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Publisher's Summary

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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good story - abrupt ending

it's a good Jane Austen type story only with a lot more slang. Took me a while to understand what they meant by the Corinthian set. The narrator does a great job keeping the voices straight and I really like the story, except that it just seems to end randomly. I do recommend it, especially if you love Jane Austen or Elizabeth Gaskell.

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Very good narration!

In audio books, the narration can make or break the book. Eve Matheson does a great job with the voices in this book! I was especially delighted with Tiffany's voice! The high tone of her voice was perfect for this completely self-concerned character. And her aunt's Yorkshire accent was wonderful! Also, Cousin Laurey's voice hit the mark! I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would.
I thought Georgette Heyer's characterization of Miss Trent intelligence, frankness, & good sense was endearing, and I also loved the kindness & support of her employer. I throughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it!

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great narration!!

Eve had unique voices for every character. I loved it. Also, the story made you feel like you were in a country English community.

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Another delightful Georgette Heyer Farce

The lovely voice of the narrator and her ability to present the colorful accents of the Yorkshire gentry bring this witty Heyer romance to life. I had read this story several times, but enjoyed the relaxation of having this favorite read to me. Loved it!

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great reading, slightly contrived tension

this was a good and refreshingly contrived conflict free story until 2 hours to then end when alas, contrived misunderstandings appeared. solid, but not Heyer's best.

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Well done performance!

I have been a fan of Georgette Heyer for a long time and this performance of The Nonesuch does not disappoint.

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Narration? Would help if I could understand it

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really found the narration poor. The accents were great, but I couldn't understand parts of it even when I had the kindle book open and in front of me. I love audio books but this one was too hard to understand - seemed more of a chore than the joy they usually give me.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the story - read it many moons ago. Light hearted romp.

What didn’t you like about Eve Matheson’s performance?

Very difficult to understand when she gets excited.

What character would you cut from The Nonesuch?

None.

Any additional comments?

Will try Eve Matheson again. Am hoping I don't need to cross all audible books she reads off my list.

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  • Kristin
  • Brookings, SD, United States
  • 09-21-14

a favorite, great narrator, my addiction continues

One of my favorites by Heyer. So glad I ignored the really awful picture on the front. I know these are older books but honestly, this picture is ridiculous even for 50 years ago. That said, the book is great. Loved both the hero and heroine, and the other characters were well-developed, too. The narration was so good, I was laughing out loud at the bratty voice of Tiffany. Just love this author, the dialog is what makes these books.

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  • nancy
  • boynton beach, FL, United States
  • 03-22-14

a template for writers

I got to an interest in Heyer from Lois McMaster Bujold. She recommends her for the control of dialog. Heyer is a wonderful writer. Her books are old now and the fashion for romance is moving in a different direction, however, this is a writer to nurture other writers. The age of the books is helpful in that direction. One can think it possible to do better. Heyer is a gem in lots of ways and I will read more of her work. This particular book is a wonderful example of character and dialog development as well as being just a sweet story of varied kinds of people. Heyer's strength, for me, is that most of her characters skirt the problem of ordinary so well that it is hard to notice that it is the author's hand that lifts them to interest.

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Very well good and good story except the ending

What made the experience of listening to The Nonesuch the most enjoyable?

The reader did a great job and her variation of voice made it possible to follow and otherwise confusing cast of character until the listener gets familiar.

What other book might you compare The Nonesuch to and why?

Jane Austen style but of a later period and less refined.

Any additional comments?

The ending is so abrupt I wonder if audible left it out. I hope to find this book in a library to check.