Thursday 14 April 2022

Audio: Being Mary Bennet

Narrated by: Sarah Beth Pfeifer

Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins

Release date: 03-15-22

Publisher: HarperTeen

YA fiction romance

to review

Mary is not the most likable Bennet, and Marnie really is a Mary in the beginning. She is not very likable. Until she realises that she is Mary Bennet! And who wants to be Mary!? So she decides to try ger best and become someone else.

She has sisters that equals the Bennet sisters and she is jealous of them, she is also the one overlooked. And now she is competing for an award that her older sister once won. It is not taking out the best in her. Her father is always busy, her sisters have each other, her mother only wants high society.

Luckily for Marnie her roommate Adhira does not give up on her, and at times she sure do not deserve a friend like that. She also has a crush on a friend of the family (a total asshat, it takes her a LONG time to see that.) But she will also meet someone nice, (even if it takes a long time for things to happen). But then this book is about Marnie finding herself and grabbing life by both hands.

I enjoyed it. It was so much more, it even got dark and sad. And lessons will be learned and she will have this epic stand off at one time.

Good narration. She could take the high and low times in Marnie's life. It was my first time listening to an audiobook by Sarah beth Pfeifer, and I would listen to her again.

A less acknowledged truth is that Mary Bennet might be a better fit. For Marnie Barnes, realizing she’s a Mary Bennet is devastating. But she’s determined to reinvent herself, so she enlists the help of her bubby roommate and opens up to the world. 

And between new friends, a very cute boy, and a rescue pup named Sir Pat, Marnie finds herself on a path to becoming a new person entirely. But she’s no Lizzy, or even Mary - instead, she’s someone even better: just plain Marnie.


  1. Replies
    1. Bookworm wants to become more, meets cute guy in the end

  2. This sounds interesting! I am glad that you enjoyed this narrator.

  3. Hmm great review and I'll keep this one in mind. Yes no one would want to be Mary Bennett. Bless her!

  4. Still haven't read the original and I can't seem to remember her other than the name from the various movies.

    Glad you ended up liking it!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  5. I always felt bad for Mary.

  6. I've seen this one before and wanted to read it. I'd like to see Mary as a likable character!



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