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Mistaken

Narrated by: Arthur Rowan
Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

A tempestuous acquaintance and disastrous marriage proposal makes it unlikely Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet will ever reconcile. Despairing of their own reunion, they attend with great energy to salvaging that of Darcy’s friend Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth’s sister Jane. People are rarely so easily maneuvered in and out of love, however, they follow a series of misunderstandings, both willful and unwitting, that complicates all four star-crossed lovers’ alliances more than ever before.

A witty and romantic novel that delights in the folly of human nature and also honors Austen’s original Pride and Prejudice and holds appeal for listeners of all genres.

©2017 Jessie Lewis (P)2019 Jessie Lewis

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  • Sheila
  • 17-07-19

Listened to it twice in one month!

I was lucky enough to read the first half of this story as a work in progress on a favorite JAFF fan-site. Ms. Lewis stopped posting for a year or so while she completed the story and went on with her life. During this time I think I reread the story at least a dozen times - it was so good. Then she finally returned and posted the rest of the story before pulling it to publish. So I have a long history with reading this novel.

I have to say that listening to the story is even better than reading it. The narrator, who I had never heard before, was excellent and the dialog and timing of the lines was spot on. It made a book that I already loved just ten times better. So much so that I listened to it again just a couple weeks later - took up my whole weekend but well worth it. The cleaning could wait.

Ms. Lewis' mastering of the language and true knowledge of Darcy and Elizabeth's character made this one of the very best P&P fanfics I have ever read - and I've read hundreds over the last 15 years. This book ranks right up there in the top 5 P&P variations on my favorites list. I hope she honors us with another great story soon.

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  • JM Saenz
  • 15-08-19

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I truly enjoyed the book but really disliked both Jane and Charles Bingley. Both their characters are horrible, to which the storyline called for but I don't think I have disliked them so much is in this story. Caroline Bingley and both Hurst's were kittens compared to them. If I would have been Elizabeth, I know I would not have been as forgiving. I loved both Mr and Mrs Darcy exceedingly.

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  • Judy P.
  • 10-07-19

A great audio book

Wow. The narrator was perfect. No silly voices that annoy you. The storyline was different as Jane was horrible to Lizzy because of jealousy. It made for a great book. I always wanted a story with a bad Jane and this was great. Not to worry Jane returns to herself after she realizes it’s her fault and not Lizzy’s. Darcy is a strong caring husband with a wicked sense of humor that Elizabeth appreciates.

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 20-09-19

Just adored it!!

So much laughter I had to withhold while listening to this story on the bus. People might have thought me deranged is so. Just loved the character of the Colonel’s grandmother Mrs Sinclair :) A story with enough angst to keep you on your toes. And a very bad Jane! Highly recommend this book to a Jane Austen fan fiction lover.

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  • Adorabrooke
  • 08-07-19

Clever and funny, but not what I was looking for.

First, I must commend Mr. Artur Rowan's incredible voice and commitment. His pitch-perfect delivery is what kept me listening as long as I did. I will for certain be looking into other books narrated by him. I hope he goes far with audio narration.

As for the book, although its a funny and cleverly written Pride and Prejudice variation, Mistaken was just not for me. In my opinion, an Austen variation works best when the characters still maintain their core personality and values, despite what new situations they get thrown into. When Mistaken holds to this it's utterly delightful and very well done. It falters when the characters make choices or react in ways that feel inherently dishonest to their well-know and well-loved natures. Mistaken also flirts with the idea of the things left unsaid by Austen's characters. Sometimes this was clever and just a touch naughty, but all too frequently it was just this side of raunchy. Not even Mr. Arthur Rowan's superb narration could save this uneven-toned variation for me.

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  • Megan
  • 01-11-19

hilarious, endearing, and insightful

other reviews said it was witty and sweet and generally an enticing story, and they were 100% right. this is the only book on audible I've bought outright and not with a credit and I do not regret it all.

absolutely fantastic!

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  • rose gardener
  • 18-10-19

By far one of the best Pride and Prejudice version

By far one of the best Pride and Prejudice fan fiction books I have read (and I have dozens, nay maybe hundreds of them!)
Arthur Rowan is an excellent narrator, and I wish he had narrated other works of fiction. Don't miss this one, you will enjoy it!

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  • bebe
  • 12-10-19

I am SO glad I chose this book - fantastic

I loved every minute, every second, of this book. I wish it was twice as long!!! I believe this is the best Pride and Prejudice variation I have found, and I have read or listened to many. Jessie Lewis did a great job with my P&P friends. The characters had extremely interesting twists and turns from the original. Great imagination. Biggest differences are Jane Bennett and Charles Bingley. I really enjoyed that twist. Tabia Sinclair was a new characters and she was quite amusing. I loved all her side comments. This Elizabeth and Darcy were perfect together. They made me sigh, laugh, and cry. If you have any doubt about choosing this book - please put those doubts aside and listen to this wonderful story. It is extremely well written and the narrator is fantastic. I am ready to listen to the entire 18 hours again.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 24-09-19

Heart Stopping.

Things really don't go in the direction you expect in this book, my heart stopped cold several times from the mere twist in the story. It had been thinking "no, this can't happen that's not how it's supposed to be!" I enjoyed the twists and turns, and the story stayed fresh despite how long it is.

Arthur Rowan has a silky smooth voice, and the way he delivered Darcy's lines were exactly how I imagine he would talk in real life. He breathed life into each character and kept your focus on the story and not on his voice.

All together I was very satisfied with this purchase.

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  • NANAS
  • 09-08-19

Don't hesitate to buy

At first I wasn't sure about the narrator but in the end he was prefect for the story. Some places made me laugh out loud.

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