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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,847 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Georgette Heyer Narrator: Richard Armitage Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She finds him insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and begin a new-found liking and respect for each other.

Sylvester calls to mind the satirical genius of a Jane Austen novel and is adored for its wit and a fast-paced plot, which ranges across a myriad of settings.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 1/16/2014

    " This isn't really my genre, but I would recommend Heyer to people who love Jane Austen, and don't mind that Heyer isn't on the same level as her. Some of her characters were fantastic (Nugent Fotherby cracked me up), but Sylvester himself just felt disjointed to me for some reason. I did like it enough to finish it, though, so that says something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 1/16/2014

    " A fun bit of fluff... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joycee | 1/13/2014

    " The stars were mostly because of the voice-over work ... *sigh* *grin* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/4/2014

    " A spoiled young man with little conscience, and a caring sister of his roving eye battle each other. A true favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 12/28/2013

    " I give it 5 stars for The PURE EPICNESS of Armitage's voice <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorelei | 12/22/2013

    " A delightful romance, I remember finding it in the shelves of the temporary home of the Chicago Public Library main branch during renovations of the building, and opening it randomly my eyes fell upon a sentence in which the main character speaks in a voice 'husky with passion.' I was in high school at the time, and for some reason the line struck me as immensely funny. It's the only line like it in the whole book, but I still remember it, and of course borrowed the book, brought it home and loved it at once. The main couple are not entirely Heyer's usual types which adds some interest, and the whole thing is just about as ridiculous as the novel Phoebe wrote. Fun all the way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cath | 12/10/2013

    " Absolutely one of my favourite Heyer regency novels. Third or fourth time of reading and it's still fresh and very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/7/2013

    " Fun read. It was hard to get into at first but I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 10/5/2013

    " I really like Georgette Heyer, Regency romantic comedy, a bit more interesting than most romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 9/15/2013

    " I enjoyed the various (frequently hilarious) situations the characters wound up in, but on the whole, the only character I actually liked was Tom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth | 6/4/2013

    " One of my favorites: the proud Sylvester Raine meets an equally headstrong and indomitable Phoebe Marlow. These two people must put aside their preconceived notions of each other to overcome a series of misunderstandings and one kidnapping- and of course, to fall in love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/28/2011

    " I've gotten hooked on Georgette Heyer's books - I think I have read at least 10 so far. They remind me of Jane Austen. Chick lit, yes, but fun reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzie | 7/18/2011

    " I liked this one so much I turned around and read it a second time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jae | 7/9/2011

    " Another re-read, and another of my favorite Heyer novels, because it's so funny. The heroine, Phoebe, writes an anonymous melodramatic novel that becomes a hit, basing her wicked villain on the hero's arrogant demeanor. Shenanigans ensure, of course, and then there's the obligatory happy ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 5/16/2011

    " Too much romance, not enough action. The characters were two-dimensional and I had to make myself finish it. Heyer has written some really fun books. This wasn't one of them. At least not for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rrshively | 5/11/2011

    " This is another grest romance by Heyer which, of course, begins with the principal characters wanting nothing to do with each other. A kidnapping, a trusted friend, a godmother, an effort to help gone wrong all make for interesting twists and turns in the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 5/4/2011

    " Ah, a Georgette Heyer I had somehow missed. And one of her best ones, too! Glad Sourcebooks finally came out with an edition.

    Fun to see Heyer create characters with more nuance than usual, and of course her writing is always a treat... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 4/13/2011

    " Another screwball comedy-type Heyer. There are some really great characters here, and it just keeps getting sillier and sillier as it goes on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 4/5/2011

    " Jane Austen meets Mr. Darcy--this is a wonderful book!
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 3/29/2011

    " I enjoyed this quite a bit, like a condensed version of pride and prejudice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalya | 3/29/2011

    " Another fabulous Heyer. As usual rousing plot, fun characters and, lots of trademark Heyer dialogue "

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

    " I cry at this one every time I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carey | 2/10/2011

    " One on my favorite Georgette Heyer books. Tale is complex and hero and heroine are both flawed. They are improved at the end, but not perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/10/2011

    " Loved it! Loved the characters, loved the story/plot. Just plain loved it! "

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