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Cotillion

By: Georgette Heyer
Narrated by: Raj Ghatak
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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

Kitty Charing's life-changing inheritance comes with a catch.

Her eccentric and childless guardian, Mr. Penicuik, is leaving Kitty all of his vast fortune - but with one condition. She must marry one of his five grand-nephews. However, Kitty's clear favourite - the rakish Jack Westruther - doesn't appear at all interested in the arrangement. To make Jack jealous, Kitty impulsively convinces his cousin, the kind-hearted and chivalrous Freddy Standen, to enter into a pretend engagement.

But the more time she spends with Freddy, the more Kitty wonders whether Jack is the right choice after all....

©2021 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's'." (Joanne Harris)

"Fabulously witty." (Stephen Fry)

"Georgette Heyer is second to none." (Sunday Times)'  

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Wonderful romp, narration a little robotic

This story is just so much fun. One of the most delightful, funny and entertaining of Heyer’s stories

The narration was a little peculiar. I felt intonation was often off and the speech stilted like a robot. Certain words like Phaeton wore pronounced in an odd way. But once I got used to it I was able to allow the lively story to carry me off.

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Such a good story!

The reading patchy in parts likewise the sound but a great listen. Very enjoyable.

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Love this version

Georgette Heyer is beyond compare and I've always enjoyed this book. However Raj Ghatak really brought the story to life. Giving Dolph an Irish accent was fantastic! I will definitely listen to this again. Can he please narrate all Georgette Heyer novels!?

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  • M. Andersen
  • 05-07-21

Great fun.

I love this book. The Penguin recording is really great. In particular Raj Ghatak reads Dolph superbly. I was so glad there were no loud music interludes this time.

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  • Mandy
  • 04-18-21

Glorious!

This is one of my favourite Heyer stories. I was anxious that it had been rerecorded but Raj Ghatak has done a fantastic job. He is comfortable with Heyer's language, understands all the nuances of the plot, has an array of wonderful accents and seems to enjoy telling the story. I'm now a fan and will watch out for things he does in the future. Raj, thank you.

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  • JED
  • 04-23-21

Equally as good as the previous Audible version

I love the previous version of this book, sold on Audible by Phyllida Nash, and listen to it often. I purchased this one as I love the story and wanted to compare them. This is equally as good - but in places sounds like a different story due to the new voices for much loved characters. In other recent books the comparisons have been awful - but this is a keeper!! I love Lord Dolphinton having an Irish accent in this version, which brings out a different character. Similar can be said for Freddie and Devron. Now I can pick which version I want to listen too on a wet winters night.
A pleasant listen to an excellent Georgette Heyer story.

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  • 12-04-21

Excellent listening

I bought this version by mistake thinking I had lost my beloved Phyllida Nash version, and at first suffered from something of a culture shock on hearing such a different voice. But I was interested to hear a fresh interpretation and gradually found there were still plenty of laughs. I gained a whole new insight into Kitty's powers of emotional blackmail!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-31-21

Excellent narration.

Remarkable use of different voices to distinguish the different charcters made listening to this story a delightful experience.

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  • joyly55
  • 11-15-22

Absolutely fabulous 💕💕

The whole of Kitty's and Freddie's adventurous story kept me enthralled, especially with the excellent narration. Worth more than 5 stars ⭐ ❤❤❤❤

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  • ElephantsAndAirfix
  • 11-05-22

Great book, fair narration

One of Georgette Heyer’s best regency novels. The narrator does a pretty good job. Occasionally some of his emphasis was a bit off but his voices for the characters were good and most of his pronunciations were accurate and I enjoyed listening.

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  • Lesley
  • 11-01-22

Excellent story and narration

Although the plot was quite convoluted it was a great story. One of my favourite Georgette Heyer regency novels. The narration was particularly good with each character easy to identify. I shall definitely look out for more audio books narrated by Raj Ghatak

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  • Dory
  • 10-17-22

Good story but not too keen on the narrator

I enjoyed the story, although I wouldn’t listen again to it.
The narrator performance is not one I have enjoyed. The characters voices were good but the storytelling was flat and expressionless for me. Like if I had asked Alexa or Siri to read the book for me.

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  • NellMcMH
  • 08-15-22

Dodgy reading but...

not the worst I've heard. ignore the weird pronunciation of various words, lack of vocal definition between the cousins at the beginning - and that Dolph has been given an Irish accent - and let the usual brilliance of GH shine through. I just wish more readers would recognised the respect these titles deserve and that Audible would get Matt Addis to do all the re-records

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  • Jane
  • 08-10-22

A lively story of an ingénue

Kitty Charing takes her chance to join London society by talking one of her guardian’s grand nephews into a sham engagement. The innocence resulting from her country upbringing combined with her wish to help others in trouble leads her be involved in situations where she is made aware that all is not necessarily as it seems. The voice acting is very good and captures each character well. I enjoyed this new rendition of an old favorite tale from Georgette Heyer and will listen to it again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-27-22

Great Fun!

Thoroughly enjoyed this narration by Raj Ghatak- he did all the voices so well, I was laughing out loud! One of my favourite Georgette Heyers. I’ve listened to this one twice already.