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Venetia

Lu par : Richard Armitage
Durée : 4 h et 48 min
Catégories : Anglais - Romance, Historical
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Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul-mate, or is she playing with fire?

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©1972 Georgette Heyer (P)2010 Naxos

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A delight

This is the third book I have listened to from the same author and preformed by Mr. Armitage and it has become one of my favourites. The story was enchanting and with the help of an excellent actor the characters have come to life so naturally. There is but one little problem: the time in between the chapters. It’s a bit abrupt and interrupts the flow of the story telling.

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  • 🌸DARA
  • 31/03/2013

Another great Georgette Heyer book

What did you love best about Venetia?

I love Georgette Hayer Books. They are so sweet and cute. It is a feel good book. I only wish it was offered in the unabridged form. Of course Richard Armitage does a perfect job with the narration. Each character is unique.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Judith
  • 18/05/2010

Great, but too bad it is abridged

Venetia is one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books. For an abridged edition it is quite well done. The narrator is very good, but what a shame that there wasn't an unabridged version.

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  • Cariola
  • 12/08/2012

Terrific Narration!

What did you love best about Venetia?

Richard Armitage's narration.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I rather took to Damerel, the rake, although I also liked Aubrey. And of course, Venetia is not afraid to speak her mind.

What about Richard Armitage’s performance did you like?

He has a light touch that's perfect for this novel--gets in all the wittiness without overempahsizing it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not expreme--just didn't expect to care for it, and I did.

Any additional comments?

This is the first Georgette Heyer novel that I've either read or listened to, although she has been recommended to me many times. I listened to an audio version, masterfully narrated by Richard Armitage; my only regret is that it was an abridged version. Overall, it was a nice bit of fluff, perfect for listening to while on a long drive. Generally, I don't care much for romances, but this was more like a witty Jane Austen romance instead of either gushy drivel or a bodice-ripper. Venetia is a sheltered young woman, shut away in a country home by her father after her mother's death. She (and everyone else) fears that she will end up a spinster as she has reached the ripe old age of 25 and is still not engaged; she has two suitors, but neither appeals to her independent spirit. But then the handsome local rake, Lord Damerel steps into her life . . .

As I said, there were a lot of elements that reminded me of an Austen novel: Venetia's care for her lame younger brother; the arrival of her elder brother's pregnant wife and her mother, who plan to take over the estate; Venetia's witty exchanges with Damerel and her brother Aubrey; the bumbling suitors. The novel has many twists and turns as well--it's not written according to a formula, as are so many novels of this genre. It's not great literature, but its a good, fun read/listen.

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  • Clare
  • 16/05/2010

Tantalising

One of her best books - and only available as an abridged version! An enjoyable (albeit fast) listen. I enjoyed the accents, they were well done and very consistent.

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  • karen lahey
  • 15/01/2011

venetia

Georgette Heyer is one of my favorite authors but the abridged version of Venetia was very disappointing. I've listened to the unabridged version with Sian Phillips narrating and thought it was much better. Unfortunately that is on tape so please add the unabridged version to Audible.

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  • Katherine H
  • 15/06/2010

Abridged version is unsatisfactory

The ABRIDGED version of Venetia left me feeling cheated and as if I had only been allowed to peep through the keyhole into this unusual and exciting world of the Regency period instead of being able to open the door and walk into the story which I am normally able to in Georgette Heyer's full versions. There is something about Georgette Heyer's Regency romances that makes them special. The depth of knowledge of the settings, the lifestyle makes one feel as one is really there and experiencing the nuance of the period. When this is taken away in the abridged version, it becomes nothing more than a trite and shallow romance. I do not like reading Mills & Boon but this is what these abridged versions become like, so if you like Barbara Cartland this is for you, but if you want something with a bit more meat than I think you may be doomed to disappointment.

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  • Mary A
  • 17/05/2010

please can we have the unabridged

I love Georgette Heyer and this is one of my favorites. But this abridged version has resulted in the loss of the abominable mother-in-law and scenes that make this version un-Heyer. Please can we have unabridged versions of this and all Heyers books. Abridged there is just too much missing and the narration was not my favorite.

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  • snthorne
  • 17/10/2010

Wonderful!

I would listen to Richard Armitage read the dictionary his voice is so wonderful. The fact that I actually forgot it was Richard Armitage reading and was swept away by the wonderful Georgette Heyer story, the characters she created and Mr. Armitage gave life to was an absolute bonus.

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  • Amelia
  • 21/05/2010

Unabridged Please!

This is a great book, but would be so much better if it were unabridged!

The reader is fine, if a little over-emphatic.

