Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker

  • by Emma Hox
  • Narrated by Vanessa Johansson
  • 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Would Pride and Prejudice have been different if Colonel Fitzwilliam had accompanied Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy to Netherfield?
What would happen if Mr. Darcy made friends with a mysterious member of the Meryton neighborhood who refuses an introduction but who has a close relationship with the Bennet household?
Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters to Mr. Thomas Bennet has caught the attention of the rich and handsome Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy almost from the moment he laid eyes on her, but when he purposefully misinterprets her families expectation of her marrying well and slights her in a way unknown to those who have always loved Jane Austen's acclaimed Pride and Prejudice, he must leave forever or make amends. Sulking in the library he determines to leave the place and give her up, but is waylaid by a member of the Meryton neighborhood who claims an intimate acquaintance with the Bennet family and offers up advice on how to win Elizabeth's heart.
Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker puts a spin on Pride and Prejudice that no one would ever expect as Colonel Fitzwilliam attends Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy to Netherfield, Elizabeth Bennet is witty enough to detect the motives of Mr. Darcy's long time enemy Lieutenant Wickham and Georgiana Darcy is bold enough to defy her brother and cousin and comes to Meryton in the midst of a storm. Not to mention Caroline Bingley, Lieutenant Wickham and Lady Catherine are all working against our hero and heroine ever finding their own happily ever after.
Re-edited January 2010 - Second Edition

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Once again narrator spoils the story.

I nearly did not buy this as I really don't like Vanessa Johansson's narrations. The pronunciation is appalling (Longburn instead of LongBOURN) and mispronunciaton of Elizabeth. I have said this before.

Saying that the story is wonderful and I am glad I bought it.
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- J. Boyes

What a fun look at Longbourn

What did you like most about Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker?

It was such an interesting take on the well-known story, from Mr Bennet's point of view.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Mr Bennet. His humanity came through. In the original, Mr Bennet is a figure much in the background and this book took time to understand why he was like he was, and how he how he tried to rectify the disappointments and mistakes of his youth.


Which character – as performed by Vanessa Johansson – was your favourite?

None really.


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

Some of it made me laugh.


Any additional comments?

A well produced and read book.

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- Miss J. Gordon-Clark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2013
  • Publisher: Rhemalda