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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Georgette Heyer Narrator: Clare Wille Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Young Kitty Charing stands to inherit a vast fortune from her irascible great-uncle Matthew - provided she marries one of her cousins. Kitty is not wholly adverse to the plan, if the right nephew proposes. Unfortunately, Kitty has set her heart on Jack Westruther, a confirmed rake, who seems to have no inclination to marry her anytime soon. In an effort to make Jack jealous, and to see a little more of the world than her isolated life on her great-uncle's estate has afforded her, Kitty devises a plan. She convinces yet another of her cousins, the honorable Freddy Standen, to pretend to be engaged to her. Her plan would bring her to London on a visit to Freddy's family and (hopefully) render the elusive Mr. Westruther madly jealous. Thus begins Cotillion, arguably the funniest, most charming of Georgette Heyer's many delightful Regency romances.

Cotillion is here presented in Naxos AudioBooks style, with classical music enhancing the production. This is the first of two Heyer titles planned for 2009. Clare Wille was widely praised for her reading of Cranford. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Mader | 2/19/2014

    " First book I've read by Georgette Heyer, whose work was recommended by several on the Maud list. The beginning felt slow to me, but I persevered, and in the end I enjoyed this book quite a lot. In one of the characters there was a touch of P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie, and I just loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 2/7/2014

    " Not for feminists. Good thing I have outgrown my feminism phase. The heroine is utterly flawed at doing anything for herself! But, I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caro | 1/31/2014

    " Great narrator and a delightful story. Not as pointed as Austen but with some of the same appeal. I always like a story where the heroine thinks she's in love with someone and then discovers she's really in love with her long-time friend. So predictable yet so satisfying! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hortencia | 1/27/2014

    " Heyer is a brilliant storyteller and a very skilled writer, weaving clever tales filled with characters so well sketched that she has yet to be surpassed. While The Grand Sophy seems to be very popular among readers, Cotillion, A Convenient Marriage, and The Corinthian are my favourites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 1/22/2014

    " I've liked other books she has written better. Everyone once in a while I like to read a book that is not filled with tragedy and heartache. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/21/2014

    " I love this romance. It's another anti-infatuation romance. It's beautiful to see both of the characters grow, especially how the hero gains strength as he shoulders more and more responsibility. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Juergens | 1/20/2014

    " This is one of my favorites of her books so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/16/2014

    " Fun, light book with an improbable hero. While I can't imagine anything living up to The Grand Sophy, Cotillion is great fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Ball | 1/12/2014

    " Honestly, Cotillion is rather spectacular. Easily my favourite Heyer thus far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim (magicsandwiches) Lawyer | 1/5/2014

    " A decent Georgette Heyer with a surprise ending. It surprised me anyway. The main love interest was such a jerk, I hated him the whole way through, so while the book was only average, the ending was AWESOME. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 12/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book because as well as being an amusing period romp, it was also quite the satire for Georgette Heyer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 12/16/2013

    " This was a really fun read. When you find yourself thinking, "I'm in the mood for Jane Austen, but I've read each of her novels at least 7 times, alas!" this is the book for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anoush Emrazian | 12/7/2013

    " After I got all the characters straight, it was quite humorous with a satisfactory ending (and of course, completely predictable). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karky | 11/12/2013

    " Masterful. Every detail accounted for. However, the chemistry between the main couple wasn't quite what I hoped for, the passion running on the dry side. Wasn't so much of a problem at the beginning, but certainly so by the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 9/10/2013

    " As is typical for me with Regency novels, this started out slow. But by the end I was turning pages so fast and I had to force myself to go to bed. I couldn't wait to see how it all ended and I was not disappointed. Click here for my full review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SadieKate | 6/6/2013

    " I love Freddy and his patient and chivalrous heroics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rabia Riaz | 12/16/2012

    " The funniest and most romantic Georgette Heyer novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suburbangardener | 12/6/2012

    " A most fun lampooning of Regency era aristocracy. The bluer the blood, the more of a twit in this book. I wouldn't characterize this as a romance, more of a romp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 7/11/2012

    " More great lit by Heyer. Can't get enough of her! Brilliant dialogue, fun characters - unpredictable events. Very fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 6/13/2012

    " Kitty is almost an heiress. That is her guardian will settle his fortune on her if she marries one of his grand-nephews. Put out that her favorite, Jack, didn't make the effort to show up, Kitty hatches a fake engagement with Freddy so that she may go to town for a month. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Grady | 2/29/2012

    " Wished the love story was a little more developed, but it was an adorable little piece of regency fiction...very clean! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beatriz | 2/15/2012

    " Funny, charming, "light, bright and sparkling," with pages filled with the delightful slang of the time, "cant," masterfully rendered by this Regency author. Freddy, anti-hero supreme, is one of her most endearing and entertaining characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Burr | 11/28/2011

    " I liked this much more than Faro's Daughter. It was still quite predictable but I was much happier with the results. Kitty and Freddy are so great together. I loved when they worked together to help others get together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katharine | 7/20/2011

    " My favorite Heyer so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 5/27/2011

    " It took me a while to get into this, but I stayed up until 2:20 AM to finish it and reread the ending in the morning. Very tongue in cheek humor. The opulence seemed overboard, but maybe that is due to present times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 5/13/2011

    " Honestly, Cotillion is rather spectacular. Easily my favourite Heyer thus far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 5/12/2011

    " No matter how often I re-read this, it still cracks me up. Kit & Freddy have to be two of the biggest nitwits to ever grace a page. The dialogue is delicious and Heyer demonstrates that (yet again) she writes the most engaging twits outside of Wodehouse. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 4/16/2011

    " Why is this classified as a romance? Though it is full of marriage plots, no one is in love with each other. The language is odd for a regency period. I notice that it is in lists with Pride and Prejudice... What? I really liked the hero Freddy, if you could call him a hero.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 4/14/2011

    " Not my most favorite of Heyer's but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 sunsetsylvia | 3/26/2011

    " Not my favourite Heyer, but entertaining enough. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerrie | 3/23/2011

    " Really good. Loved it. If you like period/historical novels, it's for you. You were right, Patty Roth! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 3/20/2011

    " What fun this book was. It was very long. Kept me in suspense for a very long time. I just couldn't figure out who Kitty was going to end up with for sure. Now if I could just remember the cant better it would be easier. Wow, so many cousins with dilemmas, so little time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 3/10/2011

    " This is one of my favourite books. It's one I read at least once a year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 3/3/2011

    " A fun romance, reminded me of Jane Austen. I enjoyed it very much. I had a little trouble with the slang of the period, which I suppose is authentic, but I got the jist of it. I want to read more from this author. "

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