• Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife

  • Pride and Prejudice Continues
  • By: Linda Berdoll
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 28 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (727 ratings)

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Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife

By: Linda Berdoll
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
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Publisher's Summary

Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy - beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken - a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines.

And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy - tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife.

Their passion is consuming and idyllic - essentially, they can’t keep their hands off each other - through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.

Hold on to your bonnets! This sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant, and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice goes far beyond Jane Austen.

©2004 Linda Berdoll (P)2007 Random House Audio

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Great Listen...but not for everyone!

I am an Austen lover and have dreamed of what happened after the wedding. While this book is not written in true Austen stlye and contains a great deal of bedroom activity. If you enjoy Eloisa James and Lisa Kleypas this book is for you! If you want a pruddish version...not so much. There are several story lines that I disagree with and think are not true to the characters (namely Bingley and Jane) but to each his own. I enjoyed it and will definitely pick it up again in the future. Please...if you are going to review this title read all the way through first.

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Interesting

I love Pride & Prejudice. I found this "continuation" interesting and enjoyable. There are some twists and turns that I never saw coming with many of the characters. Some I really liked and some I still find hard to believe but I still enjoyed the book. I would recommend for anyone who likes "what if" stories. I do. Also, Rosalyn Landor is exceptional as usual - you can't go wrong with her reading.

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Do I Hear Mini Series???

Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues by Linda Berdoll was a complete delight! Written in an Austen-ish style, with a touch of LIsa Kleypas spice. I would strongly recommend this listening experience.
Rosalyn Landor delivers a masterful performance, as fans have come to expect from her.
This novel would make a wonderful mini-series, as I believe that it would be greatly welcomed by Austen fans.
Definitely credit worthy!!! Enjoy...

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Perfect!

At the end of Pride and Prejudice, we're hopeful that Mr. Darcy will be kind and attentive, and Elizabeth will be happy. I, for one, worried that she would live a life of misunderstandings and loneliness. Heavy sigh.

Written in perfect Austenian style, this "sequel" to P+P is more than one could have hoped, as we enjoy much more time with the kind, loving side of Mr. Darcy. Don't get me wrong, he is still pompous and arrogant (and murderous?!), but Jane helps him make his way. As Ms. Austen would have provided, there is plenty of misunderstanding and reason for vexation, but Linda Berdoll sees to it that the characters resolve these quickly and usually with a passionate time of making up!

The story has many plot twists. While enjoying life at Pemberley, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth play their roles in the often surprising and sometimes amusing, unfolding of the lives of Austen's fabulous cast of characters. None are forgotten. If you want to know what happens next for Jane and Mr. Bingley, Lydia and Wickham, Georgiana, Mr. Collins, and some new characters, LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!

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Love, love, loved it...

If you could sum up Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife in three words, what would they be?

Loved it so much. I read (listened to) it again. It's the kind of story you don't mind standing in the slowest of grocery lines. It kept my patience at bay. It had love, passion, suspence, drama everything a good book should have, and i loved it.

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Darcy's and Elizbeth's love continued..

If you could sum up Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife in three words, what would they be?

Read my Imagination

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elizabeth as she is still very strong and her personality remained true to the original character.

Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Any additional comments?

This may be a little more edgy compared to the original book but if you've always wondered what ever happened to Elizabeth and Darcy this book is probably one of the best that captures your imagination and makes you believe in the story. I've read quite a number of these continuation stories and this one is by far the best one. I didn't much care for Jane and Bingley's story line though, but other than that this is a great book and very entertaining.

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I don't understand the positive reviews.

While there may have been a "happy ending" the rest of what occurs from Chapter 1 to Chapter 93 is mostly fluff. There were times that I laughed out loud, but that was more about the idiotic wording and crass sex education from Mrs. Wickham. There were so many subplots that were questionable. There were times that I actually shook from some of it. That is a bit much, I understand. But, I don't think that Jane Austen would have ever taken the various characters in these directions. Nor do I think that she could ever have imagined anyone changing them to the point where if it were not for the names- you would never think it was in anyway tied to P&P. My daughter would occasionally witness my reaction and would keep asking why I kept listening. I WANTED to finish it. I kept thinking that it would get better. It would get better and then the next pile of dung would be thrown out. I understand that life is hard and a book with everyone happy, wealthy and wise can be boring. You want to give the characters difficulty? Fine. But, there was so much unnecessary twists & turns that there were a good 80 or so chapters that could have been done away with. This was a WASTE of time that I will never get back.

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WOW!

Would you listen to Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife again? Why?

Yes and I have! I love the interaction between Darcy and Elizabeth (HOT!). The book gave you a more in-depth look into Darcy's personality.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife?

BOOTS! I could not believe Darcy never put two and two together. I must mention that "having sex while pregnant will scare the baby" was hilarious! Only Jane

What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

Yes. Very nice job.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Both dealing with their own tragedies/depressions but was still able to find each which took their love to deeper levels.

Any additional comments?

Towards the end, the story got a bit long but overall I enjoyed every minute of it. I would recommend this to anyone. (Over the age of 18)

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Excellent continuation of a favorite

I love Pride and Prejudice and felt this was an excellent continuation of the stories. I especailly loved Elizabeth and Darcy's passionate relationship throughout the book.

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Loved it!

I really enjoyed this book a lot. It is a lot of fun and that's really what I wanted. There are some books that are great "literature" and then there are just some books that are great fun. This one falls into the latter category for sure. It is NOT going to be for everyone but if you go in prepared for the style of the book then you should be fine. It is NOT written in the style of pride and prejudice and is more of a "trashy romance" in many ways. BUT...the characters in my opinion stay true to who they were in the original...you just learn more about them and that makes them more real to me. I love seeing my favorite couple so happy and who WOULDN'T want such a happy marriage? I loved everything about this book and I hope that the next two books are recorded and become available on audible too.

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