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Black Sheep | [Georgette Heyer]

Black Sheep

He had nothing to recommend him but his smile, and she was surely too old, and had too much commonsense, to be beguiled by a smile... Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew!
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He had nothing to recommend him but his smile, and she was surely too old, and had too much commonsense, to be beguiled by a smile...

Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew!

But Abbey, adept at managing her sweet, silly sister Selina, her lively niece, and the host of her admirers among Bath's circumscribed society, has less success in managing her own unruly heart...

©1966 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Jeannine 08-24-14
    Jeannine 08-24-14

    Writer, Regency lover, historic novel aficionado.

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    "Smashing good fun!"
    Would you listen to Black Sheep again? Why?

    Absolutely. It was wonderful hearing Barbara Leigh-Hunt narrate. Anyone who's seen AMC's Pride and Prejudice will recognize her as Lady Catherine de Bourgh. I found that I even understood the book more listening to Leigh-Hunt narrate.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Sheep?

    I don't want to give it away, but at the end, when Mr. Calverly returns to Bath. You suspect you know what he's been up to at this point, and it's wonderful getting that validation.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Leigh-Hunt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Immensely satisfying. I laughed for sure.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Leigh-Hunt would read more of Heyer's works. It's great fun and a pleasure to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SuSuz Lutz, Florida United States 04-18-14
    SuSuz Lutz, Florida United States 04-18-14
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    "Disappointing narrator."

    *Black Sheep* is one of my all time favorite Georgette Heyer novels .Sadly this audio version was very disappointing. I don't want to slam the performer, but rather whoever cast her to be the reader. All the voices came across as slightly querulous old ladies; including the impish teenage niece, the 28-yr old heroine, and even the very masculine hero of the piece. Timing, pacing were fine, the story itself (when read to yourself) is sprightly and a delight. I could not even finish listening. It was so painful to envision the story with the narrators tonality, quivers and shakes.

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    Patricia 12-31-13
    Patricia 12-31-13

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    "Black sheep indeed!"
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    What a delicious delight it is to listen to this wonderfully performed audio book of a charming Georgette Heyer novel. I have recently discovered Heyer and have listened to several selections. All are witty, clever, entertaining stories.This story is perhaps especially satisfying because of the ages of the Abigail and Miles. They both are such very fine people (even thought Miles is considered the black sheep of his family) that one is so happy for their happiness.Highly recommended.

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    Kathleen Sydney, NSW, Australia 12-31-13
    Kathleen Sydney, NSW, Australia 12-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would & have. One of Heyer's best I think. I love this story, the characters, the dialogue, the wit, the humour. It's delightfulI & can be listened to again & again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really love the two main characters, Miles & Abby. They're well matched. Down to earth, great sense of humour. A really satisfying love story.


    What does Barbara Leigh-Hunt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like her voices, timing & pauses are perfect. Intimate conversations between the main characters are memorable. I think she does a great job of reading this story.


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    jane 01-15-13
    jane 01-15-13
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    "Classic Georgette Heyer"
    Where does Black Sheep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a very enjoyable reading of a Georgette Heyer classic


    Would you recommend Black Sheep to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Leigh-Hunt – was your favorite?

    Barbara's reading was great, pitch perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    With such a good reading enjoyment of Georgette Heyer's use of english made sitting down and listening to this such a pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    khandie FRESNO, CA, United States 09-22-12
    khandie FRESNO, CA, United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I couldn't. finish, Old Lady Voice too annoying"
    What disappointed you about Black Sheep?

    I couldn't get past the wrongness of that shaky, "old lady voice" that was supposed to depict a younger character. I had to stop listening. Now im hoping to trade it for another Heyer book.


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    Peggy Fallbrook, CA, United States 07-15-12
    Peggy Fallbrook, CA, United States 07-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the best!"
    Would you listen to Black Sheep again? Why?

    I would listen again because I love the characterizations and the wonderful dialogues.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is Georgette Heyer at her most entertaining.


    What does Barbara Leigh-Hunt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is one of the best narrators of this series.


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    Rosalind R. Gordon 06-25-12

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    "Couldn't stop listening despite reading it before!"
    If you could sum up Black Sheep in three words, what would they be?

    Was great fun.


    What other book might you compare Black Sheep to and why?

    The Talisman Ring because of the repartee between the hero and heroine was great.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Leigh-Hunt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes,


    Any additional comments?

    Reading or listening to this book made me forget any problems and was relaxing

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    susan 10-22-11
    susan 10-22-11

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    "Engaging, funny, surprising! I loved it!"

    I have tread most of the Heyer novels and have enjoyed them. This one is the best so far because it is so funny!

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    Frances Little Rock, Ar, United States 01-12-11
    Frances Little Rock, Ar, United States 01-12-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Coy reader"

    This reader is way too arch. She reads as if all the characters were affected ninnies.

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  • Matt
    LiskeardUnited Kingdom
    7/29/09
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    "Black Sheep"

    This is a lovely humerous book by Georgette Heyer. The main characters have such a chemistry between them which really comes alive. I think Barbara Leigh-Hunt is a fantastic actress, however sometimes I found it hard to differentiate between the characters voices as her voice is a mature one and I felt she wasnt able to capture the youth of the younger characters. She sounded fine reading as the older ladies but as the younger Abigail Wendover I felt she didnt do the character justice, she made her sound quite old! However, I still enjoyed listening to this as I have all Georgette Heyer audio books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marta
    Ash Vale, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Wonderful, Witty and Tremendous Fun"

    A wonderful Regency novel, and beautifully read. If you are not already a fan of Georgette Heyer novels (similar genre to Jane Austen but MUCH more fun), this is an excellent one to start with. The characters are truly engaging, and really come alive. And the interaction between Abigail and Miles is delightful.



    A great addition to any audio-library.

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