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    • Footsteps in the Dark

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle, and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder victim is discovered in the drafty Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio begins to fear that the ghostly rumours are true and they are not alone after all! With a killer on the loose, will they find themselves the next victims of a supernatural predator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The reader of this story did a much better job

    • By Margaret on 26-07-2015

    Regular price: $32.77

    • The Grand Sophy

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 59

    Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Pam on 17-10-2017

    Regular price: $61.50

    • The Foundling

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    Regular price: $30.74

    • A Civil Contract

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gentle Story

    • By Pam on 31-01-2018

    Regular price: $30.74

    • Bath Tangle

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    Regular price: $30.74

    • The Convenient Marriage

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Convenient Marriage

    • By ChrisM on 05-11-2017

    Regular price: $26.58

    • The Masqueraders

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ruth Sillers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    After participating in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, become engaged in a swashbuckling, romantic adventure. Our hero and heroine must cross-dress and switch genders if they are to escape prosecution a humorous move that allows Heyer to explore the manners and language affectations of the period as the two romp through the elite saloons and clubs of London.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favourite Heyer storyline.

    • By Meaghan on 02-11-2017

    Regular price: $61.50

    • The Corinthian

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator exaggerated characters

    • By Carmel on 24-10-2016

    Regular price: $49.20

    • The Unknown Ajax

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This book is very enjoyable. It transports one back in time.

    • By Robyn Pitkin-Verry on 06-09-2018

    Regular price: $30.74

    • The Talisman Ring

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very pleasant surprise

    • By Margaret on 06-04-2018

    Regular price: $28.87

    • Lady of Quality

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    When spirited, independent Miss Annis Wynchwood embroils herself in the affairs of a runaway heiress, she is destined to see a good deal of Mr Carleton, Lucilla's uncivil and high-handed guardian. And, chafing at the restrictions of Bath society, Annis has to admit that at least Mr Oliver Carleton is never boring.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Must rehearse more, or .....

    • By mrsvee on 30-04-2017

    Regular price: $28.87

    • The Reluctant Widow

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful read!

    • By Pam on 13-12-2017

    Regular price: $28.87

    • Venetia

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky and amusing romance

    • By Jane on 22-01-2017

    Regular price: $17.43

    • Sylvester

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She finds him 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 begin a new-found liking and respect for each other.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Richard Armitage is the only good thing about this

    • By Jill on 21-07-2017

    Regular price: $14.35

    • Powder and Patch

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Cleone Charteris is the joy and despair of all the young men of the countryside, and she seeks a husband - a man who can duel and dice with the best of them. One of the men after her heart is the masterful and handsome Mr. Philip Jettan. But compared to other men in 18th-century England, Philip is out of step - he is careless in his appearance and, in Cleone's own words, she cannot marry him because he is 'a raw country bumpkin'. He even refuses to buy a wig!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favourite stories

    • By Rachel on 28-07-2018

    Regular price: $21.06

    • The Toll-Gate

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great story wrong voice

    • By Leisal on 05-01-2018

    Regular price: $28.87

    • No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway, Book 1

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok

    • By Cary on 05-08-2017

    Regular price: $38.24

    • Cotillion

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter's dowry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a delight

    • By Donna on 14-10-2017

    Regular price: $30.74

    • Arabella

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 52

    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
    • Arabella

    • By Brian on 07-12-2017

    Regular price: $61.50

    • Frederica

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Clifford Norgate
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    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
    • Brilliant rendition

    • By Joan Webster on 02-07-2018

    Regular price: $30.74

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