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Through Each Other's Eyes

A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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At the Netherfield Ball, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy are at wit’s end with each other. Darcy can no longer deny his growing attraction to her, but she is clearly not ready to hear him. Elizabeth is confused by the many versions of Mr. Darcy she has encountered. She seeks refuge from the crowds, including her ridiculous family, on the terrace. He finds solace in the empty library. Grappling with their own feelings, each look up at the night sky. The evening is fine and the stars shine in their multitude reminding Elizabeth and Darcy just how small they are. While looking up at the Heavens, each notices a shooting star streaking across the sky. And each makes a wish: to better understand the other. Neither is ready for what happens next.

The day dawns bright but almost immediately, Elizabeth realizes something is very wrong. She is not in her room, not even in her own home. But it was not until she saw her - or rather his - reflection in the mirror that the magnitude of her situation becomes apparent. She has somehow come to inhabit Mr. Darcy’s body! Meanwhile Mr. Darcy, who had imbibed too much wine the night before, remains blissfully unaware of his situation while he sleeps. It was not until much later in the day than is his usual wont, that he finally awakes and discovers that he too is not himself.

While Through Each Other's Eyes stays true to the overall character of the Pride and Prejudice, the radical change in the characters’ situation allows for some changes in perspective and timing, as well as some sensual situations but no explicit sex scenes. It includes all the original characters but also adds a few new ones.

©2019 Ashley Fass Rice (P)2019 Ashley Fass Rice

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Through Each others eyes

I love retelling of pride and Prejudice but this one does not do it for me. I loved the consept to begin with but they would do things like go on a horse ride that does not feel right even though I understand why it was done.
Then because they've swapped bodies there will be differences they would notice. To begin with I thought the author would mention it in passing then leave it at that but the characters would touch themselves and have dreams which put me off the book. I know in reality if that did happen (swapping bodies) you can't help but look and touch but P&P is originally a clean book and I would have prefered it if the author kept it that way. That is not to say it is graphic but it was not something I expected either.
This is my personal opinion and others might disagree with me and love it.

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A fantastical re-telling of a familiar tale...

Through Each Other's Eyes is a fantastical re-imagining of the Regency's most famous tale. However well you think you know Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett, they are about to become far better acquainted with each other...

Somewhat ironically with this book, I'm always in two minds about 're-tellings' of famous stories unless they bring something new to the tale, such as with Jo Baker's Longbourn. It often feels a little like a rip-off of another's work when the likeness to the original is more directly observed, but that is not a concern here.

I loved the idea of taking a familiar story which is set very much in an ordered, predictable reality and turning it into something fantastical which still has to try and follow the rules of etiquette when the laws of physics and reason have flown. It did not disappoint, with Darcy and Elizabeth forced to gain a greater understanding of life on the other side of the strict gender-divide.

Through Each Other's Eyes rewrites a little of Austen's timeline, changing a few of the outcomes in the process, and though it remains faithful to the tone of the original, it often riffs rather loosely on the Pride and Prejudice we know and love. I did like what Ashe did with Mary Bennet, whose fate I always thought would have suited this particular path.

Though the story remains engaging, the writing could do with a little polish in places, and there is quite a lot of anachronistic language used; with several Americanisms also detracting from its authenticity.

Despite those frustrations, this book was a fun, lighthearted diversion which is perfect for those who enjoy re-tellings of this particular love story; providing you can suspend your disbelief and don't expect anything to make complete sense.

Siobhan Waring, the narrator, did an impressive job of keeping track of the voices, especially once the body switch had taken place and Darcy spoke aloud with Elizabeth's voice, but articulated his thoughts with his own, and vice-versa. It must have taken considerable skill (and no doubt a lot of highlighter) to make such frequent switches without getting muddled.

*I received this audiobook free of charge in the hope of an honest, unbiased review.

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Pride and Prejudice with a twist

This is a twist on the classic, Pride and Prejudice, where the Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy swap bodies. The premise is unique and interesting, to which the characters get a more in-depth picture and understanding of the other, particularly regarding cultural norms in the era. That being said, I'm not entirely sure how to feel about the concept.
Overall, the story is well-written and well-narrated. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 12-02-20

Original Variation!

This was my first Aleena Ashe's book. This Pride and Prejudice Variation of Elizabeth and Darcy's story is definitely original, fun, humorous, and romantic. Siobhan Waring did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jodi J.
  • 06-02-20

Brava!! Well Done!

