Monday, 12 October 2020

Carole's Monday

 


Author: 
Nicole Clarkston
Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman
Title: Rumours & Recklessness
Genre: P&P Variation, Historical Romance
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 462 
Published:  October 13th 2015
Where I got It: My shelf (Audible)


Summary: Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate. Finally confronted with a woman who ignites all his hopes , he agonizes over the cruel trick of fate which placed her in a situation beneath his notice. The morning after the Netherfield ball, he resolves to put as much distance between himself and her as possible.

That very morning, however, Elizabeth's future is jeopardized by her father's untimely accident. With Mr Bennet unconscious and surrounded by concerned neighbors, Mr Collins presses his suit. Elizabeth's mother frantically demands her acceptance to secure the familiy's welfare. With so many witnesses to his proposal and everyone expecting her to make a practical choice, Elizabeth's reputation hangs in the balance.

Without her father to defend her refusal of Mr Collins, there is no one to speak up for her... except the last man in the world she would ever marry.

Review:
I am so sad to Audible Escape is going away. I've enjoyed it so much!!! I hurried up and got this done since it was the last one I have on my shelf. 

It is the morning after the Netherfield ball and Darcy can't get his mind off Elizabeth so he takes an early ride. That same morning Mr Bennet has a bad accident. All the neighbors come by to help and give support to the Bennet family. Mr Collins decides this is the perfect time to press his suit and ask for her hand in marriage. Without her father there to defend her refusal of Mr Collins, there is is no one to speak up for her...except for Mr. Darcy. 

What a fun twist around of the plot!! Darn that Mr Collins...he is a snake for sure. Mr Bennet is barely hanging on for his life and you're going to try and corner poor Lizzie? What a cad. Good thing Darcy was there to intervene. 

Sure....I understand why Lizzie was mad because Darcy flat out lied and said they were already promised to each other. Yes, yes. I would be mad too, but she really held onto that anger for so long. Let it go...it was either Collins or Darcy.....at least you got the good one!

Wickham was certainly more wicked than normal and I loved it.

Caroline was more bitchy than normal...and it worked. She does come around (no spoiler here) and I hope she finds a man to take her on. 

Lydia and Kitty were dumber and more wicked than normal. They needed a good shake. 

And the surprise and twist had me with my mouth agape. Did NOT expect to see that coming. 

I love this narrator. I listened to her previously and she is good. She does a good job and tries to give everyone a different voice. I want to listen to more by her!

Overall, I really enjoyed this. That twist at the end got me! If you are looking for a pretty good P&P, I suggest this one. I'll give this 5 stars. 













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