An Infamous Army : Alastair Trilogy

  • by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Claire Higgins
  • Series: Alastair Trilogy
  • 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1815, beneath the aegis of the Army of Occupation, Brussels is the gayest town in Europe. And the widow Lady Barbara Childe, renowned for being as outrageous as she is beautiful, is at the centre of all that is fashionable and light-hearted. When she meets Charles Audley, dashing aide-de-camp to the great Duke of Wellington himself, her joie de vivre knows no bounds - until the eve of the fateful Battle of Waterloo...

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Not the usual Heyer...

I love Georgette Heyer's books, and I'm a sucker for romance. This novel is different from her usual fare, but I'm very glad I bought it.

It was slow to get started, reintroducing us to some familiar characters from her earlier novel, Regency Buck. I stuck with it, only to find that I hated the character of Barbara Childes, which meant I couldn't really take pleasure in the unfolding romance between her and Charles Audley.

It surprised me to find, however, about a third of the way through, that I was completely enthralled by the narration of the events surrounding the Battle Of Waterloo, rather than being caught up by the romantic elements of the story.
If I'd known this book was more to do with the Duke of Wellington defending against the advance of Napolean's army, I would probably never have bought it, and that would have been a great pity.
I was totally caught up in the details of the campaign, and Heyer's account of the final battle was by turns exciting and very moving.

In the end I even grew to quite like Barbara, which I hadn't previously thought possible! But overall I definitely give my 4 stars for Heyer's informative and moving account of the Battle of Waterloo, not for the romance.
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- HelgaCabbage

A really good listen.

This is a sequel to Regency Buck, or at least some of the characters reappear. It could easily be listened to as a stand-alone though.
The description of the battle of Waterloo is, apparently, so good it has been used at Sandhurst!
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- Mrs. REP

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-11-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios