Eligible

A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice
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Product Number: Z100101754
Released: Apr 19, 2016
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ISBN: #9780307736673
Narrator/s: Cassandra Campbell
Publisher: Books on Tape
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE TIMES (UK) This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master's degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won't discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane's fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming...? And yet, first impressions can be deceiving. Praise for Eligible "Even the most ardent Austenite will soon find herself seduced."—O: The Oprah Magazine "Blissful...?ittenfeld modernizes the classic in such a stylish, witty way you'd guess even Jane Austen would be pleased."—People (book of the week) "[A] sparkling, fresh contemporary retelling."—Entertainment Weekly "[Sittenfeld] is the ideal modern-day reinterpreter. Her special skill lies not just in her clear, clean writing, but in her general amusement about the world, her arch, pithy, dropped-mike observations about behavior, character and motivation. She can spot hypocrisy, cant, self-contradiction and absurdity ten miles away. She's the one you want to leave the party with, so she can explain what really happened...? Not since Clueless, which transported Emma to Beverly Hills, has Austen been so delightedly interpreted...? Sittenfeld writes so well—her sentences are so good and her story so satisfying...? As a reader, let me just say: Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute, sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition."—Sarah Lyall, The New York Times Book Review "A clever, uproarious evolution of Austen's story."—The Denver Post "If there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen, we dare you to find it...? Sittenfeld makes an already irresistible story even more beguiling and charming."—Elle "A playful, wickedly smart retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice."—BuzzFeed "Sittenfeld is an obvious choice to re-create Jane

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Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
Series: Austen Project Series No: 4
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016

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Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
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Product Number DD23260
Released: Apr 26, 2016
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ISBN: #9780307736642
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Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
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Released: Apr 19, 2016
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Publisher: Random House
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"Austen fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this contemporary take on PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, set in Cincinnati. Narrator Cassandra Campbell's lively narration complements Sittenfeld's sharply observed and witty updates. She voices Darcy, now an accomplished, if snobby, neurosurgeon, in a dry and understated style, contrasting him beautifully with the often exasperated and indignant Liz, a magazine writer. Especially notable is Campbell's handling of party scenes, in which the five Bennet sisters and assorted other characters interact in rapid-fire dialogue. To Campbell's credit, each character remains clearly distinguishable through subtle vocal variations. Sittenfeld's retelling is smart and funny, and Campbell's performance highlights the novel's many strengths. E.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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