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The excesses of the young Marquis of Vidal are even wilder than his father's before him. Not for nothing is the reckless duellist and gamester called "the Devil's Cub". But when he is forced to leave the country, Mary Challoner discovers his fiendish plan to abduct her sister. Any only by daring to impersonate her can Mary save her sibling from certain ruin.
©2003 Georgette Heyer; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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"My favourite historical novelist." (Margaret Drabble)
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By Jay on 02-10-07

quite funny

I enjoyed this book, which is a delightful mix of outright farce and romance novel cliche. It works because Heyer never gets too arch or over-the-top about it, and always plays it straight. My only quibble is with the narration. The reader's own voice is fine, but the vocal characterization he chose for Vidal is distinctly grating - and unfortunately, not in a good way.

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By Janet on 09-09-08

Lovely book but narrator missed the mark

Devil's Cub is one of my favorite Heyer books and I anticipated with pleasure the audio version. However, it felt like the narrator didn't grasp the humor, period or characterizations as he should. Humorous comments were misinterpreted and historical insights and characterizations undermined by his rendering. At one point I wondered if he had read the book before recording -- or perhaps the genre just didn't click for him.

Production values were excellent and the narrator is easy to listen to, but the interpretation left a lot to be desired. You can't miss with Heyer and this is a fun book, but it deserved a better narration.

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By Alison on 11-14-09

Devils Cub

One of the best by Georgette Heyer, and it was read very well without distracting you form the story as I found with These Old Shades. I didn't want this one to end. Please can he read These Old Shades.

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By Mrs. REP on 01-29-07

Just wonderful!

Georgette Heyer's novels are fantastic. Not just historical romances, they are exciting and witty too. I loved listening to this one. More Heyer please!

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By Meaghan on 08-20-16

Voices painful.

I enjoyed the story but not half of the characters voices- straining to understand some of them.

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By Ros H. on 04-17-15

Following on from These Old Shades

Quite a good book, but if you have read These Old Shades, then the story is virtually the same just with The Dukes son as the main character. I think not quite as good as the first book, but still ok.

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