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Sylvester is read by Matt Addis, who appears in Doctors and Doctor Who.

Sylvester, Duke of Salford, is considering marriage.

Endowed with rank, wealth and elegance, Sylvester, Duke of Salford, posts into Wiltshire to discover if the Honorable Phoebe Marlow will meet his exacting requirements for a bride. If he does not expect to meet a tongue-tied stripling wanting both manners and conduct, then he is intrigued indeed when his visit causes Phoebe to flee her home. They meet again on the road to London, where her carriage has come to grief in the snow. Yet Phoebe, already caught in one imbroglio, now knows she soon could be well deep in another.... 

A typically wonderful historical novel, Sylvester shows once more why Georgette Heyer is the undisputed queen of the genre she created - the Regency romance.  

©1957 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Excellent narration Super story

I have enjoyed many Heyer audible books and this one has particularly good narration. A male voice often struggles with females but not so here. This is an excellent and satisfyingly long story. With some very amusing characters and a very modern heroine. Very much recommended as perfect escapism.

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Regency Romp

Great unabridged reading by Matt Addis of Georgette Heyer's 'Sylvester'. Mr Addis gives a perfectly pleasant performance of the book making it a delight to listen to. There are other readers of 'Sylvester' (who are also very good) however, this is the only unabridged edition currently available (2021).
As for the story itself, Ms Heyer weaves as ever a wonderfully gentle romance. Where Jane Austen could rely on her contemporary readers to know the manners and fashions of her day, Heyer gives subtle explanations through characterisation which forwards the plot, enlightens her reader and brings the Regency world to life.

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