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  • Nanette Furman
  • 15/10/2011

disappointment at abridgement

I have seldom been so upset. I foolishly did not notice the "abridged", so my fault. But to so truncate and destroy the plot and characterization of a book that is not so very long to begin with is unconscionable. I am so glad I did not purchase more of her books, if they are all so clipped and tattered as this one. Shame on the publisher. Shame.
The narration however was quite good. As is the book , of course. One of my very favorites. I am hoping to find it read unabridged somewhere.

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  • Hannah Belecki
  • 31/08/2011

Stark gekürzt, aber toll gelesen

Vorne weg: Ich kannte das Buch, bevor ich mir das Hörbuch gekauft habe. Jemandem, der es zum ersten Mal hört, werden die Kürzungen wahrscheinlich nicht auffallen. Allerdings umfassen sie viele der kleinen, lustigen Szenen, die unheimlich viel zur Zeichnung der Charaktere beitragen, aber nicht wirklich die Handlung vorantreiben.

Trotzdem ist die Handlung unterhaltsam und die Heldin liebenswert. Im Vergleich zu den meisten anderen Heyers-Helden ist der Held in diesem Buch ziemlich "dunkel" (er hat nicht nur eine fragwürdige Moral, er ist auch noch pleite), aber er ergänzt die Heldin gut und bietet einen schönen Kontrast zu den eigentlichen "Bösen".

Das Buch wird gelesen von Richard Armitage (Robin Hood, The Hobbit) mit einem deutlichen britischen Akzent, der hervorragend zu diesem Buch passt. Trotz seiner für Hörbücher ungewöhnlich tiefen Stimme wird er jeder Person gerecht, auch den zahlreichen Frauen, und ersetzt viele der fehlenden Charakterzeichnungen (s.o.) mit seiner Darstellung. Er ist ein hervorragender Vorleser, dem man auch über längere Zeit problemlos zuhören kann.

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  • Andra
  • 04/03/2014

Hörvergnügen mit Richard Armitage

Von den drei Georgette Heyer Büchern die Richard Armitage liest, bereitet dieses das größte Vergnügen.

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  • G
  • 03/02/2016

A pleasure to listen to it

On of the best Heyer and definitely enhanced by the perfect reading of Richard Armitage; a pity that it is abridged.

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  • Caitriona, the avid reader
  • 20/03/2015

Venetia

Ein sehr schönes Hörbuch, das mir viel Freude bereitet hat. Klassisch, unterhaltsam und irgendwie charmant. Man fühlt sich regelrecht in der Zeit zurückversetzt, nur schade, dass es gekürzt wurde. Richard Armitage hat eine warme, sehr angenehme Stimme. Ich würde es mir jederzeit wieder kaufen.

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  • Leseratte
  • 16/01/2014

Romatisch!

Für Liebhaber von Georgette Heyer Romanen ein Muß! Romantische Verwicklungen, Enthüllungen und mehrere unterbrochene Heiratsanträge, einfach herrlich. Zudem mit dem Sprecher Richard Armitage ein Hochgenuß! Was für eine Stimme!

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  • D. Springer
  • 29/11/2019

Trotz Kürzung grandios

Wirklich schade dass es so stark gekürzt wurde. Trotz allem ein echter Hörgenuss, exzellent gelesen.

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  • Elke
  • 23/07/2019

Sweet "easy listening" Victorian girly tale

Spirited Venetia's quiet country life with her younger brother is turned upside down by a series of unexpected events - often to her liking. Their human flaws make the characters in this typical Victorian "Unusual girl seeks her place in life" novel all the more loveable, performed to perfection by Richard Armitage. His wonderful deep and nuanced voice make this the perfect rainy Sunday afternoon entertainment and pleasure.

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  • Pam
  • 21/02/2019

Richard Armitage verzaubert einem auf Neue...

Diese Stimme ist so anziehend und macht einem süchtig, das man wirklich das ganze Hörbuch auf einmal hören will. Er hat auch diesmal geschafft. Man taucht in eine andere Welt ein,und vergisst alles um sich herum. Die Stimmer die er für den Lord braucht....verdammt sexy und anziehend, für das,dass der Lord am Anfang kein gutes Bild abgibt. Jeder Charakter ist anderst gesprochen, man weiss sofort: Ach, das ist die und das ist er. Ich bin immer wieder aufs neue überrascht das ein Mann, so perfekt eine weibliche Stimme machen kann, das mans nicht merkt. Auf jedenfalls hörenswert. Auch nach dem 2.Mal hören, bin ich hin und weg. Er ist einer der wenigen, wenn nicht sogar der einizige der mich die Welt vergessen lässt und mich zum lachen bringt(also wenn es witzig wird) Ich kann mich dann nicht kontrollieren bei Ihm.