Thursday, June 5, 2014

0 Audio Book Review: Most Truly

Title: Most Truly 
Author: Reina M. Williams
Narrator: Kate Sample
Length: 2 hours 56 minutes
Published: 3-25-14
ASIN: B00H07FW5E
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: From Author




Goodreads Summary:

Colonel James Fitzwilliam is home. The war has left him weary, battle-scarred - and a free man of fortune ready to find a wife. He travels to Pemberley, his second home. There he meets Kitty Bennet. Her unexpected charms soon have him questioning his familial duty and his expectations. A fight looms on the horizon when his aunt - Lady Catherine de Bourgh - and his parents arrive with their own plans for his future.

Kitty Bennet has found happiness. At Pemberley, she has improved herself and formed true friendships with her sister Lizzy and Georgiana Darcy. Kitty is captivated by the gentlemanly Colonel Fitzwilliam. But she will not be silly over a redcoat again, and she will not risk her happiness - or his family’s displeasure - for his attentions. Colonel Fitzwilliam, Darcy, Lizzy, and Georgiana have their say, and Kitty learns a new lesson - love will find you at Pemberley.


My thoughts on the audio:
Kate Sample did a pretty good job. She has a pleasant voice. My only problem with her reading is that she read each sentence with the same cadence or inflections as the previous sentence. I could predict with accuracy when the lilt of her voice would change. This was only a minor problem. I suspect the more experience she gets as a narrator the better she'll become and this issue will clear itself up. 

My thoughts on the story: 
Do you remember Kitty Bennett? She's one of Elizabeth's silly, younger sisters, and she had a thing for men in uniform. In Most Truly, we get to catch up with Kitty and watch her fall in love. Kitty has been under the influence of Jane, Elizabeth, and Georgiana. So she's not as silly as she once was. She's now reached the age where she could start husband hunting--she doesn't have to go far.

Colonel Fitzwilliam is one of Pride and Prejudice's noble characters. If you recall, he's taken with Elizabeth, but he must marry someone with money. However times have changed. Col. Fitzwilliam has made some money from the war, so he doesn't have to be as choosy as he once was. And none other than Kitty Bennett has caught his eye.

I've read a few P&P retellings/continuations and most of them have Col. Fitzwilliam and Georgiana getting together. I was pleasantly surprised on this new coupling. I did like the characters' chemistry. They're both a little shy and filled with self doubt. I like how the author made Kitty more mature without losing all her playfulness. 

I would have loved for this novella to be turned into a full-length novel. I think that the story could have used more detail. However, it's still a very enjoyable story. I look forward to reading more by this author.
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