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This is a cute story. For Jane Austen fans, just be aware that this does not in any way mimic the Pride and Prejudice storyline. It deals with the idea of pride and misconceptions, but this is not Darcy and Elizabeth. Moving beyond that though, I did enjoy the story and these were relatively unique characters as romances go. The "love" scenes, don't go beyond making out. I'm letting people know that just as a gauge for personal preference.
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I decided to give this book a chance because it seemed a little out of the norm. After listening to this book, I know two things it will never be touched again but is wasn't horrible enough to ask for my money back. The heroine is not likeable. She is prideful to a point of stupidity and irritation. For example: You have gone to the supermarket with your coupons and have forgotten to check if you have the correct card (credit vs debit). The man behind you offers to pay for your groceries and you refuse. You demand that the cashier set aside your food so you can return with your almost maxed out credit card to pay for it or return it all while your nieces are screaming about how hungry they are and you don't have any food in the house you walk away from free groceries. Then when the man realizes that it's his neighbor buys the food for her and she still refuses to take it citing that she has gone back to the store to buy the groceries herself. That is not logical pride or not kids gotta eat. Her pride is apparently sexist. She will allow the female neighbor to do things for her but she won't allow the male neighbor to do. All through the book she does these irrational prideful things. For the male characters part he keeps trying to help her because she obviously needs it and she keep throwing it back in his face. Maybe the narrator didn't use the correct tone for the male character in the beginning of the book when he was being judgmental because he sounded reasonable throughout the book. There is pride and there is cutting off your nose to spite your face and if your that prideful how can anyone be around long enough to see through the foolishness. I just wanted to shake her, I made it through the book.
The narrator doesn't show much emotion. I secretly think that she thought that the heroine was ridiculous as well and didn't put her all into this book. There is slight discernment between the male and female voices. The bottom line is that if you want to your listening audience to feel the prejudice or the pride you have to emote and that's what good narrators do make you feel the words. The male character really didn't have any emotions that were felt until the author told you later what he felt and by then it's too late.
This book will go on my short list of never listen to again because it's just to painful. Not worth the credit or the money period.
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