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Cotillion | [Georgette Heyer]

Cotillion

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Jo Grants Pass, Or, United States 12-24-12
    Jo Grants Pass, Or, United States 12-24-12
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    "Heyer's genus comes through in this book."
    Would you listen to Cotillion again? Why?

    Most of G. Heyer's books are like old friends. I enjoy reading then and listening to them meny times over.


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    Rena James 10-02-12
    Rena James 10-02-12
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    "My favorite Georgette Heyer book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Cotillion the most enjoyable?

    I love the way the narrator captures the personalities of each of the characters. Heyer's is brilliant at characterization and Nash does a fabulous job of bringing each personality to life.


    What other book might you compare Cotillion to and why?

    I think that Georgette Heyer's romance novels are like Jane Austen's book, except with a wicked, quirky sense of humor and a bent for fashion. I can never figure out why Heyer isn't very well known and why I had never heard of her until I randomly picked up "False Colors" one day at the library. It started a lifetime addiction. I can't stand her mysteries or histories, though, but then I don't usually like mysteries, anyway.


    Have you listened to any of Phyllida Nash’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I look for books narrated by Nash because she is so good at making the characters real.


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

    Oh, course!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 07-08-12
    Sharon 07-08-12
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    "One of Heyer's best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook. It is well narrated and a very entertaining story. I have always enjoyed Heyers books but they are even better when in audio form. All the ones I have listened to so far have had really great narrators. They will have you laughing out loud!


    What other book might you compare Cotillion to and why?

    Well since I mistakenly reviewed Cotillion under Frederica's title in an unmistakable "senior moment", I guess I would compare it to Frederica! They are both very well written, humorous, well narrated books. Even though they have different narrators, both did a great job.


    Have you listened to any of Phyllida Nash’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first audiobook narrated by Phyllida Nash, but she is certainly a narrator that I will look for in future audiobook purchases.


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

    I had read this book earlier and enjoyed it very much. However the audiobook made it even more enjoyable! Hearing it read with the talent of the narrator added to the understanding of some of the humor in the book. I laughed out loud several times!


    Any additional comments?

    A very entertaining, light hearted listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Culver City, CA, United States 05-20-12
    Elizabeth Culver City, CA, United States 05-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "my favorite Georgette Heyer"
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth DALLAS, TX, United States 05-20-12
    Elizabeth DALLAS, TX, United States 05-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "my favorite Georgette Heyer"
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathaniel United States 10-21-11
    Nathaniel United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Dashing good show"

    my siblings and I have always liked Georgette Heyer. this Audio production did a very good good job. took a bit to get use to the readers voice. but she did a fabulous job with Dolphington. i have great respect for reader it must take a lot of work and talent

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    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 06-23-13
    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Tedious and not that interesting....."

    Don't waste a credit on this book. It's just not that interesting. As far as historical romances goes, it's much ado about nothing at all.

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    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 08-21-12
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2012

    I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.

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    "Same weak want to be Austen"

    So lacking in real wit, but still not a horrible listen when you've nothing better to do and want some light amusment to take your mind off of things. One thing must be said about Heyer, she doesn't resort to the tedious graphic sex scenes that litter similar genre.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Hyde Park, VT, United States 02-15-10
    Andrea Hyde Park, VT, United States 02-15-10
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    "Slow Beginning"

    Didn't care for this audiobook.

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