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.
Craziness abounds and you can't begin to figure out what will happen next. Not your average silliness. Except for the dowager ' s incessant sniveling, rare but there, the voices were great. It could have done with one less scrape of bad judgment, but an enjoyable listen all round. If you like GH you'll like this one.
ALL of the characters in this book, with the exception of the Dowager and Sir Montegue, are just fantastic!!! Their relationships and interactions are often laugh out loud funny. And the story line itself is totally engaging and holds your attention from beginning to end. And the narration by Eve Matheson is dead on!!!! The range of voices fantastic! Just a totally engaging story from start to finish!!!!!
Historically, the way men treated and regarded women is vastly different to attitudes today. Read this as it was intended, contemporary to the storyline, not today, and it's a rollicking good story.
The longer I listened the more I wondered when the romance was going to start. I found the character interactions stiff. The story failed to capture my imagination and left me not caring what would happen next. I didn't care for the narrator either. She wasn't awful. I think the recording was substandard. Never did finish it.
I've read this countless times but listening to it was lovely. GH almost always writes super secondary characters, she out did herself in Friday's Child. Everyone is super cute perhaps not relatable but that hardly matters in a novel like this one.
The ending is great, but the middle drags a bit. Hormally I love Heyer, but this was not her best. The protagonists were all a bit silly, and there were no steady and reasonable characters to provide balance.