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Colonel Darcy: An Elizabeth and Darcy Story

Narrated by: Virginia Ferguson
Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
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Childhood friends torn apart by war....

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Bennet thought Fitzwilliam Darcy, her friend Georgiana's brother, was the most wonderful, handsomest man in the entire world. When he went to India to fight Britain’s enemies, she made him promise to write her along with Georgie regularly. There wasn't anything improper, since Georgiana and she had sworn to be sisters. When Elizabeth and Georgiana learned that Fitzwilliam was captured, they kept writing letters to him, so that when he was released, he would know that he had not been forgotten by those who loved him.

During the years of his imprisonment, Darcy never forgot his promise to write to little Lizzy Bennet, though he was sure she had long since forgotten about him. Before setting sail to England with the survivors of his regiment, he received the stack of letters written by Lizzy and Georgiana. Lizzy's letters were chatty, friendly, and confiding. He read and reread her words during the long voyage to England, and during those months, he fell in love with the kind, wonderful woman she had grown into.

But in England, Elizabeth's family had decided to force her to marry a wealthy man who terrified her....

©2016 Timothy Underwood (P)2018 Timothy Underwood

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An enjoyable story but...

...when you take the characters so far from their origins, it can be hard to maintain their unique personalities and Mr Underwood doesn't quite manage it. Most of the time I felt that the only connection between this Darcy and Elizabeth and the ones I know and love were the names.

That said, if you look at this as an unconnected story, it's an enjoyable way to pass the time. I was drawn into the story and found myself wanting to know what happened next and rooting for their happy ending.

Except for a few odd pronunciations, the narration is good.

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