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The Unknown Ajax Audiobook

The Unknown Ajax

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Publisher's Summary

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

©1959 Georgette Heyer (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    N Hall 03-22-17
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    "Another winner!!!!!"

    This story in and of itself was one of my favorites ... TOO! But the narration by Daniel Philpott rendered it 'over the top'! His male 'voices' of course were dead on but his female voices, always difficult for a man to render 'soft' enough were, totally believable. Hope to listen to more Georgette Heyer books narrated by Mr. Philpott.

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    Amy 01-28-17
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    "Awesome Performance!"
    What did you love best about The Unknown Ajax?

    This narrator did an absolutely amazing job with different character voices and emotions!! He's one of few I've checked for other books and was disappointed he has not done many in my preferred genres. His calm Hugo, lively Anthea, sarcastic Vincent, fluttery Elvira, stormy Lord Darracott, Claud the dandy, upper-class Aurelia, youthful Richmond; all of them were unique and easily recognizable. I would whole-heartedly recommend this book in auditory format. Even women's voices were done well, uncommon for a male narrator. Philpott put me in mind of Davina Porter, he's that good!


    What other book might you compare The Unknown Ajax to and why?

    Love most of Georgette Heyer's books.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Philpott – was your favorite?

    Hugo is one of my all-time favorite characters. Sense of humor, gentle patience, kindness.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The final scenes with Richmond and Claud were humorously entertaining!


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    Patricia McBride 01-03-17
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    "Heyer + Philpott = Brilliant Entertainment"

    This is one of my favorite, escapist Georgette Heyer stories. Daniel Philpott's remarkably versatile voicing brings a wide range of characters--male and female, young and old, southern, northern or London-bred--to vivid life. If you know and like Heyer's Regency stories you will enjoy this. If you are new to them, don't expect to be intellectually challenged: just sit back and enjoy Heyer's witty dialogue in this literate, G-rated romance and adventure story of a vanished age.

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    JasperVoss 12-28-16
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    "A brilliant narrator"

    Have listened 3 times. Daniel Philpott is brilliant. Wonderful story, great characters and clever plot.

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    Carolyne 11-25-16
    Carolyne 11-25-16
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    "A Family in Crisis"

    This is Heyer at her best. There is anger, excitement, Romance, grumpy old men and a story worth telling. I loved it. It was well worth listening to.

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    His I am 11-17-16
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    "Delightfully humorous"

    Light entertaining tale with much to say about the blindness of presuppositions. Readers accents a bit labored at times.

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    Alison 11-04-16
    Alison 11-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Best Heyer book yet - Yorkshire main character "

    Loved Hugo Darracott, reminded me of a friend from York. Her best male character so far.

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    Sego Lily Roots 10-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Not my favorite Heyer but nicely done."

    I enjoyed listening to this whispersync selection. This isn't my favorite of Heyer's, but it's fun and the performance is nice.

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    J_Sully 10-05-16
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    "Ajax is wonderful!"

    Love this story! One of Georgette Heyer's best! Very funny and clever. I highly recommend it!

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    HMS 09-12-16
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    "The wonderful accents by the narrator add so much!"

    This is such a funny book and the wonderful accent the narrator gives the characters, especially the hero, add so much to the enjoyment of the book. I think I would have missed a great deal of the humor if I had simply just read it, as it's an integral part of the story. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite Heyers!

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