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Publisher's Summary

Fleeing a proposal and in search of a fortune, one headstrong young lady moves to London to play the high-stakes game of love. Catheryn Westering has no intention of marrying her respectable but boring cousin, Edmund Caston, and her aunt and uncle have no intention of giving her access to her newly discovered fortune. Daringly, she rushes to London to appeal to her distant, very attractive kinsman, the Earl of Dambroke, for help.

Before Dambroke knows it, she's become an essential part of his household: an eager participant in the London social whirl; a protege of his mother; a confidante to his spoilt sister and his mischievous younger brother; and a thorn in the masterful Earl's side. But London is a dangerous place, and although Dambroke frequently objects to Catheryn's "interference" in his family and social affairs, is it possible that, beneath his exasperation, much warmer feelings for Catheryn have already ignited?

©1981 Lynne Scott-Drennan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Beautifully performed

What did you love best about The Fugitive Heiress?

The performance

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

As expected but with interesting twists

What about Carmela Corbett’s performance did you like?

She has a lovely voice and is pretty consistent in her performance of each character

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Carmela Corbett does such an excellent job that I'd follow and purchase any audibles performed by her!

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  • Trialia
  • 03-22-22

Cringing within the first few minutes.

If you hire somebody to read an audiobook set in England, you should at least make sure they have some idea of how to pronounce English proper nouns!

I would have left this at a single-star review, solely for the performance, if it were up to me, but overall is required, so I gave that 3, to be charitable to the author. I cannot, however, tell you whether the story itself is any good: I couldn't get far enough to find out, because the narrator was making me wish I could throw my phone at the wall within the first 3 minutes.

Here's a tip: the first syllable of Berkshire should rhyme with "dark". Not "irk".

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  • Heather
  • 02-20-22

Disappointing

This book is a far cry from Georgette Heyerdahl. It is poorly constructed and the delivery is stilted and monosyllabic. A disappointing experience

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  • Sawo
  • 01-03-22

Enjoyable Heyer rip-off

The first few chapters felt a bit like deja-vu: it felt like I waslistening to a Georgette Heyer title with echoes of the Grand Sophy. Nevertheless, it is an enjoyable listen with some great characters. Narration was fine. It’s also clean with just a couple of kisses.

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  • Mo Bass
  • 08-14-21

Traditional Regency

The narrator's constant and irritating mispronounciation spoilt this book for me. The story is reminiscent of Georgette Heyer but without the wit and humour.

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  • MRS M CHISHOLM
  • 07-31-22

Good story with a few unusual twists

Good story with a predictable ending but has a few twists along the way, very much in the line of Georgette Beyer and no unnecessary sex scenes, will listen to more of this author

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-25-22

A nice read

A light story, but a good listen. Could have been longer with a fuller plot

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  • S. Edwards
  • 06-03-22

Okay

I don't know if it was the narrator (sorry narrator) or the story that didn't work for me. Perhaps it was both. I enjoyed it but it felt a bit silly. Would like to hear a different one with a different narrator to see.

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  • Dyson Fan
  • 05-23-22

Gave up

I tried really hard with this book but eventually couldn't bear it any longer. Story predictable and boring, narration dreadful. Gave it one star because I couldn't leave none.

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  • mygrandmawasdot
  • 05-05-22

Enjoyable. A little disjointed.

Enjoyable fluffy read. I found Catherine Westering very likable. The fugitive heiress theme is carried throughout, the heroine's decisions getting her into a scrape or two. It wasn't clear to me what was going on with her and the love interest, he was mostly irritated at everything. The couple's happy ending came out of the blue for me.

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  • M A.
  • 04-25-22

Enjoyable tale badly read

The reading was badly phrased and insipid. In fact it was so badly done in the penultimate chapter that it was almost impossible to follow what was happening when there were supposed to be a large number of characters interacting. A little less emphasis on having a posh accent and a little more expression in the reading would have been more effective.

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  • Alvie.Huit
  • 07-05-22

Excellent narration..enjoyable story

Carmela Corbett has the perfect voice for storytelling and does justice to this genre and this well-written novel by Amanda Scott.

There’s an interesting mix of characters and subplots to this story which all develop along nicely. Despite differences in temperament, opinions and approach, it was refreshing to see 2 main characters challenge each other like respectful grown ups.

This is not a hot and steamy romance. There are no passionate kisses, dirty talk or any mention of private parts, so if that’s what you seek, this isn’t for you. For me, it was a nice departure from the usual fleshy romp (which I’m not adverse to!)