33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
This review is from: Sylvester (Paperback)
Another of my favourite Heyers along with Frederica. Such an unlikely couple at the outset (just like Alverstoke and Frederica) Sylvester and Phoebe's love for each other at the end is therefore even more touching. The plot is wonderful, varied, entertaining. We go from country house, snow-bound inn, society London, the Channel, France and back to London. The period detail is immaculate as usual. It's also has funny, laugh-out-loud bits, especially featuring Sir Nugent Fotherby.
I wasn't allowed a separate review for the audio version so I will have to add this to my original review of the book...... I bought this because it was Richard Armitage and because it was much cheaper than the unabridged Heyer books I have been collecting on my iPod. Frankly the abridgedness (if that is a word)spoils it for me and I'm sorry. I love love love this story and so many great details have been left out that I am really disappointed. There are even some plot complications that don't quite fit together that well because of the cuts. One of the joys of Heyer is her attention to detail and that is what I have particularly enjoyed whilst listening to the books in full and glorious unabridged pleasure. I knew I was taking a chance and whilst the lovely Richard does a great job I'm afraid I won't be buying any more abridged Heyer even though he is doing a shortened version of Venetia (another of my favourites) which is coming out soon....