It might have been a very good book, but I was constantly distracted by that loud music between chapters. I tried to turn it off but only succeeded in delaying it. It was terribly distracting!
this feels like a very hasty story (due to it being an abridged version of the novel) - Heyer endings always seem a little abrupt to me, this is even more pronounced in this audiobook.
Richard Armitage does incredible justice to this story. My only regret is the abridged version is far too short. They did a wonderful job with the abridgement (as much as I hate to endorse cutting the story short) - there are no awkward gaps or missing pieces. Heyer's voice & witticisms shine through wonderfully. A gorgeous edition!
I like Mr. Armitage, even though he seems to have a speech impediment, and will listen to another book his narrates. He delivered a great performance. I don't know if I will listen, though, if it is a book by miss Heyer. I am not a fan so far of her work. It seems much of the story that she writes doesn't really move the plot along. Something is missing in her writing.
No. Maybe a Hallmark Movie cheesy movie.
Just cheesy and predictable.
Richard Armitage is a very good narrator, and that's why I bought this audiobook. But please believe this version does not do justice to Heyer's way with words and her humor. Characters like Sir Nugent Fotherby are fully developed and very funny in the original.
If you enjoy the abridged version, do yourself a favor and read the original when you have a chance.
If you have seen any of The Hobbit movies and found yourself weirdly obsessed by a Dwarf named Thorin, it is because he is played by the fabulous Richard Armitage, who reads this audio adaptation of Georgette Heyer’s Sylvester. Armitage is one of those rare breeds of reader that, once you hear him read one thing, you promptly decide that you could listen to him read anything… a phone book, that chapter of the Bible that is only family lineage, the Apple iTunes user agreement, but most especially, any of Georgette Heyer’s excellent novels. The perfect union of Heyer’s extremely well drawn, recognisable characters and Armitage’s ability to give them each a distinct voice, makes the listener want to keep listening forever. This was an abridged version of the book, and while they did an excellent job of it, I was sort of saddened because it meant that it had to come to an end before it otherwise would have.