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When Georgiana Darcy comes to Netherfield to visit her brother, she becomes friends with a neighbor, Elizabeth Bennet. After Miss Darcy has returned to London, she invites her new friend to stay with her at the Darcy home in town, unbeknownst to Mr. Darcy.

Will this change in circumstances lead to a change in affections?

©2013 Elizabeth Adams (P)2016 Elizabeth Adams

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Maidens and Matrons

The story was very sweet, if much more long winded than necessary. I understand that the author wanted to recreate the series of misunderstandings that were the original, but every thing seemed drawn out. That being said there were some great scenes. I loved Lizzy's worries over being rude.
My major gripe is the voices of the "matrons." Mrs Bennett, lady Catherine, and Lady Matlock. they are way too nasal and read way to fast.
Am I glad I bought this? Yes

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Nice Idea, but Not Worth Purchase

What disappointed you about The Houseguest?

I found this on a list of books to read if you love Jane Austen novels, but was pretty disappointed. The idea behind the retelling is great, but it's poorly executed. The characters do not seem to be true to the original, and it doesn't seem to follow Jane Austen's voice at all. Mr. Darcy's narratives seem to be the worst. Overall, it seemed too silly for me to finish.

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Excellent!

I've listened to it three times. It is so well done and satisfied all my revenge issues with the original book. Thank you! Keep writing. You have a gift. Maybe you will consider a Sense and Sensibility adventure. Please, please! xoxo

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Love a good P&P story

Highly recommend this to anyone looking for some fanfiction. The narrator is good and the story line is well thought out.

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Not the Elizabeth Bennet I've come to know

Elizabeth Bennet sounded like a brat in this story, but over all the story does have some merit

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Long Road to Nowhere

The conflict is hinted at, starts... and then is immediately solved. And then there’s more chapters, where nothing happens. And then there’s an unbelievably long epilogue in which every single character is given a brief “and then they went on to...” like a bad documentary’s ending text scroll. Only longer.

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Sweet story.

Great story of the growing attraction between Elizabeth and Darcy. Miss Zimmerman is an excellent narrator.

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Very entertaining!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I am a Jane Austen fan of 50 years now, and I just recently discovered these Pride and Prejudice variations. This is such a pleasant variation, with our beloved characters and all their flaws intact, yet "transmogrified" into a different plot. I enjoyed this variation tremendously and had a hard time setting it aside.

What does Brigid Lohrey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Brigid Lohrey does a pretty good job narrating, but I personally had to get used to her accent - possibly because she's not a native English woman?

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Enjoyed immensely 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Great P&P variation. I just enjoyed it so much and will listen again when I’ve exhausted my library or just want to experience it again.

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LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

Any Jane Austen fan will enjoy this book & narrator! Highly recommend! I would listen to this one again!

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A delicious experience

What made the experience of listening to The Houseguest the most enjoyable?

The reader's voice was varied, interesting and gave a delicious sense of confiding secrets about the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Darcy, as he was as infuriating as ever!

What does Brigid Lohrey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The voices of all the different characters were wonderfully conveyed.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed, or more accurately, smiled often,but also became involved in the love story again.

Any additional comments?

A thoroughly enjoyable reading and I will try others by Brigid Lohrey.

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