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A dashing Regency romance from the legendary Georgette Heyer, founder of the genre. 

Captain John Staple's exploits against Napoleon's armies in the Iberian Peninsula have earned him the nickname 'Crazy Jack' amongst his comrades in the Dragoon Guards - but once the Battle of Waterloo brings the curtain down once and for all on the Napoleonic Wars, the boisterous, adventure-loving captain finds life in peacetime intolerably dull. 

When the captain finds himself lost in the Pennines, he takes refuge at an unmanned toll-house. It's there that he encounters a woman of extraordinary qualities - and suddenly, his soldiering days pale away next to the adventure, and the romance of a lifetime....

©1954 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Enjoyable story with decent narration

I read this book decades ago as a teenager and enjoyed it then. This audible version had good sound and a decent narrator who made the characters very easy to differentiate. He mispronounced a couple of words but not enough to be too annoying. Overall a fun listen.

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  • 13-05-2021

Great story spoilt by narrator

Another excellent Georgette Heyer spoilt by inappropriate narration. The best Regency author ever deserves better than this.

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  • Ellen
  • 26-06-2021

Terrible reading

This book is an old favourite, so I was looking forward to it. Unfortunately the reading is so bad that I had to return it. Shame there's not a better version available.

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