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The Nonesuch Audiobook

The Nonesuch

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.
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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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    JennaFTW 10-23-14
    JennaFTW 10-23-14

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    "Narration? Would help if I could understand it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I really found the narration poor. The accents were great, but I couldn't understand parts of it even when I had the kindle book open and in front of me. I love audio books but this one was too hard to understand - seemed more of a chore than the joy they usually give me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the story - read it many moons ago. Light hearted romp.


    What didn’t you like about Eve Matheson’s performance?

    Very difficult to understand when she gets excited.


    What character would you cut from The Nonesuch?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    Will try Eve Matheson again. Am hoping I don't need to cross all audible books she reads off my list.

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    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 09-21-14
    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 09-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "a favorite, great narrator, my addiction continues"

    One of my favorites by Heyer. So glad I ignored the really awful picture on the front. I know these are older books but honestly, this picture is ridiculous even for 50 years ago. That said, the book is great. Loved both the hero and heroine, and the other characters were well-developed, too. The narration was so good, I was laughing out loud at the bratty voice of Tiffany. Just love this author, the dialog is what makes these books.

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    nancy boynton beach, FL, United States 03-22-14
    nancy boynton beach, FL, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2006
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    "a template for writers"

    I got to an interest in Heyer from Lois McMaster Bujold. She recommends her for the control of dialog. Heyer is a wonderful writer. Her books are old now and the fashion for romance is moving in a different direction, however, this is a writer to nurture other writers. The age of the books is helpful in that direction. One can think it possible to do better. Heyer is a gem in lots of ways and I will read more of her work. This particular book is a wonderful example of character and dialog development as well as being just a sweet story of varied kinds of people. Heyer's strength, for me, is that most of her characters skirt the problem of ordinary so well that it is hard to notice that it is the author's hand that lifts them to interest.

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    B-House so Cal 01-26-14
    B-House so Cal 01-26-14

    Married with five kids. Professional military & Sports photographer.

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    "Very well good and good story except the ending"
    What made the experience of listening to The Nonesuch the most enjoyable?

    The reader did a great job and her variation of voice made it possible to follow and otherwise confusing cast of character until the listener gets familiar.


    What other book might you compare The Nonesuch to and why?

    Jane Austen style but of a later period and less refined.


    Any additional comments?

    The ending is so abrupt I wonder if audible left it out. I hope to find this book in a library to check.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel YAKIMA, WA, United States 01-25-14
    Rachel YAKIMA, WA, United States 01-25-14 Member Since 2013

    I am a clay sculptor and an art instructor at a community college. I mostly listen to audiobooks while I work in my home studio.

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    "starts slow, but decent by the end"

    I found the first half of this book a bit tedious and quite slow. I'm not entirely sure why, so maybe it was just me.
    One of the characters was annoying which was funny but also, well, annoying.
    I may have also reached my Heyer limit. She basically tells the same story over and over again. Its like reading a familiar romantic comedy. Which is fine sometimes and the writing is good, but maybe I was just in the mood for something with more to it.
    This was nice light fluff, a little slow to start but enjoyable by the end. If that's what you're in the mood for, listen away.

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    Crystal Angier, NC, United States 12-31-13
    Crystal Angier, NC, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A Delightful Listen"

    While this story does not seem to be overly original (It is in the realm of Emma and Wives and daughters.), it is well written. Eve Matheson did a wonderful job narrating. The combination of the writing style and narrator make it a very enjoyable book. I was in stitches quite a few times while listening.

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    charlsa Pensacola, FL, United States 06-08-13
    charlsa Pensacola, FL, United States 06-08-13
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    "Similiar to Pride and Prejudice"
    What made the experience of listening to The Nonesuch the most enjoyable?

    It was light hearted.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Nonesuch?

    The misunderstanding which was resolved at the end of the story.


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

    Fine.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There wasn't a particular moment that moved me, but some that made me chuckle.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

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    Farwan House Variety Store 02-12-13
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    "None such like Heyer!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Delightful romance, good narration. Totally enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Nonesuch himself was as usual wonderfully elegant, but I always enjoy the minor character in all of her books, such as a sister's husband, or a slightly backward friend whose dialogue is so funny, I cannot help laughing in total enjoyment at the absurdities!


    What about Eve Matheson’s performance did you like?

    Just right.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Nonesuch and why?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I never tire of reading or listening to Georgette Heyer's works.

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    Geza Kamuela, HI, USA 01-19-14
    Geza Kamuela, HI, USA 01-19-14
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    "Pride and Prejudice Doesn't Have to Worry"
    Would you try another book from Georgette Heyer and/or Eve Matheson?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Georgette Heyer? Why or why not?

    The Nonesuch was written in the style of Jane Austin, but without the subtleties and well developed plots and sub-plots. Would not try another by Heyer, if it's a period piece.


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