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  • Venetia

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Georgette Heyer book

  • By 🌸DARA on 03-31-13

Abridged Is Never As Good

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

I didn't notice that this was an abridged version when I bought it. Richard Armitage is marvelous, as always, and the omissions are almost seamless--but as the title of this review says, an abridged version is never as good.

  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

  • The Mary Russell Series, Book 2
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498

It is 1921 and Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Echoes of "Another Shirt Ruined!"

  • By PeachPecan on 05-02-14

Splendid

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

A Monstrous Regiment of Women is one of my favorite of King's Mary Russell books--and the series itself is one of my all-time favorites. The reader does justice to every character, nuance, and splendid stretch of narrative. Brilliant book; brilliant reading.

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