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.More
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Ruined by narrator
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.
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.
Phillida Nash? Eve Matheson? Almost anyone could do it better with more understanding.
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.
A delight to return to