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By Melissa on 17-05-13
Started out promising...
What disappointed you about Mr. Darcy's Undoing?
The last maybe quarter of the book. It was so dragged out and the characters began to break apart and they all stopped behaving characteristically. Seems to be done to try to milk some last bit of pointless and uninteresting rule-defying out before the book concluded. It should have concluded much earlier...
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
I thought it was all a bit silly by then.
What aspect of Vanessa Johansson’s performance would you have changed?
Nothing. She's a *great* reader.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The first half of the book truly interested me and I was hooked on it. The characters were quite like themselves in that portion of the book and the story was very romantic and intriguing. The writing was also top notch.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By P. R. Carroll on 12-02-13
Great Pride and Prejudice what if
What made the experience of listening to Mr. Darcy's Undoing the most enjoyable?
I just love this story and have read it before in the past, and wanted to be able to listen to it while working and driving.
What did you like best about this story?
Abigail Reynolds is one of my favorite authors and I love her Pride and Prejudice variations. This one had more sex than some, but I loved the addition of Mr. Covington as a rival for Mr. Darcy's affection. Also, there is one particular scene where Mr. Darcy believes his love for Elizabeth is hopeless and he decides to go to Vienna for a few months. Before he leaves he says a private goodbye to Elizabeth, which ends up completely changing everything.
How could the performance have been better?
A different person to read. The reader had a very poor English accent that was very distracting, and she had a tendency to pronounce places and names incorrectly at times. Also, beware that this is not exactly an unabridged version. I have read the book at least twice and found myself missing scenes, so I picked up my copy of the book and read along for a while and noticed that scenes and paragraphs were summarized or skipped all together. This didn't happen all the time, but I noticed it on occasion.
Any additional comments?
Overall I enjoyed this book, and I hope that the rest of Abigail Reynolds books are converted to audio because I'd listen to them all.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By MKat on 14-05-17
A bit of a let down
I was hoping Lizzie would be more rational and more empowered. Frankly, not much new here besides the sex scenes.
By Tammy Messer on 17-02-16
mostly about sex
not much plot after the first 8 chapters or so. won't listen to it again.
By Fabulous Mrs B on 19-02-15
Read it before. Just love it. It is very well written. Highly recommend it. Explicit and frank but I enjoy that.
By gina on 07-02-13
If you could sum up Mr. Darcy's Undoing in three words, what would they be?
wow nice good
Who was your favorite character and why?
Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet I love the LOVE story
What about Vanessa Johansson’s performance did you like?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
0 of 1 people found this review helpful