It’s Sense and Sensibility set in a world where the sea is teeming with monsters just waiting to kill you. Elinor is a proficient wood whittler and monster slayer. Willoughby is a dashing treasure hunter. Colonel Brandon is afflicted by a sea witch’s curse. And Marianne is… well, she’s Marianne.
I had already read and strongly disliked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I was short on audiobooks and desperate, so I picked up this…thing. I must say that I didn’t dislike it as much as I hated P&P&Z. Maybe it’s because I don’t love S&S as much as I love P&P. Whatever the reason, I found myself at times even enjoying this audiobook… or at least enjoying its ridiculousness. Because, it is overall, largely ridiculous (although pretty imaginative).
The one saving grace of this audiobook may very well be the narrator who is an excellent voice actor. She did various accents well, and imitated some excellent sounds, including the sound one would make if their face was covered in octopus legs.
Overall, this book kept the same ironic humour that Jane Austen was so famous for, but I just wish that the author decided to create her own stories. Fanfiction should stay on fanfiction.net as far as I’m concerned, and in the case of some fanfiction, it should not even make it that far.