Narrator Nicholas Boulton narrates a delightful romp through romance tropes and genres. Trying to do the right thing, or whatever Valentine Layton, Duke of Malvern, understands that to be, has only landed him in upsetting situations. Boulton perfectly captures Valentine's tendency to become stiff and overly formal when he is distressed. Being stuck with the deeply annoying (but also surprisingly charming) Bonaventure Tarleton grates on Valentine--until it doesn't. On the surface, Bonny seems flighty and flirty, but Boulton gives him unexpected depths of compassion and insight into Valentine and the workings of the world at large. Secondary characters are performed with verve, wholly befitting this charming escapade. A delightful performance will leave listeners alternately cackling with glee and cringing in sympathy. K.M.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2022
CD ISBN 978-1-7136-3811-7 $22.99 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-7136-3812-4 $14.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-7136-3813-1 $42.99
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