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.
The heroine of course. She was so brave and true.
I have not. He's really good. He's does the voices and accents very well.
I couldn't think of a better name.
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.
Over the years, I have read Georgette Heyer's books over many times. It is a joy to hear the characters voices. The rendition was well done. Very enjoyable. As with the books, this audible will be listened to many times.
Wanda the artist
The story of being in the wrong place at the right time ... that forever changes the heroine's life. A truly simplistic read, yet still delightful enough after having finished a more challenging work. Characters are fun, with each holding their distinctive role in the book. I had just finished "Gone With the Wind", and needed a brief reprieve. This did just that. -- mainly a book for women, I believe.
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
It's a Gothic mystery thriller! It's a Regency comedy of manners! It's a romance! There's a dog! The Reluctant Widow has a bit too much going on, but somehow Georgette Heyer makes it work. Expert narrator helps immensely. Not Heyer's best, but still a pleasure.
...and doesn't give it back.
I prefer a balance between that and the romance. Characters, dialog, manners and comedy are all on Heyer's par, the down scoring is just my preference. Other Heyer audiobooks, especially The Toll Gate, worked better for me.
I am a huge fan of Georgette Heyer but The Reluctant Widow was not one of my favorites until I heard it read by Cornelius Garrett. I have listen to this book several times and each time I enjoy the story but I am entranced by Mr Garrett's performance. I highly recommend this book.