What happens when Jane Austen's immortal characters are thrust into 21st-century Pennsylvania, with an all-male twist?
Liam Bennet has always been a good judge of character, but when William Darcy is thrown into his social circle, everything spins out of control. Darcy is proud, cold, arrogant - and strangely captivating. When Liam's brother and Darcy's business partner start seeing each other, Liam cannot avoid this enigmatic businessman. But does he want to?
As Liam struggles to find his identity in college and acknowledge his feelings, he must deal with the fortunes of his four brothers, his gossiping mother, and the possibility of a large inheritance that could save his family from financial ruin. Emotions come to a boil when George Wickham, a world-weary musician, stumbles into town and ignites a feud with Darcy. He threatens to expose a long-hidden past, and Liam must decide for himself who William Darcy really is and what he really wants.
©2014 A J Michaels (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
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"Wonderful take on a classic"
I would definitely listen to this book again. The story had such a great flow and the updates to the story were well thought out and realistic in this day and age.
I loved the portrayal of Darcy in this story. Darcy is such an iconic character and this Darcy lives up the expectations.
Rusty gives the characters unique tones that shows the region of the story.
Only a few times did I find that the different voices of the characters slightly overlapped when moving back and forth in a conversation. Mostly this occurred when going from a male to female character.
"Worth a listen"
The story was interesting, and I enjoyed it. However, it definitely ran on too long. I found myself getting bored about 2 hours from the end. It could have used a tighter, less rambling ending.
The narrator did a good job performing the novel; however, he needs a lot of work on his voices. I was confused at times since some of the characters sounded very similar. Other than the voices, his narration was very good.
I have read this more than once; it's a great and cute story. It's essentially Austen's Pride and Prejudice with gay characters in a modern setting. It's also not explicit at all, which in my opinion is a nice change. Sometimes I just want to focus on a good love story, and this one has a delightfully slow burn to it.
Rusty Topsfield is wonderful. This is far from the first audio book I have obtained with him starring as narrator, and he certainly has not disappointed me with this one. In fact, this is probably my favorite of his narration thus far. His voice for Darcy is to die for.
I was skeptical of this when I saw the original ebook listing but it got good reviews so when given the opportunity to take a listen to the audiobook I thought I’d give it a try.
I can’t rate it because I didn’t finish it. I was just overwhelmed by the dry, stilted manner in which the story proceeds. It worked for Jane Austen – in 1813, but it didn’t work for me in modern times.
I needed a hook and I didn’t get one that convinced me to keep going.
Rusty Topsfield was a fine narrator. He tried to give voices to the different characters but didn’t do enough to make me stay with the story.
I enjoyed this version of a favorite story. I had fun following along what was taking place and comparing it to the original story.
"Pand p with twist"
Sweet story a modern take on the story the Bennett girls are Bennett boys
Follow the real p&p story line quiet well it bit weak in places but overall a sweet story
"Awful narration ruined what may be a decent story"
I listened to this until the end as the original Jane Austen novel is one all my all time favourites and I love an m/m romance.
This version left me cold. There appeared to be no chemistry whatsoever between Liam and Will. I put this down the the delivery. The narrator was awful. If you can't do accents please don't try, I would rather just have the book read straight You made all the characters - the non American ones anyway - sound like utter idiots. No British person talks like any of the characters in this audio book! Not even close. All the female characters sounded like they were Monty Python women's voices.
The pronunciation of Derbyshire and Rosings offended me!
I wish I'd read the Kindle version as I can't see Dreamspinner putting out something as bad as this became as an audio book. It has put me off trying this author again.
if you want a book that is easy to listen to with out to much in the way of graphic activity in the bedroom, this is the book for you. I am a big Austen fan and actually enjoyed this take on Pride and Prejudice. I would say to the writer, Bath is not in Derbyshire or even near it, so it would a difficult commute from there to Pemberley in a day
The narrator struggled with the English accent,which was off putting , not enough to stop listening but I was uncertain what he was going for, Bingley, Darcy , did not sound like the Rich and famous we would actually hear here in the UK.
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