©2001 Georgette Heyer; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
This is unlike most of Georgette Heyer's sparkling comedies being about the escape from England of King Charles II after a losing battle. Her historical search shines through but it has the light touch I would expect from her writing.
There are occasional comic moments, usually involving one of his loyal companions who thinks changing his coat is enough to disguise his appearance and is put out when he is recognised immediately. There is the odd moment of flirtation between the king and two of the women who help him along the way and more than usually frank references to his free and easy manner with women.
Heyer plays it very straight and keeps the action bowling along nicely.
The narrator has a pleasant reading voice and uses different accents and tones well to indicate the different characters. It's a good listen though I don't imagine listening to it again as I do with Heyer's other books.
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