Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy

  • by Abigail Reynolds
  • Narrated by Rachel E. Hurley
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What if....
The last man in the world she could be prevailed upon to her husband?
In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet tells the proud Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy that she wouldn't marry him if he were the last man in the world.
But what if she never said the words? What if circumstances conspired to make her accept Darcy the first time he proposes?
In this installment of Abigail Reynolds's acclaimed Pride and Prejudice Variations, Elizabeth agrees to marry Darcy against her better judgment, setting off a chain of events that nearly brings disaster to them both....


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

No, no no!!

What would have made Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy better?

Keeping him true to the character Jane Austen created instead of this unrecognisable, insipid creature.

What will your next listen be?

Certainly not a Prise and Prejudice variation.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too rushed. Mispronounced Eliz-i-beth instead of Eliz-A-beth which annoyed me every single time she said it.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy?

Marketed by Mills and Boone, and with the names changed it would have been tolerable as a romantic frippery but as a variation to Pride and Prejudice I would cut it all and take it off the shelves.

Any additional comments?

This is pure Mills and Boone and nothing whatsoever to do with Jane Austen. The characters were unrecognisable and absolutely untrue to those of Pride and Prejudice apart from (almost) bearing the same names. I have hesitated for a long time to read any of these variations and shall not be reading any more. It is nothing short of a total travesty to be marketed as anything to do with one of the greatest novels ever published. Hated it. I would have given it no stars in any category if I could have.

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- Ann Watson

The Last man in the world overly contrived

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Though the story got off to an intriguing start, the second part of the story was excessively contrived. The solutions underlying the comings and goings of the main characters' thoughts and feelings were not credible.

What could Abigail Reynolds have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She might have compressed the story or found different details to justifiy its length.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

She might have pronounced some words more correctly.

Did Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy inspire you to do anything?

To rewite the second part.

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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2013
  • Publisher: Abigail Reynolds