The Quiet Gentleman

  • by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Cornelius Garrett
  • 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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A little disappointing ...

I was a little disappointed with this reading of "The Quiet Gentleman" which is one of my favourite GH novels. I felt the narrator made most of the men sound like male characters in a Wodehouse book!
But horror of all horrors, to pronounce the ancient seat of the Earls of Rutland as 'bel voir' in the french manner is unforgiveable! The correct pronunciation is 'beaver', and has been for centuries. A little research could have prevented this basic error.
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- Marilyn

Ruined by narrator

What did you like best about The Quiet Gentleman? What did you like least?

The story is good with a wide range of (potentially) interesting characters but the irritating and 'over the top' reading and unnecessarily loud narration makes them almost indistinguishable. Do all the characters (except Miss Morville & the Earl) really need to shout at each other all the time? Equally irritating is the mis-pronounciation of words such as 'valet' 'phaeton' and the names of houses, estates and families. This is a historical novel - written with humour - but not treated seriously or researched properly.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Quiet Gentleman?

When I decided to return it to Audible. The first time I have done so. I know I will never listen to this recording again.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cornelius Garrett?

Phillida Nash? Eve Matheson? Almost anyone could do it better with more understanding.

Do you think The Quiet Gentleman needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes. please re-record. Heyer fans tend to collect the books (myself included) and this is a very good story. A shame not to be able to keep it.

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- Caroline

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-11-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios