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  • The Black Moth

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel, and not one, but two kidnappings. Written when she was just 17, The Black Moth was Heyer’s first novel, but it bears many of the hallmarks of her later romances, being vivid, witty, and peppered with historical insight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heyer's First Book--Melodrama in Spades

  • By Carol on 07-10-13

Narration was very hard to hear

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

My comments are not personal. I have nothing against the narrator. However this is my opinion. The narrator lowered his voice to almost INAUDIBLE levels for some of the characters Devil, Jack, and Richard. And chose a terrible shreaky voice for the character of Lady Lavinia. It made it tiresome to listen to this book. I wish there was another version read by someone else.

Would you recommend The Black Moth to your friends? Why or why not?

Not in this audio format NO

Would you be willing to try another one of Julian Rhind-Tutt’s performances?

NO, I will shy away, because whats the point of an Audiobook that one cannot hear??
Again, I have nothing personal against this narrator, but this audiobook did not work for me.

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