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What He Would Not Do

Mr. Darcy's Tale Continues
By: P O Dixon
Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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This romantic tale begins where To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too), the amorous, provocative, and entertaining adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, finished.

Having overcome the many seeming obstacles to marrying Miss Elizabeth Bennet, his former employee and the woman of his dreams, Mr. Darcy must now reaffirm his promise to be a man truly worthy of her affections.

Confronted, out of the blue, with the intimate knowledge of her husband's rakish past, Elizabeth too is obliged to reconsider long held tenets that otherwise threaten to tear them apart.

If you enjoyed To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too), you will take pleasure in listening to what happens after the honeymoon is over.

©2013 P.O. Dixon (P)2013 P.O. Dixon

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Darcy - Expectations vs Love

I love Ms. Hewitt's ability to drawn you in when speaking Ms. Dixon'sheartwarming, engaging dialogue! This is book two of three. I absolutely love this trilogy!!! This trilogy is definitely intended for a mature audience.Book two begins after Darcy and Lizzy return from their honeymoon. Col. Fitzwilliam/Richard is always with Darcy. Richard reluctantly supported Darcy's marriage to Elizabeth. Richard spent a great deal of time with Darcy, and this caused problems between Darcy and Lizzy. Darcy kept dismissing Lizzy's concerns regarding Richard, which caused ODC to be often at odds. Elizabeth has the "blinders" ripped off her eyes by a jealous, vindictive man. He exposes Darcy and Richard's sexual past to Lizzy - the games they played with the ladies of the Ton, his numerous trysts, and the mistress who closely resembles Lizzy, leaving her shocked and disillusioned. Darcy eventually comes clean about his past. Jane, who has been staying with them for some time, befriends Richard. Lizzy worries for Jane, since she is married. Ultimately, Jane's husband comes to collect his wife and they work through their problems. Darcy and Lizzy continue to have issues with family members and others trying to break ODC apart - Lady C, Lady Harriet, Lady Matlock, etc... Richard intervenes with Lady Harriette and tells her that he will win her. Georgie is married to Lady Harriet's brother, but her parents don't want Richard for a son-in-law (they know of and disapprove of his and Darcy's checkered pasts). Lizzy gives birth to the heir of Pemberley, but Darcy is extremely jealous of the time and attention she gives his son. Once he holds his son for the first time, he falls instantly in love. He now understands why she is so devoted to him. This lovely story ends with the three of them huddled together. This ends part two of this lovely trilogy. Ms. Hewitt continues to amaze me with her ability to modulate her tone and inflection to capture the full range of emotions experienced by the characters. Her tone is very pleasant to listen to!! Book three in this trilogy builds upon the continuing storyline from this book. You simply MUST read this extremely original, well-written engaging trilogy!!! It is an absolute GREAT read. The three stories in this trilogy are ones that I have read and listened to over and over again!! It is a GREAT three story arc -- a MUST read!!

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Marriage is a journey not destination

“I do” but what comes next? Elizabeth and Darcy truly find out that you must go through the valleys to get to the mountaintop. I was sent this audiobook for free(thank you). I purchased the ebook several years ago. I reread the prequel To Have His Cake to truly enjoy this story but I discovered that was unnecessary because their lives began after the wedding ! To hear no major problems but the natural adjustment of two strong willed souls. Listening to the story helps to remove you from daily life to London and Pemberley traveling back in time.






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Great story! Loved it!

I wasn't sure if I would like listening to the book but I was pleasantly surprised! I had the option of using a headset if others were around or listening while doing other things like making my tea! If you have been unsure just try it. I think you will like it!

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  • Lisa
  • Fulshear, TX
  • 04-22-14

Darcy's tale & entertainment continue

While listening to Ms Hewitt's outstanding performance in reading "What He Would Not Do," I am not doing mundane everyday activities, rather I am transported to a time long since past. I am wearing flowing gowns and attending balls! Ms Dixon's sweeping landscape is made vividly real by this narrator's rich and authentic vocal talent. Her accents are flawless. Individual characters are well defined in tone & timbre and therefore are easily distinguished and differentiated. Although I look forward to the resolution of story lines and subplots, I find myself sad when the book concludes.

While certainly this genre of writing may not be for everyone, Ms Dixon creates a world true unto itself. Yes, some of the character's decisions may seem illogical to us in 2014, but 'read' very true to the time period in which the story is set. It does make me realize how fortunate I am to be a female in this century and to be grateful for the liberties I have, yet helps one to understand the norms of that society and appreciate the choices they made even if I do not agree with them by today's standards. It is lovely to journey back to that time and then to come home again when the story is concluded.

Again, well done ladies!

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