The Convenient Marriage

  • by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Caroline Hunt
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the most eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the beauty of the Winwood family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished, Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans . . .

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The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer

Another enjoyable Georgette Heyer and this time by a new reader. I thought she did very well to maintain Horatia's attractive stammer all the way through. These books are sheer escapism and just what is needed!
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- Maureen

Good fun, beautifully read

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This story is a good standard Heyer romp with some wonderful supporting characters like Pom, Sir Roland Pomeroy. His well meaning and chivalrous attempts to help her brother Pelham rescue Hero (who is actually the heroine) keep falling flat because the poor man is just not very bright.

The background is a marriage of convenience between a teenage bride and a 35 year old groom. He falls for her, she for him but the little matters of his long term mistress (pre-marriage) and her determination not to wear her heart on her sleeve lead to a lot of problems. It's got the lot from Almacks to highwaymen - and an attempted hold up that goes gloriously wrong.

It's one where the comedy seems to come across better when heard than read and Caroline Hunt does that excellently. Shame she hasn't read more Heyers. Recommended.

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- Maggie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-05-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios