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  • The Miser of Mayfair

  • The House for a Season, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Summary

The first book in M.C. Beaton's charming A House for the Season series.

Is Number 67 Clarges Steet the unluckiest house in Mayfair?

Every Season the beaux mondes of the Regency would hire a house in the heart of London's fashionable West End at a disproportionately high rent for often inferior accommodation and yet No.67 Clarges Street, a town house complete with staff, remains vacant from year to year. Could it be that it is associated with ill luck and even death? Something must be done so that the servants of the house don't lose their livelihood...

Salvation seems to come in the form of Roderick Sinclair who confirms he wishes to rent the house for the current Season. The staff are overjoyed - until they find that Mr Sinclair is a terrible miser who is planning no parties. Furthermore, his ward, Fiona, though a dazzling Highland beauty, does not seem to possess one bright idea in her head. But it is Rainbird, No.67's clever and elegant butler, who sees through her facade and resolves to help his mysterious mistress in whatever way he can.... 

©2013 M.C. Beaton (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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Great fun

What made the experience of listening to The Miser of Mayfair the most enjoyable?

The story is fast paced and the narrator is very entertaining. All the accents are great.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Miser of Mayfair?

Fiona's first gambling experience.

What about Penelope Rawlins’s performance did you like?

Her accents are all great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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The narration, alas.

The narration makes this very hard to listen to. There were lots of characters and she tries hard to differentiate between them but some of the voices she chose were excruciating. A tip: go to your Audible voice settings and make the narration a little bit faster. It improves the experience of listening to this one. just a bit.

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Not as witty as the other Regency series

Not as good asher othe series The Poor Relation or School for manners.
The narrator's characters voices were a bit annoying!