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Elizabeth

Culver City, CA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Family Album

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Penelope Lively
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    In her 16th novel, Penelope Lively shows her extraordinary understanding of what makes us human as she delves into the mystery of family life.

    Elizabeth says: "character-driven"
    "character-driven"
    Overall

    IF you're into plot, this probably isn't for you. I kept waiting for some big revelation or plot development that never occured. It's very well-written and mostly a character study of a family and its individual members. It looks at several different events in the life of the family through eyes of various family members. (I kept expecting the events to be revealed to be "bigger" than they actualy were).

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  • Cotillion

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (219)

    The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter's dowry.

    connie says: "Don't judge this book by its cover."
    "my favorite Georgette Heyer"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Cotillion again? Why?

    I already have twice


    Any additional comments?

    I started reading/listening to Georgette Heyer about 4 years ago and just fell into the rabbit hole. It's all I wanted to read/listen to. This one is my favorite because I laughed out loud and it was somewhat less predictable than the others (not that predictability takes away from enjoyment of those others-much). I think I may have teared up at a few points too, and I'm pretty jaded generally. I also love The Unknown Ajax and The Black Sheep. If you are just starting with Georgette Heyer, start with one of those, as they are more in her typical mold, and save this one for a "palate cleanser" when you want one that is less typical.

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