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When Gervase Frant, 7th Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.
©1951 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderfully narrated by Cornelius Garrett. Sometimes Ms Heyer can be wordy, although Mr Garrett makes the wordplay enjoyable. Not as romantic as some of her stories but very good nonetheless.

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A favorite!

One of the best of Georgette Heyer's books. Gervase and Drusilla are a very amusing couple. I've reread the story many times and enjoyed the audio version very much.

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Love audio books

Although this book was good, it was not a favorite Heyer book for me. The narrator read so fast for some characters that I actually turned the speed down to .75.

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Yay for the "Ordinary" Heroine

I have always believed that the sucess of "Dirty Dancing" was that with all of the women throwing themselves at him, he chose the less than beautiful, having a huge heart heroine. That way, I could picture Patrick Swayze falling in love with me! I have always felt that way about "The Quiet Genteleman." Miss Morville is sensible, nothing more than passable and as astute as St Clair but she is the one he falls for. And when he does, he loses his head and rushes into the room calling her "my little love" among an astounded group of his family and hers. It may take a wee bit long to find that out for sure, but if you love Ms. Heyer, it's always worth the wait.

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Great combo of Heyer's talents!

I haven't read/heard her mysteries, but she injects some of that style into this story. It's a real page-turner and so delightful!

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I am a big G.H. fan but...

This was not a good one :(
It was partially the annoying voices the narrator used but partially just a silly story (and not in the good way her books usually are)

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Great Heroine

I am a great reader and listener.I read this story and all the others over 50 years ago. The story teller is just brilliant.He captures the content and characters just right.

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Better than reading the book myself

Would you listen to The Quiet Gentleman again? Why?

The performance is so fantastic!

What did you like best about this story?

The story has such amusing characters.

Have you listened to any of Cornelius Garrett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not yet listened to any others, but I certainly will.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh a lot.

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Enjoyable except for voice of narrator.

Grating voice. predictable villian.
As usual great heyer characters. Why are twenty words necessary for a review?

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Horrifying Female Impression

I have a preference for male narrators who read romance. Holter Graham and Fred Berman are among the very best.

This narrator gave me a splitting headache after about 3 hours listening to his female vocal impression.

I did not rate the story because I did not finish it but the narration is horrible. Not only will I not finish this book, I will in fact return it.

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