• by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Phyllida Nash
  • 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul mate, or is she playing with fire?
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Another great read!

I was so happy to see another Georgette Heyer book narrated by Phyllida Nash, thank you so much! The story is one of my favorites, too, and Phyllida Nash gives it full scope with her wonderful reading. I am eagerly waiting for the next one as I am re-listening this one again and again :).
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- Marjo

A delight - a dear delight in fact

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Anyone who's read the book will know that, far than the slightly Barbara Cartland sounding publisher's 'summary' suggests, it's a wonderful comedy of manners with some strong characters and a great deal of humour.

There is the usual strong cast of supporting characters, all distinct. I think I love the cameo of Sir Lambert Steeple as much as Sir Bonamy Ripple in False Colours, and they such have a lot in common. Edward Yardley, Venetia's 'worthy' suitor, is someone we'd never want to be stuck in a lift with. Aubrey, Venetia's younger brother, is genius in more ways than one, and as for Mrs Scorrier... she makes every mother in law in history look like sweetness and light.

I left this till late in my journey through Heyer on Audible as a treat, and wasn't disappointed. Phyllida Nash nails them all, she doesn't just read it, she brings them all to life. Brilliantly - even the men's voices are spot on. Her best since The Talisman Ring as far as I'm concerned. If you've not listened to this one yet, put your feet up and prepare to enjoy yourself.

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- Maggie

Book Details

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