• Strong Objections to the Lady

  • A Pride & Prejudice Variation
  • By: Jayne Bamber
  • Narrated by: Sarah Groarke
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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Strong Objections to the Lady

By: Jayne Bamber
Narrated by: Sarah Groarke
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Publisher's Summary

A tale of intrigue and inheritance, meddling and manipulation, sisterhood and self-improvement. 

When Lady Catherine de Bourgh learns of Mr. Darcy’s proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, her wrath sets in motion a series of events at Hunsford Parsonage, which embroil Darcy and Elizabeth in a family fracas that grows more complicated daily.

The shades of Rosings Park are soon polluted by the shocking transformation of its new mistress and her guests, as well as secrets of the past and schemes for the future.

Appearances and alliances shift amidst the chaos wrought by a well-intentioned house party, and Darcy and Elizabeth must finally face their feelings for one another despite mounting obstacles and misunderstandings of every kind.

Set chiefly in Kent and spanning the short space of just a month, this stand-alone variation begins the morning after Mr. Darcy's failed proposal at Hunsford. From there, chaos quickly erupts and the lives of three strong young women tangle together in a day-by-day journey of growth, sisterhood, and ultimately romance, in the wake of tragedy.

©2019 Jayne Bamber (P)2020 Jayne Bamber
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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Very Well Done Twist

This is my first story by Ms.Bamber, but I will be looking for more. Very lovely twists to the tale we all know and love.

A couple of comments on the narrator; a nice voice overall, but resorted to over the top affectations to distinguish one character from another. For example, Colonel Fitzwilliam spoke with a high lispy voice, not what we expect from him at all, and his mother rolled her r’s so hard there were at least 3 r’s for every 1.

The editing needed some help too with some words or sentences being repeated.

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Another lovely story by Jayne Bamber

I loved this story very much. Great Jaff really. So much intriguing and folly. Great narrator as well.

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Narrator choice of voices

Honestly I did not finish the book which is unusual for me. I got bored with the story half way through. Characters were portrayed in a way I did not like and the voices for some drove me crazy. I don't know if the narrator ment to do it but she gave some Characters lisps and other vioce pitches that just became grating to me. Also for some reason she would start whole paragraphs over again, though that may have been a glitch in the app.

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So disappointed!!

I rarely write reviews but I have to say, the narration ruined this story. I hated the voice of Fitzwilliam, he sounded like a woman who has suffered a stroke and I just had to stop listening. I was also extremely vexed by the Jane & Bingly storylines. I hope I can get a refund.

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Great story not so great narration

Well, this audiobook could have been amazing, except for the poor narrator choice. The only character that was decently narrated was Anne dB. Colonel FW was so horrible it pretty much ruined his whole storyline, sadly. It was a great story :(

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Interesting Turn of Events

I do love a long book, because I listen to them as I walk and do chores. While overall I really enjoyed this new perspective and works recommend it, it was a bit difficult to keep track of all the things that happened. I also agree with another review about the narrator who is very good in general but not in doing too many voices. The Colonel's voice threw me off the most and I kept trying to look past it. Those things aside, this was a lot of work for the author and I appreciated having something to listen to and keep me engaged for so long.

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Good Lark

A good lark of a story. Fun read. The narrator has a talent for the dramatic and for the most part well done. I could not like the voice presentation for Colonel Fitzwilliam, however. He spoke in a foppish, lispy manner, which to me is the antithesis of the manly Colonel. Every time he spoke I cringed a little. I would toss that voice for future recordings. Caroline was a female version of the same.

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  • Mrs K
  • 04-27-21

enjoyable variation

I enjoyed this story line. I wasn't sure that I would, Anne hasn't been a main character in any other book I've read and being that she has always been portrayed as a weak personality I doubted she could hold the story but I was very pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it .

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  • The HellKat
  • 11-08-22

Very intriguing story let down by narration

I have a lot of these Austen fan fics and they’re great for zero demand background whilst working… except this one! The story would probably be one of the best but the narrator is awful, far too posh and plummy, it is off putting. Luckily I haven’t come across her before ! What a shame