• Friday's Child

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 23-02-2009
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (23 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

This story of mistaken love is a romantic fiction set in the English Regency period. It centers on Lord Sheringham who has been rejected by the woman he loves but the woman who has secretly loved him since childhood is waiting.
©1999 Georgette Heyer (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 31-07-2018

Fantabulous

I read this as a young girl. BUT.....Eve, did these characters such justice, I loved George, Gil and Ferdi. Georgette H has done it again, and Eve you have joined my stable of "Fabs"

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joanna on 16-06-2017

Funny and cute

Any additional comments?

Only negative was that the voice of the heroine was sometimes a bit gushy and annoying.

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4 out of 5 stars
By jaspersu on 22-06-2011

This is a good one from Heyer

It has everything you expect from Heyer's romances and every possible Regency detail: fashionable talk, talk about fashions, balls, duels, gambling, town houses, country houses, London, Bath and points in between. This one has multiple story arcs and a sub plot to pull you along. I haven't liked ever Heyer I've tried, but I like this one.____

I have learned to check on what other customers say about the narration and the quality of the recording before I buy an Audible book and this one had a couple of scathing reviews right up top. I bought it anyway on the strength of other reviews and I have to side with those who find the narration and recording satisfactory. Eve Matheson differentiates the characters well and gives them voices to match each personality. I didn't notice any issues with the volume.

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25 of 25 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Diane Jemmett on 22-06-2009

I Found it Delightful

I have read and listened to several of Heyer's books, and Friday's Child is one of my favorites. Unlike tales where two people are married and they live happily ever after, the book really develops the characters' personalities, and explores the difficulties of a marriage between two from different social stations. It also is quite humorous, similar to These Old Shades.

I respectfully disagree with the listener who faulted the skill of Eve Matheson's narration. She did an excellent job portraying the sweetness of the heroine, Kitten or Hero, and I enjoyed her melodious voice.

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21 of 22 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on 28-02-2009

One of Heyer's best

This is in my top 10, possibly even my top 5 Heyers. According to Joan Aitken Hodge, Heyer's biographer, it was Heyer's own favorite too. The heroine is fun and feisty but the real humour in the story is the group of young friends, Sherry, Gil, Ferdy and George and their escapades. Joan Aitkin Hodge has a lovely story of a woman writing to Heyer to say that she had been a political prisoner in Romania for 12 years in appalling conditions but had survived by telling and retelling the story of Kitten and Sherry and their friends over and over again to her cell mates. "Truly, your characters managed to awaken smiles, even when hearts were heavy, stomachs empty and the future dark indeed!"

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 08-07-2010

Highly Recomended

Superb book which was read brilliantly by Eve Matheson who captured, for me, the youth and vitality of 'kitten' and she didn't do bad job on all the rest of the characters either!
This has always been a favourite of mine and although, in this day and age, very silly in places, it still remains a firm favourite although now it is an audio favourite. Well done Eve!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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