Venetia by Georgette Heyer

Title: Venetia
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
Audiobook, 4:49:05
ISBN 10:1843793792 ; -13:978-1843793793
  • Summary:
  • In all her twenty-five years, lovely Venetia Lanyon has never been further than Harrogate. Then she meets her neighbour, Lord Damerel, and before she knows better, she is egging on a libertine whose way of life has scandalized the county for years.

I have been asked many times in the last few years if I have ever read anything by Georgette Heyer.  The answer to that question was no.  Georgette Heyer has come recommended highly by several different people.  My awesome mom bought me the audio book, Venetia.  I don't listen to audio books very much but I think I will in the future. I don't get to read as much as I'd like to because life and laundry get in the way. So, I would put on the CD whenever I was folding laundry or busy cleaning and listen to Venetia. I found myself wanting to clean more just so I could listen.  
Venetia is read by Richard Armitage. If you're not familiar with him, Richard Armitage has starred in North and South, BBC Robin Hood,  and Spooks. He did and excellent job reading this book.  He gave each character a distinct voice. He made listening to Venetia very pleasurable. 
I loved this story. As I mentioned before this is my first experience with Georgette Heyer.  I will tell you right now, it won't be my last. Veneita is funny, romantic, mysterious and very entertaining. I found myself captivated by it. The main character Venetia has been kept in the quiet country her whole life. She has some unwanted suitors who plague her life. She goes from one day to the next without much excitement until she meets Lord Dameral. He turns her world upside down.  Lord Dameral is a rake. He's also very charming, witty, and extremely handsome.  Georgette Heyer definitely knows how to write a man to make all  the ladies swoon. This story captivated me from beginning to end. I was sad when the book ended because I wanted more.  I would definitely recommend this book to you. If you like regency romance I would put this book on your TBR list.

Check out this site to learn more about Geogette Heyer
Her books are still sold everywhere. My CD came from amazon but I've also seen her books in Books-A-Million. 

*picture taken from Amazon, Summary from Good Reads


  1. I have also been meaning to read Gerogette Heyer, as I have heard good things, and her books sound like my kind of read. I'm glad to hear that the narrator for this one is good -- for me, that is of paramount importance in an audiobook -- I simply won't listen if I don't like the narrator, no matter how good the story.

    Enjoy your New Year!

  2. I am so glad you have discovered Georgette Heyer and enjoyed your first experience of her novels! Venetia is next in my list of Heyer's to read. I am fairly new to her too, having only read three of her books but I'm holding a 2011 Georgette Heyer challenge on my blog to encourage people to read more of her. It would be wonderful to have you participate if you're interested :)

  3. Thanks for the great review. I will certainly want to check this one out! I used to listen on audio all the time but since I've retired I no longer have the long commutes. I hope this one is out in Kindle format.

    I am new to Book Blogs and my blog is only about 3 months old. Hope you will check it out.


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