I am NOT a romance novel reader, modern or Regency or whatever. I would have passed Georgette Heyer by forever, if not for the enlightenment of the internets, and people whose opinions I have come to value swearing up and down I'd like her books. I'm now a huge fan, and working my way through all of her works. I think I just finished (sort of) my favorite:
The Grand Sophy
I say "sort of" because I listened to this as an abridged Audible download. I normally won't touch abridged, especially from an author I enjoy, but this one was on sale for $4.95 and I was without new dog-walking-listening, and it had rave reviews, though nearly every review bemoaned the abridgement, so I went for it. I finished it this afternoon, and my review echoes the rest - LOVED the story and the characters, fabulous reader, but WHY, oh WHY, is it only available in this chopped-down 4+ hour length?
I do believe this is my favorite of the several Heyer books I've listened to, and now I want to get it in paper format so I can see what they chopped out to make it a well-done but way-too-short four hour production. It's laugh out loud funny in many places, and The Grand Sophy is now my all-time favorite Heyer heroine. So if you still have some summer left and want some smart, funny escapist reading, Grandma Crabby gives this five stars and two thumbs up.