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Black Sheep is read by Natalie Simpson, star of Les Misérables.  

Abigail Wendover has no time for love.

She is far too busy protecting her niece, who has fallen madly in love with a suspected fortune-hunter.

But her efforts become vastly more complicated with the arrival of Miles Calverleigh, the black sheep of his family - a reckless bachelor with a scandalous past.

Abby soon discovers that, despite successfully managing her niece's love life, she has far less control over her own unruly heart. 

©1966 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes...utter, immersive escapism." (Sophie Kinsella)

"Utterly delightful." (The Guardian)

"Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic." (Katie Fforde)

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An excellent narration of a favourite book

I love Georgette Heyer books, and although I have almost all the unabridged audio titles, I still like to find another version with a good narration - its almost like finding a new book. I thoroughly enjoyed my previous version of this, and this one is equally as good. It will be difficult to decide which to listen to next time I fancy laughing out loud at the way unconventional Miles Calverleigh ignores social rules of the day, and goes his own casual way to achieve his own desires. A very good example of life in Bath during this period.

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One of the best Heyer’s

Abigail Wendover, the most sensible of her family, is one of the last 2 spinsters of the family, in charge of their niece Fanny - 17 years old and an heiress to boot!

Abigail is also the one member of her family that the rest of them depend on for every little thing. Which is why it is ironic that the eldest surviving male sibling, James, pays little attention to her opinions or views.

The story circles around the fate of Fanny, who falls prey to a dashing fortune hunter, Stacey Calverleigh (whilst Abigail was absent from Bath). She learns his name and, having yet to make his acquaintance, mistakes his Black Sheep uncle for him in a chance encounter.

So begins an amusing tale of wills and propriety. Amusing and sad in parts, but very enjoyable. At the conclusion, one wishes that Miss Heyer had written a sequel to this tale.

I’m used to the former narration and it was one of the best however, this is passable. It is better than many such interpretations, but it is not the best. It will do.