Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

  • by Amanda Grange
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Jasicki
  • 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Amanda Grange's style and wit bring readers back to Jane Austen's timeless storytelling, but always from a very unique and unusual perspective. And now Grange is back with an exciting and completely new take on Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking listen. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen's beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness, and immortal love.

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Not in the tradition of Jane

The clever repartee and wit of Austen, as well as plot progression, suspense, character development, etc. do not appear in this cliched "story" where Elizabeth's reaction to attack is a letter to Jane, repeated descriptions of getting in and out of a gondola epitomize the descriptive prose, Mr. Darcy alternates between hungry and...hungry, and the book is in its final endless hours when Elizabeth suddenly realizes something it horribly, horribly wrong (time for another letter). Concept is great, execution drivel. The narrator was also agonizingly slow, especially the first half.
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- emmy

Pretty Dreadful

I've come to avoid books -- even books I have read and enjoyed -- narrated by particular readers I have heard and consistently failed to enjoy, though none of them were completely unlistenable.

This is completely unlistenable. The narrator's plodding monotone is so utterly disengaging that I could hardly believe those who produced the recording allowed it to continue. I could not get through fifteen minutes before I gave it up as a bad job.

Unfortunately, what I heard in those fifteen minutes hardly deserved better. The text reads like one of the worst varieties of fanfiction, wherein the author liberally recycles dialogue from Austen in an attempt to recall her characters while totally missing her characterizations. The pretentious spelling of "Vampyre" should have been a warning.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was fantatistic; this was not. It's possible this gets better as it goes along, but the beginning is too off-putting to continue.



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- Cami S.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios