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When Gervase Frant, Seventh Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming. Only Theo, a cousin even quieter than himself, is there to greet him - and when he meets his stepmother and young half-brother he detects open disappointment that he survived the wars. But the dangers of the Lincolnshire countryside are quite different to those of the battlefield.

Georgette Heyer was the most successful and best-loved novelist of her day and The Quite Gentleman displays all the skills which won the hearts of her large and enduring audience.

©1951 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Alison Davidson
  • 03-05-21

Good but not great

A pleasant Heyer but the detective story element is always, I find, a weakness. This reader is undeniably competent, but some of the audible readers of her novels are so outstanding that he suffers in comparison.

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  • JED
  • 28-04-21

Excellent narration with real feeling behind words

This is a favourite Heyer book of mine. I disliked my previous narration as there was no feelings behind the words in nearly all the key scenes.
However, after almost giving up on this one at chapter 2, ( it sounded very bland like the other one, but was actually just setting the scene). I persevered, and was so glad I did. The narrator does an excellent job and puts feeling into the exchanges between the main characters. By doing this, it becomes the love story it is intended to be .... Rather than a bland reading of words on a page and not putting them into any context. I am so pleased I can listen to this now rather than having to ignore the obvious disinterest of the previous narrator.
I would have given this a 5 for narration but for his inability to correctly pronounce 'swoon' and a couple of other words. Well worth a credit if you love GH books.

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  • Fred
  • 28-04-21

The quiet Gentleman

Well read story with a great plot. The author has mixed romance and detection well together.

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  • Mo Bass
  • 15-04-21

Another brilliant Heyer

Delightful as always and well narrated even though the narrator's regional accent and mispronunciation grated on occasion. Georgette Heyer is still the Queen of Regency.