Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure

Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure

by Emma Campbell Webster
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Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so much fun to read and find your way throuh all of Austen's novels. The only problem was that the page numbers did not match up for the nook version. It took quite a bit of page flipping before I was able to figure out where to go.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really a lot of fun to read. There is someone who commented on not liking the 'game' part of the story and keeping points. I wonder if she read it all the way through. Anyway, like the introduction to the book says, don't feel like you have to keep points, if you don't want to. You can still read the book just fine without doing it, although I recommend keeping them. It can seem a little tedious, but is well worth the effort. I liked how it all played out at the end. I had a friend who read this and didn't keep points but wished she had. Bottom line, have FUN with it, and don't take the book too seriously. Let yourself, as the title says, get 'Lost in Austen.'
MissMLibrary More than 1 year ago
This book is so entertaining that I find myself re-reading it several times to follow different threads of the story before I finally put it to rest, only to pick it up again a year later. Webster interweaves the tales of Austen so well, the commentary is so fantastically witty, and the excitement of being able to make decisions for Lizzy Bennet is so much fun that this book is un-put-downable. It is ridiculously fantastic, and I recommend it to absolutely everyone.
NYBeachgal More than 1 year ago
This is a "pick your own path" book, Jane Austen style, which I received as a birthday gift from my best friend. I did pretty well, though about 3/4 of the way through, I failed twice--once by falling for a trick and another time by causing the death of someone. I finally completed my mission (to marry prudently and for love) by marrying someone other than Mr. Darcy. That didn't satisfy me, so I went back and tried again, dying once along the way, until I made it to Darcy. It was a sweet and satisfying end, though the author included one other ending that was also really interesting! This book works somewhat like the "choose your path" books from my youth, except that you collect (and, frequently, lose) points in several areas, along with superior (and inferior) connections and abilities/failings. I'm not sure the points thing was useful...it could be annoying and I avoided it when I redid to get to Darcy, but you do need them at times to help you pick your path. I must say, however, that the whole concept of "points" got my husband (who has no interest in Austen) interested enough to play along himself. He went through the whole book two times! The author is an Austen scholar who studied at Oxford, and her little asides about the stories are hilarious and interesting. She included sections of many Austen books in this one, though you play Elizabeth Bennet throughout. If you like Austen at all, you'll enjoy this, especially if you had fun with "choose your path" books as a child.
hikles More than 1 year ago
What a great concept, and it works. It was the most fun I have had reading in a long time. Buy this book, tell your friends, and when given the option, don't turn left.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree somewhat with the other reviewer, however I found the whole point system 'though seemingly pointless' amusing and I must give the author points for knowing her Austen. I truly enjoyed the little comments made by the author as well as the periodic questions testing your Austenism. I Think the author has a lot of talent and do recommend this book for any die hard Austen fan. It is a quirky twist.
Sapphire22 More than 1 year ago
As another review said, the nook version's pages don't line up at all, which makes the book a pain!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
LOST IN AUSTEN is basically PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, the beloved novel by Jane Austen, written in modern English. Oh, and you can choose how the book ends. At the end of every chapter you, Elizabeth Bennet, must make a decision. After making that decision you go to the specified page and read on until you come to the next two choices. Choice after choice, you must decide what Elizabeth should do in order to achieve her goal: to get married to a fine gentleman. But the mission isn't as easy as it sounds. Not only do you have to make a choice between two objects at the end of each chapter, there is a point system that you must go through. Points fall under categories such as fortune, intelligence, accomplishments, and more. Emma Campbell Webster writes a very fun and interactive book that all Austen fans will love. Even for those who aren't fans, this book gives a unique and entertaining twist to the classic that anyone can enjoy.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was excited at the idea of a choose your own Jane Austen adventure, but little less than half way into it I became disappointed. You begin as Elizabeth Bennet of P and P, and depending on which direction you choose, you can end up marrying Mr. Knightley from 'Emma' or being killed by Miss Bingley. I found some of the endings amusing, but the whole of each story is mostly rewritten Jane Austen works with a few snide remarks. To top it off there is a ridiculous point system where you add up your score of fortune, intelligence, connections, etc.. to see if you are even worthy of marriage. This could be an interesting part of the game if the author would not automatically award and deduct points regardless of which destiny you choose. For example you learn Mr Bingley a bachelor of 5 thousand pounds a year moves into the neighborhood. Add 10 fortune points. Your mother decides she will send Jane to Netherfield in the rain without horse or carriage. Deduct 10 fortune points for having a negligent mother. And on almost every page: YOU FAIL, YOU FAIL, YOU'RE POOR, A DISAPPOINTMENT, NO CONFIDENCE, LACK OF WIT, YOU FAIL, FAIL, FAIL...Without even doing anything, just reading the story! Chances are you're better off reading the original Jane Austen works and letting her write how the story ends. All in all slightly amusing, but not worth your hard earned $$.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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