©1999 Georgette Heyer; (P)2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
This is just a delightful novel, the characters so endearingly funny and the plot twists and turns. I am in awe of Phillida Nash's skill in giving us so many distinct voices from young to older, french and english. She enhances and enlivens what is already a great tale.
Although somewhat shorter than many of her other novels. Heyer's Talisman Ring is one of her most entertaining reads. When I first read it years ago I thought how good a play it would make. Now, many years on, my very much thumbed and ragged version of the book has been replaced with an Audible version of the book delightfully read by Phyllida Nash - and yes, it does play very well as an audiobook. Snappy and funny dialogue of extremely likeable characters in a gently adventurous situation, this is a book that is fun to read and fun to listen to for anyone who enjoys lighthearted, well-scripted, regency romances.
"A much loved friend"
I was so pleased to see this in the new release list today. I hope this means that Audible has a release programme for Heyer and will be issuing all of them over a period of time. I would love to see Venetia, Friday's Child, The Grand Sophy, Sylvester, well all of them really. Although even better news would be to hear that some of the more poorly read ones from the old Chivers back catlogue have been re-recorded, starting with Devil's Cub, which is already on Audible's list in its original unlistenable to format!
The Talisman Ring is one of my favourites. Georgette Heyer is very undemanding but should have you gently giggling from page 1. They are light, feel-good books which I save for days when I'm feeling rotten or to help me unwind when work is particularly stressful. Not everyone's cup of tea, I know, but don't mistake for cheap imitations and if you a looking for something undemanding to relax with, this one is worth a try.
Another great book by Georgette heyer. She has so many good ones please bring some more out.
"The Talisman RIng"
I have just finished this audio book, and it was a real treat, beautifully read and great fun. It was always one of my favourite Georgette Heyer books and this version does full justice to it. Strongly recommended if you fancy a light heated romance!
Georgette Heyer is not only wonderfully accurate on all details of the regency period but her books are such good fun. This one is no exception. The story is light-hearted but full of enough twists and turns to keep you interested to the end. The characters are delightfully attractive or wicked (as required) and the witty dialogue highly entertaining. The Talisman Ring is among the best of Gerogette Heyer's novels and is beautifully read by Phyllida Nash.
If you want some light listening to lift your spirits or wile away a long journey you could not do better that chose this book.
"Let's hope we get more of these!"
I was so happy to find this one in Audible! I add my pleas to those who wish to see more Georgette Heyer's books in Audible, unabridged and - if only possible - read by Phyllida Nash. There seem to be several for the USA members, let's hope they come out in the European Audible as well.
Georgette Heyer's books are light and funny and Phyllida Nash is a suberb reader.
Phyllida Nash reads this beautifully and pulls off the very difficult challenge of producing a convincing French accent that doesn't stray into parody. A very enjoyable listen.
"Wonderful Old Friend"
I was so pleased when I realized that Audible had Georgette Heyer in their catalogue that I immediately bought this and a couple of others. The Talisman Ring was always my favourite Heyer book - mostly for the beautifully drawn characters, witty dialogue and Regency details. Its a book that makes time fly and you are slightly disappointed to reach the end as you want it to go on. It is beautifully read by Phyllida Nash who manages to have convincing male characters, which not every female reader can do and a lovely French accent that always sounds natural.I would always recommend this for a relaxing, amusing book with a bit of a detective puzzle included.
I listened to this book while doing the ironing, and had it done before I was ready to stop listening! I also listened to it while out walking and managed to walk twice as far as usual, so a health benefit as well. Pleasant story, amusing. Full of the small details of the era which make it real and quietly educational. Phyllida Nash manages the French accent very well. Looking forward to my next Georgette Heyer.
"Thoroughly enjoyable mystery romp!"
This is an excellent reading of vintage Heyer - the characters are well-realised, the humour is given full rein, and the mystery twists and turns to a satisfactory conclusion. If you already love Georgette Heyer you won't be disappointed by this version, and if you are new to her novels this is a fun one to start with!
""Audible hopes you enjoyed...""
As I heard the voice of Audible utter those words I sighed, "oh yes," and promptly set about seeing what other Georgette Heyer novels were available on audible.co.uk
I'd never read her novels, but had heard good things said of them quite recently, and had been meaning to get around to reading one. Struggling to find time to do so, I treated myself to this one on audible, and am so glad I did so - particularly seeing as how there are a couple of dozen other Heyer titles available!
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