Jane Austen Made Me Do It

  • by Laurel Ann Nattress (editor)
  • Narrated by Sue Reynolds, Kristin Kalbli, Lynne Jensen, Bernard Setaro Clark
  • 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stories by:


Lauren Willig
Adriana Trigiani
Jo Beverley
Alexandra Potter
Laurie Viera Rigler
Frank Delaney & Diane Meier
Syrie James
Stephanie Barron
Amanda Grange
Pamela Aidan
Elizabeth Aston
Carrie Bebris
Diana Birchall
Monica Fairview
Janet Mullany
Jane Odiwe
Beth Pattillo
Myretta Robens
Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
Maya Slater
Margaret C. Sullivan
…and Brenna Aubrey, the winner of a story contest hosted by the Republic of Pemberley.

"My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." If you just heaved a contented sigh at Mr. Darcy's heartfelt words, then you, dear listener, are in good company. Here is a delightful collection of never-before-published stories inspired by Jane Austen.
In Lauren Willig's "A Night at Northanger," a young woman who doesn't believe in ghosts meets a familiar specter; Jane Odiwe's "Waiting" captures the exquisite uncertainty of Persuasion's Wentworth and Anne as they await her family's approval of their betrothal; Adriana Trigiani's "Love and Best Wishes, Aunt Jane" imagines a modern-day Austen giving her niece advice upon her engagement; in Diana Birchall's "Jane Austen's Cat," our beloved Jane tells her nieces "cat tales" based on her novels; Laurie Viera Rigler's "Intolerable Stupidity" finds Mr. Darcy bringing charges against all the writers of Pride and Prejudice sequels, spin-offs, and retellings; in Janet Mullany's "Jane Austen, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!" a teacher at an all-girls school invokes the Beatles to help her students understand Sense and Sensibility; and in Jo Beverley's "Jane and the Mistletoe Kiss," a widow doesn't believe she'll have a second chance at love…until a Miss Austen suggests otherwise.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very Poor Attempts to be Classy!

These novels are, in my opinion, third class. They have nothing of the elegance of prose or quality of content of an Austen story. And the whole is made unpalatable by the worst narration I have encountered in all of my years of listening to audiobooks!

This would turn you off the Regency period completely and displays how very little these authors know about the time, the people, the habits or, the language and behaviour of this Era!

Save your money and your time.
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- Carôle

Great selection of stories.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would provided the friend was a fan of Jane Austen's work and the world of JAFF.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Jane Austen Made Me Do It?

Jane Austen's Nightmare was a laugh out loud tale. I also loved the story where Jane appears as a ghost to the heroine. There's also a story by Pamela Aiden which is a sequel to her trilogy "Fitzwilliam Darcy: Gentleman".


What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

With an audiobook, the narrators usually give you some indication of the voices, and thus the characters, of the different voices. This doesn't always happen when reading.


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

I had all sorts of reactions listening to these stories. Happy, sad, and as I've said before, laugh out loud.


Any additional comments?

There's such a variety of tales in this collection that there's something for everyone here. There's nothing to really offend anyone's sensibilties and I'd recommend this book as suitable for all audiences.

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- Anji Dale

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-01-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios