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Mary

Scottsdale, AZ, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Frederica

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Clifford Norgate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (700)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (404)

    Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

    connie says: "not run-of-the mill chick lit"
    "A fun read -- even better Audio"
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    What made the experience of listening to Frederica the most enjoyable?

    Frederica is my favorite Georgette Heyer book. I love them all. For some reason, this one stands above the rest for me. I've read the book two times, and after listening to other Georgette Heyer audio books, thought I'd give this one a try even though I know the story.

    The audio book is superb! Clifford Norgate brings the book to life in such a way that just is delightful. He has a rich voice, and does a great job in capturing the personalities, the mood, and the fun of this classic. I listen while in the car and I am literally smiling as I listen.

    Of course, Georgette's writing is amazing. I feel like I understand all the characters, and her use of language is inspired. Clifford does justice to the script. I'll have to find other books narrated by Mr. Norgate.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • An Assembly Such as This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Pamela Aidan
    • Narrated By George Holmes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (92)

    As Darcy spends more time at Netherfield supervising Bingley and fending off Miss Bingley's persistent advances, his unwilling attraction to Elizabeth grows, as does his concern about her relationship with his nemesis, George Wickham.

    Douglas says: "The Spirit of Austen Enchanted"
    "Love, Love, Love the Book"
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    What made the experience of listening to An Assembly Such as This the most enjoyable?

    I have read most sequels or alternate stories for Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. I have to say, Pamela Aiden is THE BEST of the lot! I enjoyed the Darcy perspective here and felt Ms. Aiden did a masterful job of telling the story. She enhances the story, while keeping to the original themes and familiar characters. No bodice ripping here -- which I really appreciate.
    I read the series in the past and enjoyed it so much, that I thought they I would really enjoy listening to the books while commuting. I bought all three at the same time.
    I would not have done so had I known the reader's style.
    If Pamela Aiden could get another reader, I would repurchase the series. This is one that I would listen to again and again. But not with George Holmes.


    What didn’t you like about George Holmes’s performance?

    The reader was terrible. I ignored the other reviews thinking that it couldn't be that bad. It was. I could barely tolerate the choppy syntax. It was like each phrase was a sentence, and the phrases that naturally go together were separated. What a shame to do this to such a great book series!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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