©1962 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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In audio books, the narration can make or break the book. Eve Matheson does a great job with the voices in this book! I was especially delighted with Tiffany's voice! The high tone of her voice was perfect for this completely self-concerned character. And her aunt's Yorkshire accent was wonderful! Also, Cousin Laurey's voice hit the mark! I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would.
I thought Georgette Heyer's characterization of Miss Trent intelligence, frankness, & good sense was endearing, and I also loved the kindness & support of her employer. I throughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it!
The lovely voice of the narrator and her ability to present the colorful accents of the Yorkshire gentry bring this witty Heyer romance to life. I had read this story several times, but enjoyed the relaxation of having this favorite read to me. Loved it!
this was a good and refreshingly contrived conflict free story until 2 hours to then end when alas, contrived misunderstandings appeared. solid, but not Heyer's best.
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.
I love the story - read it many moons ago. Light hearted romp.
Very difficult to understand when she gets excited.
Will try Eve Matheson again. Am hoping I don't need to cross all audible books she reads off my list.
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.
Married with five kids. Professional military & Sports photographer.
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.
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