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3.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Georgette Heyer Narrator: Cornelius Garrett Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan. 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 Brooke | 2/10/2014

    " Mystery and romance, who could ask for more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 2/5/2014

    " Georgette Heyer is, I believe my only exception to my express disgust with the regency romance genre. Her books are so ridiculous I am laughing a lot of the time. The Reluctant Widow is no exception. Elinor is such a sensible heroine... so how does she end up marrying a dreadful rake hours before his death to prevent his cousin the Lord Carlyon from inheriting the family estate? She thought she was on her way to be a governess but a simple mistake would change her life forever. Add to that mysterious foreign strangers and Elinor finds herself in the midst of too much excitement. Was that house breaker really one of Bonaparte's agents? Haha, yes, I'm being THAT dramatic. Georgette Heyer is certainly drama worthy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 1/30/2014

    " 3.5 stars. Great for what it is - a fun, breezy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siobhan | 1/27/2014

    " More of a mystery than a romance, with a pretty screwball plot. But still, of course, fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/22/2014

    " I had already read this one. It is more a mystery than a romance. But utterly engaging "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lady Susan | 1/18/2014

    " A good Georgette Heyer book. Not my favorite, but not my least favorite. I had read this one before, but not in a long time. This book is a little more madcap and farcical than some of the others. I don't know what it is that draws me to such titles as "the reluctant widow." It sounds so saucy and potentially risque in a controlled, regency way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Nennifer | 1/3/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 12/20/2013

    " Not as thrilling or as good as the blurb describes the plot and boy was she whiny. All she did is complain, complain, complain! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/6/2013

    " I love Georgette Heyer and this one started out much stronger than it finished. Still, her books are very enjoyable to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 11/16/2013

    " Yes, still the predictable story line, but such fun dialogue, I can't but help give it a four. I can't stop enjoying them, despite Heyer's recycling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/31/2013

    " I don't usually read mysteries, but I enjoyed the bit of mystery mixed in with this romance. The relationship development was a little lacking compared to her other novels, but her characters and situational complexities were still so charming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 10/24/2013

    " My Mother in Law told me about Georgette Heyer and left a couple books while she was here visiting. I'm almost finished and must say this book is light and entertaining. A little like Jane Austin. Just what I needed after having a baby! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darkpool | 10/3/2013

    " Perfectly nice, but not one of her best. There were some delightful characters - particularly Nicholas and Francis, but the mystery didn't really hook me in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beatriz | 9/8/2013

    " I laughed all the way through this wonderful example of Heyer at her best! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 9/5/2012

    " I like Heyer's humor and this was a good read. I liked the idea of a mystery, but was bored by the political nature of it. The romance is really only in the last 3 pages. The library should relabel this as Mystery instead of Romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 6/15/2012

    " A set of novellas set in the 20th century. Lackey revisits characters seen in other novels. I enjoy the way she combines modern living and magic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Kerry-green | 5/26/2012

    " One of my favourites and nice to revisit an old friend. One thing though after reading some of her mysteries, think the character in here Nicky very reminiscent of Terrible Timothy, or is it the other way around.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/25/2012

    " 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 Jennifer | 6/13/2011

    " Fun, quick, and light, though not as good as some of Heyer's other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri | 5/5/2011

    " I love Georgette Heyer books. This one was good but there are others that i like much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leilani | 4/4/2011

    " Pretty sure the word "odious" was used about 500 times in this novel. Elinor needs a few new adjectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/3/2011

    " One of my favourites and nice to revisit an old friend. One thing though after reading some of her mysteries, think the character in here Nicky very reminiscent of Terrible Timothy, or is it the other way around.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs N | 3/19/2011

    " The mystery was a bit awkwardly done, but I still enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/28/2011

    " Another Heyer that I've read twice, enjoying both the humorous situation and the colorful characters very much. Heyer has become my go-to author for light escapist reading. Intelligent,witty and good-hearted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nanci | 2/20/2011

    " This isn't my favorite Heyer but it is the first one I ever read so I have a real fondness for it. Any Heyer romance has great dialogue and makes me laugh. When I close the book I it is with a smile on my face. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miste | 1/21/2011

    " Another one that may have been written towards the end of her carreer. I guess you can be allowed to run out of ideas when you have written over 30 books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beatriz | 1/15/2011

    " I laughed all the way through this wonderful example of Heyer at her best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carey | 1/14/2011

    " This is an enjoyable Georgette Heyer and I highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalya | 1/8/2011

    " So much fun and mystery. Definitely one of my favorite Heyers. As usual wonderful characters are a delightful plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talietha | 1/2/2011

    " French spies, stolen memoranda, secret entrances, ruthless men, ferocious(!?!) dogs, and Kites
    Hoho! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trice | 1/2/2011

    " This was fun if rather predictable - love Heyer's humor and the reader was fantastic. Not my favorite of her books but still really enjoyable. "

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