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  • Darcy's Ultimatum: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

  • The Cousins, Volume 1
  • By: Jennifer Joy
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

When Fitzwilliam Darcy’s arranged life falls to pieces, his father, Mr. George Darcy, gives him an ultimatum: Marry by the end of the London Season or risk disinheritance. Can Darcy cast aside society’s frigid attitude toward marriage and find true love? Or will his desire to honor his deceased mother’s memory hold him back?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by the narration

  • By Ann on 16-11-15

Awful narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-18

This book was ruined by the awful narration. The mispronunciation of so many words would have done an episode of the tv programme ‘Allo, Allo’ proud! Otherwise, a pleasant enough story.

  • Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

  • By: Sebastian Faulks
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

A gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse’s much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate.Bertie Wooster, recently returned from a very pleasurable soujourn in Cannes, finds himself at the stately home of Sir Henry Hackwood in Dorset. Bertie is more than familiar with the country house set-up: he is a veteran of the cocktail hour and, thanks to Jeeves, his gentleman's personal gentleman, is never less than immaculately dressed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Sally on 10-04-14

Narrator and text in perfect harmony.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

What a great book this is.... expertly written and in sympathy to the original.
The narrator voices Bertie to a ‘T’.

  • A Question of Trust

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

A Question of Trust is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, glamour, love, desire and conflict. London, 1950s. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife, Alice, shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then, out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vincenzi at her best

  • By Merelina on 26-11-17

Insipid

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-18

What would have made A Question of Trust better?

Insipid story line with unlikable characters.

Has A Question of Trust put you off other books in this genre?

No

Did Sandra Duncan do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

She did

What character would you cut from A Question of Trust?

They all seemed to be selfish and rather cruel.

Any additional comments?

A likeable character would have lifted this book up one star.