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The cosmere consumes me.
This book was hilarious! The language was clever, the banter was witty and unceasing. I laughed so much and the narrator was perfect! Great story!
Have always loved the characters and humor of this classic Heyer romp. However, the performance of the Duke of Avon was so off the mark that I found it very distracting. Avon was written as a very soft spoken (but carried a big stick) and subtle character who was understated. The narrator performed him as loud and brash, almost yelling at times. He did capture all the other characters very well. I am glad, though, that someone else narrated the sequel, Devil's Cub. Am hoping for a better match to my expectations for that favorite.
I love Regency Romance. I spend many hours on the road and I am never happier than when I have a Georgette Heyer book to listen to.
There is just everything wonderful about this fun story! From beginning to end it was a great romp in the world of Regency.
What a delight?!
Made me smile and loved the narration. Fast paced.
The most impressive aspect of the writing is the author's proper use of the subjunctive. I just read all the Elena Ferrante books where the subjunctive mood was completely absent and thoroughly disconcerting. Heyer's descriptions are beautiful and colorful.
Yes. It is cleverly written.
The Moth and The Devil's Cub.
The main character, but all were good.
My favorite GH novel is always a good read. However, the voices are wrong. The Duke is supposed to be sensual and mysterious. Instead he sounds blustering. The narrator's own voice would make a better Duke. As usual with this male narrator all the women, young and old, sound like twittering 50 year old matrons.
I'm a Georgette Heyer fan, so I am familiar with her stories. I have always enjoyed the humor she weaves into her romances. The redemption of the Duke is particularly enjoyable and satisfying.
Sometimes I get eager for the end of a story and chafe at the miscellaneous conversation and detail. But Heyer's details and conversation make a satisfying world to live in for just a little while.
I was relieved when Mr. Garrett got rid of the lisp and affectation about one third of the way through when he was 'reading' for Justin, the Duke of Avon. When he was reading in his normal voice I enjoyed his tone, but his renderings of the voices of the other characters were jarring. Mostly my reaction was that I will avoid books read by him and dig out my old copy of These Old Shades and read it once more for myself. I will not re-listen to this audible book.
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