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The Quiet Gentleman | [Georgette Heyer]

The Quiet Gentleman

When Gervase Frant, 7th Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.
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Publisher's Summary

When Gervase Frant, 7th Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.

©1951 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Elizabeth 09-03-14
    Elizabeth 09-03-14
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    "Refreshing"

    How refreshing to listen to a historical romance without having to wade through passion scenes. Yes, perhaps it was a little predictable, but aren't all of the romances? Not wondering when I was going to have to sensor or fast forward was a blessing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Lambert Austin, TX United States 02-12-14
    Patricia Lambert Austin, TX United States 02-12-14 Member Since 2014

    Loving the audiobooks!

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    "The Narrator Makes All the Difference!"
    What did you love best about The Quiet Gentleman?

    I have read the book many times, but it was not one of my favorite Heyer books. After hearing Garrett' reading, it is very much a favorite! His characterization of the players is excellent. My favorite is Lady St. Erth ... he captured her personality perfectly! Very enjoyable.


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

    Yes. I have enjoyed every one of his performances.


    Any additional comments?

    Any Heyer fan will enjoy this. Garrett makes the difference!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 12-19-13
    Patricia 12-19-13

    Patricia

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    "Outstanding narration. Another wonderful Heyer!"
    Any additional comments?

    Some reviewers complained about the narrator, but I must say that I think he did a smashing job. I also listened to THE RELUCTANT WIDOW read by the same narrator. I commend Garrett on his acting ability and skill. He created various voices to bring each character's personality to life. Excellent! Very interesting story with strong male and female main characters. Witty, clever, sparkling dialogue. I enjoyed it, as Heyer's characters would say, excessively.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BRENHAM, TX, United States 06-22-12
    Amazon Customer BRENHAM, TX, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I Luved it!"
    If you could sum up The Quiet Gentleman in three words, what would they be?

    very entertaining historical!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Quiet Gentleman?

    the Earl's first description of the lady who later becomes his Countess.


    Which character – as performed by Cornelius Garrett – was your favorite?

    The Dowager Countess, his caricature of her is a riot!


    Who was the most memorable character of The Quiet Gentleman and why?

    Miss Drusilla Morville who manages to get the Earl to so completely change his mind about her.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a long time fan of Heyer's books but I had forgotten just how much fun they could be before buying this version. The Dowager Countess cracks me up and the Earl's quiet voice, even when being verbally attacked by the Dowager Countess, and both verbally and physically by his half brother [very much a spoiled brat] makes me wonder just what kind of "fun" he had hanging on to his temper with that pair on his case.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martha WICHITA, KS, United States 05-28-12
    Martha WICHITA, KS, United States 05-28-12
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    "Cornelius Garrett is Brilliant!"
    Would you listen to The Quiet Gentleman again? Why?

    Absolutely. The narrative was everything here. The varied voices and characterizations were very entertaining.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Pretty much expected, no surprises.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Between her parents discussing the possibility of her daughter's interest in the Earl.


    If you could rename The Quiet Gentleman, what would you call it?

    Not sure...maybe The Reluctant Heir?


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to hear more narratives by Mr. Garrett.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Sommers St. Louis, MO 08-02-10
    L. Sommers St. Louis, MO 08-02-10 Listener Since 2009

    hopeless romantic and avowed anglophile

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    "Book great, voice grating"

    I have always delighted in reading Georgette Heyer's books, often again and again and have recently been enjoying them on audio so that I can busy my hands with knitting projects while being entertained, but Mr. Garrett's voice, especially when translating the female characters is extremely harsh to listen to. He is more often so shrill and annoying that it is hard to concentrate on the story.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Payne Tallahassee, FL, United States 09-10-11
    Payne Tallahassee, FL, United States 09-10-11
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    "Not very good"

    I was extremely disappointed in the narration of this book. The narrator was so bad I couldn't even make it through the first 4 chapters. His tone was abrasive, especially for the female characters. It was truly a disappointment.

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    Anita 08-01-15
    Anita 08-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable except for voice of narrator."

    Grating voice. predictable villian.
    As usual great heyer characters. Why are twenty words necessary for a review?

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    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 01-18-15
    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 01-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A little TOO quiet."

    I love Georgette Heyer and have never had trouble getting into one of her books, till this one. It did pick up towards the end with a little mystery, but the first two thirds of the book was like watching grass grow. I had to keep rewinding because my attention wandered and I eventually slogged through it after many days. Definitely not typical of the other books I have enjoyed by Heyer.

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    MARTHA JOLLEY ELK GROVE, CA USA 01-03-15
    MARTHA JOLLEY ELK GROVE, CA USA 01-03-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Always enjoyable!"

    I've listened to this book before, and read the book before that. Very entertaining each time. The narrator did a good job.

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