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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,018 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Georgette Heyer Narrator: Jamie Glover Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Cleone Charteris is the joy and despair of all the young men of the countryside, and she seeks a husband - a man who can duel and dice with the best of them.

One of the men after her heart is the masterful and handsome Mr. Philip Jettan. But compared to other men in 18th-century England, Philip is out of step - he is careless in his appearance and, in Cleone's own words, she cannot marry him because he is 'a raw country bumpkin'. He even refuses to buy a wig! His hopes dashed, but wanting to win over the woman he loves, Philip leaves for Paris - to learn to be a gentleman. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debrarian | 2/15/2014

    " Country squire Phillip is sent by his father and lady-love out into the world to acquire some polish, which he somehow does between two chapters without the reader's having a chance to observe the transformation, and then shenanigans ensue. Very silly and slight. More like the outline of a book than a fully-fleshed-out, character-rich narrative. Also, Heyer's first-person authorial interjections intrude. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doris | 2/14/2014

    " Short and mostly enjoyable. Heyer seems to like to poke fun at convention while still adhering to it, not unlike Austen. I think I may be getting a bit burned out on Heyer, though. I may just need a break. "

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

    " I believe the word used on the cover is "sparkling".An amusing period romance well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delaina | 2/6/2014

    " Entertaining and fun to read. If you're a fan of Regencies, please realize that this is set several decades earlier. It naturally has a different cultural landscape and language, though it feels like a Heyer cover to cover. Heyer manages to put more swashbuckling into the Georgians than she generally does into her Regencies. Hints of other pre-Regency heroes are here, too, like the one in Devil's Cub. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 2/4/2014

    " Reverse Cinderella with the frustration of knowing that the people you love don't think that you are good enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/8/2014

    " A young man - rebuffed by the girl he loves - sets off for France to transform himself into a smooth and elegant society man. Very entertaining period piece (Georgian). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 12/20/2013

    " Like many of her books, I looked forward to reading it. The characters are so funny. It did end a bit abruptly for my liking, but it was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T | 12/16/2013

    " Another quite amusing Heyer. I loved all the Georgian fop fashion descriptions and French phrases and the makeover storyline in this, and I would have given it 4 stars except that I really didn't like the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talietha | 12/7/2013

    " I so enjoy her early period book - satin, silk and laces - and that's just the gentlemen "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Poonam | 10/19/2013

    " A short somewhat cold story of country boy Philip Jettan as a young man in regency period - who must win the hand of the woman he loves by becoming something he despises. To please his dame, he must be wigged, powdered and patched like any of the fop gentlemen of 'Polite Society' of his era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 9/29/2013

    " A great deal fluffier than most of Heyer's writing, but none the less enjoyable for that. I certainly won't re-read it as often as I do many of her other books, which have heart and solid characters in a way which this doesn't, but I'll probably still re-read it occasionally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 1/12/2013

    " Another Georgette Heyer - her first in fact. I think she wrote this while she was still in college. The story was cute, but the best part was how clean it was. Very nice and refreshing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae M. | 11/21/2012

    " 2.5ish on this one. Short but disappointing, especially from Heyer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mayakda | 9/5/2012

    " Love the description of male fashion and French manners. Lighthearted, almost farcical, story. I wonder if Philip & Cleone honeymoon in Paris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 6/18/2012

    " This is maybe my third Heyer romance, and fifth Heyer book overall. I did enjoy it but it dragged for me a bit in the middle. I can't say it was bad, though, since I was very happy and entertained at the final conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Nennifer | 6/10/2012

    " Georgette is the queen of "regency" romances, though she has written books that are earlier than regency, and some that are almost farces. Her dialog is fantastic, her grasp of the period (and the slang) is amazing. I like some a lot better than others, but worth reading all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 5/21/2012

    " This isn't my favorite Georgette Heyer, but I am pretty much in love with anything she writes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 5/17/2012

    " i just love heyer, such a delight every time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicki | 4/16/2012

    " Classic Georgette Heyer. I've read so many I can pretty much tell you exactly how they're going to go, but they're still great for a fun, easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marnie | 3/21/2012

    " This is a tale of 'be careful what you wish for'. It had moments of wit, and was easy enough to read, but it was mostly a piece of over-the-top, melo-dramatic, romantic fluff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 11/9/2011

    " I was surprised how much I really, really enjoyed this. I've never thought this one looked like a fun storyline and I've given it a miss. But it's actually a very fun read. Hooray for my (very slow) author read, as I wouldn't have read it otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 5/12/2011

    " Light gothic romance fiction, among my Mom's favorites. Considerably better than the average gothic romance. Some of them are more like historical fiction, such as Simon the Coldheart. I read them from time to time when I was growing up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 4/14/2011

    " Read this years ago when I was maybe 14 or 15 and thought it was very good then. I would like to re-read it as an adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 3/1/2011

    " This was not my favorite Georgette Heyer, but was still entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talietha | 1/3/2011

    " I so enjoy her early period book - satin, silk and laces - and that's just the gentlemen "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/29/2010

    " One last book for 2010! This was quite a silly Heyer—I found myself giggling a lot. :) The characters are delightfully ridiculous, as are the 18th-century fashions, and I loved the sly interjections of the narrator from time to time (at least in the beginning). A good read for a good laugh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/8/2010

    " Thought it was amusing at first but then the characters got on my nerves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/7/2010

    " A young man - rebuffed by the girl he loves - sets off for France to transform himself into a smooth and elegant society man. Very entertaining period piece (Georgian). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/26/2010

    " The language is not my cup of tea.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/17/2010

    " A little more frivolous with the powder (hair wigs) and patch (beauty marks) than other Georgette Heyers. I wonder if it was an earlier book? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 7/12/2010

    " Delightful, but not as full of romantic tension as most Heyer's (but still an amazing book given that the author was 15 when she wrote it!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 7/7/2010

    " Yep, I'm a Georgette fan! "

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