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Mr. Darcy's Refuge: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

Lu par : Pearl Hewitt
Durée : 9 h et 29 min
Catégories : Romance, Historique

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Trapped for three days by a flood, and trapped forever by society because of it....

The river isn't the only thing overflowing in Hunsford when a natural disaster forces Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to work together. The residents of flood-stricken Hunsford, seeking refuge in the parsonage atop the hill, are unaware they are interrupting Darcy's disastrous proposal. Even worse, the flood has washed out the only bride to Rosings Park, stranding Darcy with the woman who has just refused his offer of marriage. But it may already be too late to redeem Elizabeth's reputation. In this Pride and Prejudice variation, the lane dividing the Hunsford parsonage from Rosings Park has been replaced by one of the flood-prone Kentish rivers. The storms are real - the spring of 1811 was remarkable for numerous thunderstorms in Southeast England.

©2012 Abigail Reynolds (P)2012 Abigail Reynolds

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  • The Generalissimo
  • 08/11/2012

Good Story, Terrible narration

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The character's voices were unnerving. The men all sounded old and crotchety with scratchy voices (including Mr. Darcy - gasp!) and most of the women sounded like they had head colds.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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  • Brandie Fritts
  • 02/05/2020

My least favorite P&P variation

It started out well enough, but became increasingly frustrating to listen to. Between the narrator's poor attempts at voicing any character except Elizabeth and the author's inability to keep characters IN character, I found myself highly disappointed by the end, especially since it seemed to be hinting at something for Mary only to shove her aside and go absolutely nowhere with it.

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  • Linda Driver
  • 06/08/2019

Horrible narration

I love Abigail Reynolds and all of her books but I had to stop this audible book because the narrator is absolutely horrible. I hope that the other books I have purchased by Abigail Reynolds have a different narrator or I will not be listening to them and have wasted my money.

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  • bebe
  • 30/01/2019

Wonderful

This is a wonderful variation of Pride and Prejudice. I love the plot. Mr. Bennett disappointed me a little during most of the book but the rest of the normal characters behaved as expected for the most part. There is one twist at the end where one character does NOT do as expected - in a good way however. In this story Darcy and Elizabeth are stranded at the parsonage due to a flood. They get to know one another better. They have a very hot relationship. Loved it..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16/12/2018

loved this story

After passing over this story for almost a year due to the brief information provided by the publisher and a story about a flood didn't draw me in, I finally decided to buy it. I'm so glad I did. It's one of my favorite stories. There was so much going on including different locations, various characters and many plot twists. I won't elaborate any more so as not to take away from another reader's enjoyment. Enjoy the ride! The narrator wasn't my favorite but after I got into the story I barely noticed.

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  • Rivershark
  • 02/10/2018

I love Abigail Reynolds

Whenever I crave a P&P story, I seek out Abigail Reynolds. She never disappoints and I am always transported. Thanks for a great read!

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  • tachi1
  • 06/08/2018

Not my favorite Reynolds book, but still good.

Even when unfavorably compared to her other works, this book is still superior to at least 75% of the P&P variations out there. Abigail Reynolds has a gift for making her plots flow, imbuing her characters with believable qualities that remain consistent throughout the book, and creating scenarios that place the reader in a place and time that feels comfortable. The audible version of this book is beautifully narrated. The reader has an English accent which, of course, makes perfect sense, but it is one that the American ear has no difficulty adjusting to. The only hitch is that the female reader has to also enunciate the male voices and there is a limit to how successful that can be overall. The reason why I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others is that I had a difficult time believing that Lizzy could go from absolutely hating Darcy to absolutely adoring him. Literally, when she went upstairs she hated him. When she descended the stairs (after eavesdropping on a very heated conversation in which Darcy defended her) she was madly and irrevocably in love and ready to take on the world on his behalf. The rest of the story consists of the two of them biding their time until they can marry against the opposition of almost their entire families. Mr. Bennet is particularly irritating in this book, the Gardiners are particularly lovable. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautifully well written and well paced story, well worth reading.

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  • Robert Francis
  • 11/06/2016

I was surprised by the explicit sex scenes

What did you like best about Mr. Darcy's Refuge: A Pride & Prejudice Variation? What did you like least?

I liked the treatment of some of the peripheral characters (e.g. Colonel Fitzwilliam and Jane). I think Elizabeth was true to her personality but I think the author went overboard on Darcy, especially the sex-crazed representations.

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  • JA Lowcountry
  • 18/01/2016

So So P&P Variation

I found the story to be just ok. I might have found story more enjoyable with a different narrator but I just couldn't get past my lack of enjoyment of the recording. The narrator's interpretation of the male voices -- especially Mr Darcy's -- were very unsuccessfully rendered. Mr Darcy sounded like a crotchety old man, not the young hero of the story. Also, many of the females sounded like little girls. Jane almost sounded as if she was voiced with a lisp.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22/10/2015

WOWSER!

I love almost anything by Abigail Reynolds, and this story is one of her best. Put that together with the best "performance-reader" for a P&P variation and you've got a pure delightful experience in an audio book. Pearl Hewitt does the most delicious reading ever!