Author Sarah Page continues the story of Lydia Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Read my review of Mrs. Wickham!
It has been a long time since I laughed out loud at a book or audiobook, and some sections of Mrs. Wickham had me in giggles while other sections tugged at my heartstrings. Needless to say, I adored this audio drama by author Sarah Page.
Mrs. Wickham follows the youngest Bennet sister, Lydia, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She finds herself in a loveless marriage with the scandalous George Wickham and must find her purpose outside of her relationship. But, from this low point in her life, Lydia finds her own way and, as a result, finds love again.
Lydia isn’t the traditional Austen heroine, and this isn’t a traditional, polite period drama. Lydia is a badass. A trailblazer. She’s fierce and fiercely funny. And she might inhabit the Regency period, but she’s fighting the same battle many of us are today—having to defend the decisions she’s made and the person she chooses to love, to shut out the “trolls” and gossips, to hold her head high in a world that will judge her for any mistake she makes.audible.com
I loved Mrs. Wickam, which is crazy because I was never gaga over Jane Austen, and I avoid romances and don’t typically opt for “period pieces.” It’s only available on Audible, but if you have an account, you’ll definitely want to check it out. The story is around 2 hours, so it’s an easy listen. With the vocal talents of actors Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn and the talents of writer Sarah Page and director Eleanor Rhode, it’s also incredibly entertaining.
Do not sleep on Mrs. Wickham – check it out now on audible.com!