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  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: William Hope, Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36, and were married when Clare was 22 and Henry 30. Impossible but true, because Henry has Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his past, present, and future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly engrossing - couldn't put it down

  • By Wendy on 11-11-05

I'm Amazed. Whatta Book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-09

The title comes from generations of women such as sailor's wives who spend so much time waiting. Claire our heroine does a lot of waiting.

Some of the others have warned you it's a sad tale. I don't think it is at all. It's certainly intense, sometimes shocking, tragic and gory in parts. It does have a few naughty bits in it as well. You will too though I think laugh, giggle, perhaps shed a tear or two of joy and maybe even punch the air at other moments.

The central theme of time travel might be a bit confusing for some but if you pay attention it does make sense. Just try and hang on and listen if bits of it does go a bit weird on you. It's a helluva ride. At a full 17 hours it's also good value.

  • These Three Remain

  • A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman
  • By: Pamela Aidan
  • Narrated by: George Holmes
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

His proposal of marriage to the lovely, but socially inferior, Elizabeth Bennet thoroughly rejected, Darcy must come to terms with her evaluation of his character and a future without her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved it!

  • By Anji Dale on 29-03-11

Austen For Blokes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-10-08

There's little actual violence in the three books but I can't help but compare Fitzwilliam Darcy with another well loved fictional character-James Bond. In the previous novel Aiden sets up a scene where Darcy comes into it dressed to kill, surrounded by danger on all sides and has to play a card game for a valued prize.

In the second half of this book he finds himself having to enlist the help of an organization he doesn't really trust but purportes itself to be something like the present day MI5. In order to win a prize he values more than anything else. He fears it all will most likely go horribly wrong but armed with his not inconsiderable wit and personal fortune he enters the fray.

I therefore commend this trilogy to those like me who aren't 100% interested in the goings on in the Bennet household but do want to hear the tale of how a man battles both others and the consequences of his own foolish deeds and emotional problems to try and win the love of an incredible woman.

  • Duty and Desire

  • A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman
  • By: Pamela Aidan
  • Narrated by: George Holmes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Though Darcy struggles privately with his desire for Elizabeth Bennet, he must still fulfill his roles as landlord, master, brother, and friend. In Book Two, the "silent time" of Austen's novel, Fitzwilliam Darcy and his personal world emerge as he deals with his servants, including a valet with aspirations of sartorial triumph.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • P & Ps hiatus

  • By Anji Dale on 16-03-11

Darcy Goes Darkside

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-08

This book as you most likely know is set in the weeks when Darcy is absent from the original story.

Freed from the strictures of following the plotline laid down in 'Pride And Prejudice' the author- Pamela Aiden lets rip with her imagination. Spinning a tale which starts predictably but then flies off on a most unexpected and glorious tangent.

Like Darcy himself would do I'll say no more and urge you to do what's best for fear of reavealing too much before the time is right. When you actually read or in this case hear for yourself.