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  • The Toll-Gate

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More action, less manners - but vintage Heyer

  • By Maggie on 19-06-14

Rollicking adventure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This is more adventure than romance, it is a really good yarn! Though the romance does hold its own and is quite unusual when compared with other Heyers.
All the characters are given a life of their own with their individual voices. Entertaining listen.

  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

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

A grand book, read brilliantly.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-18

A very good listen. And one of my favourites. Listened to it so many times now!

  • The Corinthian

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome ,and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope - literally - falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt's house - she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wildly entertaining

  • By Sigrid K. on 08-06-18

Funny and so well read!

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Reviewed: 28-02-18

This is a favourite Heyer of mine. I laughed so much the first time I read it a long time ago. I am so happy to have the audio version, which is just wonderful.

  • The Secret of Chimneys

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia. The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Damned chilly things, pyjamas"

  • By Norma Miles on 01-02-16

Top notch Cristy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-17

This is a really good adventure. Enjoyed it the whole way through. Thoroughly entertaining twists and turns.