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Summary

What was Mr. Darcy’s life like before he met Elizabeth Bennet? Before he stepped onto the Pride and Prejudice stage at the Meryton assembly? More importantly, where is he and what is he doing all the time he’s absent from the page thereafter? And what is his relationship to a woman named Amelia? 

With Fitzwilliam Darcy in His Own Words, the iconic literary hero finally tells his own story, from the traumas of his early life to the consummation of his love for Elizabeth and everything in between. This is not a variation but a supplement to the original story, chronicled in Darcy’s point of view - a behind-the-scenes look at the things Jane Austen didn’t tell us. 

As it happens, Darcy’s journey was more tortuous than he let on, his happy ending with Elizabeth in jeopardy at every turn in his struggle between duty and his heart’s desire, between the suitable lady he has promised to marry and the woman he can't stop thinking about.

©2021 Shannon Winslow (P)2021 Shannon Winslow

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Refreshing Viewpoint

Although I have never understood the attraction of Mr Darcy, preferring the dark, brooding Mr Rochester, I enjoy Pride and Prejudice as much as anyone. This work conjured up the stuffy reserved Mr D perfectly, and the narrator was perfect. Well written and well crafted, I would recommend it to any Austen fan.

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Most entertaining

Loved this audio book. The author seem to have made a great effort of developing Mr Darcy's character in line with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Even some original dialogues from P&P are woven in to give the other side of the story. I enjoyed it immensely.
Narrator sounded a bit irritating at first, like posh self important so & so, but then I realised that it suited character very well indeed :)
Highly recommend this audiobook and I shall be listening to other books from this series.

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 07-07-21

Great story

I really enjoyed this story. This had so much more happening than just the Canon story. This tells what happened before mr Darcy came to Netherfield and met Elizabeth. I also love the narrator and all the different voices. So good. I love listening to Mr Bennet :) great Jaff

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  • Marie
  • 27-06-21

Excellent

I loved the book and was anxiously awaiting the audiobook, especially when I found out Harry Frost would be doing the reading. He never disappoints. An excellent performance to accompany a fabulous book.

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  • Julie
  • 24-07-22

Good Story

I enjoyed the story very much. However, the narrator was horrible. His reading was an immense distraction.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-06-22

lmao! ♡♡♡♡

I loved this book! small spoiler: Darcy is a savage in his letter! 🤣

it gets better everytime I listen to it!

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  • Ron Ashurst
  • 18-04-22

A wonderful continuation of Austin's novel.

I loved this book . To get to hear Darcy's view was great. Can't wait to start the next book!

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  • Chris S.
  • 23-03-22

Harry

Harry Frost is the ultimate Darcy. I need say no more about that. Big smile

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  • Annette Olson
  • 05-12-21

From Darcy's side

Shannon does a good job of following Jane Austen's lead in story telling. A fun read and well narrated.