Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict : Jane Austen Addict

  • von Laurie Viera Rigler
  • Sprecher: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Serie: Jane Austen Addict
  • 7 Std. 19 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom, or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy? Not only is Courtney stuck in another woman's life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman. And despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute observer. But not even her love of Jane Austen has prepared Courtney for the chamber pots and filthy coaching inns of 19th-century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who must fend off suffocating chaperones, condomless seducers, and marriages of convenience. Enter the enigmatic Mr. Edgeworth, who fills Courtney's borrowed brain with confusing memories that are clearly not her own. Try as she might to control her mind and find a way home, Courtney cannot deny that she is becoming this other woman - and being this other woman is not without its advantages, especially in a looking-glass Austen world. And especially with a suitor who may not turn out to be a familiar species of philanderer after all.



"Fans of the ever-expanding inspired-by-Austen-lit garden party will find a winner here." (Publishers Weekly)


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Absolut empfehlenswert

Das Buch hat einen besonderen Ansatz, nämlich eine Zeitreise einer modernen amerikanischen Frau in das England zur Zeit von Jane Austen. Es ist eine leichte Geschichte mit komischen Aspekten und einem Happy-End. Ganz toll die Sprecherin Orlagh Cassidy, die zwischen britischem und englischen Akzent wechselt, je nachdem, ob sie die privaten Gedanken der Zeitreisenden oder ihre öffentlichen Äußerungen spricht. Sehr sehr schade, dass die Fortsetzung "Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict" nicht verfügbar ist.
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- Gisela

Brilliantly read story that could be so much more

First of all the performance is excellent and enriches the experience so much that barely felt my disappointment.
As for the story I was a bit disappointed. I like reading this fanfiction stories that confront the reader with her own romantisation of world or time that would turn into a nightmare as soon as it's real. I liked that the author seemed aware of how superior our present is in comparasion to the Regency time. But she needed a bit more research in the experience and her heroine was acting extremely odd. It might be American ignorance on Courtneys part, but if she Really read all of Austens books multipletimes how could she behave like she did. She should be aware of the consequences and she has no way back or security.
Finally I think the structure of the story works a bit in its disadvantage. The story might follows the Charles and Jane love story but the narrator is obviously only in love Wes. This makes the reader care more about Wes and not the on going story. Making the end frustrating further more the conflict is not resolved in the slightest since all confessions happen to the wrong woman. It might function better in combination with the second book but only ok on its own.
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- Hooded Crow

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.07.2007
  • Verlag: Penguin Audio