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Too many times, too often that is, a retelling of Pride and Prejudice becomes nothing more than a sordid romance novel, with kissing and fondling and make-out sessions...but not here. Here, what you get is an actual retelling, a different, alternate ending. How refreshing.
That is not to say there are not portions of the book dealing with affections, hands being pressed and the sort..this retelling is just much more true to the original than those others. The characters are not changed, they are simply there, and feel like those in the original.
If you liked the original, this one will allow you to revisit the Bennet household once more, and feel at home for a bit. Recommended.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
This gives a very believable alternative to P&P. Here, with Elizabeth deciding to say yes after the first proposal we see our favorite couple run into the obstacles we already know (how Darcy acts towards her family and society, Elizabeth's previous opinions of Darcy, Wickham, Bingley) and we actually get to see (hear) the conversations that help them work through this and eventually help Lizzy realize what we all know...Darcy is the ideal man!
The narration is also done quite well, with none of the characters being ruined by a weird voice. I definitely recommend this listen, though if you are looking for ::cough cough:: indecent scenes, you're looking at the wrong book (in my opinion, thank goodness).
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Would you listen to Unequal Affections again? Why?
Read it yes, listen to it no unless read by somebody else.
What other book might you compare Unequal Affections to, and why?
Fidelity and Affection. Loved that book.
Any additional comments?
The reader sounds too harsh. No real sentiment or passion put into the different characters. At times it was even robotical. I nearly quit the book because of her performance.
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What is the point of trying to re write Jane Austen? Nothing is added either to narrative or technique & merely shows substantial mediocrity. Fine as a training exercise, unsuccessfull as a piece of literature. The narrator is tedious in tone & irritating in misuse of stress which detracts from meaning.
Afraid this one had to go back.