviews, I tried Linda Berdoll's Mr. Darcy Takes a Bride. I was enthralled. Berdoll remains true to Austen's characters but does go into the bedroom areas where Austen would never go. Berdoll's lovemaking scenes are quite sexual, but never trashy or raunchy. The writing about the bedroom activity can be very humorous also. Berdoll has a wonderful sense of humor and fantastic insight into human nature. Her pace is excellent in that suspenseful situations are resolved fairly quickly and do not go on for hundreds of pages. The "Mr. Darcy goes in search of Georgiana" is a little long, but necessary. It was so satisfying to be able to continue reading more about the Pride and Prejudice characters and finding out what happens to them, in Berdoll's view. There are also many new and fascinating characters. Landor does a masterful job in her reading of this book. I hated for the book to end and could think of nothing else for the next 24 hours. Even though the loose ends are neatly tied, the last page led me to believe there may be a sequel. Sure enough, there is, but it is not on Audible yet. I found that there are two more books by Berdoll following this one. I found them on Amazon and purchased the Kindle versions. They are Darcy and Elizabeth; Night and Days at Pemberly, and The Darcys; the Ruling Passion. I am half way through Darcy and Elizabeth and am as enthralled with it as I was with Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. The more I read Berdoll, I see that not only has she been influenced by Austen's style, but also by Charles Dickens. The story lines, pace and characters remind me greatly of Dickens work. Berdoll also reminds me of Georgette Heyer's Regency romance novels. If you have not read Heyer, try starting with The Grand Sophy, or Bath Tangle, or Lady of Quality. You will be hooked! Back to Berdoll's writing, even with the Austen and Dickens influence, Berdoll has her own unique style. Berdoll makes brilliant and well phrased observations about people and events. Some of them so impressive that I had to stop, back up and listen or read again. Absolutely amazing!. Please don't pass this book by. It vastly exceeded my expectations. I RARELY give a book 5 stars (and I have well over a thousand books in my library). This book deserves the 5 stars. I rarely write reviews, but I wanted to influence people to try this book, especially Jane Austen fans, because I think they will love it as much as I do. If Berdoll's sequels to Mr. Darcy Takes a Bride come out in Audible I will get them too, especially if Landor is the reader. Berdoll's books based on Pride and Prejudice are ones that I will read again and again, just as I have reread Jane Austen's books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful