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.
I usually stay away from Regency Era romances, but when NPR listed it as one of the best literary romances, I thought I would give it a try. (And it doesn't hurt that it's narrated by Richard Armitage.) The story is well-written and humorous, but it's just not my preferred genre so I didn't particularly enjoy it.
It is the abridged version, but I will definitely pick up the unabridged one and read again. Venetia is a clever heroine and you feel a bit like you'd enjoy a nice afternoon tea with her. She a woman before her time, and she exists in a great time for historical romance! The narration is also excellent - smooth as silk. Nicely done Mr Armitage!
Richard Armitage, the wonderful Brit actor is a terrific reader for this period romance, but there's an echo effect in the way it was recording. That is distracting and annoying.
Richard Armitage is wonderful. Delicious voice for the hero and a wide range of distinguishable voices of many characters. Ordinarily, I don't like abridged versions of books because I read before listening. However, I think the Queen of Regency benefits from a bit of judicious editing as long as performed by the magnificent Armitage.
I love Georgette Heyer books and the narrator was pretty good.
It's one of my favorite Georgette Heyer romances.
I did not care for how he performed some of the female characters, especially Mrs. Denny.
Yes, the story is great.
I was very disappointed that this is not the full version of Venetia. It has been edited. A great deal of the comedy is lost, when full sections are cut.