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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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    Amazon Customer 08-27-15
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    "great narration!!"

    Eve had unique voices for every character. I loved it. Also, the story made you feel like you were in a country English community.

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    Soul Searcher Harrison, Arkansas 07-25-15
    Soul Searcher Harrison, Arkansas 07-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another delightful Georgette Heyer Farce"

    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!

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    Steven 06-06-15
    Steven 06-06-15
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    "great reading, slightly contrived tension"

    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.

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    Marianne Walsh 01-03-15
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    "Well done performance!"

    I have been a fan of Georgette Heyer for a long time and this performance of The Nonesuch does not disappoint.

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

    JennaFTW

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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  • Alison
    Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    2/19/10
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    "The Nonesuch"

    I was so surprised by the previous comments. I thought the narration was very good compared to some of the Georgette Heyer books I have purchased. She managed to bring the characters to life and made me smile with some of the humorous passages. Will listen to again. Well done. Perhaps she can read Arabella which is one of my favourites and not yet available

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Beccameriel
    London, United Kingdom
    7/25/13
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    "Perfect escapist Regency romance"

    I love Georgette Heyer although or possibly because all her books have the same elements: impossibly splendid hero who is a very pink of the ton, an unlikely heroine, a glamorous rival, misunderstandings galore, epic descriptions of cravats, landaus and everyone's clothes. The thing that sets Heyer apart is the impeccable research, splendid use of Regency slang and the fact that they are cracking good stories and immense amounts of escapist fun.

    All they need is a good narrator and Eve Matheson does just fine.

    A cup of tea, a slice of cake and some Georgette Heyer. Bliss.

    But, Jeez, that cover is grim. What were they thinking?

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs S
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    10/1/12
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    "Very nicely done."

    Not one of my favourite Georgette Heyers but very nicely brought to life by the narrator, Eve Matheson. I loved her interpretation of the characters - what a shrew Tiffany is! This one has gone to my "play again" shelf.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. Edwards
    2/17/16
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    "Another good Heyer narration"

    Solid narration of a very easy going, pleasant book. Eve Matheson still has some difficulty with male voices, but it does not show as much in this narration. The Nonesuch is my sort of man: Good mannered, assured, handsome and rich. Miss Trent is the female equivalent and they make a happy romance of it. Mrs Underhill is excellent as the "not so well bred" but very goodhearted , longsuffering Guardian of the "obnoxious" Tiffany. Ms Matheson does an excellent job on Tiffany - God help anyone who has to live in the same house as that!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    West Midlands, UK
    8/26/15
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    "A fun story despite the irritating heroine"
    Any additional comments?

    A lovely narrator and a good story. Love the fact that Beau Brummell and the Regent had good parts in the book. It isn't my favourite in the print versions of the books but the audio version is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Croan
    Glasgow
    8/11/15
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    "Great!"

    Very likeable characters, entertaining story & a lovely performance from the narrator. A pleasure to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela Whitear
    4/17/15
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    "The nonesuch"

    Very enjoyable as ever.the narration was excellent altho I would like to hear a male voice for a change.
    The storyline is a bit thin ,not my favourite bot overall very listenable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/28/15
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    "superb"

    a sweet romantic story, well read with great character voices. I've loved Georgette as an author since childhood. Her work never fails to please me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rosalind
    1/27/15
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    "Amazing"
    What made the experience of listening to The Nonesuch the most enjoyable?

    It was funny and intriguing


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

    Many of Georgette Heyer's novels, but the wit and humour is always fresh and hilarous in each of her books


    What about Eve Matheson’s performance did you like?

    the way she can put such expression to each character you can just see their faces!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P
    LINCOLN, United Kingdom
    1/8/15
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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