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Faro's Daughter

By: Georgette Heyer
Narrated by: Daphne Kouma
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Renowned gamester and the first to admit that he is entirely void of a romantic disposition, Max Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference and unconcern.

But when he meets the woman his young cousin Adrian is bent on marrying - the beautiful Deborah Grantham, mistress of her aunt's gaming house - he finds that none of his experience in risk and gambling has prepared him for such a worthy opponent.

©1941 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable." (Sunday Telegraph)

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Please make available on Audible UK

And all Heyer titles!!!! I'm tired of having to have 2 accounts (UK & USA)

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  • Antony
  • 05-04-22

Classic Georgette Heyer, but …

A good reader can turn a mediocre book into a brilliant one. The reverse is also true. This reader caught the humour of the novel and has a lovely voice but, surely, a producer or editor could have told her that claret is not pronounced claré. There were several similar errors which rather got in the way of the story. One does wonder what the production team actually do, if they let howlers like this go unchecked. I have noticed that a number of older recordings of GH’s romances have been removed from Audible and replaced with new versions. These may have younger “celebrity” readers to attract new listeners, but if the readers don’t understand the meaning of many words, let alone how to pronounce them, it ruins the book. I do wish Audible and/or publishers would reinstate the older recordings by, for example, Phyllida Nash. They are so much better than the new ones. The recent releases of GH’s detective stories - read by the brilliant Matt Addis - are quite the opposite; they are excellent.

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  • Grandma- Gateshead
  • 09-10-21

Excellent vintage Heyer

I saw a review saying this narrator was patronising but I disagree. I thought her story telling excellent. The story is original and although the plot is a trifle transparent it by no means diminishes the enjoyment

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-13-21

one of my favorite georgette heyers

Loved it. Could visualise it as I heard it. Great fun. Narrator engaging; different voices not brilliant but quite adequate.

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  • Mandy
  • 09-04-21

wonderful!

A Heyer version of Pride and Prejudice. It is funny, has a spirited heroine, lots of lovely characters. I would say top drawer Heyer. The narrator understands the book and seems to really enjoy acting it out. It's a historical rom com. Fabulous!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-30-21

Fun story, patronising narration.

Really fun story. One of my favorite Georgette Heyer stories but the narration was quite patronizing.

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  • JED
  • 08-29-21

Excellent narration, much better than prev version

I love this book and was really disappointed in the first audible version I purchased on this site. I kept it, in case it grew on me, but it did not.
I was very pleased to see this was being re-recorded by a different narrator. She does an excellent job.
The abuse the lead characters throw at each other and the feelings each felt were entirely lost in the last version. This narrator, takes her time to emphasise every word and insult, plus expresses emotions and feelings as they go up and down in this extremely entertaining story. Heyer at her best, and the narrator is well up to the job. Enjoy the listen. I did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-28-21

Good narration with a few oddities

I love this Georgette Heyer story and the narrator generally does a good job although I think she could make Deb a bit more fiery in places - also for some reason Lucius Kennett is played as a cockney rather than the Irish captain that he is. This sounds a bit odd as the language is unchanged. All in all really enjoyed it though

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  • Lisa J C
  • 10-14-22

Loved it

I've seen a few reviews about the narrator's pronunciations,and, yes, there are errors, but she reads the story well and with pace, and most of her character voices are spot on. Overall very enjoyable. The story is, of course, the usual masterpiece from Heyer, she just writes so well and even her minor characters are charming. I would advise the narrator not to attempt an Irish accent again, though the other voices were excellent.

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  • Mo Bass
  • 10-09-21

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The Queen of Regency Romance does it again. The narrator does a good job too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-21

Witty

I have always enjoyed Georgette Heyer books and this was no exception. However the narration was at times quite irritating and for me the narrator missed the very clever humour and interchange on numerous occasions. It was as if the listener was not able to appreciate the humour without very exaggerated speech!

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  • Jane
  • 11-08-22

A different sort of story from the usual romance.

This has never been one of my favorite Georgette Heyer stories but Daphne Kouma gives such a spirited reading that she breathed new interest into it for me. Deception and intrigue weave a tangled plot and a series of misunderstandings further complicate things and the heroine’s efforts to sort it all out seem doomed.
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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-22

A great story

Georgette Heyer reminds me of Jane Austen in that the stories they wrote so many years ago are still topical today. Human relationships don’t change that much.
Very capably narrated with good voices.