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4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Georgette Heyer Narrator: Richard Armitage Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul-mate, or is she playing with fire?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed Venetia up until the last page. The last paragraph didn't fit the rest of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 2/16/2014

    " Venetia is a superb character, a free-thinking and independent girl in an age where unmarried females were supposed to be shy and quiet. Venetia is 25, and finds herself charmed by Damerel, a rather promiscuous man some years older. There are some delightful conversations and realistic settings, with a most satisfactory ending. Excellent. One of Heyer's very best. Thoroughly enjoyable even after the sixth re-reading in 25 years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 BritGirl | 2/7/2014

    " Enough already! We get the point that Damerel is a rake. Do we have to be reminded of it every third or fourth page? Frequent references to sleeping around smack of pride rather than shame about what he has done. Venetia is elated when she finally gets engaged to the amoral womanizer. I wanted to gag. This is the last Georgette Heyer book I will read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Fluegge | 2/2/2014

    " Just finished this book. I thought I had read most of Heyer's but was pleasantly surprised to find one that I have not! It did not disappoint... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/15/2014

    " Of the Heyer novels I've read (7 or so) I thought this was the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/12/2014

    " Completely adorable, a wonderful mix of fun, fluff and historical romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 1/10/2014

    " This was fun. Clever, witty, slightly over-the-top fun. With an amusing and geekily eccentric younger brother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Good Reader | 1/10/2014

    " Liked venetia more as I read along. By the end I was totally involved in it. Georgette Heyer would have been a fun person to know. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrian | 1/7/2014

    " Georgette Heyer definitely has a turn for clever dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fluffychick | 1/2/2014

    " Not the greatest book, but worth every penny for 5 hours of Richard Armitage! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria Oliveri | 12/26/2013

    " Loved the story but Aubrey got on my nerves a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Begel | 12/21/2013

    " Abridged audiobook, read by Richard Armitage. Yes, please! "

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

    " I'm not normally one for regency romance novels, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirlee | 10/21/2013

    " Georgette Heyer was a great storyteller. This book beat around the bush a little. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa Carlson | 10/15/2013

    " I adore Georgette Heyer! She has such great characters and wonderful dialogue. I'm glad so wrote so many wonderful stories that I can read and re-read over and over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Halina | 8/27/2013

    " For a beach-read romance, very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 5/16/2013

    " I love Georgette Heyer if for no other reason than her books just don't make you work. I think this is my favorite after "The Grand Sophy". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kriti | 3/31/2013

    " funny! And so unpredictable. only Georgette Heyer can weave a plot so effortlessly! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsey | 5/17/2012

    " Any book that's supposed to be based in the Victorian era that ends with a, "I don't expect you to change for me, you can continue to have your orgies or whatever they're called" is a FAIL "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryann | 4/13/2012

    " Georgette Heyer might be the Danielle Steele of her day--a prolific romance writer who could create a unique character. This one is a winner-so many examples of good writing in witty exchanges, an unpleasant woman, a meeting of two dilatantes(sp). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 3/8/2012

    " A very satisfying romance if you like reformed rakes, with a bit too much wrangling to put blocks in the way of Our Lovers. Still, Venetia is a nicely created character and everyone is pretty likeable in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serenella | 11/24/2011

    " I was going to give this book only four stars, but it was so lovely and joyous, and Venetia is such a delightful heroine that I couldn't help myself. Read this. Now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muriel | 7/9/2011

    " This may be Heyer's best developed romance, definitely the most passionate with the "green" Venetia stealing the heart of the wicked rake Dameral with her stunning beauty and quick-wit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 6/28/2011

    " An utterly charming and captivating heroine Venetia is. Everyone warns the ladies to stay away from a "reformed rake" but poor Venetia cannot resist Damarel. Another of Heyer's memorable best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 5/13/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book! Georgette Heyer takes you to a whole different world. This book is perfect to escape for a while. This is my third Heyer novel, and she still has not disappointed me! Looking forward to reading another:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/9/2011

    " Venetia Lanyon and Lord Jasper Damerel, the rake "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/5/2011

    " Just listened to this and it was so fun and charming!! Richard armitage reading it wasn't so bad either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqui | 4/20/2011

    " Witty dialogue, likeable characters and a sweet romance make this book a delightful read. I read this first many years ago but I think I probably enjoyed it better the second time round. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 3/29/2011

    " I read this a while ago and can't remember precisely, but I recall enjoying the book. It wasn't one that I considered a "keeper" to buy or re-read... But I've heard her other works are better, so I may look into them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 3/17/2011

    " I enjoyed this very much. Liked it for a quick read.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Euni13 | 3/14/2011

    " Loved it, quite funny. Also loved the leading carachter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmine | 2/13/2011

    " A delightful Heyer book, with a fun heroine, and even a plotline that was a surprise to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/3/2011

    " loved this book. one of my favorite georgette heyers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SilverRaindrops | 1/25/2011

    " About four stars for the book, but five for the audio-book ... Richard Armitage is superb! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrsgaskell | 1/17/2011

    " This was light, entertaining, and witty. But, oh the double standards.... "

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