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3.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 53.28 out of 5 3.28 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie Viera Rigler Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781400182497
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Laurie Viera Rigler's nationally bestselling debut novel, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, took twenty-first-century free spirit Courtney Stone into the social confines of Jane Austen's era. Now, Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict tells the parallel story of Jane Mansfield, a gentleman's daughter from Regency England who inexplicably awakens in Courtney's overly wired and morally confused modern L.A. life. For Jane, the modern world is not wholly disagreeable. She relishes the privacy, independence, even the power to earn her own money. But how is she to fathom her employer's incomprehensible dictates about "syncing a BlackBerry"? How can she navigate a world in which flirting and kissing and even the sexual act itself raise no matrimonial expectations? Even more bewildering is the friend named Wes, who is as attractive and confusing to Jane as the man who broke her heart back home. It's enough to make her wonder if she would be better off in her own time, where at least the rules are clear-that is, if returning is even an option. Download and start listening now!

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  • Kate Reading's pitch and accent are spot-on as Jane's cultivated British internal voice.... Reading also shifts smoothly from Jane's thoughts to Courtney's actual L.A. American speaking voice. AudioFile

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gingub Gravette | 2/20/2014

    " can't wait - already pre-ordered "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey (I'm A Book Shark) | 2/12/2014

    " Cute book. If you read the first one you know what is going to happen overall. It's more interesting than the first one because she has no way of knowing the inventions and differences of the future like Courtney did with the past. The journey is captivating in a way. She's so funny with things we all take for granted, like freedom, phones, cars, and independence. A funny take on a Jane Austen-inspired tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janel | 2/7/2014

    " I loved every minute of this book and it was a perfect, satisfying sequel to "Confessions..." It made me look at my own world through new eyes and I loved the philosophies of being in the now and awaking to the world around you. I enjoyed the first book and this one equally as much. Refreshing and different. I wasn't sure how things would end up but was left fully happy with the conclusion. This story is fun, romantic, empowering, and dreamy. I wish there were more books for me to read by this author, but this is it, for now. Guess it's time to read some of the real Jane Austin..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 1/24/2014

    " Easy read, even predictable but lots of fun!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/16/2014

    " I bought this book even though I didn't really like the 1st part (confessions of a Jane Austen Addict) and I'm so glad I did; I really liked it and I recommend it to any Jane Austen Addict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 1/14/2014

    " loved this book. A great heroine of a character thrown from 18th century life to 21st century life after an accident. The Jane Austen theme running through made it entertaining , funny and sometimes sad. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Kuder | 12/30/2013

    " I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! It was humorous and fun without being crude and I'm just beginning my literary adventure into the world of Jane Austen and I can see why people are crazy about her novels! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elyse Rudin | 12/21/2013

    " A woman from 19th century England inhabits the body of a 32 yr old woman from 21st century Los Angeles. Loved the first book in which the opposite happened. I also enjoy this one. Fun, light reading. I would actually give it 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 12/21/2013

    " This was some light reading to keep me in spirits while my hubby is gone. I found it very diverting. The transmigration of souls seemed a bit much for this Jane-ite, but that is of no consequence. Definitely worth the perusal of any Jane Austen Addict! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa | 12/16/2013

    " I read these backwards. I didn't realize it was a sequel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebekah | 12/4/2013

    " Creepy end is creepy. She married a guy even though she knew he didn't understand that she is a totally different woman in the body of the woman he loved. Weird. And, as aforementioned: creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 11/30/2013

    " The sequel is better than the first, but it's still a little too predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 10/1/2013

    " What happens when a gentleman's daughter from 1813 awakens in another woman's body in 2009 L.A.? It's a whole new 21st century world for this 19th century Austen Addict. Light and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mundi | 9/7/2013

    " A fun, quick read - a perfect piece of "brain candy" for fans of Austen and chick-lit. Now I will have to read the first book, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 8/15/2013

    " The other half of the story. Entertaining, quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lacey | 6/17/2013

    " Fluff read. And not my favorite. But not terribly awful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Lee | 1/6/2013

    " This is a lot funnier than the first book, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carfig | 9/10/2012

    " Absolutely delightful. Rigler gets it pitch-perfect--what would happen if one of Austen's heroines landed in modern times? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Rochelle | 8/14/2012

    " Cute book...but I found myself skimming it instead of reading it. Maybe I should read The Pillars of the Earth again, that's what pulled me out of my reading funk last time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 9/17/2011

    " Even better than the first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody | 8/13/2011

    " I really enjoyed this, but was a little disappointed in the ending. Maybe if I had read the first book before this one, I would have liked it better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 magicsunset | 7/22/2011

    " you should in any case read both books, i really liked the idea, the setting and it was witty and a delightful reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ange | 7/3/2011

    " It really was too silly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Jo Atwood | 6/21/2011

    " I think she was trying a little to hard on this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaun | 4/28/2011

    " I found myself laughing a lot with this one! I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it, especially Jane's view of modern society. I really thought that it was a really great treat to read and went so well with the first book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 4/8/2011

    " Much better than the 1st book! :) Left me feeling hopeful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alysia | 4/7/2011

    " It was ok-- cute story. I didn't care for the writing style. Also, the story may have made more sense if I read the other book by the author first. (Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict.) Not sure I will read the first one now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 4/7/2011

    " Viewed from the regency character, we see the other half of the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 4/6/2011

    " This was some light reading to keep me in spirits while my hubby is gone. I found it very diverting. The transmigration of souls seemed a bit much for this Jane-ite, but that is of no consequence. Definitely worth the perusal of any Jane Austen Addict! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ghislaine | 4/4/2011

    " Read the first book. Forget about this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Tolbert | 3/29/2011

    " This is a cute sequel to Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict in which Regency woman, Jane Mansfield, wakes up in the body of 21st century L.A. girl, Courtney Stone. This provided a lot of insight into Regency society etiquette as Jane adjusts to modern life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 3/18/2011

    " Not great. Entertaining premise but badly executed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 3/14/2011

    " so this one was the opposite story from the first one, Jane Mansfield from 1800-something, wakes up in the body of Courtney Stone, in modern day Los Angeles....Culture shock to say the least! I really enjoyed this one as much as the first one! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/10/2011

    " This was an awful book, especially when describing a tv as a glass book with tiny people trapped in it! It does not get any worse than this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 3/3/2011

    " loved this book. A great heroine of a character thrown from 18th century life to 21st century life after an accident. The Jane Austen theme running through made it entertaining , funny and sometimes sad. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/24/2011

    " I liked it pretty well. Helped answer some questions left over from the first one. A simple, quick, light read. "

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About the Author
Author Laurie Viera Rigler

Laurie Viera Rigler is a freelance book editor who teaches writing workshops, including classes at Vromans, Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore. Laurie lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.