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The Nonesuch Audiobook

The Nonesuch

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Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

©1962 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Ann Brooklyn, NY, United States 02-12-11
    Ann Brooklyn, NY, United States 02-12-11 Member Since 2009

    Dog fanatic, loves brit Lit, Classics, Irish Lit, and an Occasional smart chic lit. Audible obsessed. Love my dogs like the good life.

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    "Is this really how it ends??"

    I loved this title, like I love all of Georgette Heyer's books. However, somthing is not right here...the book just shuts off. I am sure it does not end this way. Audible please check this recording out....it has a problem

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    E. Wakeman 06-23-13
    E. Wakeman 06-23-13
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    "Yes, it really ends that way (no spoilers)"
    Any additional comments?

    One of the things that I do not like about contemporary romance articles is the endings. They generally go on for a few pages after it is clear the story is over. Heyer's books end the instant the various strands of the story are resolved. It can be jarring, but it is also delightful.

    I can quote the first sentence of many of my favorite novels. Everyone must know the first line of Pride and Prejudice or Tale of Two Cities. If you love Heyer though, you are much more likely to know the last line, even if on first reading you checked twice to see if that really was the last line.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 04-25-15
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 04-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Regency Romance Novel : ( I could not finish."

    The narrator, Eve Matheson, was excellent. Other than that, I could not even make myself finish the story after listening to 5 of the 11 hours of it.

    The story was technically written well, but lacking character development of the two leading characters: Waldo and Ancilla. The story is quite boring.

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    Fiona Stanthorpe, Australia 06-15-14
    Fiona Stanthorpe, Australia 06-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable listen with great dialogue"

    I'm enjoying rediscovering Heyer in audiobook. The dialogue lends itself to this medium and with a good narrator can keep you smiling.

    Some people complain that Waldo is almost too good. I like that in a hero. Especially when he can be a manly man at the same time. Cos Waldo is very much a man. He is 'top-of-the-trees' in most forms of sport he undertakes so he will be *cough* well built and physically fit with lots of stamina.

    Ancilla is rather adorable, having put aside her hopes and dreams of love and marriage to be an independent woman and not be a burden on her family. She deserves the best of happy endings. I love how Waldo brings out the mischievous side of her and her sense of humour which no-one else has ever really appreciated.

    Some have criticise her reaction to the misinformation about Waldo's secret. I think her reaction and reluctant belief is very credible. Heyer makes sure we understand that Ancilla's only real experience with the Corinthian Set of which Waldo is a leader, is though her cousin Bernard and his friends. These are very likely the kind of loose young men who would do what Ancilla believes Waldo to have done and not see it as very wrong. Combine this with the kindly meant warnings of Mrs Chartley, the half understood ramblings of Waldo's nephew, and it's not surprising that Ancilla is forced to believe the worst.

    The romance itself is very sweet, growing day by day to it's natural conclusion rather than a thunder-clap of Love at first sight. We can see how perfectly matched they are which makes it doubly hard when things go wrong.

    Ancilla's charge, Tiffany, is annoying and irritating but not enough to spoil the book, especially as we are meant to find her so. The other characters are well drawn and enjoyable.

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    Karen Fort Mill, SC, United States 11-11-13
    Karen Fort Mill, SC, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Love it!"
    Which character – as performed by Eve Matheson – was your favorite?

    Eve Matheson is a fabulous reader, and I thoroughly enjoy any books that she is a part of. She brings alive the humor, and seems to me to be the best fit for the personality of Georgette Heyer's books.


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    Nodaker 09-10-16
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    "Excellent narration; good but not the best of Heyer's novels"

    This Heyer novel is enjoyable but not one of my favorites. First, Waldo and Ancilla are off-putting names for our lovers, and whoever chose the picture that accompanies this audio, should be demoted. Hideous depiction of Waldo. In the last quarter of the novel, some of the characters talk and go on and on and on. I am talking to you, Mrs. Chartley. I don't know how the narrator stood it.

    Anyway, fairly enjoyable Heyer novel, and this audio of The Nonesuch is one I would listen to again.

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    KatJD 07-14-16
    KatJD 07-14-16 Member Since 2008

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    "Immensely Entertaining!"

    Ms. Matheson brought this wonderful madcap story to brilliant life! There were times when I laughed out loud. In fact, I'm still chuckling! Thank you for such an enjoyable performance. Ms. Heyer would be pleased.

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    Sego Lily Roots 06-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "This is a favorite Georgette Heyer story. "

    I love this story. It is also fun to listen to on audible. I thought the reader does a good job.

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    Taylor Ovard 06-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "slow "

    It was a slow start and unsatisfactory finish. I found myself cringing every time the narrative for tiffany came- which I guess was the point. But not my favorite book. There was not enough back story on the characters

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    Leslie 03-31-16
    Leslie 03-31-16
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    "good story - abrupt ending"

    it's a good Jane Austen type story only with a lot more slang. Took me a while to understand what they meant by the Corinthian set. The narrator does a great job keeping the voices straight and I really like the story, except that it just seems to end randomly. I do recommend it, especially if you love Jane Austen or Elizabeth Gaskell.

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    "Excellent"

    One of my faves. I've already reviewed this book previously so if you can't find my full review, listen to it and prepare to be entertained. Eve Matheson narrates it beautifully.

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  • Valerie
    Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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    "The Nonesuch"

    I bought this story because I love all Georgette Heyer's books. The Nonesuch together with Frederica are my favourites.
    Life in Regency times is as usua discribed beautifully, the characters are brilliant. Georgette Heyer is clever and witty. Her books make me laugh.
    I own all of Georgette Heyer books in hardback and have most of them on my ipod. This download will not be amongst them, the reader has ruined it.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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