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  • A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting

  • By: Sophie Irwin
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting

By: Sophie Irwin
Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson
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Summary

Pre-order summer 2022’s biggest historical debut! 

The season is about to begin—and there’s not a minute to lose….

Kitty Talbot needs a fortune.

Or rather, she needs a husband who has a fortune. This is 1818 after all, and only men have the privilege of seeking their own riches.

With just 12 weeks until Kitty and her sisters are made homeless, launching herself into London society is the only avenue open to her. And Kitty must use every ounce of cunning and ingenuity she possesses to climb the ranks.

The only one to see through her plans is the worldly Lord Radcliffe, and he is determined to thwart her at any cost.

Can Kitty secure a fortune and save her sisters from poverty? There is not a day to lose and no one—not even a lord—will stand in her way….

©2022 Irwin Editorial Ltd (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"This book captivated me. What a sassy, witty, delicious tale. Kitty Talbot is a fabulous, fearless heroine." (Sophie Kinsella, The Party Crasher)

"A thoroughly modern heroine with wit, style and energy…a formidable Austentacious talent." (Janice Hallett, The Appeal)

"Plucky, witty and bright, with one dainty slipper poised in the present and another one firmly rooted in the past. Readers of Jane Austen and fans of Bridgeton will swoon." (Nita Prose, author of The Maid)

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Worst narration

I don’t usually comment but the narration for this audiobook was so terrible it ruined the entire story.
Story was ok. Nothing special.

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  • 16-05-22

Boring

Story dragged on and narrator sounded bored. Big disappointment as had a good review in The Times- they need new reviewers.

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Not my usual

Not the type of book I would normally listen to but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator was really good and it had a nice meandering story line. Nice relaxing listen. Highly recommend.

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  • 13-01-23

Lord Radcliffe ..,,, swooooon

The story is a little slow to start but as soon as Radcliffe entered the story the tale came alive. I enjoyed all the dialogue between the lord and ms talbot immensely and Elenor Tomlinsons interpretation had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion.

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Loooooved!!!

Exquisite. In every way. Highly recommend. Especially to those who love a cunning turn of phrase.

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A slightly different twist on an old theme. Likeable characters and fairly true to the period.

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Glorious!

A fantastic and indomitable heroine. Funny and clever. A cracking read. I loved it so much!

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Disappointing read

When you’ve read Georgette Heyer, this just doesn’t cut it. A set of one dimensional characters with a tediously predicable storyline and complete absence of humour. I therefore have no idea why this book has garnered so much attention in the press. The narration is flat which makes a boring story more boring than it was already. I abandoned it after 14 chapters and during a sleepless night as silence was preferable to another minute of this farrago of nonsense. Avoid!!

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Easy listening with enjoyable plot. Wonderful characters, humorous and exaggerated.

The underlying message is however, timeless- acceptance of others for who they are, irrelevant of wealth or status

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A witty and fun Regency drama

A witty and fun Regency period drama following the vivacious Kitty as she determines to find a wealthy husband in order to save her family from ruin. As the eldest, it is down to her to save them from debts left by her father. However, Kitty doesn't have access to the finer society parties due to her birth, so she relies on her wily ambitions to secure an alternative entrance into popular society. Her nemesis Radcliffe stands in the way, but soon finds himself embroiled in a plan to help her access the finer parties. There are plenty of nods to Austen's Pride and Prejudice and all the wit of Bridgerton. The focus remains on Kitty and Radcliffe and gives both their narrative POVs. There is much witty repartee between the pair. A thoroughly fun read. #aladysguidetofortunehunting #ladysguide #Sophieirwin #regencyperiod #drama #romance #theton #fortunehunting #historical #netgalley