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Short Synopsis
This eagerly anticipated sequel to Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict asks the question, Can a nineteenth-century girl survive in today's morally confused modern-day world?

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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.

"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

"The romantically suspenseful story and the entertaining vocal interpretation will keep romance listeners enthralled and amused." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review

"Narrator Reading's choice of upper-crust British enunciation for Jane's first-person interior thoughts and her switch to Courtney's American accent for spoken conversations heighten this delightful and witty commentary." ---Booklist Audio Review

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

Author Laurie Viera Rigler

Narrated by Kate Reading

Publication date Jul 9, 2009

Running time 10 hrs

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