We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Bath Tangle Audiobook

Bath Tangle

Regular Price:$18.20
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby. Before long, Serena, Fanny, Kirkby, and Rotherham are entangled in a welter of marriage and manners the like of which even Regency Bath has rarely seen.

Dashing, funny, romantic - a novel by one of our best-known and most beloved historical novelists who has captured a whole new generation's heart.

©2009 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Lady Serena Carlow is an acknowledged beauty, but she's got a temper as fiery as her head of red hair. When her father dies unexpectedly, Serena discovers to her horror that she has been left a ward of Ivo Barrasford, marquis of Rotherham, a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. With her father's heir eager to take over his inheritance--and Serena's lifelong home--she and her lovely young stepmother, Fanny, decide to move to Bath, where Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby. Before long, Serena, Fanny, Kirkby, and Rotherham are entangled in a welter of misunderstood emotions, mistaken engagements, and misdirected love." (Amazon.com review)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (591 )
5 star
 (319)
4 star
 (177)
3 star
 (75)
2 star
 (15)
1 star
 (5)
Overall
4.4 (432 )
5 star
 (239)
4 star
 (126)
3 star
 (55)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.5 (430 )
5 star
 (267)
4 star
 (115)
3 star
 (42)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Katherine T. 06-08-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Real Tangle"

    Loved the pretty love circle that finally got untangled. I loved the reader's angry voices

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    SJN 04-19-15
    SJN 04-19-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not one of her better stories"
    Would you try another book from Georgette Heyer and/or Sian Phillips?

    I love Georgette Heyer books. This story and the characters were so-so. It doesn't have as much of the usual humor of many of her books.


    Would you recommend Bath Tangle to your friends? Why or why not?

    No


    What about Sian Phillips’s performance did you like?

    OK


    Was Bath Tangle worth the listening time?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JULIA Tracyton, WA, United States 04-15-15
    JULIA Tracyton, WA, United States 04-15-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another great read."

    Longtime fan of Miss Heyer, terrific to have audio versions. Excellent performance across the board.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    K. 05-02-14
    K. 05-02-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    68
    24
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Three mixed-up couples"

    I collect Heyer's books and have reread them many times. This isn't my favorite Heyer and wouldn't recommend it as the first Heyer to read. Serena and Rotherham are almost unlikeable, as if the author wanted to see if she could make us care about them in spite of ourselves. Some reviews said he was missing in too much of the book; however, when he does appear, attention must be paid as we learn important things about him. I enjoyed Sian's reading, because when I read the book I skip a lot. She makes every scene count and brings all the characters to life. As others have said, I couldn't stop listening until the tangle was un-tangled. This is a different kind of heroine and there's much to love for a Heyer fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Patricia 01-02-14
    Patricia 01-02-14

    Patricia

    HELPFUL VOTES
    79
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Heyer's Own Benedick and Beatrice!"
    Any additional comments?

    Just when I think I have listened to my favorite Heyer audio book along comes another title to takes its place! This story certainly reminded me of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued lovers Benedick and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing." I absolutely loved it! The narrator put on a truly marvelous performance. Very entertaining, well-written, with vivid characters and outstanding conversation. Great stuff!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Simmons Brookton, Australia 12-01-12
    Simmons Brookton, Australia 12-01-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Predicatable"

    Sorry Georgette Heyer, just a bit too romantic and lovey dovey. I think you have done better on some of your other books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A 06-25-11
    A 06-25-11

    Ankara

    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "A Tale of Romantic Misunderstandings"

    An enjoyable listen although this story is not quite as well suited to an auditory format as some of Heyer's other romances - some of the dialogue in this story consists of characters discussing regency politics and gossip which can be skipped if reading from a book but is not so easily skipped when listening to an audio recording. That having been said however, the second half of the recording is a pleasure to listen to. I enjoyed Sian Phillips reading which did not surprise me when I remember her performance on the television series 'I, Claudius'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amanda Charlotte, NC, USA 05-14-10
    Amanda Charlotte, NC, USA 05-14-10 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Not sure I buy the Earl"

    So, this being one of my all-time favorite Heyer novels, I was super excited about the audiobook. It's funny and cute and witty. I had one problem and it was a teensy one, but an important one, I think. Now, I love the way the narrator does everybody except Rotherham. I don't know why. And not even in general, just at the end. But its an important scene at the end! But otherwise it's great.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Renee 01-05-10
    Renee 01-05-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    219
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "A fun, entertaining book"

    My first book by Heyer, and it was a fun and enjoyable book. Great for Austen fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Katherine H 10-15-10
    Katherine H 10-15-10 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    51
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Not my favourite one"

    While still a good listen - I found this one abit shallower than her normal books.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.