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Compromised!

A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
4 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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In marriage-minded Regency England, one simple word can ruin your life. Compromise! Can bring down a virtuous maiden, like Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and her entire family along with her.

When Elizabeth finds Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy outside Netherfield, alone and at his most vulnerable, she must make a quick decision to bend the rules of propriety to help him or turn her back on someone in need. Her tender heart reaches out to him and his wounded one grabs hold of her well-intentioned support. Discovery changes the course of their lives as Elizabeth is forced to accept a reluctant proposal of marriage from this man whom she has just barely begun to respect. Can Jane Austen's most beloved couple reach a compromise that might turn a tenuous friendship into a loving marriage? Will it survive as desperate, unscrupulous, and foolish people alike set compromising machinations into motion for their own greedy ends?

Follow Elizabeth and Darcy in this novel-length Regency romance as J. Dawn King takes them through a sweet variation of Pride and Prejudice where compromises abound and outcomes will surprise you.

©2015 Joy Dawn King (P)2016 Quiet Mountain Press

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  • 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing
  • 09-04-2019

Compromised! by J Dawn King

To say that I'm in love is an understatement! this book is so amazing! I can't express how much I enjoyed this book and fell in love with the characters. I'm a deep fan of Pride and Prejudice and lately I've been reading a lot of great variations and this is beyond great. It's definitely one of the best!

Stevie Zimmerman will never disappoint you with her narrations. She's clearly a queen of narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-10-2016

Good guys win - bad guys lose

Fresh and creative Pride and Prejudice variation expertly narrated by Stevie Zimmerman. Lots of cliff hanger moments, fun and funny stuff, romantic intrigue with Caroline Bingley getting her comeuppance. She's (Caroline) my fav "Snidely Whiplash" character in the many P&P variations I've read. Pearl Hewitt (my fav narrator) does the best Caroline voice in all the audibles ... Stevie Zimmerman makes a creditable voice characterization. Enjoy!

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  • Gwen B.
  • 13-12-2016

FINALLY! P&P FF with Integrity.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Compromised!?

I really enjoyed the characters in this story retaining the basic instincts that Jane Austen intended. Their circumstances were far different than I'd imagined and far different than the same rehashing of these characters done over and over again in other fan fiction that was a waste of time before. This story was imagined well and the flow of characters made great sense. This author knew exactly what made them tick originally and thrust them into situations that allowed those personality traits to react naturally.

Which character – as performed by Stevie Zimmerman – was your favorite?

Her accent is excellent.

Any additional comments?

If you are tired and disgusted by all of the P&P fan fiction out there that is silly, give it one more try. This one has a brain and is still romantic and hopeful.

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  • Patti
  • 19-08-2019

Elizabeth truly stands out in this one

From the beginning when Elizabeth listens and tries to comfort and advise Darcy to the laughing way she puts Lord Matlock and Lady Catherine de Bourgh their place during the confrontation at the inn her personality and integrity shines in this variation. Those two and Carolyn Bingley are more vile and conniving in this story than the original. Anne de Bourgh and Jane both have more backbone. Even though it’s only 5-1/2 hours long it felt like a bigger story. The plot is different and fast paced the characters personalities are vibrant. This was a fun story. There were several places I added a bookmark just so I could listen to that section again. I rarely do that.
Stevie Zimmerman was excellent. She captured Elizabeth’s vibrant personality perfectly. I listened to this @ 1.25x speed.

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  • M. Sheron
  • 15-08-2019

Perhaps better as book than audio

The story is nice because it allows you to read about your favorite Austin P&P characters in a different set of circumstances and outcomes. Not enough original dialogue and character behavior interwoven, although this is much better than some of the others. Narration was great.

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  • rosemary
  • 23-07-2019

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loved it! this one was wonderful, great, and funny. I've listened three times and would highly recommend it!!

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  • ruby rojas
  • 16-04-2019

I love this book so different from the movie

movie and book are different are so alike and this has a different ending which kinda settles the idea of who ends up with who... cool

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  • LMN
  • 28-02-2019

As placid as a becalmed breeze

The author has the rhythms of Austen’s writing down. The problem (for me) was that there was little of Austen’s acerbic wit in evidence. The story plodded placidly along with little tension even if the plot was moving toward some. I assumed trouble would eventually showed up, but I got tired of waiting for it and moved on to a more bracing read.

This may be my failing and not the author’s. There is so much bad writing out there — credit must be given to the author’s competent prose. I may pick the book up again when I am in an easier mood.

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  • fanceyd
  • 23-12-2018

intriguing variation

A variation with many twists and worthwhile of Jane Austen's tale of pride and prejudice.

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  • Acacia Clover
  • 19-03-2018

Sweet and Simple

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, something to play in the background with not much really focus on.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I love to hear variations from different authors on how the classic Pride and Prejudice really happened, so King's editions was simple and clean. For listeners whom prefer a more innocent story, this was defiantly a plus. However, though I understand the title is called "Compromise," the characters were constantly crying the word and demanding retribution in too little too obviously planned ways. Halfway through the book, it was just grating and annoying.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Zimmerman did a well enough job, her voice is calm and fits well with the narrative. At times the audio sounds like it is a tad muffled, but nothing too distracting.

Could you see Compromised! being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

It could be cute, quirky short film.

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  • TheNameless
  • 29-08-2018

Good start...

...but gets steadily sillier as it goes on. Well narrated and not a bad way to keep your mind occupied while doing mindless chores. I've rounded up from 3.5 *

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