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HEYER, G.: Black Moth (The) (Unabridged)



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HEYER, G.: Black Moth (The) (Unabridged)

When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel and not one, but two kidnappings. Written when she was just seventeen, The Black Moth was Heyer’s first novel, but it bears many of the hallmarks of her later romances, being vivid, witty and peppered with historical insight.

Disc 1

  The Black Moth (Unabridged)
1.   The Black Moth 00:03:51
2.   Chapter I: At the Chequers Inn, Fallowfield 00:07:33
3.   Six years drifted slowly by… 00:08:05
4.   Mr. Warburton wheeled and came back to the fireplace… 00:09:21
5.   Mr. Warburton stayed the night at the Chequers… 00:07:06
6.   Chapter II: My Lord at the White Hart 00:07:35
7.   It was not in Jim's nature to inquire… 00:07:44
8.   Jack perceived that it was time he took a hand in the game. 00:07:44
9.   'And now, Mr. Chilter, I have a grudge against you,'… 00:04:26
10.   Chapter III: Introducing The Hon. Richard Carstares 00:08:41
11.   For a long minute there was no word spoken. 00:05:23

Disc 2

  The Black Moth (Unabridged)
1.   'Jack had played Milward before me…' 00:09:26
2.   'Jack bowed to the room and again to Dare.' 00:07:45
3.   Chapter IV: Introducing The Lady Lavinia Carstares 00:08:04
4.   'But, Lavinia, you can control your passions,'… 00:07:12
5.   He let go Richard's arm and flung himself down… 00:08:26
6.   Chapter V: His Grace of Andover 00:06:30
7.   ''Tis only that we are so different,'… 00:07:56
8.   He rose leisurely. 00:04:51
9.   Chapter VI: Bath: 29 Queen Square 00:09:38
10.   Understanding came to his grace… 00:07:49

Disc 3

  The Black Moth (Unabridged)
1.   'Good God, Tracy!' 00:06:26
2.   Chapter VII: Introducing Sundry New Characters 00:08:01
3.   His Grace of Andover saw enough to guess… 00:07:47
4.   He had been one of those who had tried to accost Diana… 00:07:20
5.   In the course of the evening his Grace won… 00:09:03
6.   Chapter VIII: The Biter Bit 00:05:59
7.   Jack drained his tankard… 00:08:39
8.   The man moved a little… 00:07:59
9.   Chapter IX: Lady O'Hara Intervenes 00:08:23
10.   For some time in lock - up Carstares had cudgelled his brain… 00:09:47

Disc 4

  The Black Moth (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter X: Lady O'Hara Retires 00:07:37
2.   Carstares never raised his eyes… 00:09:12
3.   Chapter XI: My Lord Turns Rescuer and Comes Nigh Ending His Life 00:09:17
4.   'Obey,' ordered the Duke. 00:08:53
5.   Chapter XII: My Lord Dictates a Letter and Receives a Visitor 00:07:28
6.   'Dear Miles… True to my promise… I write to you…' 00:07:55
7.   Carstares turned his head quickly. 00:06:40
8.   Chapter XIII: My Lord Makes his Bow 00:05:27
9.   Jack gazed, and gazed again… 00:07:20
10.   She rose to her feet. 00:09:36

Disc 5

  The Black Moth (Unabridged)
1.   He looked towards the house… 00:04:06
2.   Chapter XIV: Mistress Diana is Unmaidenly 00:08:14
3.   'I crave your pardon.' 00:06:09
4.   The slim hand against the tree trunk was clenched… 00:06:58
5.   Chapter XV: O'Hara's Mind is Made Up 00:05:57
6.   For a long while my lord sat silent… 00:09:21
7.   Carstares sat down and started to pull on one boot. 00:08:51
8.   Shortly after, Jim arrived… 00:09:39
9.   Chapter XVI: Mr. Bettison Proposes 00:05:21
10.   For a full minute after the great front door had shut… 00:06:12
11.   Miss Betty smiled reluctantly. 00:08:02

Disc 6

  The Black Moth (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter XVII: Lady O'Hara Wins Her Point 00:05:43
2.   Having satisfied herself… 00:07:11
3.   As soon as they had rounded a corner… 00:06:17
4.   Chapter XVIII: Enter Captain Harold Lovelace 00:09:16
5.   Lady Lavinia went off on her gratified cavalier's arm… 00:09:50
6.   They walked across the grass together… 00:07:06
7.   Chapter XIX: The Reappearance of His Grace of Andover 00:07:11
8.   Richard did not return until it was time to prepare… 00:07:40
9.   In Clarges Street they were joined by Sir John Fortescue… 00:08:31
10.   At that moment two late - comers entered the room… 00:07:21

Disc 7

  The Black Moth (Unabridged)
1.   The heavy curtain swung noiselessly aside. 00:06:25
2.   Chapter XX: His Grace of Andover Takes a Hand In The Game 00:09:02
3.   'It is, my child, unwise to play with fire.' 00:09:48
4.   Chapter XXI: Mrs. Fanshaw Lights a Fire and O'Hara Fans the Flame 00:08:06
5.   Richard rose to his feet and walked away to the window… 00:09:45
6.   Chapter XXII: Developments 00:09:08
7.   His Grace of Andover, meeting his sister… 00:07:43
8.   Lovelace called nearly every day at Wyncham House… 00:05:30
9.   She sprang up, clutching at his arm… 00:06:08
10.   Chapter XXIII: Lady Lavinia Goes to the Play 00:05:59

Disc 8

  The Black Moth (Unabridged)
1.   As the curtain fell… 00:05:14
2.   She felt a mad desire to cling to his hand… 00:09:25
3.   His Grace's expression was quite indescribable 00:06:59
4.   Chapter XXIV: Richard Plays the Man 00:09:44
5.   His Grace of Andover arose betimes… 00:05:54
6.   'Mr. Warburton, sir.' 00:05:26
7.   Chapter XXV: His Grace of Andover Captures the Queen 00:05:08
8.   The hedges retained their greenness… 00:08:28
9.   Never had she seemed more beautiful… 00:05:09
10.   His Grace leaned towards her… 00:07:24
11.   Chapter XXVI: My Lord Rides to Frustrate His Grace 00:08:39

Disc 9

  The Black Moth (Unabridged)
1.   He emerged and tossed a heavy, many - caped coat… 00:09:35
2.   Chapter XXVII: My Lord Enters by the Window 00:09:05
3.   Diana started at the mode of address… 00:09:31
4.   Chapter XXVIII: In which what Threatened to be Tragedy… 00:07:03
5.   O'Hara very gently slipped one arm beneath… 00:08:03
6.   ''Twas for that ye wanted to see me on Friday' 00:07:12
7.   For a moment there was silence in the room. 00:06:15
8.   Chapter XXIX: Lady O'Hara is Triumphant 00:04:48
9.   Molly ran straight into her husband's arms. 00:06:13
10.   Epilogue 00:05:33

Total Playing Time: 11:37:13

Heyer, Georgette

Rhind-Tutt, Julian

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0144

Barcode: 9781843797593

Release Date: 07/2013

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