I have for at least 40 years been Miss Heyer's fan. Her skill in storytelling gives me a fascinating glimpse into lives of members of the ton, and there's delightful comedy (I laugh out loud) ... and NO sex (wonderful!). I have worn out at least two paperback copies of each title, and have additional copies of each. I've read reviews stating "too much description," but that is exactly what brings the stories to life, so that I feel I KNOW the characters. ... Mr Garrett did an excellent job, and made me forget he was reading both male and female parts. ... So glad there are audible versions of all her books! And wish there were a hundred more titles. :D
I have listened to a few other Heyer books and have not thought that they stood up well in the audio format. Fortunately Cornelius Garrett does an excellent job on this title.
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
A great Georgette Heyer romance - very classy not trashy! Funny, charming, and totally entertaining. I love Heyer Regency romances because you know that nothing horrible will happen and you will feel good at the end.
I really enjoy Georgette Heyer, she is a comfortable, relaxing listen. Her settings are authentic and her characters enjoyable, just enough mystery, intrigue, romance and depth to get one intrigued.
I was very disappointed. From the reviews I thought it would be enjoyable. I kept wondering if I was listening to the same book as the one reviewed. I know that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", but I can't imagine any Romance book lover enjoying it. There was no romance, unless you stretch the imagination and called the ending romantic. I think it would be a better fit in the mystery catagory. Even in that catagory it fell short for me, I didn't think it had much substance.
This was my first Heyer book and probably the last.
The narrator was the best part of the audiobook, for me.
Classic Georgette Heyer! Strong heroine with an easy sense of humor. A reserved, but warm hero. Interesting characters and a plot with a lot of wit and a bit of intrigue. The reader/actor of this book was absolutely wonderful! His voice characterizations made the personalities of each character come vibrantly alive. Well done indeed!
I started listening to audiobooks performed by Richard Armitage so the bar was set high. Mr. Garrett has a lovely voice and reads well, but his performance of certain characters was so affected that I was distracted from the story and could not get a feel for the emotions of the character. His style might work better in a parody.
I have read this book twice and listened to this audible edition about 5 times. This is a delightful yarn made especially enduring by the hero's younger brother, Nicky. You may escape into the land of French spies, house breakers, and lovable characters that live happily ever after.
I didn't expect this one to be so good, but Cornelius Garrett went all out and did fantastic! His voices were so good.
My favorite is the hero's youngest brother, he sounded rather like Tristan from All Creatures Great and Small, and the heroine didn't have an annoying tine, she was prefect.
Couldn't have enjoyed it more! Slower than some of her books, but has a nice gothic feel.