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The Unknown Ajax | [Georgette Heyer]

The Unknown Ajax

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.
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Publisher's Summary

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

©1959 Georgette Heyer (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    M Smith 06-23-15
    M Smith 06-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Delightful!"

    A story to enjoy again and again. A delightful story and performance. Georgette Heyer never disappoints.

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    Amazon Customer California, USA 06-19-15
    Amazon Customer California, USA 06-19-15
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    "One of my favorites"

    Love Georgette Heyer's books but this one of my favorites. Hugo's treatment by the old Lord and his sense of humor had me laughing.

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    kchg 03-06-15
    kchg 03-06-15 Member Since 2015

    Female and left 39 behind more than two decades ago. Genres I like are procedural mysteries, history and historical fiction, and science fic

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    "Charming not-your-run-of-the-mill romantic farce"

    Completely engaged me. When our protagonist lapsed into broad Yorkshire speech, it took a little getting used to, but soon grew acustomed to it. This story was five stars all the way around. Highly recommended.

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    thebeloved 02-25-15
    thebeloved 02-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun, good plot"

    Enjoyable story. Lost my interest a few times, and the female characters were a little flatter that I've seen from Heyer. But I enjoyed it and the performance was excellent.

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    Oma Canada 02-11-15
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    "Delightful historical romance."

    A period peice for those who like Pride and Prejudice. Short & Sweet, could have been longer but delightful in its own way.

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    C. Spencer 02-04-15
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    "Appropriate but strong accents"

    This is an enjoyable book, but you need to be listening carefully to understand all of the accents at times.

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    Harry_ATL 11-05-14
    Harry_ATL 11-05-14
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    "Loved this Heyer"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this Heyer. Funny, charming, great hero. Daniel Philpott does an excellent job narrating, and I'm even comparing him to the beloved Mr. Armitage. I found this completely credit-worthy.

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    Bonita Los Osos, CA, United States 10-30-14
    Bonita Los Osos, CA, United States 10-30-14 Member Since 2009

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    "Made me smile...."

    Very enjoyable listen! The broad Yorkshire accents could have make understanding some of the character difficult, but the narrator did an excellent job with them.
    Fun story--classic Heyer.

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    Robin 03-14-14
    Robin 03-14-14
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    "Missing Downton Abbey? Meet this family!"

    It is 100 years earlier than Downton but has a lot of similar themes, the inheritance of an estate, feuding family members, upstairs & downstairs characters, and of course a romance. Heyer reinvented the Regency genre in the 20th century and they are generally predictable, but she does have a distinctive hero in this one, not the usual man about town. There is a subplot that is a sort of mystery and takes up too much time.

    The narration is excellent. There are many similar characters, brothers & cousins, and Philpott makes them all distinctive. Also there is a plot point around the way the main character speaks and he renders that very well.

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    Mim HUGHENDEN, Australia 01-17-14
    Mim HUGHENDEN, Australia 01-17-14 Member Since 2009
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    "One of my favourites"

    I kept seeing one of the Hemsworth brothers as the Ajax. (Liam or Chris would be lovely) A wonderfully charming tale with the least amount of problems for the characters. Narrator does a good job.

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