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I loved this. A wonderfully written retelling of Jane Austen's best. The tone, setting and use of language was delightful and very true to the original. Stevie Zimmerman was the perfect narrator, giving each character their own distinctive voice.
Once again Joana Starnes torments poor Darcy through this wonderful, sad, romantic and beautiful story! Stevie Zimmerman is a wonderful narrator, which was a pleasure to listen to.
A hint of Shakespearian in the story of suitors swapping, and yet hope for a happy ending between the right couples.
If you could sum up The Subsequent Proposal: A Tale of Pride, Prejudice & Persuasion in three words, what would they be?
Angst, misjudgement, misunderstandings
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Subsequent Proposal: A Tale of Pride, Prejudice & Persuasion?
The interactions between Darcy and Captain Wentworth are brilliant!
What about Stevie Zimmerman’s performance did you like?
Stevie Zimmerman speaks beautifully. Her pace, tone and expression is always spot on. The voices for each character are distinctive. I think her Colonel Fitzwilliam is my favourite.... although her Mrs Bennet is annoying brilliant too!
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I had so many emotional reactions to this book. I was frustrated, anxious, impatient and laughing out loud - sometimes experiencing all these things within a few minute period.
Any additional comments?
This story starts with Mr. Darcy proposing to Anne Elliott! The angst starts from almost the first sentence! Both agree to a marriage of convenience as neither believe they can marry the one they truly love. Mr Darcy makes his assumption as he does not meet with Elizabeth again following his proposal at Huntsford.
I really enjoyed so many aspects of this book but found myself frustrated that Darcy proposes to Anne without any effort to talk to Elizabeth after giving her his letter. He is sad and lonely, acting for duty and he pines. It's all very sad. Then I experienced a real conflict like I've never experienced before.... I thought Anne would actually be a good match for him. I really liked her!
I loved Darcy's interaction with Captain Wentworth, they squabble like children!
I think this is a 4.5 for me.... not my favourite book by this author, although to be honest, I'm not really sure why as I did enjoy it and liked all the characters and the lovely humour. The interaction with Darcy and Elizabeth was generally very serious and Mr Darcy was responsible for his own misery so I had less patience with him!