Audio Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

  • Written by: Bernie SuKate Rorick
  • Narrated by: Ashley Clements
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins 
  • ISBN13: 9781442375055
  • Release Date:06-24-14
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Genre: Contemporary 
  • Source: Publisher

  • Goodreads Summary:
  • There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries may have started as her grad student thesis, but it grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters, beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets and for Lizzie's viewers. People watched, debated, tweeted, tumblred, and suddenly Lizzie who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary. 

My Thoughts:
About two years ago, I fell in love with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on youtube. It's a modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I was addicted from the first episode. If you haven't seen them, then you really need to. Also I would recommend watching them all before you read this book or watch them along with reading the book. 

The audio book is narrated by Ashley Clements who plays Lizzie Bennet. I must say she did a fantastic job. And more importantly, her impressions of the other characters in this web series was pretty good, too. Listening to this book was great. I loved the series and I love this book.

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet is what happened when the camera wasn't rolling. And there is quite a bit. You'll get all the juicy details. And there are quite a few! This is something I'd recommend to anyone, even if they're not Austen fans, because it's awesomely entertaining,  

My Rating: