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To Conquer Pride

A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Classics, World Literature
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The course of true love never did run smooth....

When Fitzwilliam Darcy departs Hunsford after his disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, he does not expect their paths to cross again. Indeed, knowing the lady's true feelings for him, he makes every effort to see that they do not. But when a chance encounter leaves him stranded in an abandoned cottage with the one woman he can never have, Darcy quickly realizes there is more at risk than just Elizabeth's reputation. 

Elizabeth Bennet knows Mr. Darcy is the last man in the world whom she could ever be prevailed on to marry. Until the morning he hands her a letter, his countenance as dark and forbidding as the windswept sky. Now, trapped in a snowstorm with the one person she was certain she despised, Elizabeth is startled to discover that her feelings are not at all what she expected.

But is one night alone together enough to alter the course of their future?

Can any man as proud as Mr. Darcy be expected to offer for the same woman a second time?

In this tale of serendipity and second chances, literature's unlikeliest couple must conquer pride, prejudice, and faulty first impressions in the elusive quest for their own happily ever after.

©2018 Jennifer Altman (P)2019 Jennifer Altman

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Brilliant book, brilliant narration. 📖😊💛

I read To Conquer Pride when it was first released through Kindle, 4 months ago. It was Jennifer Altman's debut novel and i do not exaggerate when I say it is one of the best P&P variations I have ever read; and I have read quite a few! 📚

I am friends with Jennifer on Facebook, and when she announced several weeks ago that her wonderful book was being made into an audiobook, I was thrilled (as I have many audiobooks as well) but when she said Stevie Zimmerman was going to be the narrator...well, my cup runneth over.

If you love P&P, and its myriad spinoffs, and if you love an excellently narrated audiobook, then, To Conquer Pride is a must buy‼️👍🏻

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  • HeatherY
  • 12-06-2019

So Many Things To Love!

What if Lizzy and Darcy hadn't meet by chance at Pemberley, what if Darcy had missed her by just one day?

This Pride and Prejudice variation begins seven months after Darcy's failed proposal at the Hunsford parsonage. Darcy hasn't seen Lizzy since the day he pressed his letter into her hands, but she's been in his thoughts every moment. When he comes across Lizzy alone at an inn he offers to take her to her destination, but an accident leaves them stranded in a cottage alone with Darcy gravely injured.

There were so many things to love about this book! For starters, the locations, it took place in many familiar settings like Kent, London, Pemberley, and Longbourn, and introduced a special new one. For another, it spent so much time with some of my favorite characters like Georgiana and fleshed them out perfectly. And finally, there were so many lovely scenes between my favorite couple.

Poor Lizzy and Darcy! They just couldn't seem to learn how to communicate and they misread each other terribly. This lead to some heartbreaking misunderstandings. Their journey to happiness isn't smooth, but it made for a lovely listen and I highly recommend it.

Stevie Zimmerman's narration was outstanding, as always. She truly has the perfect voice for Darcy, deep and intense, with a touch of vulnerability. The entire performance was a pleasure and brought the story to life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-01-2020

different perspective

one of my all time favorites is the original but this added a different twist which I could appreciate

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  • bebe
  • 23-06-2019

I loved this Pride and Prejudice Variation

Great book from the beginning to the end. Darcy and Elizabeth are traveling in a carriage during a snow storm. The carriage breaks an axle and crashes. Darcy is badly injured. The footman goes for help and Darcy and Elizabeth spend the night together in an unoccupied cottage overnight. All is well above board, but if anyone ever finds out they were together overnight, Elizabeth's reputation would be ruined. Darcy would have married her in a heartbeat, but Elizabeth has already rejected his earlier proposal and he believes he is the last person in the world she would ever marry. There is a total lack of honest conversation between the two and they both remain miserable, pining for one another. The listener must wait with patience to find out if they can break the logjam of misunderstanding a find their HEA.

Georgiana, Colonel Fitzwilliam, George Bingley, the Bennetts, Caroline Bingley, Wickham, and Lady Catherine all play a part in the story. Their lives turn out differently than in the Pride and Prejedice story, but all is good.

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  • Amazon Fan
  • 09-12-2019

Excellent JA Variation

This one kept me up 'til 4:00 a.m. as I couldn't stop until the story was finished. Lovely story with lots of interaction between Darcy and Elizabeth, enough but not to much angst, story kept moving along at a nice pace, and the reader was superb. Absolutely loved it.

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  • Kimberly Schenck
  • 08-10-2019

Simply marvelous

Great narration and wonderful story. I like the disposal of Wickham better in this one than other variations. The sexual tension between Elizabeth and Darcy is sensual yet not racy or immodest to which I think Jane Austen would approve.

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  • Heyston
  • 08-09-2019

Enjoyable Pride & Prejudice remix

This one of my favorite “Pride & Prejudice remix” novels. I really enjoyed Stevie Zimmerman’s narration. The overall plot was engaging and the characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy held true to Jane Austen’s original novel. The prose flowed smoothly without too many victorian-superlatives in the text. The only out-of-character act was Mr. Darcy‘s negative response to a forced/ honor-bound marriage arrangement. Still a great story which I have listened to several times :-)

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  • Anne, Richard & Ellen Schaefer
  • 03-08-2019

loved it!

this was a great variation of the Darcy/ Elizabeth Bennet story. recommend to P&P fans.

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  • Christina Boyd
  • 25-07-2019

Lots of wonderful, tender moments in this debut novel


I enjoy audiobooks for long road trips, tedious chores and even gardening. This was a welcome distraction. Darcy and Elizabeth struggle throughout the novel to believe the other could love them yet the narrator’s excellent pacing and interpretation/performance kept the story moving forward—whereas reading it might have seemed repetitious before they finally reached their happily ever after. This story is long on misunderstandings and yearning that might have been tightened to keep the action progressing. Lots of wonderful, tender moments in this debut novel too! I anticipate more of Altman’s future work.

There were a few production “pops”/mechanical clicking-type noise in between scenes and/or sentences but not so often to ruin my overall enjoyment. Stevie Zimmerman’s narration is on point as usual. Well done!

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  • R. DeCato
  • 29-05-2019

To Conquer Pride

What a great book. Once again another telling of Darcy and Elisabeth. The author Jennifer Altman did a great job and I love the way Stevie Zimmerman tells a story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-2019

Discover this new Pride and Prejudice variation

Elizabeth Bennet, Mister Darcy and Stevie's Zimmerman who could ask for more! It's the literary form of comfort food.

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  • Diana
  • 28-07-2019

What a Start

I was completely new to Jennifer Altman's writing. Just searched for Stevie Zimmerman's narrations and found this one, and as the sample sounded promising I bought the book.

And what a first one to choose. It was so delicious to widnes Elizabeth's and Fitzwilliam's love blossom. I found it so easy to picture the entire narrative with my eyes closed. I loved all the characters. I love books that allow me the full run of emotions - laughing out loud, smirking and crying...
just wonderful to be listening.

10/10 from me 👍

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  • Susannah
  • 01-03-2020

A lovely listen

This book is wonderfully narrated. The story itself is a great retelling of the original Pride and Prejudice HEA. Full of angst, misunderstanding, and, romantic interludes.