Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

  • by Amanda Grange
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Jasicki
  • 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Amanda Grange's style and wit bring readers back to Jane Austen's timeless storytelling, but always from a very unique and unusual perspective, and now Grange is back with an exciting and completely new take on Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen's beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness and immortal love.

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Disappointed.

I am a huge fan of Jane Austen and very open to new adaptations with a new spin and sequels. I'm also a big fan of vampire stories.

So it was with high hopes and enthusiasm that I started to listen to this audio-book.

Whilst the story diverges hugely from P&P it seems reasonably well researched and is broadly in the style of Austen. It cross- references events in P&P regularly to remind us of the original. This is the good news.

But we do need to be reminded of the original as we quickly lose the real character of Darcy and Elizabeth in this vampire sequel.

The tone, not helped by the narration, is cold, clipped and unsympathetic to the characters. Darcy does not feel like the Darcy we loved as we left the world of P&P. "New" Darcy is more two dimensional and takes ridiculously ill-informed decisions - entirely uncharacteristic of the character we know. And Elizabeth lacks character and intelligence and occasionally seems a little pompous. Most of the side characters are irritating, dull, and narrated with extremely annoying accents.

This story isn't a total disaster, but deeply disappointing to a fan who was hoping for so much more. I will not be looking for further works by this author, or this narrator.
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- Danae

not as good as i had expected

left me flat im afraid, not enough substance ... felt unfinished and rushed at the end
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- Elaine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-10-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios