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  • Winter Solstice

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Elfrida Phipps loves her new life in her pretty Hampshire village. She has a tiny cottage, her faithful dog, Horace, and the friendship of the neighbouring Blundells - particularly Oscar - to ensure that her days include companionship as well as independence. But an unforeseen tragedy upsets Elfrida's tranquillity: Oscar's wife and daughter are killed in a terrible car crash, and he finds himself homeless when his stepchildren claim their dead mother's inheritance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvellous

  • By Penelope on 20-02-18

Enjoyable and sweet

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-18

In the beginning I did not like the narrators voice too much, or rather the way she impersonated the male characters. But along the way I got used to it and enjoyed the book. I like Winter Solstice and The Shell Seekers best of all Rosamunde Pilcher’s novels and I’m truly glad that this book is now available at Audible. Thank you!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Henry VIII: King and Court

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and absorbing biography

  • By Kirstine on 04-07-17

Interesting biography superbly narrated

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-17

Thank you Audible for having Phyllida Nash to read this. Alison Weir's text is well studied, clear and easy to follow and Phyllida Nash brings it to life.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • These Old Shades

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Society believes the worst of Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon who is clearly proud of his Sobriquet, Satanas. It is he who buys Leon body and soul from a scoundrel in a Paris backstreet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK FOUND THE VOICE ACTING DIFFICULT

  • By Lindsay on 06-06-12

One of my favorite Heyers

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-16

This book has always been one of my favorites. It took me a long time to listen it, however, as I didn't like the reader made Avon a lisping dandy and Fanny's voice a slapstick parody of a woman. But I got used to them and still loved the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Arabella

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

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
  • One of GH's best!

  • By Alison on 02-02-15

Another really enjoyable listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-14

Thank you, Audible, for bringing out this masterly comedy unabridged to us, read by Phyllida Nash. All about it is great, the story and the narration.

Now, please, do Frederika next and - of course - unabridged and by Phyllida Nash!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Masqueraders

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ruth Sillers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

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
  • Great Story let down by the narrator

  • By Sheila on 13-05-14

Another enjoyable Heyer in Audible

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-14

In contrast to other reviews I "didn't mind" the narrator. Yes, definitely, Phyllida Nash is the best and I am eagerly waiting for any new Heyer/Nash audiobooks but the pace and narration of this book wasn't too bad either. I like the story a lot and - although Prue as a man could have sounded more masculine - I think the different characters of the book could be easily recognized. And thank you, thank you Audible for publishing these Heyer audiobooks unabridged!

  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

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
  • Utterly splendid - classic GH

  • By Beccameriel on 16-05-17

I had hoped for more

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-14

Personally I didn't like the narrator at all. I love the story and I was expecting to enjoy the audiobook but didn't bother to listen to the end - the narrator's way of reading the various characters annoyed me so much.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Venetia

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, 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. Has she found her soul mate, or is she playing with fire?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read!

  • By Marjo on 02-06-14

Another great read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-14

I was so happy to see another Georgette Heyer book narrated by Phyllida Nash, thank you so much! The story is one of my favorites, too, and Phyllida Nash gives it full scope with her wonderful reading. I am eagerly waiting for the next one as I am re-listening this one again and again :).

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • False Colours

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace. Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Romantic Comedy in Regency England

  • By Andrew John Rae on 21-10-13

Thank you again, Phyllida Nash!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-13

I have loved Georgette Heyer's books for ages and Phyllida Nash's renditions of them are just great! She brings the characters to life and the rhythm of her narration is absolutely right. I'm eagerly waiting for more of Heyer's books to come to Audible - unabridged and read by Phyllida Nash.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mary Boleyn

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Mary Boleyn was the mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and sister to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. In this astonishing and riveting biography, Alison Weir’s extensive research gives a new and detailed portrayal, in which she recounts that, contrary to popular belief, Mary was entirely undeserving of her posthumous notoriety as a great whore.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scholarly biography

  • By Kirstine on 18-02-12

Enjoyable listen of a interesting book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-13

As a "Tudor time fan" I often check what's available on the subject. Alison Weir writes an interesting story and gives much information in an easy-to-listen manner. So much fiction has been written on Anne Boleyn and her sister that it is refreshing to come upon a carefully researched book that not only tells the story but gives background and opinions on many other versions of it. Maggie Mash reads the book in a clear, beautiful voice which is a delight to listen to. I'm sure to check what else she's read!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Talisman Ring

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

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...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A much loved friend

  • By Stephanie on 04-11-08

Let's hope we get more of these!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-12

I was so happy to find this one in Audible! I add my pleas to those who wish to see more Georgette Heyer's books in Audible, unabridged and - if only possible - read by Phyllida Nash. There seem to be several for the USA members, let's hope they come out in the European Audible as well.
Georgette Heyer's books are light and funny and Phyllida Nash is a suberb reader.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful