Yuletide: A Jane Austen Inspired Collection of Stories Audiobook (Review)

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Reviews | 12 comments

Review of: Yuletide: A Jane Austen Inspired Collection of Stories
Audiobook:
Joana Starnes, Caitlin Williams, Elizabeth Adams, J. Marie Croft, Anngela Schroeder, Lona Manning, Amy D'orazio

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On November 14, 2019
Last modified:November 14, 2019

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Yuletide: A Jane Austen-Collection of Stories Audiobook

By: Joana Starnes, Caitlin Williams, Elizabeth Adams, J. Marier Croft, Anngela Schroeder, Lona Manning, Amy D’orazio

Narrated by: Harry Frost

Published by The Quill Ink, LLC  10/28/2019

Yuletide- A Jane Austen-Inspired Collection of Stories Audiobook

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The Quill Collective #4

5 hrs and 50 mins

Genre: Historical/Contemporary Romance

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Yuletide: A Jane Austen Inspired Collection of Stories Audiobook

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What could be more deliciously, heartwarming than a collection of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice-inspired stories set around the Christmas holiday? Seven authors give us an engaging variety of stories from historical to modern, variation to sequel, and a bit of holiday magic to bring a cozy feeling and smile to reader’s faces. And, it was sheer delight to have the fabulous Harry Frost doing the narration work.

The first story asks ‘What if Darcy returns to Netherfield, the weather keeps him stranded, and he spends that fateful Christmas with the Bennets instead of in London? Snowed in situation might help untangle a few misunderstandings.

Then, we fast forward a decade to visit Pemberley at Christmas for a reunion as witnessed from sweet Georgiana’s point of view. Georgie has her own special surprise to share with her husband against the backdrop of heartwarming tradition and extended family antics.

A modern story with a magical wishing ornament shows Darcy a future happiness that he never knew to wish for and wants beyond anything now. It aids him getting past that unsuccessful first meet and the inevitable misunderstandings.

A sequel story has Darcy and Elizabeth visiting Rosings over the holidays and Elizabeth determinedly sets out to make Anne De Bourgh a friend to surprising results. Their love is stronger than ever.

A romantic comedy for a modern Darcy and Elizabeth during a New England snow storm involving a Homespun gift, a quirky family, and much laughter. This modern Darcy Scrooge learns the meaning of Christmas and love.

Jane and Lizzy have a Yorkshire Christmas visit they will not soon forget when they encounter a certain Colonel Fitzwilliam who gives Lizzy perspective on her perceived wrongs from Mr. Darcy. A matchmaking twinkle-eyed Colonel was just the thing.

Oh my, the hijinks ensue when the relatives come for a Pemberley Christmas and Elizabeth discovers that Darcy might have one or two family embarrassments of his own. This family Christmas bring interesting results.

Generally, I enjoy some over others when it comes to anthology collections, but that was not the case here. Each story was fabulous in its own unique way. I smiled, laughed, and felt my heart flutter and felt the spirit of Christmas through and through. I do believe there will be a little something for everyone who enjoys holiday romance inspired by a classic.

Yuletide: A Jane Austen Inspired Collection of Stories Audiobook Narration

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This was not my first encounter with Harry Frost’s work. He has great versatility with historical and modern time, gender, age, class, and accents. He caught the tone so well of each story whether humor or drama. I would definitely listen to more of his work.

Christina BoydChristina Boyd wears many hats as she is a great reader, an editor at The Quill Ink, a contributor to Austenprose, and a ceramicist. A life member of Jane Austen Society of North America, Christina lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her dear Mr. B, two busy teenagers, and a retriever named BiBi. Visiting Jane Austen’s England was made possible by actor Henry Cavill when she won the Omaze experience to meet him in the spring of 2017 on the London Eye. True story.

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Harry FrostHarry Frost is a 28-year-old writer and voice actor living in Leicestershire, England. He enjoys literature, and is passionate about the audiobook medium as a way to revitalise a tradition of performance storytelling.

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My thanks to the editor for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Sophia Rose
Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

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  1. “He has great versatility with historical and modern time, gender, age, class, and accents. He caught the tone so well of each story whether humor or drama.” I totally agree! We were lucky to contract him for another audiobook.

    Thank you for you lovely review! So glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Ohhh this is interesting. I love P & P retellings and even more so about the Darcys after P & P.

  3. Ah yes a few of your favorite things Sophia Rose Thanks for sharing. I’m reading an Austen inspired contemporary right now. Yes Me 🙂

  4. Ohhhh JA xmas, was is there not to love

  5. What a fun idea! So glad you enjoyed it!

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