Rumours & Recklessness

  • by Nicole Clarkston
  • Narrated by Stevie Zimmerman
  • 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate. Finally confronted with a woman who ignites all his hopes, he agonizes over the cruel trick of fate which placed her in a situation beneath his notice. The morning after the Netherfield ball, he resolves to put as much distance between himself and her as possible.
That very morning, however, Elizabeth's future is jeopardized by her father's untimely accident. With Mr. Bennet unconscious and surrounded by concerned neighbors, Mr. Collins presses his suit. Elizabeth's mother frantically demands her acceptance to secure the family's welfare. With so many witnesses to his proposal and everyone expecting her to make a practical choice, Elizabeth's reputation hangs in the balance.
Without her father to defend her refusal of Mr. Collins, there is no one to speak up for her...except the last man in the world she would ever marry.


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Customer Reviews

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I loved this book. It was new to me. And I really enjoyed the narrator's way of telling. It felt like I was part of it. If you like Jane Austen fanfic and what if stories this is a book I highly recommend.
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- Fabulous Mrs B

A rare Austen spin off worthy of Jane

Where does Rumours & Recklessness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best. Well written, fun, interesting, and superbly read by Stevie Zimmerman.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ordinarily I would say Lizzie of course who is even spunkier in this telling than in the original. But listening to the audiobook there are so many fun characterizations it's really hard to choose.

Have you listened to any of Stevie Zimmerman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Many of hers to the extent that I now seek them out. This is one of her best because of her command of the different characters, types and accents.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not an extreme reaction but I was surprised how quickly and easily the quite long book went. Well worth the listen.

Any additional comments?

If you are a Jane Austen purist you will find much to admire in this retelling. You might wonder why the story needs retelling at all, and it doesn't really, but unlike some spinoffs this one feels really authentic and respectful without being posed or old fashioned in its writing. It's just a different perspective on some beloved characters.

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- Maya

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2016
  • Publisher: Nicole Clarkston