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Carrie Gwaltney
AudioGals, January 2015

The Gals Best 2014 Romance Listens

I could list a dozen books by Heyer as a “Best of the Year,” every year. Georgette Heyer on audio, especially with the original narrators, are fantastic. Phyllida Nash is excellent and delivers the story with impeccable style. Venetia has a different kind of heroine than most Regency romances and Lord Damerel is the perfect foil for her determined plans. © 2015 AudioGals

Miriam B. Kahn
AudioFile, December 2014

Phyllida Nash is in rare form as she performs Heyer’s quintessential Regency romance. In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, in Yorkshire, wellbred Venetia, age 25, encounters her rakish neighbor, Lord Damerel, while riding one day. Despite his libertine reputation, Venetia falls into a fast friendship with him. Their dialogue is full of witty repartee, wonderful classical and Shakespearean references that slide off Nash’s agile tongue without hesitation. Nash is perfectly in sync with the passions of the Regency period as cultured words are “ejaculated” (Heyer’s favorite verb) from each character’s lips. Chaste by today’s standards, this romance, with its surprise ending, dramatizes Venetia’s desire to live just outside the norm. © 2014 AudioFile

Carrie Gwaltney
AudioGals, September 2014

This wonderful story, including all the rich dialogue and beautiful prose, is made all the better by the narrative skills of Phyllida Nash. Every character sounds convincing and individual. Her tone and inflections perfectly fit the mood of the book.

Highly recommended. © 2014 AudioGals Read complete review

Carol Sissons
Romantic Historical Reviews, July 2014

Venetia is, without question, my favourite of all Georgette Heyer’s Regency Romances…

This new audio version of Venetia is also a complete delight. Phyllida Nash…has a deep, mellifluous speaking voice which allows her to voice the male roles comfortably, and her narrative is well paced and beautifully nuanced. Ms Nash has a deft touch with the humour in the story…All the characters are well differentiated by use of a variety of tone and accent so that there is never any confusion as to who is speaking. The two principals are just as expertly portrayed…well characterised and sounding exactly as he should—authoritative, knowledgeable and rather sexy.

…this is an audio experience that’s sure to enchant. © 2014 Romantic Historical Reviews Read complete review

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