I rarely write reviews, but this book was so well done. It was so good and my only critisism is that I wanted more of your greatness. Please do more. You're a great talent requires more stories. More of Jane Austen or any other story . Don't over think, just write. BTW I am a published writer...only of scholastic textbooks, bit I have a few series being prepped for publication and I have read many hundreds of books. If not a published hero of fiction novels, I am at least well read. I have read the classic and modern authors. Please believe me. Just believe these words and keep writing and kick some ass! I believe In you.

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  • jstep
  • 21-01-20

Trading places...

Through Each Other's Eyes, A Pride and Prejudice variation by Aleena Ashe is an entertaining, trading places variation on Elizabeth and Darcy. Was there anything super surprising and unexpected in the telling of this tale? Not really, but that didn't take away from the simplistic enjoyment of this novella. This was a nice, easy, pleasant listen and I flew through it in one sitting.

Through Each Other's Eyes is about what happens when Darcy and Elizabeth have an encounter at a party and end up switching bodies. They learn a little more about each other, both physically and socially, than they knew before. Additionally, they get different views from their friends and family that ends up being eye-opening for them both. This is a clean listen.

Siobhan Waring did an excellent job narrating this short listen. I enjoyed her tone and cadence and felt that she brought life to the characters. I'd listen to more of her performances in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 14-01-20

Absolutely Fantastic!

Who doesn’t love to watched or read Pride and Prejudice over and over! So this is just a fantastic, fun, humorous and touching change of view of Darcy and Elizabeth
Both wish on a shooting star to know what truly is in the mind of the other and like the movie ‘Freaky Friday’ they switch places
The discomfort but delicious discoveries of intimately discovery what the other knows, feels and is treated is absolutely fantastic !
The narrator was perfect, fantastic, engaging and wonderful!
I loved this audiobook, one of the very best audiobooks I‘be listened to in awhile.

I received a free audiobook for an honest and voluntary review.

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  • Mary
  • 08-01-20

Smooth Easy Listen

Through Each Other's Eyes is a wonderful listen. There is no high drama, no major suspense, but a lot of humor.

You will be taken on a trip into the past where two people who obviously disdain one another swap places and learn what it means to take the role of another sex and on a road to deeper understanding.

The narration is very smooth and the voice could not have possibly been better! Excellent choice of narrator!

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.*

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  • Rebecca
  • 08-01-20

Lots of fun!

Short and sweet - I read this entire book in a day. It gave lots of characters happy endings and I really enjoyed this fun P&P fantasy. An entertaining guilty pleasure for fans of regency romance with a unique twist.

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  • HeatherY
  • 05-01-20

Original Variation!

This story begins as Lizzy and Darcy are at the Netherfield ball, each confused and frustrated by their dance and conversation. They take refuge in seclusion and spotting a streak in the sky, wish they could understand the other better. Their wish comes true the next morning when they wake up to find they've switched bodies.

I love Pride and Prejudice, and I love Freaky Friday. What a great idea to mash them and have Lizzy and Darcy switch places! Instead of a letter to explain Darcy's dealings with Wickham and the source of his pride, Lizzy has to witness them personally as Darcy. And Darcy learns firsthand just how desperate the Bennet girls' situation is. They're thrown together as they try to manage this strange situation, and I loved how much time they had together to develop their relationship. I feel like poor Mary is neglected usually, and I love how much page time she had here.

I had a tiny bit of trouble at first with the narration, only because I couldn't understand who was speaking. This isn't the fault of the narration at all, just the circumstances of the story. Once I got it straight, the narration pulled me right into the story and I enjoyed every minute of it. I'd definitely listen to more by this author! I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Patti
  • 10-01-20

Entertaining Switcheroo

This was a light and cute variation. Having Darcy and Elizabeth experience each others life provided great character growth and understanding in a fun way. Darcy definitely came to understand Mrs. Bennett much better. I would have preferred the author spent less time on the problems each faced with bodily functions but the rest was very good.
Siobhan Waring's narration was great. The voices she gave each character and the inflections and accents were very good. I'd listened to another Pride and Prejudice variation she'd read so I knew I would enjoy this one. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to say Elizabeth's lines in Darcy's voice and vice versa but she pulled it off.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.