Radlett and Montdore
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 225 ratings)
  • 1
    The Pursuit of Love | Nancy Mitford

    The Pursuit of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    Oh, the boredom of waiting to grow up! Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny fantasise about the perfect lover. But finding Mr Right proves difficult, and Linda must bear marriage with both Tony the stuffy Tory MP and gorgeously handsome but humourless communist Christian before finding real passion in war-torn Paris with Fabrice.

    A good listen, a better read.

    Nancy Mitford's tale of the life of Linda, told through the ever-loving eyes of her cousin Fanny, is effortlessly enchanting and often gloriously funn..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 July 2013 by Shaun (Kendal, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Love in a Cold Climate | Nancy Mitford

    Love in a Cold Climate

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Patricia Hodge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Groomed from a young age for marriage by her mother, the fearsome Lady Montdore, Polly causes a scandal when she declares her love for her uncle, the lecherous lecturer, and runs off to France.

    Excellent performance, enjoyable listen

    The comical timing of the performance

    Reviewed on 09 July 2013 by lily (salisbury, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Don't Tell Alfred | Nancy Mitford

    Don't Tell Alfred

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Fanny, who is married to the bumbling, absent-minded Oxford don Alfred, is content with her role as a plain, tweedy housewife. But her life changes overnight when Alfred is appointed English Ambassador to Paris. Suddenly she is mixing with royalty, Rothschilds and Dior-clad wives, giving cocktail parties and having her every move and outfit printed in the papers the next day.

    Disappointing narrator

    I have always loved Nancy Mitford's novels in the Love in a Cold Climate series and looked forward to being entertained by Don't Tell Alfred on my dai..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 January 2012 by Susan (London, United Kingdom)