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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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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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    Wally Barker 09-13-14
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    "Delightful surprise!"
    Would you try another book from Georgette Heyer and/or Cornelius Garrett?

    Yes, to both.


    What could Georgette Heyer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I would have enjoyed a longer final scene.


    What didn’t you like about Cornelius Garrett’s performance?

    Nothing. I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed his various voices.


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    Linda Knoxville, TN, United States 09-03-14
    Linda Knoxville, TN, United States 09-03-14
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    "Not what I was expecting"

    I was looking for a different version of Jane Austin, type book or even something along the lines of Sabrina Jefferies type. This was neither, though set in the same time period and held to the traditions of society, the book lacked substance. I never felt drawn into the plot, and never really even grasped what the ultimate story was. It is not that I do not believe there was one, I think there was it was that it held such little of my attention I didn't retain any of it, even from one moment to the next. it was for lack of a better description quite dull.

    The narration was neither good nor bad, again it did not draw my attention one way or they other. Average at best.

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    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 08-17-14
    Kristin Brookings, SD, United States 08-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Another enjoyable audio version of Heyer"

    Just finished listening to this one, and once again enjoyed this author. Have never 'read' any of her books. Discovered them on audible after reading some other reviews. I thought this one was an excellent story. Reminded me of Jane Austen books with the personalities unfolding and the subtle humor. I love most of the books by this author because they are a change of pace from more modern romance writing. I liked all the voices the narrator used except for the stepmother. It was too shrill and 'fake'. However, the others were very good. Will be looking for more titles by this author.

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    Lorri Garland, TX, United States 03-13-14
    Lorri Garland, TX, United States 03-13-14

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    "Good Heyer, but not her best"

    Heyer rarely makes a misstep in her writing. No matter how many times I read her books, she can still make me laugh out loud. This was not her best work, but it still has some good characters. Heyer is the absolute queen of Regency romance in my opinion, and all her books are worth your time.

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    DH NEW YORK, US 02-09-14
    DH NEW YORK, US 02-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Story enjoyable speaker not so much"

    Another fun tale with mystery and romance but the speaker makes the main character sound so old it is irritating.

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    Melanie Cobbs Creek, VA, United States 09-05-12
    Melanie Cobbs Creek, VA, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    If you could sum up The Quiet Gentleman in three words, what would they be?

    Predictable but engaging


    What did you like best about this story?

    Typical regency romance. Too bad Georgette Heyer didn't stick to historical fiction with more history.


    What three words best describe Cornelius Garrett’s performance?

    Even the young men were stuffy and sounded old. The women were not too bad.


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

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    Happy ending with very little substance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Santa Fe, NM, United States 06-18-12
    Amazon Customer Santa Fe, NM, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2015

    Hare & There

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    "Just so-so."

    I really enjoyed the narrator on this one. Unfortunately, I kept waiting for the main heroine to do something major or be someone wonderful. Instead, she was just sort of ... there. Aside from the limp heroine, the tale was entertaining enough. Just a so-so Heyer, in my opinion.

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    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 05-31-12
    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 05-31-12 Member Since 2010
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    "You have to like them!"

    I have only recently discovered Georgette Heyer. I am enjoying her very much! Her characters are well developed and very likeable. It is very refreshing to encounter the rigid social structure of old England and to realize that while the structure was there, people found ways to get what they wanted and to fall in love and have relationships with the people they cared about. Very enjoyable!

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    Sunbrila 03-04-15
    Sunbrila 03-04-15

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    "Horrifying Female Impression"

    I have a preference for male narrators who read romance. Holter Graham and Fred Berman are among the very best.

    This narrator gave me a splitting headache after about 3 hours listening to his female vocal impression.

    I did not rate the story because I did not finish it but the narration is horrible. Not only will I not finish this book, I will in fact return it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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