Customer Review

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gerogette Heyer's funniest book brilliantly read, 26 Mar. 2004
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Talisman Ring: Complete & Unabridged (Vet) (Audio Cassette)
The Talisman Ring is an hilarious book with a complicated, preposterous plot and a wonderful cast of characters. This audio version is beautifully well read by Phyllida Nash,who makes the characters come alive. The book has Heyer's two most delightful heroines, romantic impulsive Eustacie, permanenelty aggrieved because her unromantic reluctant fiancee declines to ride ventre a terre to her death bed, and the splendidly unflappable Mis Thane, who takes everything in her stride. The outrageous plot involves murder, smuggling, a missing heirloom, and skullduggery of all kinds. The funniest character in the book is Sir Hugo Thane, who remains oblivious to the complex goings-on around him, his only interest is the brandy in the cellar (smuggled of course). phyllida Nash manages to make him even funnier than he is in the book, especially in the most hilarious scene of all, where Miss Thane lures the Bow Street runners into believeing she is the fugitive Ludovic Lavenham in disguise. the subsequent cross-purpose conversation between the runners and Sir Hugo, outraged and baffled by their assault on his sister, had me in hysterics. Phyllida Nash does full justice to Heyer's most entertaining book.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.6 out of 5 stars (44 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (33)
4 star:
 (6)
3 star:
 (5)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Used & New from: £15.34
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: richmond, surrey United Kingdom

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,284