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The Talisman Ring

Written by: Georgette Heyer
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
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A witty and enthralling Regency romance by one of the best-known and most beloved historical novelists.

The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, shares the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice....

Yet again, Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.

©1936 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio
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  • Mrs. B. M. Collins
  • 09-10-22

Rene Artois and Julian Clary

It's a great story - it's Georgette Heyer, of course it's a great story - but the narrator is a bit of a problem. He's very clearly spoken, that's not a problem, but the voices he uses for two of the main characters is unfortunate. Eustacie de Vauban comes over as Rene Artois, and I keep expecting to hear about the 'Fallen Madonna with the Big...', while Sarah Thane absolutely is Julian Clary.

I'm enjoying it, there's no doubt about that, but I keep smiling at the wrong parts!

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  • Joanie
  • 16-09-21

Hilarious!

This is only one of Heyer's masterpieces. Great story and brilliantly narrated. I loved it!

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  • JED
  • 31-08-21

Another good version

One of my favourite Heyer romances. My previous recording was by Phylida Nash and is excellent.
I heard the sample of this one and decided I wanted to hear it read by a man. it does not disappoint. He has a nice deep voice that suits Sir Tristan Shield perfectly. The female voices also pass the test. I must admit that I prefer Phylida Nash voices for the various other characters in the book, but these are perfectly acceptable.
Enjoy a good listen.

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  • JACQUIE
  • 14-01-23

Switch off and relax

Perfect- switch off relax enjoy, safe in the knowledge that all will be well in a story full of witty characters and happy endings. Escapism at its best.

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  • C
  • 09-01-23

Fabulous reading

I really enjoyed this reading. This is my favourite Heyer book and I absolutely love the reading by Phylidda Nash so I had high expectations! I really enjoyed a different reading and heard different aspects of the book. I enjoyed this narrator’s portrayal of Sir Tristram in particular as well as the Bow Street Runners very much indeed. The other one is probably still my favourite, just because the other narrator reads Eustacie so utterly perfectly but if you prefer male narrators this is the one for you. Both are worth buying. :)

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  • tricia hawkes
  • 09-01-23

Great audio recording

The Talisman Ring is one of my favourite Georgette Heyer novels and it is really well read and great fun!

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  • Nicole Wolke
  • 31-12-22

Loved it

A favourite of mine and thankfully a very good narrator (the same as in Frederica).

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  • ElephantsAndAirfix
  • 20-11-22

A brilliant tale and well narrated

This is one of Georgette Heyer’s best romances and very funny. I already knew the story was great but I am nervous of the audible versions as not all the narrators are good. This one however was excellent with a great range of voices. A couple of questionable pronunciations but better than many and not enough to spoil the story.

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  • Ann Britton
  • 31-07-22

2 stars are the lowest allowed!

sadly i bought this title a very s l o o o o w story - too boring to listen until the end

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  • Classic Lady
  • 13-06-22

An amusing adventure

I love Georgette Heyer’s historical romances and this one is no exception. A truly amusing adventure story with marvellous characters.
The narration by Joe Jameson was superb and really brought the story to life. His characterisations were spot on especially his portrayal of Eustacie. A joy to listen to.

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  • Carina Truyts
  • 03-07-22

more action than charm

only listened to this one with half an ear - it's more of a whodunit than your conventional Heyer- so for fans of Venetia, Arabella, Friday's child etc i wouldn't put at the top of the list!