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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,048 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Georgette Heyer Narrator: Daniel Hill Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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Captain John Staple's exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnne | 2/18/2014

    " This was a romance/mystery, although quite a bit more mystery than romance. Excactly what we've come to expect from this author; very well written, and if you like intrigue, this should keep you interested right up until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/8/2014

    " This is an odd Heyer book in that it's a male-driven plot. Yet, I liked it quite well, particularly the setting and the almost Doyle-like subplot of smuggling. A pleasant surprise overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 1/30/2014

    " In some ways this is one of Heyer's best, but a bit unusual for her in that the romance is accomplished in a few pages (love at first sight!), while much more of the story is focused on a mystery and a murder. Good stuff. Also the liberal doses of common dialect as well as the slang of the ton makes either for entertaining or frustrating reading. I didn't mind it, even though there is a lot of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/29/2014

    " A bit of romance (not particularly convincing, but apparently people who are tall fall in love with other people who are tall thoroughly at the drop of a hat - or the opening of a gate, in this case), and a fabulous amount of Adventure - it's like Georgette Heyer does Tom Sawyer. Highwaymen! Caves! Dead guys! Abandoned Children! Sly Grandparents! Confused Agents of the Law! Socks! Leather Vests! All the escapism you could ask for with some giggles for good measure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Baker | 1/29/2014

    " The Toll-Gate (1954) tells the story of Captain John Staple. "Crazy Jack" is beloved by his comrades and known for his exploits both on and off the battlefield. Back from the Peninsular Wars, he is bored with his country life and being encouraged by his family to marry. Having never met a girl who "levelled" him he is in no hurry to settle down. When he stumbles across a toll-gate with a missing gatekeeper and a frightened child, nothing will stop him from taking over the toll-gate and solving the mystery. When he meets Lady Nell Stornaway at the gate, Jack is finally "levelled". Lady Nell has a sick grandfather and is being plagued by menacing relatives. The road to a happy ending has many twists and turns and a wealth of memorable characters. Reading Georgette Heyer's Regency World would have been very useful as it is full of "thieves cant" but I was able to muddle along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/12/2014

    " While reading this, I came to a very strange comparison - Heyer reminds me a bit of James Ellroy. Despite their completely different tones and styles, they're actually very similar in the way they use the very specific vocabulary of a particular era to call forth a whole society. That said, I doubt the two get much crossover readership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 1/12/2014

    " So charming and delightful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/10/2014

    " This was another nice mystery love story. Sigh... So romantic. And of course our hero is a brave man who is remarkably large in stature. Our heroine is also very tall for a woman and I like that too. "

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

    " This is one of my favorites! The story is just fun I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 12/24/2013

    " One of Heyer's Regency era mysteries with a nice touch of romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/21/2013

    " Another favirite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie Jackson | 12/14/2013

    " Most people think of Georgette Heyer and remember her social comedies or mysteries, but she wrote some fairly dark, suspenseful tales as well as this is one of them. It's a great read for a stormy night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 12/14/2013

    " The first non-murder mystery of Heyer's I've read, more like her romance novels than mystery novels, this was a fun combination of the two. I enjoyed the main character - he was very creative & enjoyable to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Stearman | 12/9/2013

    " This one has been sitting around for 'odd-momemt' re-reading for ages - I finally decided to finish it. More story than you normally get in Georgette Heyer, but the traditional romance too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sena Hall | 12/5/2013

    " I chose this book because it was the only one on the shelf. It surprised me with the intrigue and the humor. I enjoyed it very much! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 9/9/2013

    " Not her best story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/6/2013

    " Another fun Heyer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marleigh | 6/19/2013

    " First line: "The Sixth Earl of Saltash glanced round the immense dining-table, and was conscious of a glow of satisfaction." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missie | 6/8/2013

    " Classic Heyer fun! This is more mystery focused than romance, cover art notwithstanding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrianna | 10/16/2012

    " Not my favorite of her books, but I love them all anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 8/30/2012

    " Loved it more than similar fare in recent months - just really fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S | 3/10/2012

    " Love this hero. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/8/2012

    " It was a fun romp, and had all of Heyer's style, but I didn't get particularly attached to any of the characters, and a lot of them didn't have enough characterization to make them memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Bang | 12/19/2011

    " Quite a fun adventure/mystery romp, with a side of romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/15/2011

    " An enjoyable read, with more adventure/mystery than romance. Likable characters and believeable hero/heroine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dreamsofthings | 4/17/2011

    " I really enjoyed the two main characters; they weren't her usual sort. Heyer could have spent more time developing this story, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/7/2011

    " A mystery with a little romance thrown in for good measure. I enjoyed it. 3.5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 2/2/2011

    " Loved it more than similar fare in recent months - just really fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 1/24/2011

    " One of my least favorite Heyer books - the "mystery" just moved too slowly to keep my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 8/11/2010

    " Most people think of Georgette Heyer and remember her social comedies or mysteries, but she wrote some fairly dark, suspenseful tales as well as this is one of them. It's a great read for a stormy night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 8/7/2010

    " The first non-murder mystery of Heyer's I've read, more like her romance novels than mystery novels, this was a fun combination of the two. I enjoyed the main character - he was very creative & enjoyable to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 8/1/2010

    " a little more mystery than romance. fun "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 7/5/2010

    " I love Georgette Heyer, and this was a fun one. More mystery than romance, but the romance was very sweet. The book moved quickly and listening while I worked made the tedious tasks of scraping and painting much more enjoyable! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 6/14/2010

    " This one wasn't really all that great. More mystery, which was kind of intriguing, but overall the story took a really, really long time to develop and resolve itself. Perhaps an indicator to me to take a break from these for a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 5/11/2010

    " One of my favorite Georgette Heyer. The description listed is not of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrianna | 4/30/2010

    " Not my favorite of her books, but I love them all anyway. "

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