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 .
 >   > 
Cotillion Audiobook

Cotillion

Regular Price:$20.34
  • 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 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.

©2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (864 )
5 star
 (589)
4 star
 (201)
3 star
 (52)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (14)
Overall
4.6 (653 )
5 star
 (461)
4 star
 (152)
3 star
 (31)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.7 (650 )
5 star
 (483)
4 star
 (139)
3 star
 (22)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Teresa Pierlot 07-05-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Delightful and beautifully read"

    Cotillion has always been one of my favourite Heyer novels. Freddie is such a wonderfully atypical hero. Phyllida Nash does a beautiful job of producing not just different voices, but definite characters that are very much in tune with the author's work. I find her voice pleasant to listen to in general.
    I can warmly recommend this to anyone who already enjoys Georgette Heyer, as well those who are just getting to know her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    y 06-24-16
    y 06-24-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    124
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Delightful"

    Full of fun and many tangles that are unwound by the end with happy results.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    notlad 06-14-16
    notlad 06-14-16 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    77
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful"

    Oh what a good, clean, fun book and so very well narrated! Highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    KIC Lincoln, NE USA 06-02-16
    KIC Lincoln, NE USA 06-02-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The most delightful Heyer novel"

    I have always thought this is the most delightful of Georgette Heyer's books. I utterly love everything about it. And Freddy is such an unusual hero but Kitty is right in that Freddy will always know just what to do, which is far more endearing and comfortable than the Normal type of romantic beau. This really would make a good movie.

    I love that such a character as Dolph was in this story. Everyone (who matters) patience and kindness with him is so nice and I love his devotion for his Miss Plimpton. The cupboard scene just had me in tears years ago and it's still the funniest thing.

    The narration was very good. I didn't enjoy her as much as in others. I'd dearly love to hear it read by Stephen Fry or Dan Stevens. Some how I can see them picking up the humor a tad better but there is certainly nothing to keep you from enjoying this adorable book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    L. Torres Lansing, IL United States 01-15-16
    L. Torres Lansing, IL United States 01-15-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyed the unusual "hero'"
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rachel COLUMBUS, OH, United States 01-11-16
    Rachel COLUMBUS, OH, United States 01-11-16

    I read all sorts of books from various non-fiction to YA fantasy. Love them all!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    44
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sweet"

    When Kitty's cantankerous care-taker insists that one of his own nephews marry Kitty for her to inherit his fortune, three of them rush to Kitty's home to propose. When she spurns those three, they patiently explain that she must marry one of them or else she will be left destitute. Kitty hatches a plan (which the reader is left only vaguely aware of) to free herself from these constraints - but it requires her to go to London for a few weeks. That's where her cousin Freddy comes in. He didn't propose - had no wish to propose - but only came because he was curious what this big summons from his uncle was about. In secret, Kitty convinces Freddy to propose marriage so that he could take her to London. Of course, she'll break it off when the few weeks are over....


    This is my first book by Georgette Heyer. I've heard so many great things about her that I wanted to see for myself. At first, I wasn't too pleased with the book, but I warmed to it once time had passed, and Kitty matured in London. You see, I didn't like Kitty at first. She seemed so manipulative - getting Freddy to propose when he clearly didn't want to. And it seemed her plan could end up destructive to both of them - even if we didn't know what the whole plan was about. I realized as she grew that the plan was just naivete and not pure manipulation, but I still found all the dangerous lies a bit disturbing. Regardless, everything turned out well in the end, and I was left with a warm fuzzy feeling about the novel.

    Heyer's writing is delightful. She mixes humor with the beloved Regency Romance genre, and she's often suggested to readers who have finished all the Jane Austen novels. They definitely have the same feel as an Austen, though the humor has a slightly different tone. Austen has more sarcasm in her books. Both writers have a mixture of wit and silliness. I will hopefully have time to read another Heyer soon. Just think, a brand new author to explore!

    Well narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tracy Larrabee Santa Cruz, CA USA 12-03-15
    Tracy Larrabee Santa Cruz, CA USA 12-03-15 Member Since 2017

    Science Fiction fan. Non-fiction fan. Classic literature fan...

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This book would make such a wonderful British drawing room comedy"

    I love Georgette hair, and this is one of the best. Her unwitting he rose and others who aren't quite in the modern mode very fascinating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Agatha Istanbul Chapel Hill, NC USA (and world traveler) 10-16-15
    Agatha Istanbul Chapel Hill, NC USA (and world traveler) 10-16-15 Member Since 2015

    classic film addict

    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    33
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "VERY WITTY!"

    I've listened to many, many of Georgette Heyer's books, but this one was the most humourous so far! The way the book starts out, with a miserly, eccentric uncle trying to hold his relations hostage to his will, one might think this book would be dark. But as soon as Cousin Freddy comes on the scene, the book takes a most pleasant, comedic turn! Against his will, and his protests, the heroine, Kit, talks Freddy into a fake engagement, so that she may go to London, and make her cousin, Jack, of whom she's always had romantic fantasies, jealous., However, while she's in London, her kind heart gets her embroiled into all sorts of schemes to help various people. Freddy is always there to get her and her friends out of a fix. During her stay, she has ample time to compare the selfish ways of her "dream" hero, Jack, with the very generous and honest ways of the real hero, Freddy.
    I love Freddy's common sense answers and solutions to the problems Kit and he encounter. Although he thinks himself otherwise, he is very clever, and always seems to come up with the best solutions. I laughed out loud over and over again throughout this book at the very funny repartees between the characters, as well as the traji-comical situations they get themselves into. This was one of the most humourous books I've listened to in a long, long time!
    I also wanted to say that I've heard Phyllida Nash read several of Georgette Heyer's books, but she did an extra-excellent job in nailing all the voices for the characters in this one! I didn't hear a narrator voicing the various characters, I only heard each individual character. I especially liked Freddy's voice! This is a book I could (an will) listen to over and over again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    L. King Philadelphia, PA USA 09-22-15
    L. King Philadelphia, PA USA 09-22-15 Member Since 2014

    Book lover

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hilarious!"

    This is only my second Georgia Hayer book but it is quite funny. Poor Dolf lol. I enjoyed the story all around and was pleasantly surprised at how everything came together at the end. I recommend this book to regency fiction fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Grace 09-18-15
    Grace 09-18-15 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    631
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Delightful!"

    What a lovely read. I only recently discovered this author - not my usual genre - and thoroughly enjoyed this book! I could see it playing out before me. Very well read, too.

    0 of 0 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.