Lieutenant George Wickham is dead.
The shot rings out in Wickham's tent as the good citizens of Meryton dance the night away at Mr. Bingley's Netherfield ball. The only person who can confirm Fitzwilliam Darcy's alibi faces the loss of her reputation and her freedom if she comes forward.
Convinced that her sole motive is the pursuit of justice - and not her growing attraction to Mr. Darcy - Elizabeth Bennet begins an investigation to clear his name and evade an unwanted marriage.
If Darcy didn't shoot Wickham in cold blood, who did? Which of Longbourn's neighbors is not who they seem?
With a killer on the loose, can Elizabeth avoid being the next victim as she comes closer to revealing the truth?
Listen to The Honorable Mr. Darcy today to satisfy your craving for a fast-paced mystery interwoven with a heartwarming, sweet romance!
©2016 Jennifer Joy (P)2016 Jennifer Joy
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"Great narrator ...Okay story"
The book was a good story of misunderstandings leading to major issues. It was a heartwarming romance but I really didn’t see a lot of mystery. I have never read Pride & Prejudice and most likely never will it is just not something that interests me which I believe this story is based on or around. It has a good plot but it is drawn out a little too much for me and I found my mind wondering having to really think about what I just listened to as to make sure I got the full impact. I have read others in this time period that really pulled me in with a lot of action, mystery etc this one just didn’t do it. I did like how Darcy protects Elizabeth even though he wanted her for his self but wanted it to be a match she wants not one she is forced into. All in all it was an okay read I give it a 3.5 bring it up to a 4. Some area where just too long to really grab and keep my attention.
Ms. Peterson did a wonderful job on narration her tones were smooth and her voice is very rich. I really like her character voices both male and female were full of emotion you always know what the other is feeling. You are never left guessing who as to who is saying what, it was very easy to tell who each character was. She got the bratty sister down so well that she got on my nerves which I am sure was what she was suppose to do. If any breaks were taken you could not tell, the volume stayed even throughout the whole audio. This was a very rich, clean and clean audio with a much enjoyable voice that does not get tiring to listen to. There isn’t any background noise it was a very clear audio from start to finish. Ms. Peterson has a very easy voice to listen to. I haven’t listened to anything by her and look forward to listening to more of her work.
The author gives you a few twist and turns to make the story more interesting. Darcy is accused of shooting Mr. Wickham. There is only one person who can prove he wasn’t anywhere near that tent at that hour but to do so they would have to get married. The author tells a story of what to do, tell or not tell. The story is based on trust, honor and misunderstanding.
"Great story great narration"
Yes I couldn't guess the mystery
This was a very fun audiobook and the narrator did a great job with differciating between the voices.
I have read the original pride and prejudice countless time, I have watched all the different movies made from it. I have also read a few books that were loosely based on it but they have all been contemporary. This was my first time reading something like this book. It was exactly what the title says, a variation of the original story. It has the same cast of characters and the story starts from the ball in the Bingley's house with everything exactly happening the same upto that point.
The mystery was great and it kept me guessing up until the very end. The pace was slow a bit the middle, if I'd been reading I probably would have skipped a little bit but the audio was entertaining and I truly enjoyed this book and the writing.
I would definitely read the next installment in the series when it comes out.
"had to continue listen long into the night"
It was a great variation of Pride and Prejudice...With a murder mystery =)
Elizabeth and Darcy
Mr Collins, she really made him as annoying as he should be... =)
Made me laugh several times
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
"A Mr. Darcy Who Done It"
Definitely a different take on the Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth story. Wickham is dead and Darcy is at the top of the suspect list because he’s so disliked. Fortunately he has an ally in Elizabeth. This is unexpected by Darcy since it's at a time when she clearly dislikes him. The romantic tension between the two is there, and everyone’s personalities follow the original story, but most everything else is a noticeable departure. I think that’s what makes this so different and interesting.The author, Jennifer Joy, does a great job at keeping you guessing about the true murdered, and in the end it's quite the surprise. If you’re looking for something different in the romance genre this is a great option, especially if you're a P&P fan.
I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
"More romance than mystery"
This book very much reminded me of a romance novel. I know that Pride and Prejudice is a love story but this book leaned on the romance a lot. I felt like the plot twists were really telegraphed and that the stakes - essentially making decisions for the sake of a woman's honor due to a three minute misunderstanding - really cliche. This could have easily been any Johanna Lindsay book. For some that would be high praise. There was a time in my life (about 20 years ago when I was a teenager) that I would have adored this book for that reason. Today I have moved on with my tastes.
Anything with Mr. Bennett. He has always been one of my favorites and I felt like this work did him justice.
The world that Austen created is so rich that I think there could be many tangential stories created.
I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
"What a delightful story to stumble upon!"
What a delightful story to stumble upon! If you love regency books with a good clean storyline, then this is a story for you. This book starts out with all the characters we know and love from the original Pride and Prejudices book. With this book, we get to go on a new adventure of murder and mystery. What if one of the original characters is murdered? How would that change the story? There are a few parts that drag on a bit, and I found myself getting a little bored, but then something exciting would happen and draw me back in. I'm so glad I came across Nancy Petersen's book. I will definitely be listening to more of her books!
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."
"A Murder Ball.."
Elizabeth, the female lead, is looking forward to dancing with Wickham and the ball but events quickly take a deadly turn.
The story line was filled with secrets and engaging characters.
This book was an intriguing murder mystery with a side of romance which made it an overall Good Read.
Nancy Peterson did really well with the narration as usual.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
"Fun retelling of a Classic"
I enjoy listening to books over reading as it seems the story comes alive, so long as the narrator is into it. Peterson did a phenomenal performance and I truly enjoyed listening to her rendition.
I loved the twist that Joy created for the plot. The idea that no matter what obstacles Darcy and Elizabeth faced, they would still end up together was great.
I enjoyed that though this was a retelling of a classic tale, Joy presented new ideas that blended well with the well known characters. The pull that Darcy and Elizabeth feel for each other was very real and palpable.
I was gifted this audio book by the author in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
"Morals from another time!"
He would marry Elizabeth to save her reputation.
Reminds of the Downton Abbey series. Time, location and morals of its day.
Where they are locked in the library and realize the predicament they are in.
I was touched how deeply they honored the moral code of their day.
"I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.”
I don't often read fanfic, but I've been known to make an exception if it is Jane Austen related; the oldest I know being "Old Friends and New Fancies: An Imaginary Sequel to the Novels of Jane Austen – by Sybil Brinton (1913)". Of course I watched various movies taking up the Pride and Prejudice theme, and now, I listened to 'The Honorable Mr. Darcy'.
I loved it. Wickham got what he deserved, but of course he's causing trouble for poor Darcy even from his grave.
I loved the style and language of the book, it really feels as if it was written in Jane Austen's time. The author made a great effort to emulate the era in which the story is set, and she succeeded with it.
There are no sex scenes and stuff (which so many authors nowadays put into their so-called historical novels); all people behave 'properly' as was due in their time. The solution came as a surprise, at least to me, and it was perfectly believable.
Nancy Peterson did a great job with the narration, all in perfect British English, just like you'd expect the characters to have spoken, and she gave life to all the different characters.
It was an absolute joy to listen to this book, and I'll certainly look out for more books by the author and the narrator.
This audiobook was given to me by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
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