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Vanity and Vengeance: A Sequel Inspired by Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Narrated by: Penny Scott-Andrews
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Vanity and Vengeance begins 10 years after Pride and Prejudice ended: Darcy and Elizabeth are happily married, but Georgiana (his beautiful and wealthy younger sister) does not seem interested in marriage; Lady Catherine’s daughter, Anne, has completely given up on her romantic hopes; and, Elizabeth’s sister Jane (happily married to Charles Bingley) has adopted an orphaned child. It is Georgiana’s interest in a poor and unpredictable young man, and the interest she arouses in a wealthy older man, that drives the story forward. Along the way, the Darcys encounter a vengeful Frenchman, family members both deceitful and loyal, and one very determined horse. 

The story is told with a nod and a smile, extracting lines and situations from Pride and Prejudice and reimagining them in a slightly different context. Those who have never read or heard the original will not find themselves baffled, but those who have read or heard Pride and Prejudice will recognize the references and appreciate the additional layer of insider’s humor. 

Why is Vanity and Vengeance worthy of your attention? That is such a hard question. All I can say is I liked the heroines; I despised the villain; and I couldn’t wait for Wickham to get the crap kicked out of him (well, that’s a modern description of what happened - the book channels Miss Austen and does not use that kind of language). Why did I write it? That is a much easier question to answer: My mother asked me to. (She wanted to know what happened to Darcy’s little sister, Georgiana.)

©2017 Linda Marie Mako Kendrick (P)2018 Linda Marie Mako Kendrick

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  • JM Saenz
  • 06-01-19

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The narrator did great with what they given.

I liked the story but some of the characters were very wish-washy/fickle. These were adults being portrayed in the story but sometimes acted as children do or teenagers throwing tantrums. The storyline/plot in itself was okay but I didn't like several of the characters.

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