Mr. Darcy is at his wits' end. Elizabeth Bennet, the woman he can't live without, overhears him insulting her family. Now she won't even listen to his apologies. Then his old friend Sir Anthony Duxbury tells him two of their friends are in terrible danger. If Darcy wants to help them, they have to leave for Yorkshire immediately.
But something doesn't add up. Elizabeth claims to know Sir Anthony, too - but by a different name. What game is his old friend playing? And is it dangerous?
Even Sir Anthony says the trip is dangerous. The Luddite rebels are on the verge of armed revolt - and he should know, because he's one of them. Darcy's cousin Lady Frederica decides she's going with them anyway, and insists on bringing Elizabeth. Could this be Darcy's chance to earn Elizabeth's forgiveness and her love?
Elizabeth would rather face a squad of Napoleon's soldiers than spend three days trapped in a carriage with Darcy and his headstrong cousin, but she has her own reason for agreeing to come. If she can just manage to keep her temper, she may be able to rescue her uncle from financial ruin.
But when a Luddite riot erupts around them, it's Darcy and Elizabeth who need rescuing - from each other.
Mr. Darcy's Journey is a variation on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice by nationally best-selling author Abigail Reynolds.
©2016 Abigail Reynolds (P)2016 Abigail Reynolds
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"If you love the Darcy's you'll enjoy this!"
This is another great variation to the Elizabeth & Darcy story. It weaves in enough of the original story to keep the spirit of JA’s book part of this story, however, the mix of circumstances develops into a new story. The story seems to get into more detail about the political situation at the time, how it affected friends and family and how Darcy and Elizabeth managed through it. Elizabeth Klett is the narrator and does an excellent job. She helps make the story engaging with her ability to distinguish each character with a unique voice. I can easily recommend this audiobook. I also must say that I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.
"Mr. Darcy's Journey"
I love the historic period, the look into the lives, beliefs, customs and thoughts of the people living in the time period.
We all know the basics of P&P, what I love is the details into everyday lives, seeing the characters we love as real people dealing with real life situations.
I enjoyed both Darcy and Elizabeth.
we learned Darcy is so much more than the strict noble. The way he treated the people who work for him was remarkable. He comes off as prideful and set in his ways, but as a lord , e was good to his subjects.
I liked discovering more about the everyday Darcy, the person with responsibilities, a young sister to protect, a manor to manage etc. Seeing how he deals with each situation that requires his attention speaks for his character.
Elizabeth was also a revelation. We see she did develop an attachment to Wikham. She, with her sense, was blinded by his sweet talk and lies. It showed us a more human and relatable Elizabeth.
I loved the book and Elizabeth's narration from beginning to end.
She used the perfect tone to narrate each character, their different modes. She conveyed their characters with her tone of voice and added to an already beautiful story.
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"too fictional for my taste"
although I enjoyed the book. And the author explains the historical facts at the end and explains the credibility of most part of the story and some of the characters, I did not enjoy that those facts "made" Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy to be involved in several compromises which I believe are totally out of character for both of them and therefore ruined the book for me. Don't get me wrong, I loved the compromises but for the time of the story I don't believe them as easy to dismiss as they were. I read another variation that involved a light compromise between the two of them and both of them acted as they should, and it seemed more realistic than this one.
Also, I didn't like that lady Matlock was so flippant about compromising miss Elizabeth.
overall, the story was entertaining enough but not one of my favorite variations
"Lady Matlock gets to be the heroine"
If you like Lady Matlock you'll love this book. If you enjoy historical novels you'll love the way some significant historical events are woven into this story. One of Abigail Reynolds' best.
"Good narration couldn't save this"
I found out about this Pride and Prejudice subgenre by listening to audio-books provided by AudioBook Boom. I was gifted this one in exchange for an honest review. I thought I could learn to like this quirky little subgenre since my favorite book is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. This book is not my gateway to that journey. It started out really well, got a little silly, then a bit boring and very political and ended up a mushy mess. Perhaps I am not suited for this grouping after all, but I do plan to give it at least one more chance. As noted in my headline, the narration was good. Very good, indeed!
"Loved this "Journey""
I could not stop listening to this one, just had to hear what was next.
I listened to an audio version narrated by Elizabeth Klett. I felt she did an amazing job. It kept me entertained, I liked her voice and she kept a good pace. One thing though was Darcy's voice at times. He had a drawl and sounded so proud. Which he is of course, and it did seem to go away as the book progressed and he learned his ways.
In this one Lizzy is swept away by events. Straight into the boisterous Fitzwilliam family, and it was great seeing them. The colonel of course, a sister with opinions, and one brother is is a bit, oh he is fun too. And Lady Matlock sure has her way. A great family.
Lizzy's journey brings her straight into the luddite rebellion. Straight into contact with Darcy. They annoy each other, they liked each other. And they live happily ever after.
A great story.
"Lots of drama"
This is everything I like in a P&P variation. Lots of drama, action and a bit of humor. I quite enjoyed the story and the original characters. Definitely a must read for P&P fans.
The narrator did a great job. Wonderful performance.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
This what if seems to be based on the premise of, "What if the political events going on in England and the time of P&P affected the story?" I was sceptical on reading the books description if I was going to enjoy it as much as Abigail Reynolds other novels. The summary reads like an action adventure story (or science fiction if you aren't familiar with the origin of the word Ludite). If that is what you are hoping for, then this might disappoint. I however was released and entertained to listen to the various reactions of an aristocratic family dropped in the middle of the lower classes rebellion. I took off a little because, for me, a book must be outstanding to get 5 stars and also for some recording hiccups. overall I'm glad I spent the credit and the time.
"can't get enough of Mr. Darcy"
if it has to do with Jane Austen or Mr. Darcy I am sure to listen! I can't get enough of this! I really enjoyed it! narration was perfect and I can't wait to listen again and again. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
"Action packed and interestingly detailed!"
i thoroughly enjoyed this variation of Pride and Prejudice, though I get the sense I might have missed the first part of this. Abigail Reynolds has added in diverse characters, especially strong women and more fair-minded men, historical events and a lot of action. Ms. Bennett and Mr. Darcy are put through significant challenges before their coming together becomes the natural and expected conclusion. Elizabeth Klett has provided a well matches, stellar performance of this historical romance. Overall, very enjoyable.
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