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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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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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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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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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An enjoyable variation

What about Brigid Lohrey’s performance did you like?

I liked her voice and narration, except some exaggeration in Lord and Lady Matlock's speech.

Any additional comments?

I loved the premise of this book, Georgiana and Lady Matlock's friendship with Elizabeth. Lady Matlock's attachment to Lizzy seemed unusual, but it had a satisfying explanation. Darcy was dragging his feet for quite a long time, but they got their HEA. There were a few good turns and twists, and characters were well written.

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  • 12-13-16

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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