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Sprig Muslin Audiobook

Sprig Muslin

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Publisher's Summary

Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

©1956 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    winna 07-08-12
    winna 07-08-12
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    "Diverting historical fiction with a light touch"

    Georgette Heyer had a very successful career writing historical romance set in the Regency period. Her work is characterized by dry humor and a restrained attitude toward the physical aspects of romance. These books emphasize the social and emotional relationships of the characters rather than purely physical. They also require some historical knowledge and the ability to understand Regency slang from context. The books are funny and intricately plotted with a happy close.

    Sir Gareth Ludlow is about to propose to his friend, Lady Hester, because he needs to marry to continue his family line. On his way to propose he meets a young woman in trouble. Attempting to resolve her problems takes the efforts of Sir Gareth and Lady Hester, who come to a closer understanding as a result. The story is light-hearted and has a number of different plot lines, all of which are resolved satisfactorily in the end.

    Sian Phillips is a competent narrator with a dry delivery that is an excellent match for Heyer's work. While her voice is a little hoarse to be completely convincing as the very young Amanda, on the whole her characterizations are excellent. Ms Phillips also read Bath Tangle, by Heyer, but her work on that recording is slightly below the high standards she met for Sprig Muslin. On the whole I can recommend this recording as the book is amusing and the narrator adds to the experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 07-02-12
    Rebecca 07-02-12
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    "A 'cat-and-mouse' chase story - I enjoyed it"
    What did you love best about Sprig Muslin?

    The fact that the Hero and Heroine are a different sort....and that the story takes you on a journey....


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 02-18-12
    Karen 02-18-12
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    "I miss these kinds of romance stories"

    First read this book about 30 years ago, and always enjoyed the author. It's an old fashioned romance without the graphic sex scenes. It was truly a breath of fresh air.

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    cricketstomper 10-23-10
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    "Good book"

    I think that Georgette Heyer's books are great. I am never embarrassed by bad language, the haphazard usage of the 4 letter words. If they can't find a substitute don't write. These books are a joy to listen to.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Clare Vancouver, BC, Canada 05-19-10
    Clare Vancouver, BC, Canada 05-19-10 Member Since 2014

    Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids.

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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable"

    This is not one of my favourite Heyer books, but this is such an EXCELLENT audio version I can see I will be 're-reading' it often. Sian Phillips is an incredible narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Renee Winter Haven, FL, USA 04-08-09
    Renee Winter Haven, FL, USA 04-08-09
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    "Charming!"

    enjoyed this very much.

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    Scribe 09-01-16
    Scribe 09-01-16
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    "Heyer is amazing"

    The performance was outstanding. Sian Phillips nailed it. Don't listen in public if you don't want people staring as you burst out laughing.

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    Jacquee Fiesler 08-29-16
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    "Georgette Heyer at her best!"

    This story was full of twists and turns and plenty of humor! It was very well performed and I will listen to it again and again!
    Unfortunately it has some glitches that should be taken care of but that is all the negative I can find.

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    Barbara 06-17-16
    Barbara 06-17-16
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    "Pleasure plus"

    The reader. Perfect. The story perfect. Loved it. All of it. I loved it even more the second time.

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    Kindle Customer Illinois USA 05-24-16
    Kindle Customer Illinois USA 05-24-16

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    "Funny and Sweet"

    This was quite entertaining. The narrator is perfect for this story and she did an excellent job with the various voices, adding emotions to the characters. I recommend the Audible edition of this book. I don't think I would have enjoyed it half as much simply reading it.

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