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Publisher's Summary

A number of broken-hearted characters from Jane Austen's best novels are thrown together by the vagaries of fate, and all manner of unwise decisions are taken at this vulnerable time. But then their past creeps up upon them - and what is there to do but face it, and hope that their convoluted paths will finally lead them to their proper place?

Friends, rivals, foes, wrong choices, and a duel - Fitzwilliam Darcy's life is never dull! The Subsequent Proposal - a story that is primarily about him - follows Mr. Darcy in his struggles to decipher the troubling enigma of Elizabeth Bennet's feelings - and to correct the worst misjudgment of his life....

©2013 Joana Starnes (P)2018 Joana Starnes

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Joana Starnes words/Zimmerman’s voice: Perfection

What made the experience of listening to The Subsequent Proposal: A Tale of Pride, Prejudice & Persuasion the most enjoyable?

Huge fan of Joana Starnes and performed by the fabulous Stevie Zimmerman— Perfection!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Subsequent Proposal: A Tale of Pride, Prejudice & Persuasion?

So many lovely moments that tug at my heart. Love how there is sweet angst before all find the happily ever after.

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

Yes, love her Joana Starnes’ Books! She has a wonderful voice for Elizabeth Bennet.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Pride & Prejudice story with a blend of Persuasion

Any additional comments?

I loved reading the book but listening to the words was a great treat!

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A wonderful retelling!

I loved this. A wonderfully written retelling of Jane Austen's best. The tone, setting and use of language was delightful and very true to the original. Stevie Zimmerman was the perfect narrator, giving each character their own distinctive voice.

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Tormenting and brilliant

Once again Joana Starnes torments poor Darcy through this wonderful, sad, romantic and beautiful story! Stevie Zimmerman is a wonderful narrator, which was a pleasure to listen to.
A hint of Shakespearian in the story of suitors swapping, and yet hope for a happy ending between the right couples.

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Shakespearenesque

Shakespearenesque Pride and Prejudice variation. Suitors swapping. It was quite delightful. I really enjoyed it.

And as always, Stevie Zimmerman rocked as a narrator.

I hope more titles by this author are released soon on Audible.

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Great P&P and Persuasion crossover

I loved this crossover between my two favorite Jane Austen novels. The idea of Darcy and Ann Elliott getting engaged was brilliant. Both Sir Walter and Miss Elliott were captured perfectly, so true to their original characters. It had a lot of angst and some humor as well, but luckily there was a HEA for both couples.

It is a Joana Starnes' story, so there had to be a lot of Darcy's soul searching, she always does it so beautifully. I enjoyed rivalry between Darcy and Captain Wentworth, and their working together against Wickham. Wicked Wicky got his just deserts, and it's always a pleasure.

Another wonderful Stevie Zimmerman's narration of Joana Starnes' story. Highly recommended.

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Get ready for a roller coaster!!

If you could sum up The Subsequent Proposal: A Tale of Pride, Prejudice & Persuasion in three words, what would they be?

Angst, misjudgement, misunderstandings

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Subsequent Proposal: A Tale of Pride, Prejudice & Persuasion?

The interactions between Darcy and Captain Wentworth are brilliant!

What about Stevie Zimmerman’s performance did you like?

Stevie Zimmerman speaks beautifully. Her pace, tone and expression is always spot on. The voices for each character are distinctive. I think her Colonel Fitzwilliam is my favourite.... although her Mrs Bennet is annoying brilliant too!

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

I had so many emotional reactions to this book. I was frustrated, anxious, impatient and laughing out loud - sometimes experiencing all these things within a few minute period.

Any additional comments?

This story starts with Mr. Darcy proposing to Anne Elliott! The angst starts from almost the first sentence! Both agree to a marriage of convenience as neither believe they can marry the one they truly love. Mr Darcy makes his assumption as he does not meet with Elizabeth again following his proposal at Huntsford.

I really enjoyed so many aspects of this book but found myself frustrated that Darcy proposes to Anne without any effort to talk to Elizabeth after giving her his letter. He is sad and lonely, acting for duty and he pines. It's all very sad. Then I experienced a real conflict like I've never experienced before.... I thought Anne would actually be a good match for him. I really liked her!

I loved Darcy's interaction with Captain Wentworth, they squabble like children!

I think this is a 4.5 for me.... not my favourite book by this author, although to be honest, I'm not really sure why as I did enjoy it and liked all the characters and the lovely humour. The interaction with Darcy and Elizabeth was generally very serious and Mr Darcy was responsible for his own misery so I had less patience with him!

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