A Civil Contract

  • by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Phyllida Nash
  • 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Narration

G. Heyer's novels are always fun but a great deal of their humor and character insight lies in the wording and implications of the text. Ms. Nash's narration hits this spot on and made me enjoy the audio book even more than the text version. She handles voices (both male and female), tone, characterization and interpretation with a fine sense of the author's intent.

Heyer is true to the period and transports us there. This immersion in time is a hallmark of Heyer, contrasting to many contemporary authors who insert 21st century views/mannerisms in historical settings. Ms. Nash delivers this perfectly.

If you enjoy a quiet, believable romance of ordinary problems against a background of extraordinary difficulties, try this book.
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- Janet

very very good

This is one of my favorite Georgette Heyer novels. The author, as usual, creates a host of vivid characters: Lord Linton is a man of integity and duty, his father-in-law is bigger than life (you can love and dislike him at the same time), and Jenny is a wonderfully complex heroine. The romance is entrancing (there is more than one involvement going on); however, the main love story is different from most Heyer novels. Heyer took the time writing this to let a relly good story unfold. I was engrossed throughout the presentatin and did not want to stop even to eat (which means it was REALLY interesting) or to sleep. The reader was perfect for the book. I thought she did a partcularly good job with the Jenny character - her chuckle/laugh was delightful. This is a solid 5 in my opinion.
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- bebe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios