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The Corinthian

Written by: Georgette Heyer
Narrated by: Remmie Milner
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The only question which hangs over the life of Sir Richard Wyndham, notable whip, dandy and Corinthian, is one of marriage. On the eve of making the most momentous decision of his life, he is on his way home, a little worse for drink, when he chances upon a beautiful young fugitive climbing out of a window by means of knotted sheets - and so finds a perfect opportunity for his own escape.

The Corinthian has eveything that Georgette Heyer's devoted readership came to expect and that made her one of the most popular novelists of her day and still adored by a huge audience.

©1940 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Ruth Logie
  • 07-04-22

Ruined by amateur narration

This is a whimsical story set in the Regency period featuring a large cast of quirky characters ranging from 'haute ton' ladies to lowly Somerset yokels. They all sound like a present-day woman reading a book aloud.

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  • Mo Bass
  • 28-07-21

Classic Heyer

One of Heyer's lighthearted stories spoilt by using a narrator totally unsuited to the style of the story. Unfortunately, the works of the greatest Regency Romance author have not been treated well by the publishers who have appointed narrators not suited to the task in many instances..

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  • Jet
  • 02-04-21

Sad narration

A great book somewhat spoiled by a narrator who mispronounced words and placed emphases wrongly. She did not seem to understand the subtle humour of the book. A great shame.

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  • Emily PP
  • 03-10-21

Terrible narration

Wooden and monotonous narration ruined an old favourite. These new Penguin editions of Heyer are not good.

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  • S W.
  • 16-11-21

A good story strangely read.

This is an awkward reading by someone with a pleasant enough voice but who appears to be reading the book for the first time. This creates a jarring rhythm with unexpected pauses, emphases and cadences in every sentence and odd pronunciations and inflections of many words. An uncomfortable and distracting listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-02-22

Bad narrator

Great Heyer story and characters, but if you haven't read it first then please don't listen to this version. The narrator can't do voices (men sound girly, and everyone sounds the same so you can't tell who's speaking) or accents, but even more annoying is the bizarre choice of word emphasis in most sentences. She stresses words at random with the oddest stops and starts that don't make sense, completely ruining the delivery and butchering the humour. It's like someone reading in a language they don't understand.

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  • F. R. Lloyd-coombes
  • 07-06-21

Big georgette Heyer fan but disappointed

After reading a review that this was one of her funniest novels I was very disappointed. I am not sure if it was the novel lacking in humour or if it was just that the narrator did not suit this novel. Either way the narrator was not the right choice for this book. She was not annoying or irritating, just unfortunately didn’t suit the novel.

I recommend the audible version of the reluctant widow and sprig Muslin. Brilliant captured here on audible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-09-22

Champagne story; porridge delivery

The absence of characterisation by the reader makes it often impossible to know who is speaking until you eventually get to ‘…whispered/interpolated/laughed Sir Richard’. Disappointing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-22

Excellent story, poorly read

Love the book, but the weird pronunciation of “Sir Richard” drove me potty. Speech was frequently emphasised incorrectly too. Pity, as it’s such a fun story.

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  • hannah
  • 07-02-22

Good book badly read

loved the book, a classic Georgetown heyer, amusing, light and fast paced. unfortunately but narrated dreadfully, would avoid this narrator at all costs

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  • Nicole Wolke
  • 07-02-23

Loved it

I don't get why so many people didn't like the narrator , I thought she did a wonderful job. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it's narration.

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  • Georgette Heyer
  • 13-01-23

A mad romp!

A Georgette Heyer story I have read many, many times and would place, without a doubt, amongst her top 10 romances. An absolute joy.

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  • Jane
  • 08-10-22

The course of true love seldom runs smoothly!

A lighthearted but unlikely romance which features some interesting characters. All is well that ends well but deception and happenstances threaten the happiness of the protagonists to the end.
Although Remmie Milner gives a lively enactment of the story, it is sometimes difficult to discern which character is speaking. Additionally, her articulation is often poor and she runs words together which detracts from the manner in which the main characters speak. I was particularly annoyed by the way she ran Sirrichard (Sir Richard ) together with an upward infection. As this occurs very frequently, it was most aggravating. Her regional accent lends itself well to some of the minor characters but took away from more aristocratic speech of some of the central characters.

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  • Avidbookworm
  • 26-12-21

One of my favourites

Classic Heyer, and one of my favourite stories. Narration was good, but not amazing. Words all properly pronounced and some effort with the voices, but occasions when it sounded wooden. Didn’t detract from the story.