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When Duty Calls

A Pride & Prejudice Variation
Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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Summary

The Netherfield ball brings about many changes for the population of Meryton, and more so for the female residents of Longbourn. 

Mr. Bingley’s departure leaves the eldest Jane Bennet heartbroken, whilst Mr. Collins’s proposal induces Miss Elizabeth to make a hasty escape. During her flight, she happens upon Mr. Darcy, a gentleman she despises. A moment of solitude in the woods leads to rather improper behavior, and the couple departs with the promise they will tell no one about their minor indiscretion. 

When their secret is finally uncovered, marriage becomes the only solution to saving Elizabeth from social disgrace. Her other grudges against Mr. Darcy are amplified by resentment and the prospect of spending her life with a man she can never respect.

Nonetheless, the marriage takes place, forcing the young couple to deal with their pride and prejudices as husband and wife. But will they succeed in overcoming lies, misunderstandings, and their own errors to finally find love?

Note: Originally posted online, almost 20 years ago, this regency tale of redemption narrates the struggles of two people, their differences, and their rocky start.

©2020 Belén Paccagnella (P)2020 Belén Paccagnella

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  • JM Saenz
  • 31-05-20

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Performance by Ms Stevie Zimmerman was as always quite engaging. Not jnowing the author, I actually bought this book because Ms Stevie Zimmerman is one of my favorite narrators. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I enjoyed the book with one caveat. The tension between ODC was left going a little too long with neither wanting to speak out. I am glad both grew in character gradually and in their feelings for each other. ⭐⭐⭐ & 1/2

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  • Fabulous Mrs B
  • 29-10-20

Read many times.

Great book. I have read it many times. Even before it came out as a book. I read it on a fan fiction website. Now I have listened to it as well. Very good read.

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  • KateB
  • 14-07-20

Good story

I like forced marriage scenarios and it was a good one. It is well written and a plot is interesting. I felt sorry for both Darcy and Elizabeth that their marriage came about at the worst possible moment, with Elizabeth still disliking Mr. Darcy. I prefer Elizabeth being more mature and willing to use her intelligence in drawing conclusions about both Wickham and Darcy which prolonged their misunderstandings. But Darcy’s behavior didn’t help either. There’s a HEA at the end. Stevie Zimmerman’s narration gave voice to all strong emotions which ODC felt. I always like her Mr. Darcy’s voice and supporting characters such as Lady Catherine and Mr. Collins. Highly recommended