I found the narration rather childish. Her interpretation of the characters isn't at all believable, and the narrator's "voice" seemed always to be in the way of the characters coming to life. I didn't even listen to the entire program.
i first read this in high school . the story of Sherri and Hero is full of mishaps. when a wealthy young man marries just to get controll od his money, he doesn't figure on all the troulbe His young bride is going to be.
Thr girl he marries is unprepared for life in fashionable London. Hero has been inn love with Lord Sheringham since she wss a child, Sherry marries her to get his hsnds on his inheritance. The comedy arises from the problems Hero gets herself into which Sherry must get her out of
Eve Maheson is wonderful, she brings sll the characters, to life, using her voice to great effect. a really great. book of the bumpy couse love must travel before Sherry realizes how much he loves his bride.
I might- I have read so many great reviews of Eve Matheson, perhaps I would like her better if I liked the story better. Maybe I expected too much. I will definitely read more Georgette Heyer. She wrote so many books, I don't expect to fall in love with all of them.
Loud, inconsistent, overly dramatic (sorry, that's three words)
I was disappointed. Sherry was so immature and thoughtless and Hero is brainless and mindless. You can have an innocent, young woman who has common sense-loosing over £4,000 gambling? Allowing your husband's best friend kiss you and not understanding what the problem is?? That isn't innocent, that's imbecilic.
Matheson's interpretation of Hero is so breathy and soft, she sounds ridiculous-her husband shakes her in anger, threatens to box her ears and is constantly yelling at her when she makes a mistake and she STILL worships the ground he walks on. Matheson shouts Sherry's lines (and any man's) whenever they are excited, angry, happy-or has any emotion. I don't know if a different narrator would make me like the book better or if a different story wouldn't make me dislike the narrator.
Yet I couldn't wait to finish it. That's how good it was. It's fun and light hearted, but warm and witty, and I can't recommend it enough.
I couldn't listen to this read of a fabulous novel. Eve Matheson has such a limited range that she really couldn't do anything with the male hero other than shout. I know that the male hero doesn't gain our sympathy until the end of the story, but we need to be able to listen to the beginning to be able to enjoy his transformation. A reader with more dexterity for Georgette Heyer is essential. Every other reader i've listened to (8 in total) has been so enjoyable.
I have listened to this book half a dozen time. I love getting lost in the world of Georgette Heyer and Eve Matheson's performance is wonderful.
The narrator nearly ruined the book for me. I started off listening to the audiobook, and the voices were so insipid that I hated every character. I forced myself to listen until the 30 percent mark, and then I gave up on the book. But people kept encouraging me to finish the story, so I tried reading it myself instead. This made a world of difference. I feel in love with the story. I love Georgette Heyer and this is a good book if you read it yourself. But beware Eve Matheson as a narrator. At least with this book.
I liked the fact that the main characters in this book grow emotionally. If this had not happened the book would be rubbish. They grew from ignorance and immaturity into more likable well rounded people.
I am unsure I would read another book by Heyer. I might give her one more try. It may have been the narrator that made this book tiresome.
Anyone. She was too whiny and too harsh for the characters and way overacted. Her male voices were good, but she made the characters too stupid for me to enjoy listening to.
It could be, but it's been done before.
I enjoyed this book so much that it's now one of my favorite Heyer novels. Eve Matheson's narration is superb. I had a hard time leaving it when I was half way through and having to wait to finish it - it is a bit longer than other Heyer books. I do recommend this audiobook.