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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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    Megan London 03-08-16
    Megan London 03-08-16 Member Since 2015

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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.


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    Sophy0075 09-12-15
    Sophy0075 09-12-15

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    "The best of Ms Heyer's romances"
    If you could sum up The Quiet Gentleman in three words, what would they be?

    True Regency verisimilitude.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I preferred Drusilla, whose personality and physical description was unlike that of the typical blonde-ringleted, blue saucer-eyed, witless, fluttering damsel. Beyond that, I cannot say without spoiling the outcome of the novel for other listeners or readers.


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

    No, I have not.


    If you could take any character from The Quiet Gentleman out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Why, Drusilla, of course! She would be a charming and intelligent conversationalist without talking my ear off.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed over twenty of Miss Heyer's Georgian and Regency novels. Unlike many authors who attempt to pen Regency romances, Miss Heyer took pains to have her characters talk, act, and think within their century and social class. There are so many dreadful "romances" which are merely women and men clad in early nineteenth-century dress and engaged in laundry lists of balls, hunts, swoons, high perch phaetons and sprig muslin frocks, but who are firmly twenty-first century in their thoughts and morals.

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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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    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 09-03-14
    Linda 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

    Tanti Lorri

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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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