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I enjoyed this well written variation of Darcy and Elizabeth's story that begins when they first meet in Kent, while Elizabeth is visiting the Collins's. Pam Dixon keeps the characters true to canon. Pearl Hewitt's narration brings the characters and story to life. Each character's voice is distinct which makes the story so easy to listen to and she brings out their emotions perfectly. This is an enjoyable story and Pearl Hewitt's narration makes it enjoyable to listen to. I highly recommend the audio version of this story.
In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Lizzy and Darcy first meet while Lizzy is visiting the Collins at Kent. Without Darcy's haughty manner at the Meryton assembly and his intervention in Bingley and Jane's romance, it seems at first like they might be friends. But Lizzy makes the mistake of mentioning the other Derbyshire gentleman she knows to Mr. Darcy. His immediate abhorrence of Mr. Wickham makes her dislike Mr. Darcy. But he seems determined to spend time in her company.
This was an interesting variation that put most of the action at Rosings, there is more of Lady Catherine and very little of the Bennet family and the Bingleys. I loved Lizzy and Darcy's meetings over the pianoforte, it was such a cozy picture. It did stick in my throat to see Lizzy cling to her admiration for Mr. Wickham over the advice of everyone. But it does make sense if you compare it to her determined dislike of Mr. Darcy in the original Pride and Prejudice. This was a sweet variation that I'll be listening to again.
The narration is wonderful, Pearl Hewitt has a pleasant voice and the perfect accent for the book. She performs speaking voices for the characters and it was a great performance as usual.