The Grand Sophy

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5 out of 5 stars
By Beccameriel on 05-16-17

Utterly splendid - classic GH

I'm not sure a review is helpful here. It's a classic Georgette Heyer. Is there is a marvellous, meddling heroine determined to sort everyone out? Is she a dashing rider of other people's horses/driver of their high perch phaetons? Is there a handsome man who is exasperated by our heroine's shenanigans? Is he highly respected at Jackson's? Are there various unpleasant, meddling females undermining her? A chorus of naughty but delightful young persons who kick up no end of larks and complicate matters? Does Lady Jersey make an appearance and issue tickets to Almacks? The answer to all these and more is yes, of course. If you are suffering from a fit of the blue devils, this is just the tonic. That or a fetching new pelisse.

Sarah Woodward is excellent.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Maggie on 05-17-14

An old favourite bought to life

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Back in the dark ages when I was 12 or 13, I discovered and devoured Georgette Heyer's Regency novels. My half century old paperbacks are more than well worn and now I'm working through my favourites in audiobooks, rapidly finding some narrators are better than others.
Sarah Woodward is one of the good ones. Miss Wraxton, Augustus Fawnhope and Lord Bromford are the comedy foils to Sophie, and it might be tempting to ham them up. Sarah doesn't. She absolutely nails them, and I'd certainly buy any others she reads.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Country Reader on 11-09-13

Excellently narrated

Would you listen to The Grand Sophy again? Why?

This is one of my favourite books by Georgette Heyer, and I was wary of a narrator new to me. But she did an excellent job - her Sophy was just right, as was her Miss Wraxton.

I think there has been a slight editing of the money-lender scene which causes problems for many readers, although I haven't checked it word for word. Just a few words omitted or changed, from memory.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By JR_Devon on 12-26-13

Couldn't stop listening

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, very entertaining

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sophy of course!

What about Sarah Woodward’s performance did you like?

Great character voices so you knew who was speaking

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of it

Any additional comments?

One of my fav GH's

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Em on 12-01-13


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I have been waiting such a long time for this to be made into an Audible book but the narrator does a very poor job - does not understand the humour, or conjure the characters. They should have gone to Phyllida Nash who is a beautiful reader.

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7 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Hydee on 05-12-18

beautifully read.

witty subtle and laugh out loud funny. creates a whole world to get lost in.

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