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I realise I should have read the Amazon reviews before I bought this audiobook as all of the ones I've just glanced at say exactly what I feel about this book. Unfortunately, in the audiobook version we also have to grit our teeth through the narration. There seems to be a current trend for narrators to half whisper the words adding totally meaningless stresses to at least one word in every sentence as if to create a sense of suspense or drama. It doesn't work. If that is a trend you have also noticed and it irritates you, I'm afraid this narrator is to be avoided.
I'm only a third of the way though this book but I already feel myself struggling on to see how it turns out. I don't think the denouement will be a surprise.
As for the Austen characters, they seem to relate so little to the original it feels more like laziness on the part of the author who couldn't be bothered to invent a back story for new characters. Such a shame.
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I really enjoyed this book, I'd watched the television adaptation and enjoyed that so thought I'd give this a go. Very well read and the story provides you with a little dip back into the world of Pemberley and the Darcy's but has that twist with it being a murder mystery. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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I was often stoped by the simplicity of the writing but still glued to the book and entertained with the adaptation of the characters lives and circumstances the Sutton has crafted.
I was astounded to hear the author was 90 years old when taking on the assignment to begin merging his two loves crime fiction and Austins works.
this is a must read for a Austin fan.
I saw the television production and really enjoyed it but thought this audiobook was pretty ghastly. Did not like the narration at all - I will avoid her in the future. I think that was what really put me off the whole thing. As a previous reviewer said, the characters seemed to bear no resemblance to those fabulous ones in Pride & Prejudice - insipid and dull. Really struggled to get through it, although it was a good sedative.