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The Quiet Gentleman Audiobook

The Quiet Gentleman

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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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    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.

    3 of 4 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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sunny 07-20-16
    Sunny 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I am a big G.H. fan but..."

    This was not a good one :(
    It was partially the annoying voices the narrator used but partially just a silly story (and not in the good way her books usually are)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. P. Leonard 04-11-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Heroine"

    I am a great reader and listener.I read this story and all the others over 50 years ago. The story teller is just brilliant.He captures the content and characters just right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Megan London 03-08-16
    Megan London 03-08-16

    Tannoreth

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    "Better than reading the book myself"
    Would you listen to The Quiet Gentleman again? Why?

    The performance is so fantastic!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story has such amusing characters.


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

    I have not yet listened to any others, but I certainly will.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh a lot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-04-15

    Shellee

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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca J. Leamon Ellsworth, ME United States 09-28-14
    Rebecca J. Leamon Ellsworth, ME United States 09-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Entertaining, but not her best"

    Hard to find a likable character in this one, I felt, and it ended with a whimper, not a bang, but overall, I enjoyed it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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