The story is classic Georgette Heyer with a little less romance than usual and a little more adventure. The narration on the other hand was horrible. I try to be charitable because it is a hard job to narrate characters that many people know and love but he made the main character, John, sound like a pirate or criminal. It was disconcerting considering John is educated and comes from a good family. He actually did a better job with the females than the males.
I have never wanted to turn a character over my knee and spank her more in my life. Amanda takes the spoiled, annoying, frustrating cake, but as Shakespeare says, all's well that ends well. I love Georgette Heyer and this story was fun if not a bit maddening. I'm still wishing for an unabridged version of The Grand Sophy.
How did this book get so many good reviews? There are no likable characters. There are huge plot holes. There is an incredible amount of redundancy. The inner dialog is laughable. I can't decide whether the narration was terrible or if it was just the lines she had to read that were terrible and anyone would have sounded ridiculous saying them. I had to make myself finish it. I love paranormal romance/mystery but this was just awful.
This Heyer book wasn't my favorite but all of Georgette Heyer's books are wonderful so I still recommend listening to it. Cornelius Garrett was wonderful as always.
I'm a huge fan of Georgette Heyer and Frederica is one of my favorites. Clifford Norgate was wonderful! Sometimes it is hard to hear a favorite book because you already have a feeling about how the characters sound. Clifford Norgate's voice was exactly what I had in mind. He did a great job.
This has always been one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books. I'm always worried about listening to a favorite because I already have the character's voices in my head. Cornelius Garrett did a good job. I thought Leone should have had a stronger French accent but overall I liked it. Great story!
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