A Jane Austen Daydream

  • by Scott D. Southard
  • Narrated by Louisa Gummer
  • 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

All her heroines find love in the end - but is there love waiting for Jane?
Jane Austen spends her days writing and matchmaking in the small countryside village of Steventon, until a ball at Godmersham Park propels her into a new world where she yearns for a romance of her own. But whether her heart will settle on a young lawyer, a clever Reverend, a wealthy childhood friend, or a mysterious stranger is anyone's guess.
The novel, created in the style of Jane herself, ponders the question faced by many devoted followers over the years - did she ever find love? Weaving fact with fiction, it re-imagines her life, using her own stories to fill in the gaps left by history and showing that all of us - to a greater or lesser degree - are head over heels for Jane.

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Gave me a huge smile

Would you listen to A Jane Austen Daydream again? Why?

I'm not one to listen twice to an audiobook, but I thoroughly enjoyed this first time around. It left me feeling happy and smiling as I drove the car and listened. Louisa Gummer has a wonder melodious and warm tone that is delightful to listen to for long periods.


What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the idea that this could very well have been Jane Austen's beginnings before notoriety struck. The only thing that seemed incongruous with this wonderful replica regency-style piece was the author's use of his own name for a significant character, which took me out of the audio experience every time I heard it. Fortunately Louisa's real ability with characters and narration drew me swiftly back in.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

I most enjoyed the wit which Jane was given throughout the book, and the constant struggle she had within society to 'fit in' for the sake of her family.


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

It was such a lovely listen that I often wished I had more time to listen in one go.


Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book as a charming, upbeat and 'make me feel happy' listen.

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- Alice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-09-2014
  • Publisher: Madison Street Publishing