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The Convenient Marriage

Narrated by: Richard Armitage
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Horatia Winwood is the youngest and the least attractive of the three Winwood sisters. She also has a stammer. But when the enigmatic and eminently eligible Earl of Rule offers for her oldest sister’s hand – a match that makes financial and social sense, but would break her heart – it is Horatia who takes matters into her own impetuous hands. Can she save her family’s fortune? Or is she courting disaster? Witty, charming, elegant, and always delightful, Georgette Heyer – the undisputed queen of Regency Romance – brings the whole period to life with deft precision and glorious characters.

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  • ChrisM
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 05-11-2017

The Convenient Marriage

I found this great listening. Richard Armitage is a good narrator. My only criticism, is that the book is abridged, and left out so much delightful pieces & even characters. I fail to understand why these audio books need to be abridged, when so many are not these days. So, on that score, I'm very disappointed. But, the reading is delightful, and I enjoyed Richard's interpretation very much. :-) :-)

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I love it

I think he is a very talented in narrating such story. I’ll definitely buy his audible book again. This is our second book by the way and I have purchased another of his audible book which I cannot wait to listen to.

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Delightful

Loved. it! Delightful and witty and pure escapism brought to life by the amazing expertise and ability of narrator Richard Armitage.

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missed too much from the book. didn't like the reader. felt a female would have been easier to relate to the character

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  • Mrs
  • Gladstone, Australia
  • 23-04-2016

Well done once again to Richard Armitage

Well done once again to Richard Armitage. The story is a delightful trail of follies and foibles. The rendering done so well by an accomplished narrator. Hope to hear more from him in the future.

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  • Jeanette
  • 19-11-2010

A Radio Play of a Narration

An interesting, and slightly subdued version of Georgette Heyer's novel, superbly interpreted by an excellent British actor. This version is easier to believe than the full text, and a charming listen. Mr Armitage's capacity to give voice to young ladies is a joy, whilst continuing to use his natural timbre for clearly tall, robust, male characters, and managing camp males too. The other two of Miss Heyer's novels read Mr Armitage have fewer characters, and less Regency Romp: this really is read as if my a series of players. Enjoy.

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  • Katie
  • 10-01-2011

Well Worth 4 Stars

Highwaymen, duels and excitement all come together in this novel. And Richard Armitage adds gripping narration to the plot. Well worth a listen...and 4 stars!

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  • M.
  • 18-01-2014

lovely story, wonderful performance

This is a lovely, romantic, period story. I don't know the full version, so I can't say how this abridged version compares, but it didn't feel like something was missing.

The performance by Richard Armitage is absolutely delightful. So far I have listened to a number of audiobooks, and my favourite reader up til now was Stephen Fry. Armitage may now be my favourite. He reads calmly and clearly with his deep voice. He voices the female characters really lovely, especially Horatia and her little stutter. It was difficult not to listen to all 5 hours in one go.
All other audiobooks read by Richard Armitage are now on my wish list...

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  • E. Norris
  • 08-04-2013

enjoyable intriguing read

I really enjoyed this book. The lead characters are unpredictable and hold your interest. Beautifully read by Richard armitage.

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  • Linda
  • 16-12-2015

A Georgette Gem

Has only suddenly dawned on me that this is an abridged version - looking back on some of my other Heyer audible favourites they've been abridged too. So I wonder if some clever cutting does actually make the experience better. (I have to say an unabridged I am currently listening to is going on a bit...).
This is a lovely story with good strong (and somewhat unlikely) characters - wonderfully read by Richard Armitage who is definitely my favourite Heyer reader.

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  • Kim
  • 08-04-2013

A lovely Georgette Heyer, beautifully written

I'd read other Georgette Heyer books before, but not this one, so I came to this book not knowing what was going to happen!

It was easy to follow (where I sometimes find that I lose track a little with audio books), with Heyer's usual delightful selection of characters, heroes, cads and heroines (and we're not necessarily talking traditional heroines).

Richard Armitage does a terrific voice of reading this, I admit that I am a fan of his, but I was also unsure of him reading a book with so many female characters, but he did an excellent job, each character had their own voice and tone, so you always knew who you were listening to.

A delight to listen to, and I've now bought the other Heyer's books read by Armitage, a real achievement, as I rarely buy unabridged editions.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-2019

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A good story, made all the more enjoyable as it is brilliantly narrated by Richard Armitage, as always.

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  • ParisMP
  • 29-09-2018

Thoroughly enjoyable!

Definitely my favorite of Georgette Heyer's books! Richard Armitage performed this wonderfully and the story was lovely.

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  • sally
  • 14-08-2018

a fantastic narration for a Heyer frolic

I left Heyer stories behind years ago but was attracted by the reviews around Armitage.
so a very light weight tale but brought alive by a great reader.
The characters each had a distinct voice and so many tones and accents underpinned by beautiful and engaging intonation. An enjoyable listen.

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  • Amy J
  • 26-07-2018

<br />Such fun!

I really enjoyed this. It has a clever plot and lots of action. Horatia is a great heroine. Richard Armitage's performance really brings it to life, each character has their own voice and he moves between them seamlessly.