The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kate Rorick, Bernie Su

Narrated By: Ashley Clements

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 2014

Duration: 9 hours 55 minutes


There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries may have started as her grad student thesis, but it grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters, beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. People watched, debated, tweeted, tumblr'd, and suddenly Lizzie -- who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman -- was a public figure.

But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet is everything you didn't see on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries , and more.

As much as the story revolves around a year in Lizzie's life when she happened to be making videos, it in no way means that one must watch the videos to enjoy the book. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The structure of Secret Diary will follow closely to Pride and Prejudice itself, with three volumes divided into a few dozen chapters each. Each chapter will correspond with one LBD video, so should you happen to want to watch while you read, you can , but are by no means obligated to. The book can be enjoyed on its own.


  • E Askholm

    The show in it self is absolutely brilliant, and this audiobook is just as great; all the unseen moments have been put in here, and I love getting to know all the stuff that didn’t make sense to put in the videos. But the great thing about listing to the book, as opposed to reading it (which I have also done), is the fact that Ashley is the narrator, so it feels like watching the videos, and she does a fabulous job of portraying the other characters.