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  • A Civil Contract

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully delivered rendition

  • By Rachel on 14-03-2019

as always

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-2019

I love this book as I you almost all Georgette heyer's Elizabethan, Georgian and Regency romances. I have three favourite readers of her novels one of which is Phillida Nash.

  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story line

  • By Margaret on 05-02-2019

Another GREAT story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-2019

One of the advantages of growing old is that one's memory becomes more and more lamentable which enables one to re-read Ms Heyer's historical romances many times with equal enjoyment. Go 'Team Heyer'!

  • Sylvester

  • Or, the Wicked Uncle
  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Rowe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She thinks he is 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 they begin to discover a new-found liking and respect for each other. But what Sylvester doesn’t know is that Phoebe is about to publish a novel - a novel in which all London will recognize him as the villainous ‘Count Ugolino’

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and totally enjoyable

  • By Farwan House Variety Store on 09-06-2017

Excellence once again.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

Ms. Georgette Heyer is both prolific and perfect in Elizabethan, Georgian and Regency writing.
all her characters are so well drawn and believable. I haven't read her other types of novels but have read all the above genres with huge enjoyment.

  • These Old Shades

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad characterisations

  • By mrsvee on 16-06-2016

One of my favorites

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-2018

beautifully read by Cornelius Garrett albeit with a couple of mispronunciations.
full to the brim with wonderful characters

  • The Quiet Gentleman

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

When Gervase Frant, 7th Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor characterisations

  • By mrsvee on 26-05-2016

Yet another Triumph for the author,

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-2018

As always, Ms Heyer emerges as the shining light of Regency Romance. Her impeccable research and wonderful characters bring light certainly, to my life.

  • The Foundling

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured 24 years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Phillida Nash as a narrator

  • By Brian on 18-09-2018

Love Phillida Nash as a narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2018

very annoying to have to add to my comment above however, I say again I love the narrator and I love Georgette heyer Regency and Elizabethan romances... hopefully plenty of words here to satisfy you 😁

  • Penhallow

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Hated for his cruel and vicious nature, ruling his family with an iron hand from his sickbed, tyrannical patriarch Adam Penhallow is found murdered the day before his birthday. His entire family had assembled for his birthday celebration, and every one of them had the ways and means to commit the crime. As accusations and suspicion turn in one direction and then another, the claws and backstabbing come out, and no one is exempt from the coming implosion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overdone.

  • By mrsvee on 28-03-2017

for the first time, Oh dear me!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-2018

for the first time I found that a book by this author to be less then disappointing. I think I'll stick to her romantic novels which I find are always superb!

  • Arabella

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Brian on 07-12-2017

Wonderful story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-2017

Absolutely loved it...... again lol
I particularly love this narrator. Georgette heyer for me is numero uno particularly in the Elizabethan, Georgian and Regency periods

  • Frederica

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Clifford Norgate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of my favourites

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-11-2018

Faultless, as always!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-2017

Georgette Heyer has once again shown her readers how to produce a wonderful book after faultless research into the Regency period.

  • Bath Tangle

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The reader is terrible

  • By Ros H. on 15-06-2015

Bath Tangle

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-2017

Another fascinating Romance by the wonderful Georgette Heyer, beautifully read by Sian Phillips.
Being somewhat aged, my memory is not as efficient as it was wont to be and so I can listen and re listen to her novels many times, enjoying them as much as I did the first time I read them