Elizabeth Bennet's father, Admiral Thomas Bennet, assures his daughters his retirement from His Majesty's Navy will be the start of a new life for them all. Little does he know his family's battles have only just begun.
Well connected and in possession of a good fortune, their entry into society should have been a triumph. However their long-awaited first season in London proves a disaster, and the resulting scandal sends the Bennets fleeing to the wilds of Derbyshire.
Widower Fitzwilliam Darcy, the master of Pemberley, wants for nothing, most especially not a wife. From the moment the Bennets arrive in Derbyshire, Darcy's neatly ordered life turns upside down. His sons beg to keep company with his new playmates, the young Bennet twins. His mother-in-law sets her cap for Admiral Bennet. Worst of all Darcy cannot get his mind off a certain bewitching Miss Elizabeth Bennet, but she has sworn never to let another gentleman near her heart.
Darcy's best efforts to befriend and assist the Bennet family go horribly awry, alienating first Miss Elizabeth and then her father and finally endangering what both men hold most dear. Can the two men Elizabeth loves most set aside their pride to prevent catastrophe for their families and win the love they seek?
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Definitely different takes on certain characters.
It's in my top 10 of the JAFF audiobooks I have and I have a lot!
Strangely enough, Lady Catherine. You'll have to listen to (or read) the book to find out why!
Elizabeth Klett is the best narrator of JAFF audiobooks I've come across so far. She manages to make all of the characters distinct and does the male characters really well, which is not always easy for a female narrator. This in turn also gives the listener an insight into the characters that you might not get when just reading.
Can this be the real Lady Catherine de Bourgh?
I really enioyed listening to this audiobook. Elizabeth Klett is a masterful narrator. Maria Grace is a fantastic story teller. The two combined with a unique variation of the tale of Darcy and Elizabeth make a totally enjoyable listening experience.
This audiobook would be suitable for all audiences.
- Anji Dale