• by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Cornelius Garrett
  • 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has fallen in love with a Spanish noblewoman. She and her father were aboard a galleon captured by Sir Nicholas. He vows to make her his bride even though it means returning the pair to Spain and entering the lion's den.


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Very good

Georgette Heyer is a great writer and this is a great book. There is a lot of excitement, suspence, romance and humor. The servant who takes care of Beauvallet is one of the best Heyer characters of all time, in my opinion. This Heyer romance is a little different from her typical Regency romances, but it is just as enjoyable. Nothing beats a Georgette Heyer novel coupled with a hot cup of tea - all is well with the world!
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- bebe "Attorney - love to listen to audio books"

Too Formulaic and Predictable For Me

I have become a huge Georgette Heyer fan. My favorite Heyer books, Frederica, Friday's Child and The Foundling, draw you in by charming you with their simple story, simpler plot and understated characters. There are no bells and whistles, no forced cliff-hangers, no suspense, just skilled story telling that captivates you without you realizing it.

I think Heyer wrote this book after watching a Tyrone Power swashbuckler movie. Or "The Pirate" with Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. It is the least original book of hers that I have ever read. There is too much plot and the plot is too predictable. You know how it will end as soon as it begins. And unbelievable. There are some interesting secondary characters, but I have no idea why the main characters are in love and when they fell in love. And since their overwhelming passion drives the story, it would be nice to have known while reading the book, when exactly this passion bloomed.

I always enjoy Cornelius Garrett's interpretation of Heyer books. But it seems like there is always one character in the book who is annoying to start with, and Mr. Garrett's narration makes them even more annoying. I usually have to skip the character's obligatory monologues. This book was no exception.
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- Lulu "I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-27-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios