• Remember the Past: ...Only as It Gives You Pleasure

  • By: Maria Grace
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-22-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Maria Grace
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (29 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

Elizabeth Bennet's father, Admiral Thomas Bennet, assures his daughters his retirement from His Majesty's Navy will be the start of a new life for them all. Little does he know his family's battles have only just begun.
Well connected and in possession of a good fortune, their entry into society should have been a triumph. However their long-awaited first season in London proves a disaster, and the resulting scandal sends the Bennets fleeing to the wilds of Derbyshire.
Widower Fitzwilliam Darcy, the master of Pemberley, wants for nothing, most especially not a wife. From the moment the Bennets arrive in Derbyshire, Darcy's neatly ordered life turns upside down. His sons beg to keep company with his new playmates, the young Bennet twins. His mother-in-law sets her cap for Admiral Bennet. Worst of all Darcy cannot get his mind off a certain bewitching Miss Elizabeth Bennet, but she has sworn never to let another gentleman near her heart.
Darcy's best efforts to befriend and assist the Bennet family go horribly awry, alienating first Miss Elizabeth and then her father and finally endangering what both men hold most dear. Can the two men Elizabeth loves most set aside their pride to prevent catastrophe for their families and win the love they seek?
©2014 Maria Grace (P)2015 Maria Grace
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5 out of 5 stars
By EmilyK on 05-04-15

Enjoyable rethinking of Pride and Prejudice

Klett is one of my favorite narrators. She has a beautiful voice and does a great job capturing the different characters. Her voice is soothing yet keeps you engaged.
I very much enjoyed the story. Initially, I found it confusing to have the names we associate with Pride and Prejudice connected to characters with different characteristics. My preference would have been to have this story but to use different names – it would have lessened my confusion. However, I take it that this was done to draw in fans of P and P or perhaps as some sort of fan fiction.
In any case, once I got over my initial confusion, I was engaged in this lovely story. The characters were at times amusing and charming. Just a delightful and relaxing audio!

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5 out of 5 stars
By M. Harrison on 08-11-15

Thoroughly Enjoyable

This was such I delightful P&P variation -- I have no doubt that I will listen to it again. The differences from the original only added to the charm. It was so nice not to have s book filled with Caroline Bingley's pettiness and unnecessary angst. I enjoyed Lady Catherine's manner and even found the sterner Mr. Bennett engaging.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anji Dale on 06-09-15

Definitely different takes on certain characters.

Where does Remember the Past: ...Only as It Gives You Pleasure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's in my top 10 of the JAFF audiobooks I have and I have a lot!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Strangely enough, Lady Catherine. You'll have to listen to (or read) the book to find out why!

What does Elizabeth Klett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Elizabeth Klett is the best narrator of JAFF audiobooks I've come across so far. She manages to make all of the characters distinct and does the male characters really well, which is not always easy for a female narrator. This in turn also gives the listener an insight into the characters that you might not get when just reading.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Can this be the real Lady Catherine de Bourgh?

Any additional comments?

I really enioyed listening to this audiobook. Elizabeth Klett is a masterful narrator. Maria Grace is a fantastic story teller. The two combined with a unique variation of the tale of Darcy and Elizabeth make a totally enjoyable listening experience.

This audiobook would be suitable for all audiences.

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