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  • Georgiana Darcy's Diary

  • Pride and Prejudice Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Anna Elliott
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The year is 1814, and springtime is in full bloom at Pemberley. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have married. But now a new romance is in the air, along with high fashion, elegant manners, scandal, deception, and the wonderful hope of a true and lasting love. Shy Georgiana Darcy has been content to remain unmarried, living at Pemberley with her brother and his new bride and convinced that the one man she secretly cares for will never love her in return.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator has a strange accent

  • By Cornwall Daisy on 28-01-19

Narrator has a strange accent

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-19

The narrator has adopted a British accent but with strange intonations in places... like ‘ont’ instead of ‘aunt’. I found this annoying at times. However, the story line was good.

  • 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 10
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

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 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

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 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

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.