I enjoyed this book, which is a delightful mix of outright farce and romance novel cliche. It works because Heyer never gets too arch or over-the-top about it, and always plays it straight. My only quibble is with the narration. The reader's own voice is fine, but the vocal characterization he chose for Vidal is distinctly grating - and unfortunately, not in a good way.
So glad to hear, at long last, a Dunnett novel. And nicely read, too. If you are new to Dunnett, lucky you - but be warned that she requires attention. Dunnett isn't one to read as background music. I agree with those perplexed by the choice to start in the middle, but I'll happily take what I can get of the wonderful Lymond series. I'll be checking regularly for the rest.... and crossing my fingers while I wait even MORE anxiously for her House of Niccolo series. Yoo Hoo, Audible? - is anyone listening?
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