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When Fate and a chivalrous impulse combine to saddle Viscount Desford with a friendless, homeless waif in the engaging shape of Cherry Steane, who else should he turn to in such a scrape but his childhood playmate, Henrietta Silverdale? And although they refused to oblige their parents by marrying, they have always been the best of friends.
But as Desford pursues Cherry's grandfather and father around the seedier fringes of society, Hetta is forced to wonder if he might not, at last, have fallen in love. Without the timely intervention of his brother Simon, and Hetta's suitor Gary Nethercott, Desford is in danger of making a rare jumble of his affairs.
©1970 Georgette Heyer (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Emily on 03-26-15

Funny and Charming Heyer Classic

What did you love best about Charity Girl?

One of my favorite Heyers! Begins with a marvelous scene with the hero and his father – just classic Heyer. Both the hero and heroine are delightful, as were all the minor characters. I loved the hero’s mother and younger brother, and many of the other minor characters were hilarious. Lots of humor and an appealing, intelligent, and mature central couple – all of the best aspects of Heyer to me.Philpott is also my favorite Heyer narrator. He voices all the different characters so well, male and female, and has a wonderful voice to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

The humor, the characters, and the marvelous narration.

Which scene was your favorite?

Either the wonderful scene at the beginning with Desford and his father, or the madcap and touching end to the book.

Any additional comments?

One of the best Heyer audios on Audible.

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By L. Torres on 01-15-16

Not my favorite - worth a listen but not a credit

What does Daniel Philpott bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I know that I enjoyed this story more with the reader then I would have if I had just read it.

Any additional comments?

My favorite Georgette Heyer books have more interaction between the main characters. But Desford spends a lot of time looking for Charity's relatives. There were also a few too many pontificating relatives for me. If you like Heyer books because of the glimpse it gives you into that time, you might enjoy knowing more about a healing town other than Bath. The book was free for me, and well worth a free listen. But I would not have wanted to use a credit for it.

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By Maggie on 05-17-14

Excellent narration

Any additional comments?

This is a good standard Heyer but not in her first division. That's obviously a personal opinion, others might disagree. I actually got more out of this than I ever did reading the book. Daniel Philpott's narration is excellent, both male and female parts and they are totally believable - particularly enjoyed his Steanes, father and son. There must be a temptation to turn them into cartoon characters (I can see Lord Nettlecombe as an aristocratic Albert Steptoe). Philpott resists this and makes them both realistic.

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By JED on 03-27-16

A gentle read

A very gently paced pleasant few hours listening. I do not consider this one of G. Heyers better books, but it is still worth a listen! There are not any of the strong characters, amusing animals or endearing children that usually bring her books to life. This is a amiable look at how the Viscount treads good naturedly through encounters involving "Parents expectations", "unacknowledged jealousy", " a very unhappy runaway", " the runaways self centered relations" and through it all, finding his own fate.

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