The Masqueraders

  • by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Ruth Sillers
  • 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. But what the two don't foresee is that they might fall in love along the way: Prudence with the elegant and dashing Sir Anthony Fanshawe, and Robin with the charming Letitia Grayson. Can the two unmask themselves without losing their lives?
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Story let down by the narrator

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, I did enjoy it but it could have been so much better.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Old Gentleman who is witty, funny and completely over the top.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Ruth Sillers?

Phyllida Nash

Was The Masqueraders worth the listening time?

All of the Heyer canon are brilliant even with a bad narrator and abridged, although that is a real sin.

Any additional comments?

No, just to reiterate that narrators make a real difference to a book and even if you have read it before it can still be spoiled.

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- Sheila "A Fantasy & Science Fiction reader from around 5 years of age. If I wasn't reading it - it was being read to me by my father. Still love it."

I nearly gave up because of the narration - DON'T

I read some Georgette Heyer as a teenager but have rediscovered her 40 years later in audible books and am thoroughly enjoying. As a lighthearted respite amidst dark who dun its these stories are absolutely charming. I hate to sound rude about anyone who is obviously very adept at their job but I found the narrator was so wrong for this story that I nearly gave up after 10 minutes. Indeed I struggled for almost half of the story, I couldn't make out who was who - and when I could the voice seemed completely wrong for the character. Having said that this is an absolutely marvellous story (and a little bit different from the rather set Heyer pieces). Be warned about the narration but grit your teeth and buy anyway. At the end of the day you'll be glad you did!

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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2014
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks