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The Nonesuch Audiobook

The Nonesuch

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Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

©1962 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    E. Wakeman 06-23-13
    E. Wakeman 06-23-13
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    "Yes, it really ends that way (no spoilers)"
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    One of the things that I do not like about contemporary romance articles is the endings. They generally go on for a few pages after it is clear the story is over. Heyer's books end the instant the various strands of the story are resolved. It can be jarring, but it is also delightful.<br/><br/>I can quote the first sentence of many of my favorite novels. Everyone must know the first line of Pride and Prejudice or Tale of Two Cities. If you love Heyer though, you are much more likely to know the last line, even if on first reading you checked twice to see if that really was the last line.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 04-25-15
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 04-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Regency Romance Novel : ( I could not finish."

    The narrator, Eve Matheson, was excellent. Other than that, I could not even make myself finish the story after listening to 5 of the 11 hours of it.

    The story was technically written well, but lacking character development of the two leading characters: Waldo and Ancilla. The story is quite boring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fiona Stanthorpe, Australia 06-15-14
    Fiona Stanthorpe, Australia 06-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable listen with great dialogue"

    I'm enjoying rediscovering Heyer in audiobook. The dialogue lends itself to this medium and with a good narrator can keep you smiling.

    Some people complain that Waldo is almost too good. I like that in a hero. Especially when he can be a manly man at the same time. Cos Waldo is very much a man. He is 'top-of-the-trees' in most forms of sport he undertakes so he will be *cough* well built and physically fit with lots of stamina.

    Ancilla is rather adorable, having put aside her hopes and dreams of love and marriage to be an independent woman and not be a burden on her family. She deserves the best of happy endings. I love how Waldo brings out the mischievous side of her and her sense of humour which no-one else has ever really appreciated.

    Some have criticise her reaction to the misinformation about Waldo's secret. I think her reaction and reluctant belief is very credible. Heyer makes sure we understand that Ancilla's only real experience with the Corinthian Set of which Waldo is a leader, is though her cousin Bernard and his friends. These are very likely the kind of loose young men who would do what Ancilla believes Waldo to have done and not see it as very wrong. Combine this with the kindly meant warnings of Mrs Chartley, the half understood ramblings of Waldo's nephew, and it's not surprising that Ancilla is forced to believe the worst.

    The romance itself is very sweet, growing day by day to it's natural conclusion rather than a thunder-clap of Love at first sight. We can see how perfectly matched they are which makes it doubly hard when things go wrong.

    Ancilla's charge, Tiffany, is annoying and irritating but not enough to spoil the book, especially as we are meant to find her so. The other characters are well drawn and enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Fort Mill, SC, United States 11-11-13
    Karen Fort Mill, SC, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Love it!"
    Which character – as performed by Eve Matheson – was your favorite?

    Eve Matheson is a fabulous reader, and I thoroughly enjoy any books that she is a part of. She brings alive the humor, and seems to me to be the best fit for the personality of Georgette Heyer's books.


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    Ann M Barnes 02-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Is this really how it ends??"

    I loved this title, like I love all of Georgette Heyer's books. However, somthing is not right here...the book just shuts off. I am sure it does not end this way. Audible please check this recording out....it has a problem

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tzinnamon 06-23-17
    tzinnamon 06-23-17
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    "Egoistic"

    Memorable for the most self-absorbed character I think I've ever read about in a regency novel. She almost steals the book from the main characters. The narrator voices her excellently.

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    Sue CLOVIS, CA, United States 06-02-17
    Sue CLOVIS, CA, United States 06-02-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Good romance but a little too long"

    I enjoyed the beginning story lines of the nonesuch, Miss Trent and Tiffany; however, writer spends at least 5 chapters too many resolving issues. I've actually tried to listen to this three times but got bored. I wanted more of The Nonesuch and his world, less of bratty Tiffany's 800 tantrums. I finally skipped from chapter 12 to 18 and enjoyed the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 05-30-17
    Elizabeth 05-30-17

    Lover of regency period British novels (Jane Austen to Georgette Heyer), Baroque music, and tea.

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    "One of my favorite Heyer books read wonderfully"
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    I've read this book numerous times and was looking forward to hearing Eve's narration. She did a great job, just as she did in Lady of Quality. All of the characters were distinct and just as I had imagined them when reading the book. Eve has a very pleasant voice and a reading pace I enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Rockies 05-15-17
    Amazon Customer Rockies 05-15-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Heyer Hit"

    once again, well done! Know your subject, check. Find an engaging plot, check. Characterization, check. Make the storyline dance with scintillating dialogue, check. CHECK!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline 05-10-17
    Jacqueline 05-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Nonesuch had a non-ending!"

    Worst abrupt ending ever. I literally could not believe that was the end. Really disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LINCOLN, United Kingdom
    1/8/15
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    "Excellent"

    One of my faves. I've already reviewed this book previously so if you can't find my full review, listen to it and prepare to be entertained. Eve Matheson narrates it beautifully.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
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    9/10/16
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    "Rather irritating"

    I can't imagine anyone listening to this not wanting to give Tiffany a good hard slap. Her dreadful behaviour is indulged because she's been spoiled. Georgette Heyers heroines usually have a lot more common sense. The ending is so abrupt that for a moment it thought the end of gee story must have been left iundownloaded.
    The narrator was fairly good.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    West Midlands, UK
    8/26/15
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    "A fun story despite the irritating heroine"
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    A lovely narrator and a good story. Love the fact that Beau Brummell and the Regent had good parts in the book. It isn't my favourite in the print versions of the books but the audio version is excellent.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Valerie
    Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    1/22/10
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    "The Nonesuch"

    I bought this story because I love all Georgette Heyer's books. The Nonesuch together with Frederica are my favourites.
    Life in Regency times is as usua discribed beautifully, the characters are brilliant. Georgette Heyer is clever and witty. Her books make me laugh.
    I own all of Georgette Heyer books in hardback and have most of them on my ipod. This download will not be amongst them, the reader has ruined it.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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