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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,893 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Georgette Heyer Narrator: Cornelius Garrett Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Society believes the worst of Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon who is clearly proud of his Sobriquet, Satanas. It is he who buys Leon body and soul from a scoundrel in a Paris backstreet. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Patterson | 2/10/2014

    " I think I'm drawn to the rogue...I love Heyer's Alistair from this book and Damerel from Venetia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/9/2014

    " I'm becoming addicted to Georgette Heyer. This is a 1926 novel; I love her characters and stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breeana Shill | 1/31/2014

    " Loved this story! It was SO sweet and I love Julie for making me read it. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 1/26/2014

    " I came very late to Georgette Heyer, having read my first of her books only a couple of years ago because it was on the Guardian's 1000 Novels You Must Read list. I'm working my way through, and found that one of the most recommended books, An Infamous Army, was listed as third in "the Alastair trilogy." This is the first of those, and the first of her books I've read that is not set during the Regency period for which Heyer is best known. I believe the time period is about 1760, well before the French Revolution and Napoleon, so Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon, can readily travel between Paris and England. Justin is a typical Heyer hero -- arrogant, rich, handsome and apparently quite selfish. When a young boy cannons into him on the street, fleeing from a brutish relative, Justin has no qualms about buying the boy with a piece of jewelry. He already suspects that all is not as it seems, and that his new page may be the means of settling an old score. Surprises are in store for one and all, and not least for Justin himself. A very enjoyable read, and as well-researched as the Regency books as far as I could tell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 1/23/2014

    " I had forgotten how much fun Georgette Heyer is. It's been YEARS since I read anything of hers, and it's SO much fun! Witty, humorous, completely non-serious. Just a great escapist romp. On to the next one ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 1/17/2014

    " set in the mid to late 18th century. interesting characters, heart strings pulled. wrongs righted. "

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

    " What fun! I loved the anti-hero to hero progression of Avon. Great character development and story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lani Ayers | 1/13/2014

    " This is my favorite Georgette Heyer book! My only problem with it was the back cover told two huge spoilers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayesha | 1/6/2014

    " A gr8 book...Had me hooked on to the book till the very end....A pity i lost the copy i owned.....! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kym Licup | 12/31/2013

    " This is one of my least favorite Heyer novels. Leon/Leonie is insipid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Minh | 12/12/2013

    " Satanas indeed. So many consent issues that make me shudder, but the sheer lushness of the writing and oh Leonie and her Duc, I love it all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Anderson | 12/3/2013

    " Loved this classic! My addiction to historical fiction has finally led me to the master of the craft....I have a feeling this won't be my last Heyer book. "

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

    " Lots and lots of fun. I am excited to read the sequel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 11/17/2012

    " Not my favorite of Heyer's because I think Leonie is kind of a dip, but the plot twists are amusing and the supporting cast is a delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desiree | 11/13/2012

    " Intrigue, romance, petticoats, balls...more, more more! ;o))) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joni | 10/24/2012

    " This was a great entertaining read! I had never read any of her books but this one was quite delightful and I am sure I will read more of her works in the future! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn Rychards | 10/3/2012

    " My absolute favorite Georgette Heyer book. A close send is the second part of this story about their son, Devil's Cub. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefanie | 9/23/2012

    " I really liked this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miriam | 8/1/2012

    " The actual plot of this book is very interesting and well-constructed, but I find the "hero" so very unpleasant that I have a hard time liking the book. He goes beyond scoundrel or rake to a person who is willing to do terrible things just to get revenge. Plus, the heroine is a bit much as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 10/8/2011

    " A book of wit, charm, excitement and romance done in Heyer's inimitable style. Brilliantly describes pre-revolutionary French Society and sets the basis for all the later 'Alistair' books finishing at Waterloo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilda | 10/3/2011

    " I read a bazillion of these when I was about 13. This is the first one I remember reading. I still remember that the heroine had red hair, and that I kept waiting to understand the title. I would read one of these again - they were fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelyn | 3/26/2011

    " This is a great book. It keeps you interested and hard to guess what's going to happen next. Delightful, Jane Austen-like book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 2/22/2011

    " Loved this book! Yeah, the age gap is huge, but what a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 2/16/2011

    " Charming and quite different from other Heyer's I've read, set in Louis XV France and England. Dark at first, and then mysterious. Lovely to think there is a series of "Alistair" books. Just happened to read Book 1 first! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shabby Girl | 1/25/2011

    " My fave Heyer. Just magic! "

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