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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. 

April Lady is read by Tanya Reynolds, star of Sex Education.

Nell Cardross and her husband are madly in love....

But they're very bad at showing it. While Nell believes her new husband, the Earl, married her out of convenience, Giles Cardross worries that his young wife is more interested in his money than his heart. 

And Nell's secretive and extravagant spending is becoming a problem.... 

As she attempts to pay off her brother's never-ending gambling debts and prevent the Earl's half-sister from eloping with a potentially ruinous match, will Nell's heart of gold lead her - and her marriage - into trouble? 

©1957 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!" Harriet Evans

"One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's." (Joanne Harris)
 

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I want to love this audiobook… but I don’t

I have many Georgette Heyer books, in abridged and unabridged audio, print, and hardcover. I mostly love her stories and April Lady is no exception. I recommend this book for that reason alone. The audio is very crisp and the cover is gorgeous!
I looked forward to Tanya Reynolds’ narration, because I loved her in Sex Education and other actors (notably Richard Armitage) have really brought Georgette Heyer’s books to life with their portrayal of different characters and the way they draw us into the story. Sadly, this didn’t happen with the latest version of April Lady. Reynolds’ reading was mostly clear, but she doesn’t seem to get the story. Sentences were broken with inappropriate pauses, and character emotion was mis-conveyed (although this got somewhat better).
I wish I had purchased the earlier version.

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  • 03-21-21

Lovely New Narrator

I’ve had the original narration of this book for sometime now and listened to it a number of times but it was never a favourite. However this time with the narration by Tanya Reynolds I enjoyed more than ever before. She brought the whole book alive for me and I discovered bits I don’t recall ever hearing before. It was a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Linton Edwards
  • 02-21-21

entertaining

If you like a romantic, charming story, with believeable characters, this is for you. I really like this particular Georgette Heyer; the couple we are concerned about are already married, and it's an insight into difficult ways things were for both men and women then. A lovely supporting cast too, Felix is great. Reader is a little rapid; but gets the tone of dialogue right.

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  • JED
  • 04-28-21

This is best narration of this book so far

I have a previous version of this audio book but it's hit and miss throughout the story.
As with another listeners review, most of this narration is much better than the previous one and brings out the best in the story

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  • Sue h
  • 04-11-22

Disappointing narration

This is a delightful story which was spoilt by the narration. There was no difference in the depiction of any of the characters. I put more effort into the characters in stories I read to!my granddaughters. Such a shame. I love novels and always picture the characters but this is difficult when they all sound the same.

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  • j_miller
  • 04-17-21

Quite fun but not the best

There were some good parts in this story, it’s well told and had decent characters and funny bits, but the whole plot seemed exceptionally trivial and pointless - the peril seemed so easy to get out of, and the entire plot revolving around how difficult it was to fix - I’m sure this is in part to demonstrate the immaturity of the heroine, but it just seemed a bit much. Reasonably pleasant listen, but I’ve heard much better from the new Penguin releases, and am now waiting for some of the better ones to come out from Penguin.

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  • Lilania Kershaw
  • 07-02-22

New narrator not great

Another brilliant Heyer let down by average narration. Such a shame. The previous version was miles ahead of this one!

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  • Olivia B.
  • 08-07-21

Not as captivating as other Georgette Heyer novels

The storyline of April Lady is fairly dull compared to many other Georgette Heyer novels, and the reader's performance is mediocre. At least the ending is satisfying though.

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