False Colours

  • by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Phyllida Nash
  • 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace.
Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.


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Wow! A great listen!

Phyllida Nash's excellent performance lets the quirky, likeable characters sparkle in this wonderful, witty comedy.

After a few calm pages that let us find our balance, Kit learns that his mother and brother are teetering on the brink of crisis. After that, it's unexpected turns and convolutions all the way to the end.

The story would be amusing and thoroughly satisfying even if you've never heard of Regency England. But having more background lets you appreciate its breadth and depth of authenticity.

If this were a movie, it would get a whole bundle of Oscar nominations: screenplay, leading and supporting character performances, costumes, setting, cinematography, and direction. It all seems light and effortless, but wow, it's a delightful masterpiece.

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- Gentle Reader Jill "Jill"

Secondary Heyer

I've been reading Georgette Heyer's regencies for years - some of the books many times. "False Colours" has never been one of my favorites.

That said, this is still so much better than most romances. The age-old plot of twins being mistaken for each other is used effectively. There's sparkle and wit in the characters and some question as to how the whole thing will be resolved. Even secondary Heyer makes for a diverting and enjoyable listen!

I think Phyllida Nash is a wonderful narrator for Georgette Heyer.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios