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Popular reviewer of more than 400 historical romance titles on Goodreads. Georgian/Regency/Victorian/Edwardian.
British actress Phyllida Nash does a wonderful job voicing the many characters in this book -- one the the best of Heyer's catalogue. Highly recommended.
Yes I would and I have. I've listened to it more than 10 times for sure. It's so incredibly funny. And the hero, Freddy, is just the most amazing and perfect BETA hero ever. While Alpha heroes are very sexy and I love them they are soooo unrealistic. Freddy could very well be out there, realistic and dreamy at the same time.
Freddy, duh. But his cousin Dolphinton is a very close second, he is hilarious.
Yes I have, she's a total knockout every single time. I highly recommend her.
I wouldn't dare rename it except because a lot of people don't know what the word Cotillion means. If I did it might be something like The Gentleman or Cousins. I don't know.
There is no sex. The bedroom door is firmly shut as in all Georgette Heyer books but in my book that is all right. I got all the toe curling I need and more laughter than I can handle. You'll feel lighthearted and happy by the end, you'll be sad it's over, but you'll be so satisfied you'lll still be happy.
Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids.
Narration is excellent.
The characters are very loveable (cute even). The sheltered Kitty has a very generous nature that gets her into scrapes that her faux swain has to extricate her from. The hero (which I won't name, as initially it is unclear who is the hero is to be) is not the usual Heyer main male character (so, not arrogant or "top lofty". Quite a treat really).
A gentle book, that has become a firm favourite. The narration definitely lifts it.
I absolutely adore this book. The dialogue is hilarious and original, and the hero is eminently likeable. I'm also touched at the way Heyer handles the minor characters -- especially one with mental limitations. Such people are often the butt of jokes in novels of this kind, but Heyer displays real sympathy with hers. I think "Cotillion" is the best, funniest, most sparkling and most human of her novels -- and I've read them all.
I really like all the unabridged Georgette Heyer books. I am very disappointed though that you audible are only bringing out abridged versions. Please bring out the unabridged versions as well!!!
The book is so good that it was a pleasure to listen to it acted out at last.
This is one of my all-time favorite books so I can't choose one!
Possibly. She did a creditable job though the male characters were a little less believable sounding.
I enjoyed having the audiobook at last!
Do or Do Not There is no Try. - Yoda
Unlike her other books, this one has no surprises or twists. But it unfolds beautifully and you can't help but root for the kind hearted Freddie.
It was a little long. The characters were all kinds of fun though. Her Regency novels are much more entertaining than the detective books.
"Excellent Heyer, one of her best!"
Rollicking good tale with plenty of Heyer humour and twists. Good narration throughout, nice pace. Never tire of hearing it again.
Takes you into a world of your own would recommend to anyone Rating fully deserved read time &time again pp
"A gently humorous ,good yarn."
I would recommend this book , for the story alone. It holds ome's interest all the way through and has a very satisfactory, and slightly unexpected, ending.
I liked he characters. They had real personality and beautifully gentle humour.
She gives the characters perhaps a little more strength than mere reading would.
There were several funny but touching moments, particularly around the hero and the "comic " figures.
"Regency romance at its best"
Cotillion rates very high among the many audiobooks I've listened to, an old favourite from the days of print, which I can now enjoy in the car or while working.
Devil's Cub, another Georgette Heyer favourite, is narrated by Michael Drew, which seemed odd to start with because the story is written from the point of view of the heroine, but once the story progressed I soon forgot. I have every admiration for all narrators who bring differences to the voices of all charactors, male or female
Apart from hearing the correct pronunciation of several phrases used in the Regency period, Phyllida Nash brings life to the dialogue.
Freddie Standen Grows Up
I just love audiobooks, and Cotillion brings the nostalgia of an old favourite to life.
One of my favourite Heyer books, historical romance set in the Regency period, Phyllida Nash is an excellent narrator.
"One of my favourite Georgette Heyer Regency tales"
I have read this novel numerous times, it never gets old! The characters are amusing, believable, serious, funny, and I believe quite indicative of the era.
I rank it along side Charity Girl, and the Corinthian. They are all heart warming and a calming, pleasing novel to distract and yet not bore you. If you have never read all listened to a Georgette Heyer novel before, this Regency romance is a good place to start. It won't be your last book by this author.
"Another excellent and enjoyable Heyer book"
Highly recommend. A fun entertaining few hours. Loved it, the usual mixture of heroes and heroines, what's not to love
"Another Heyer/Nash success"
Up there with the best of them. Phyllida Nash was once again a joy to listen to.
I loved listening to Freddie develop from the fashionable, kind but gently selfish town gentleman, to a responsible young man that Kitty could turn to!
As always, Georgette Heyer makes me laugh..... a lot! Cracks of laughter often breaking forth.
Perhaps not the most profound story, but highly entertaining. Interesting characters, very witty dialogue and some lovely references to places and exhibits on the London tourist scene. Very well read - particularly Freddy. My only disappointment was that Kitty sounded a bit more mature and 'worldly wise' than Georgette Heyer portrayed her. That, however, did not in any way spoil the book for me. If you want something which will lift the spirits, I recommend Cotillion.
One heroine and four possible heroes dance around the novel until Kitty, a spirited heroine, finally makes her choice. Kitty's driven to despair by her uncle and cousin Jack. And she falls out of one scrape, only to fall into another. Freddie and his disjointed speech is an unlikely candidate, but my favourite of Kitty's suitors. Only his fixation with dress is his main concern! A host of delightful characters, that Phyllida Nash brings to life, makes this Georgette Heyer one to enjoy!
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