Austenland

Austenland

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Predjudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
Publisher: [United States]: Macmillan Audio , 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427201423
1427201420
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
eAudio
Characteristics: data file
digital,digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Kellgren, Katherine
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tliddiard
Feb 19, 2017

This was a light, easy read. I liked that it was clean and uncomplicated - a good "beach read," I finished it in a day!

mmg2681 Oct 14, 2013

A very light, funny, romantic book. I'm looking forward to the movie coming out at the end of the year. But this definitely hit the spot until then.

123456golfer Apr 18, 2012

please renew

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Kirb
Dec 06, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed the story. Light hearted and romantic. Loved how the author wrapped it up.

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Phoebe_2
Jul 21, 2010

I enjoyed listening to this, you hear quite a few different english accents.

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crystal_dark Aug 01, 2012

“I'm not hopeless, that's the problem. I'm too hopeful, if anything ... I'm so thick-headed it's taken me this long to give up on men, but I can't give up completely, you know? So I ... I channel all my hope into an idea, to someone who can't reject me because he isn't real!”
― Shannon Hale, Austenland

crystal_dark Aug 01, 2012

“He had a dashing smile. It nearly dashed right off his face.”
― Shannon Hale, Austenland

crystal_dark Aug 01, 2012

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a thirty-something woman in possession of a satisfying career and fabulous hairdo must be in want of very little”
― Shannon Hale, Austenland

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crystal_dark Aug 01, 2012

Austenland #1 - Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined. Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen;or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them. It's all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own? (From Goodreads)

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lisastitch
Apr 07, 2011

Lightweight romance. Having the setting be a an Austen-recreation resort was an interesting twist.

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