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  • Cotillion

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter's dowry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my Favorites

  • By Diane Jemmett on 07-14-09

Enjoyed the unusual "hero'

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-16

What did you like best about this story?

You start off with a dandy, and can't imagine he's going to be someone you would like but by the end you do. He accepts Kitty the way she is, and is willing to help her with her concerns. Fred and Kitty are both kind hearted people. It reminded me a little bit of Turnip in Mischief of the Mistletoe. Not exactly the same, but similar in the way you end up liking a man who seems a bit empty headed at first. Both Turnip and Freddy have their own kind of wisdom without having the intellect of a "sharpster."

Which character – as performed by Phyllida Nash – was your favorite?

Nash is an excellent reader. I can't say I had a favorite character, but she brings a lot to the story.

Any additional comments?

I got to read this for free, but would have been happy to spend a credit on it.

  • Charity Girl

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

When Fate and a chivalrous impulse combine to saddle Viscount Desford with a friendless, homeless waif in the engaging shape of Cherry Steane, who else should he turn to in such a scrape but his childhood playmate, Henrietta Silverdale? And although they refused to oblige their parents by marrying, they have always been the best of friends. But as Desford pursues Cherry's grandfather and father around the seedier fringes of society, Hetta is forced to wonder if he might not, at last, have fallen in love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and Charming Heyer Classic

  • By EmilyK on 03-26-15

Not my favorite - worth a listen but not a credit

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-16

What does Daniel Philpott bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I know that I enjoyed this story more with the reader then I would have if I had just read it.

Any additional comments?

My favorite Georgette Heyer books have more interaction between the main characters. But Desford spends a lot of time looking for Charity's relatives. There were also a few too many pontificating relatives for me. If you like Heyer books because of the glimpse it gives you into that time, you might enjoy knowing more about a healing town other than Bath. The book was free for me, and well worth a free listen. But I would not have wanted to use a credit for it.

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