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The Unknown Ajax Audiobook

The Unknown Ajax

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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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    R. Moore Virginia, USA 08-03-14
    R. Moore Virginia, USA 08-03-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Never excites or exalts"

    Hmmmmmmmm. Alright, so the writing is good. There are occasional great turns of phrase, and a bit of decent highbrow humor. The entire book is quite reminiscent of Downton Abby -- what with all the earls and ladies and the constant reminders of one’s proper place in British society.

    However, the story moves like molasses at times, and as much as everything seems in place for a good read, it just never excites, exalts, or makes me feel like I’m lucky to have picked it up. I’m not overly disappointed that I read (listened to) it, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

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    HMS 09-12-16
    HMS 09-12-16

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    "The wonderful accents by the narrator add so much!"

    This is such a funny book and the wonderful accent the narrator gives the characters, especially the hero, add so much to the enjoyment of the book. I think I would have missed a great deal of the humor if I had simply just read it, as it's an integral part of the story. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite Heyers!

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    Kindle Customer 06-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "brilliant"

    characters brilliant. story brilliant. reading brilliant. not perfection, none are, but definitely brilliant. loved it.

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    RideTheCrest 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    So much fun! It is an escape from reality! The book is great for walking.

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    MarissaB 05-14-16
    MarissaB 05-14-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Delightful!"

    I love a book that can make me laugh out loud. They are few and far between and are so very special. A great cast of characters and a hero that changes the people around him by his affable, non-judgmental attitude. The farcical last few chapters were simply hilarious.

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    beverly d walker md georgia 05-06-16
    beverly d walker md georgia 05-06-16
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    "UNKNOWN AJAX"

    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO JHAVE NEVER READ GEORGETTE HEYER YOU HAVE MISSED A TREAT. THE AUDIO BOOK IS ALSO GREAT.

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    Karen Fort Mill, SC, United States 03-11-16
    Karen Fort Mill, SC, United States 03-11-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, great performance"

    I love this narrator- I wish he did more of the Heyer books. The story is also fabulous and entertaining as ever.

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    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 12-12-15
    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 12-12-15 Member Since 2016

    I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!

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    "Not bad.."

    This is another good romance by Georgette Heyer. The characters were interesting and personable. The supporting characters seemed stronger then the main character. Daniel Philpot does a great job reading. His character interpretations were great. My complaint with the narration is with the characters that had a heavy dialect. It was hard to understand it. It was hard to figure out what they were explaining among other things. This is a case where a hard back or e-book is needed. Seeing the words would have helped understanding. There's not a lot of this. Nor does it take away from the book. I read this book many years ago. The ending has an incomplete feel to it. That remains. It's not an open ending. Nor is it the beginning of a never written sequel. It just ends with the feeling more is coming.

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    M. Haag 09-30-15
    M. Haag 09-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful performance"
    What made the experience of listening to The Unknown Ajax the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was excellent, expressive and talented.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hugo was my favorite character, as I'm sure the author intended. He was so very humorous and intelligent. A close second was Lady Amelia, a very deep character, with only a bit part.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Philpott – was your favorite?

    Vincent was portrayed by Philpott with such perfection that I believed him to be a completely separate person from the narrator. In fact, all the characters were so well done, I could have believed an entire cast to have performed the story.


    If you could rename The Unknown Ajax, what would you call it?

    The Yorkshire Heir


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    Alan 08-16-15
    Alan 08-16-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring, Boring, Boring"

    This was definitely not one of her best books. It was tediously boring with too much detail that had no substance.

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