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A Lady's Reputation

Narrated by: Lillian Rachel
Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
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“Mr Darcy, I am eager to hear your explanation for the fact that quite a few people believe we are engaged.” 

It starts with a bit of well-meant advice. Colonel Fitzwilliam suggests to his cousin Darcy that, before he proposes to Elizabeth Bennet in Kent, perhaps he ought to discuss his plans with their families first. 

What neither man could have predicted however was that Lord Matlock would write the news to his sister, or that Viscount Saye would overhear and tell his friends, or that his friends might slip a little and let their friends know as well. The news spreads just as quickly through Hertfordshire once Mrs Bennet opens the express Mr Bennet receives from Mr Darcy, and in a matter of days, it seems like everyone knows that Mr Darcy has proposed marriage to Elizabeth Bennet. 

Everyone, that is, except Elizabeth herself. 

Her refusal is quick and definite - until matters of reputation, hers as well as Jane’s, are considered. Then Mr Darcy makes another offer: summer at Pemberley so that Jane can be reunited with Mr Bingley and so that he can prove to Elizabeth he is not what she thinks of him. Falling in love with him is naturally impossible...but once she knows the man he truly is, will she be able to help herself?

©2019 Amy D'Orazio (P)2019 Amy D'Orazio

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  • Coop
  • 18-10-19

Fantastic characterizations, Wonderful Variation

This book has all the classic P&P plot points, spun in a whole new way--and I've read a whole lot of variations. No simple retelling, we live the motivations through the eyes of Elizabeth and Darcy. As we live it, we understand the thoughts that brought them to their actions. The dialogue is clever, the plot is tight with enough twists and turns to keep me engaged. I found myself listening in every chance I had--finishing it in only a few days, and I was sorry when it ended. Not to put out any spoilers, but the retribution for Bingley was complete genius. I'm definitely looking for more from this author to feed my P&P addiction.

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  • IKindle Customer
  • 22-10-19

Excellent Story and Audio Narration

Excellent: This is a wonderful story and narration of Pride and Prejudice Variations. The audio was beautifully performed; and, I particularly loved Lillian Rachel’s voice. To me she’s sounds a lot like Mary Talbot, that portrayed Lady Mary in the PBS Series “Downton Abbey.

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  • Christina Boyd
  • 29-10-19

Easy to recommend

Author Amy D’Orazio is a gifted writer and narrator Lilian Rachel IS a gifted storyteller. Loved D’ORAZIO’s story in print and equally as Compelling in audio. Lilian Rachel’s voice reminds me of Lucy Worsley’s. Lovely pacing too. Easy to recommend.

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 23-10-19

Really good story.

Some angst. Bad Bingley. No Wickham. Interesting tale by Amy D’Orazio and well narrated by Lillian Rachel. I highly recommend this book to a Jane Austen fan fiction lover.

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  • lee
  • 02-02-20

Why call it a P&P Variation?

The story has been altered so much from the original, that besides the character names, I really don’t see it as a P&P variation. The characters themeselves have been greatly altered. I hate the Bingley of this story. Lizzie is also unlikable. Jane is flirtatious? What? This Darcy is also a bit thick. Catherine deBurge was always pompous, but she would not have put aside everything she stood for in order to get revenge.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-01-20

one of the best!

this is one of the best Pride and Prejudice variations I have listened to! Great!

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  • Baa
  • 14-01-20

Awful Performance

The voice actor is below par and very distracting. I’ve just started the book and can barely go on. I cannot comment on the story yet.

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  • NANAS
  • 01-11-19

Great listen

At first I wasn't sure about the narrator but as the book went along I began to like her. The story is very clever and enjoyable, laugh out loud in places. I'm so glad I got it!