I have lost count of the number of times I have listened to this wonderful book.
I chose it because I had read it before but mainly because Richard was narrating it.
I'm only sorry it had to be abridged☹️
I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys Georgette Heyer's books and/or Richard's amazing talents as a narrator.
I was disappointed that I missed it was an abridged version before I bought this version. I absolutely love this book and was disappointed that the left parts out of the story. Richard Armitage read it beautifully and really brought the characters alive.
I didn't notice that this was an abridged version when I bought it. Richard Armitage is marvelous, as always, and the omissions are almost seamless--but as the title of this review says, an abridged version is never as good.
Richard Armitage delivers an incredible performance in this production. I was hesitant to listen to a female narration by male actor, but he did a marvelous job.
I wish it wasn't abridged! Heyer's wit and wordplay is one of the highlights of her books; while it comes through in this version without the odd gaps that can accompany abridged versions, I would have loved several more hours of the story.
My favorite book by Heyer, Armitage's dramatization shines. he really captures the inflections of the characters, ive listened to this book several times and still it tickles me.