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Darcy and the Young Knight's Quest Series Boxed Set with He Taught Me to Hope bonus scenes.

Book 1: He Taught Me to Hope

What if Elizabeth is promised to another when she meets Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the one man who captures her heart and imagination like no other? What's more, Darcy has an entanglement of his own - an engagement of a peculiar kind. As dire as their chance at happily ever after seems, is there a measure of hope by way of a strong and enduring bond between them?

Book 2: The Mission

Bennet Carlton captures our imaginations in He Taught Me to Hope. Join the precocious young knight as he embarks upon a mission to bring his Bennet and Fitzwilliam relations to Pemberley for Christmas, and in so doing, teaches his family to hope.

Book 3: Hope and Sensibility

Join Darcy, Elizabeth, and Ben on their travels to Kent, and then Hertfordshire, and finally back to Derbyshire and enjoy young Ben's exploits along the way.

©2016 P. O. Dixon (P)2016 P. O. Dixon

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  • Ria
  • 05-06-20

Not my fav

Rounding up from 2 1/2 stars. I won this audio book in a giveaway and didn't realize that it was a boxed set so I only anticipated one book. Had it only been one book it would have most likely gotten a higher rating from me. I was enchanted with Sir Lancelot and King Arthur. Ben and Darcy's play together was just delightful and I laughed aloud more than once. And I was enjoying the story overall. I enjoyed that even though the story was different than P&P it wove in the events of P&P. I thought that was well crafted.

But then it went downhill for me. Darcy seemed to be out of character as he sought to win Lizzy away from her intended. He brazenly behaved very improperly and talked naughty to her and even touched and kissed her despite her being engaged to another. I just have a hard time believing that Darcy would behave so inappropriately. And after he wins her, and they marry it seemed to be sex all the time. I don't care about people's sex lives. I don't want to hear about it and I don't want to read it. The same with Jane and her husband. (It was also weird that she didn't marry Bingley. And I didn't like her husband at all). It started to feel like any time the scene was either couple alone, they had or were planning to have sex. Blah, blah, blah. I started fast forwarding parts. And it got even worse when Wickham showed up. Crass. It started feeling sooo long. I wondered if the book would ever end. I think I could have happily gone along with my life without reading the third book at all.

Ben was very cute initially with his vivid imagination. I really couldn't tell how old he was because he sounded excessively mature. And he sounded older and older the longer the books went. By the time we were at the end of the second book I felt he was more annoying than cute and by the third book I didn't believe he was a kid at all.

So the first book would have gotten 4 stars for story but lost a star for sex. The second and third books would have gotten 2 stars tops for the above reasons. If I could do half stars I would have given the group 2 1/2. I wish I could have liked all 16 plus hours of audio as much as I did the first few hours but it just grew long and too much sex...

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  • Believer50
  • 07-12-16

Loved The Little boy

I got this book via audiobook boom. The little boy is the main character to me in this story. I have read many adaptations of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth and by far this is one of the better ones. Elizabeth's son ahs a vivid imagination and uses it to get his mother and Mr. Darcy together. This one starts out very different from the other adaptations and also from the original story. But it is a good listen and the narration moved the story along.

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 08-06-21

Great story

I have read many stories by P O Dixon and loved them all. And the narrator did a great job too. Great Jaff.

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  • M. Sheron
  • 24-01-20

I like this author

This was a good p&p variation story. The story moves you forward and the narration is tolerable. I was happy with everything except one character- I did not like how it concluded for them but others may not mind. The child voice is a bit grating - other characters come off well during the narration. Dixon is worth reading. Glad author’s books are in Escape plan!

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  • John
  • 28-05-19

An interesting variation on Pride and Prejudice.

The Makings of Mr Darcy is an interesting variation on Pride and Prejudice with some unexpected twists and turns in which Elizabeth is a widowed mother and whose child is an integral part of the love story. The first book focuses on the love story between Darcy and Elizabeth while the other two continue the tale after the couple are married.

The narrator does a good job bringing life to the trio of books.

I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook set. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Guama Mama
  • 18-11-18

Promising Story-Horrible Narration

The story is promising, but unfortunately I was unable to finish this set because the narration was simply terrible. I haven't bought the Kindle set yet; I'm still simmering about paying for the set and not being able to stand the narration. With respect to the author, and with respect to Ms. Hewitt, I will never buy another book that is narrated by Pearl Hewitt.

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  • Deborah
  • 29-09-17

An adorable Knight

This updated story by P O Dixon is so well done. I was happy to be able to get this as a boxed set. Pearl Hewitt brought the characters to life with her distinct voices. She brought the story to life. Elizabeth's son, Ben, was so adorable. The story is a fun what if....What if Elizabeth was married, widowed, and has a son who first befriends Mr. Darcy; What if Elizabeth is expected to marry another (for her second husband) and Ben prefers Mr. Darcy over the other....This is a fun I listen that I highly recommend.

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  • BARBJ
  • 23-05-17

Really enjoyed this set!

If you could sum up The Makings of Mr. Darcy in three words, what would they be?

I really enjoyed the re-telling of a classic. The three titles were all following the same storyline so it was fun to follow along.

What did you like best about this story?

How Elizabeth's young son wove through all the stories.

What does Pearl Hewitt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I am a big fan of Pearl's work and love how she brings the characters to life. Her performance of the various characters, and there are a lot, are great and unique. I don't know how she keeps them all straight! She does a great job of stepping into each characters shoes and makes them all unique. I though she did a great job with the child's character in particular.

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Disclosure: A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the narrator. All of the above opinions are my own.

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  • Kathleen
  • 04-12-16

An Entertaining Pride and Prejudice Variation

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I found this P&P variation highly entertaining. It's very different but ties back to the original story very well. Elizabeth is previously married/widowed and has a son when she meets Darcy. As expected Darcy becomes enamored with Elizabeth and as usual it takes some time for them to actually to hook up but the conditions that get them together is very different. The differences in the other major characters are also entertaining and unexpected. The only part that had me less interested was Darcy's son. I think he took up too much of the story at the end. Nevertheless, this version of P&P is worth the time. Peal Hewitt does a great job with the narration. I must tell you that I received a free copy of this audiobook for an honest review.

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  • Npbcis
  • 22-11-16

An adorable knight

I enjoyed the Knight's Quest series. Having already read the series in ebook, I experienced the characters coming alive through the various voices of the narrator. Ben 's joy and delightful imagination reverberates through the stories.
listening to the reaction of the various characters to Ben brought out their true natures. Allowing Lizzie and Jane to disagree, having Mr. Darcy decide between his needs and propriety, showing how ensnaring a man was easy but cruel were just some of the delightful plot twists.