It's one of my favorite books to read but I felt the narration not as good as other Heyer audible. Not bad, precisely, but missing a lot of the sparkle and humor, particularly with the two main characters. I would so rather it had been Nicholas Rowe or Sian Phillips who both seemed to perfectly get the time and humor. Still a good listen.
I am so happy to have listened to this book as I laughed out loud and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you for such a wonderful presentation of a book I have loved since I was a girl. Even Ms. Heyer would have applauded the presentation!
This has become one of my favorites and have re-read it three times. Thus far, I think my favorite is the Grand Sophy, then Cotillion and Venetia. But right on their heels is Frederica. It's almost too close to call. I was a bit disappointed by Sylvester given all of the rave reviews, though I have listened to the ending numerous times because I liked the ending. I love her focus on independent women. I liked the conclusion of Sprig Muslin but got a bit tired of the antics of the young girl. If you like a little "silly" then it might work for you. The older independent female character was great. Thus far I have enjoyed all of her books, but these were my favorites. I generally can tell how much I like them by the way I want to listen to them again after a short while.
I have read and re-read Frederica over the years. This reader does not "do" young women very well, but overall it was enjoyable.
relax & multi-task, what luxury! I enjoy many hobbies, my ride to work, or doing chores much more when I have a good book in my ear.
Loved the Narrator. He nailed the children's voices! I listen to it over and over again.
I have loved Georgette Heyer for decades and find it so pleasant to have her stories now read to me. As a speed reader, I missed a lot of details in the past. I can't wait to treat myself again to another of her narrated books!
Another much-loved novel by Ms Heyer. Since my paper copy of 'Frederica' is held together by a rubber band, I'm so glad it was available in audio. And another excellent audio performance, as I've come to expect from Audible. Great story!
Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.
This might be my favorite Heyer. I adore both the hero and heroine, but also her adorable family. I have a real weakness for the little boys of Heyer’s books, and how in this one they bring out Alverstoke’s best side. Writing this review makes me want to reread this one!
Unlike some Heyers, the main couple are onstage for almost all of this book, and the book is written mostly from the hero’s perspective, both of which I enjoy.
The only negative for me was the narrator. He is an excellent narrator, but he sounded much older than the characters in the book, which for some reason is disconcerting to me. This book should be narrated by a man, since most of the characters are male, but I think it would be better to have one who could voice younger characters convincingly.
Frederica and Bath Tangle are truly two of my favorite Georgette Heyer books. Frederica is entertaining and endearing with very likable characters and the narrator does a fantastic job. This is one of those books I will listen to again and again!