These Old Shades : Alastair Trilogy

  • by Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by Cornelius Garrett
  • Series: Alastair Trilogy
  • 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Society believes the worst of Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon who is clearly proud of his Sobriquet, Satanas. It is he who buys Leon body and soul from a scoundrel in a Paris backstreet.


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The epitome of romance

Set before the French Revolution, an English duke rescues a French "guttersnipe", with murky plans for his(?) future, but the brat turns the duke's plans on him -- Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. This has always been my favorite Georgette Heyer book, and I love them all. "Devil's Cub" is the sequel, set in the next generation.
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- Sharon

great story, stylized narration

The narration for this book and for Devil's Cub, with a different narrator but the same style, is very stylized and "mannered." It does suit the books but it takes a little getting used to. The narration is imitating the speech of a 1700s fop. It's nasal and drawling. I think it lends atmosphere, but even though I really enjoyed the listen, I couldn't listen for hours and hours as I can for more natural narrators.
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- Kelly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-18-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios