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A Short Period of Exquisite Felicity

Narrated by: Harry Frost
Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
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Is not the very meaning of love that it surpasses every objection against it?

Jilted. Never did Mr. Darcy imagine it could happen to him.

But it has, and by Elizabeth Bennet, the woman who first hated and rejected him but then came to love him - he believed - and agree to be his wife. Alas, it is a short-lived, ill-fated romance that ends nearly as soon as it has begun. No reason is given.

More than a year since he last saw her - a year of anger, confusion, and despair - he receives an invitation from the Bingleys to a house party at Netherfield. Darcy is first tempted to refuse, but with the understanding that Elizabeth will not attend, he decides to accept.

When a letter arrives, confirming Elizabeth’s intention to join them, Darcy resolves to meet her with indifference. He is determined that he will not demand answers to the questions that plague him. Elizabeth is also resolved to remain silent and hold fast to the secret behind her refusal. Once they are together, however, it proves difficult to deny the intense passion that still exists. Fury, grief, and profound love prove to be a combustible mixture. But will the secrets between them be their undoing?

©2019 Amy Dorazio (P)2020 Quills & Quartos Publishing

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a lovely variation

a bit different to two run of the mill ones I've read and listened too. I like the narrators voice and his characters voices tonight, make for enjoyable listening.

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Fabulous

Loved this, excellent story funny at times very well narrated. Best romance book in forever.

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  • Christina Boyd
  • 09-06-20

Exquisite Narrator, Exquisite Love Story

I had forgotten what delicious tension was in this book—as I hadn’t read it in awhile. Good grief, I have no fingernails left. What exquisite storytelling by author Amy D’Orazio. And voice actor Harry Frost is the perfect voice for Mr Darcy—rich tone and spot on delivery. I loved his pacing, his interpretation of the cast of characters—all of it! Well done.

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  • Coop
  • 07-06-20

This Book Should Come With a Warning

Just be sure, before you start listening, that you've paid all your bills, turned in those reports the boss was looking for, and haven't left the kids anywhere that requires you to remember to fetch them. Then, don't expect to get anything else done until you've finished. I didn't know what to make of the title, which didn't grab me, but of course, D'Orazio is always a skilled author and Harry Frost is my favorite P&P narrator, so I knew it would be entertaining. "Entertaining" is way too tame a word. Not only is it aptly named but it is un-put-downable. It builds to a peak of suspense and then, just when I thought I was going to have to skip ahead to find the answers to my *burning* questions, all of them are answered. OR SO I THOUGHT. Just do yourself a favor, get it. If you're a P&P aficionado, and you think you've heard everything...Nope. This is next-level. Wish there was a movie version.

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  • GMALR
  • 20-07-20

Amazing narrator but . . .

This audio book was added to my library mainly because of the narrator. Harry Frost is a favorite and always does a superior job. As a rule, I enjoy JAFF. However, the integrity of some characters should not be tinkered with to the point they end up unlikable, which is what happens to Colonel Fitzwilliam in this twist on P&P. Nope, could not accept it. Lydia's crassness was stunning, even for her character, and was also unexpectedly offensive coming at the end of the story. I will not be listening to this one again.

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  • JM Saenz
  • 30-05-20

Oh My!

Shocking turn of events throughout the storyline. It was quite evocative. To learn of so much treachery, deceit and wanton behavior and still have ODC have their own HEA even if it was slightly marred at the end by Lydia's elicit confessions.

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  • Ruth
  • 02-09-20

Amazing book. One of the best ever of them!!

5 minutes into the book and I was blown away, I could not put it down. There was so much nail biting, intrigue, and many WTF moments. I truly believe this is the best out of all the spinoff books (about 30 so far) if your are a fan. Must read!! Great voice, pace and flow.

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  • Happy_Thought_Indeed
  • 10-08-20

I love this book and the brilliant narration brings it to life!

This book is heavy and full of anguish for ODC. Their HEA and the unexpected plots twists make all the heartache worthwhile.

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  • Mays Ramirez
  • 06-07-20

Loved it!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book and Ive purchased alot of P&P variations. This is one of my favorites. If you read the original you know that Colonel Fitzwilliam is a side character we dont really get to explore. In alot of variations he is Darcys closest friend who is usually there for comic relief. He's attracted to Elizabeth but he needs to marry well so he easily steps aside for Darcy. I loved seeing him as someone who's jealously and resentfulness builds up over time. Even though I already guessed the twist at the end it was still enjoyable. The narration was wonderful but the epilogue was kinda weird and not needed.

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  • Katie
  • 10-06-20

this is one of my favorites!

A combination of engaging writing, and the perfect narrator for Mr. Darcy makes this one of my favorites! I listened to it at .95 speed, just to enjoy the narrator for a little while longer.