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When Gervase Frant, Seventh Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming. Only Theo, a cousin even quieter than himself, is there to greet him - and when he meets his stepmother and young half-brother he detects open disappointment that he survived the wars. But the dangers of the Lincolnshire countryside are quite different to those of the battlefield.

Georgette Heyer was the most successful and best-loved novelist of her day and The Quite Gentleman displays all the skills which won the hearts of her large and enduring audience.

©1951 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Excellent narration

This is an excellent narration by James MacCallum of a superb Georgette Heyer novel. MacCallum manages to give different voices to the large cast of characters - quite a difficult feat when many males of the same social standing frequently converse together. And there are are no shrill female voices - something which often mars these narrations. One of my favourite Heyers made even more enjoyable by this rendition.

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Agree with the previous reviewer. This is an excellent narration by James MacCallum. He really understood the story and brought all the characters to life. It was funny, witty and kept you guessing. Shows Georgette Heyer at her best.

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  • Alison Davidson
  • 03-05-2021

Good but not great

A pleasant Heyer but the detective story element is always, I find, a weakness. This reader is undeniably competent, but some of the audible readers of her novels are so outstanding that he suffers in comparison.

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  • Richard
  • 02-07-2021

disappointing narration

the quiet gentleman is good story but narrator completely missed the mark making the book almost impossible to enjoy

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  • heatherlynnemargaretjones
  • 04-06-2021

Excellent story more mystery than romance

Loved the story which is totally engaging.The usual Heyer bubbly Regency romance with characters you readily care for overlaid with attempts at murder. Even her smallest characters live and breathe on the page. The only jarring note is the accent of the reader. It is perhaps unfortunate that the story is set at Stanyon Castle as it means the reader's "Cassell" and "Laff" are repeated all too often.

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  • JED
  • 28-04-2021

Excellent narration with real feeling behind words

This is a favourite Heyer book of mine. I disliked my previous narration as there was no feelings behind the words in nearly all the key scenes.
However, after almost giving up on this one at chapter 2, ( it sounded very bland like the other one, but was actually just setting the scene). I persevered, and was so glad I did. The narrator does an excellent job and puts feeling into the exchanges between the main characters. By doing this, it becomes the love story it is intended to be .... Rather than a bland reading of words on a page and not putting them into any context. I am so pleased I can listen to this now rather than having to ignore the obvious disinterest of the previous narrator.
I would have given this a 5 for narration but for his inability to correctly pronounce 'swoon' and a couple of other words. Well worth a credit if you love GH books.

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  • Fred
  • 28-04-2021

The quiet Gentleman

Well read story with a great plot. The author has mixed romance and detection well together.

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  • Mo Bass
  • 15-04-2021

Another brilliant Heyer

Delightful as always and well narrated even though the narrator's regional accent and mispronunciation grated on occasion. Georgette Heyer is still the Queen of Regency.

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