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I would and have tried other books by the author and narrator. Heyer is an enjoyable author and Phyllida Nash's is a wonderful narrator.
Faro's Daughter, The Grand Sophy, Venetia, Frederica, Devil's Cub and The Unknown Ajax are my favorite. The stories tie up so well and the characters are fun and vibrant. Not so in this book.
What a perfect plot. Excellent reading and delightful characters. Heyer's lighthearted dialogue makes me chortle! Highly recommended. What a hero!
Female and left 39 behind more than two decades ago. Genres I like are procedural mysteries, history and historical fiction, and science fic
A delightful heroine, an unlikely hero, and a pleasant tour of Regency London. A light read with coincidences, twists and turns and a happy ending. I am smiling as I write this.
One of my favorite books. I read it first in paperback then downloaded this audio and was not disappointed! It is a great mix of Regency romance and English dry humor. The characters are all colorful and carry quite well throughout the book. I laughed out loud in many parts. It is a book that I have listened to time and time again. Beginning is a bit slow but once it gets going, it is a great read.
Dolphington because he is a sweet, simpleton that brings life into every scene he appears.
Freddie who starts off as somewhat eccentric and aloof but eventually becomes the hero.
I loved the unexpected hero of the story, Freddy Standen, and his relation to his very normal family. I loved the humor. Again, I didn't fully appreciate how funny the dialogue often was until I heard Phyllida Nash read it. She is one of my favorites. Such a wonderful actress!
It surprised me. I had come to expect a heroic hero - tall, handsome, perfect. Freddy Standen is more like the boy next door - as Kitty says, who needs a knight to slay dragons when you really need to be rescued from a social fix. They each grow up as the story unfolds and they learn about what they really want and what is really important.
Definitely, I loved Freddy Standen. He learned that he was much more competent and accomplished than he knew as he was able to find solutions to Kitty's problems and protect her from poor choices due to her inexperience. That sounds bland when I write it. Georgette Heyer makes it exciting and fun.
I would not change it at all. The characters interact just as the dancers in a reel or quadrille. There are a several stories going on at the same time. Freddy and Kitty interact with all the characters and their story builds and evolves and they deal with those situations.
Phyllida Nash is such a wonderful actress that I know she could read anything and make it interesting. Give her a story by Georgette Heyer, who wrote dialogue better than any other writer I know, and you can be sure of being entertained!
Wonderful listening experience ! Phyllida Nash has done a very good job of bringing the characters to life ! very humorous and witty and had me in splits !
she is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE !
FREDDY ! HE IS SO DROLL !
highly recommend this book !
I didn't expect to get so engrossed and interested - and invested!! - in the outcome. I think she actually writes an anti-hero! GH mixes it up on us here, there is an entire supporting cast of well done characters aren't what you might expect.
This was an enjoyable romp. The hero was really quite loveable and I enjoyed Heyer's deliberate inversion of the reader's expectations around the apparent romantic lead - who turns out to be a 'cad.' The heroine was okay but nothing very engaging.
The narration was top notch.
I thought I'd give this audiobook a try as I have read quite a few of Georgette Heyer's books recently and particularly enjoy her later works. I was not disappointed. Cotillion is a lot of fun and Ms Nash' reading is fantastic. She brings out the different characters beautifully. I will definitely be looking out for more of the same writer/narrator combination.
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