©1951 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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.
I've listened to this book before, and read the book before that. Very entertaining each time. The narrator did a good job.
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.
Yes, to both.
I would have enjoyed a longer final scene.
Nothing. I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed his various voices.
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.
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.
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.
Predictable but engaging
Typical regency romance. Too bad Georgette Heyer didn't stick to historical fiction with more history.
Even the young men were stuffy and sounded old. The women were not too bad.
Happy ending with very little substance.
Hare & There
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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