©1962 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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.
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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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.
Jane Austen style but of a later period and less refined.
The ending is so abrupt I wonder if audible left it out. I hope to find this book in a library to check.
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.
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.
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.
It was light hearted.
The misunderstanding which was resolved at the end of the story.
There wasn't a particular moment that moved me, but some that made me chuckle.
Yes. Delightful romance, good narration. Totally enjoyable.
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!
All of them.
I never tire of reading or listening to Georgette Heyer's works.
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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