My Own Mr. Darcy

  • by Karey White
  • Narrated by Heidi Baker
  • 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth's life changes when Matthew Macfadyen's Mr. Darcy appears on the screen.
Lizzie falls hard and makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. This ill-advised pledge threatens to ruin any chance of finding true love. During the six intervening years, she has refused to give any interested suitors a chance. They weren't Mr. Darcy enough.
Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. That guy is Chad, a kind and thoughtful science teacher and swim coach. While she's dating Chad, her dream comes true in the form of a wealthy bookstore owner named Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. Of course she has to follow her dream. But as Elizabeth simultaneously dates a regular guy and the dazzling Mr. Dawson, she's forced to re-evaluate what it was she loved about Mr. Darcy in the first place.


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Customer Reviews

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Clean and boring.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

In about hour 2, I got sick of "he said," "I said," "she said." There are synonyms for "said," the author just didn't use any.

What could Karey White have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not drawn out the story for so long. I was stupid when I was 22/23, but c'mon... Lizzie is too indecisive. Also, instead of "said," the author could have used words like replied, exclaimed, protested, etc.

It ended too quickly.
"I wanna be with you!"
"You sure?"
YAY happy ending.

And that was it. Then it ended. What happened to them? I went through 8 hours for a quick ending? NO! Tell me what happens! Do they marry? Do their families get along? Why did he forgive her so quickly? Are they together forever? I want to know! Womp womp, no epilogue.

Which character – as performed by Heidi Baker – was your favorite?

I can't really pinpoint, Heidi Baker gave a great performace overall. Her voice made the story tolerable.

Was My Own Mr. Darcy worth the listening time?

Not really. In the third hour, I groaned when I noticed there were 5 more hours of the story. I still soldiered on.

Any additional comments?

This is a great concept. I love P&P, so this was an exciting prospective read. And then I listened to it. And I regretted it. I was looking forward to listening to a clean and wholesome romance (needed a break from the sexy books), so I'm glad this book had that going for it. I really did groan when I found out I had 5 hours left in the book. I just wanted it to end. I feel like I completed an audio marathon.

I loved Chad. Matt was a bit of a jerk, but he could have been worse. I wanted to smack Lizzie upside the head.

I'm not into interior design, but the author did a great job with these parts. Those were probably my favorite bits of the book. She desribed these parts so well, I was starting to think, "Hey, maybe this would be cool for the future." Then, I continued to be bored by the rest of the story.

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- Lolli

So Much Fun

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely. Especially my friends who enjoy Pride and Prejudice.

What about Heidi Baker’s performance did you like?

Her performance was excellent. She was the perfect Elizabeth.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to. Wish I could have

Any additional comments?

Fun romantic comedy. Would love seeing this made into a movie.

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- Kareeleemo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2013
  • Publisher: Karey White