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    • Bodies from the Library

    • Lost Classic Stories by Masters of the Golden Age
    • By: Tony Medawar, Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer, and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Bretherton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together a selection of rare tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922. At a time when crime and thriller writing has once again overtaken the sales of general and literary fiction, Bodies from the Library unearths lost stories from the Golden Age, that period between the World Wars when detective fiction captured the public’s imagination and saw the emergence of some of the world’s cleverest and most popular storytellers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • two stories missing

    • By Jerri C on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $9.27

    • The Grand Sophy

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826

    Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Full Sophy

    • By Carol on 10-17-13

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    • The Unknown Ajax

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Georgette Heyer romance

    • By bebe on 06-04-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Frederica

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Clifford Norgate
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265

    Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enormous pleasure!!

    • By Hazel on 06-28-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Reluctant Widow

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 789

    Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Governess's New Position

    • By Joseph R on 02-28-10

    Regular price: $19.71

    • False Colours

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525

    The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace. Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! A great listen!

    • By Gentle Reader Jill on 04-11-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Bath Tangle

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572

    The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sian Phillips is a delight!

    • By Roxane on 06-17-10

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    • The Corinthian

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 835
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834

    The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun on the Run

    • By Carol on 08-21-14

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    • These Old Shades

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 666
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666

    Society believes the worst of Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon who is clearly proud of his Sobriquet, Satanas. It is he who buys Leon body and soul from a scoundrel in a Paris backstreet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The epitome of romance

    • By Sharon on 04-19-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Faro's Daughter

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Laura Paton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575

    Fiery, strong-willed Deb Grantham, who presides over a gaming house with her aunt, is hardly the perfect wife for the young and naive Lord Mablethorpe. His lordship's family are scandalized that he proposes to marry one of 'faro's daughters', and his cousin the proud, wealthy Max Ravenscar - decides to take the matter in hand. Ravenscar always gets his way, but as he and Miss Grantham lock horns, they become increasingly drawn to each other. Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements, has Ravenscar finally met his match?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Georgette Heyer audiobook dilemma

    • By A. Hawley on 05-20-15

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    • The Nonesuch

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple pleasure

    • By Carl Smith on 10-28-09

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    • The Quiet Gentleman

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 800
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love It....

    • By Sharon on 05-27-12

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    • The Toll-Gate

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476

    Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - reader only OK

    • By Yvette on 04-12-10

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    • The Masqueraders

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ruth Sillers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 662
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 588

    After participating in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, become engaged in a swashbuckling, romantic adventure. Our hero and heroine must cross-dress and switch genders if they are to escape prosecution a humorous move that allows Heyer to explore the manners and language affectations of the period as the two romp through the elite saloons and clubs of London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intrigue, romance, loyalty and wit!

    • By Patricia on 05-14-14

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    • Regency Buck

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462

    It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first meet Julian St John Audley. The man, they both agree, is an insufferably arrogant dandy. But unfortunately for them, he's also the Fifth Earl of Worth, a friend of the Regent and, their legal guardian.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Early Heyer and it shows

    • By A. Hawley on 10-09-14

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    • Arabella

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071

    When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Believe the Synopsis

    • By Carol on 10-05-14

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    • The Foundling

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456

    The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured 24 years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rollicking Adventure

    • By Amanda on 01-26-10

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    • A Civil Contract

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562

    Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very very good

    • By bebe on 04-19-10

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    • Cotillion

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 860
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 865

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my Favorites

    • By Diane Jemmett on 07-14-09

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    • The Talisman Ring

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626

    The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as a play

    • By A on 06-19-11

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