Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Georgette Heyer

Narrated By: Richard Armitage, Mike Shah

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: April 2011

Duration: 4 hours 49 minutes


Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalises and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul-mate, or is she playing with fire?


  • Bharti Dharapuram

    Brilliant narration by Richard Armitage! Gets into the shoes of the character extremely well, and is consistent through the narration. The book itself is very engaging - simple, without too many flourishes or complexity in the plot. A very pleasant listen.

  • Terhi Lehtisalmi

    Richard Armitage gives a stellar performance on narrating this Georgette Heyer's lively, romantic and funny book! If you love a good romance in Jane Austen's style, this is a book for you.

  • marcia lee

    The book was interesting...and easy to download ..the person reading the book was very good...first time that I've heard music being used to mark the beginning of a new chapter..and quite ingenious. ..looking forward to reading and enjoying more of this authors work...recommend it for most anybody