The Black Moth


Read by Sibella Denton

(4.4 stars; 54 reviews)

The year is 1752. Devil, the Duke of Andover, and highwayman Jack, the Earl of Wyncham are at odds over a country squire's beautiful daughter. Cheating at cards, the marital problems of the younger sister of the Duke and the younger brother of the Earl, and debts beyond imagination form the backdrop for this romance, Heyer's first work and the only one in the public domain. (Summary by Sibella Denton) (8 hr 49 min)

Chapters

01 - Prologue 3:05 Read by Sibella Denton
02 - Ch. 1: At the Chequers Inn, Fallowfield, pt. 1 8:33 Read by Sibella Denton
03 - Ch. 1: At the Chequers Inn, Fallowfield, pt. 2 16:22 Read by Sibella Denton
04 - Ch. 2: My Lord at the White Hart, pt. 1 10:01 Read by Sibella Denton
05 - Ch. 2: My Lord at the White Hart, pt. 2 10:58 Read by Sibella Denton
06 - Ch. 3: Introducing the Hon. Richard Carstares, pt. 1 10:47 Read by Sibella Denton
07 - Ch. 3: Introducing the Hon. Richard Carstares, pt. 2 12:12 Read by Sibella Denton
08 - Ch. 4: Introducing the Lady Lavinia Carstares, pt. 1 9:30 Read by Sibella Denton
09 - Ch. 4: Introducing the Lady Lavinia Carstares, pt. 2 10:17 Read by Sibella Denton
10 - Ch. 5: His Grace of Andover, pt. 1 7:54 Read by Sibella Denton
11 - Ch. 5: His Grace of Andover, pt. 2 7:39 Read by Sibella Denton
12 - Ch. 6: Bath: 29 Queen Square, pt. 1 10:15 Read by Sibella Denton
13 - Ch. 6: Bath: 29 Queen Square, pt. 2 7:35 Read by Sibella Denton
14 - Ch. 7: Introducing Sundry New Characters, pt. 1 13:04 Read by Sibella Denton
15 - Ch. 7: Introducing Sundry New Characters, pt. 2 10:46 Read by Sibella Denton
16 - Ch. 8: The Biter Bit, pt. 1 8:33 Read by Sibella Denton
17 - Ch. 8: The Biter Bit, pt. 2 9:24 Read by Sibella Denton
18 - Ch. 9: Lady O'Hara Intervenes, pt. 1 6:57 Read by Sibella Denton
19 - Ch. 9: Lady O'Hara Intervenes, pt. 2 7:06 Read by Sibella Denton
20 - Ch. 10: Lady O'Hara Retires, pt. 1 6:05 Read by Sibella Denton
21 - Ch. 10: Lady O'Hara Retires, pt. 2 6:19 Read by Sibella Denton
22 - Ch. 11: My Lord turns Rescuer and comes nigh ending his Life, pt. 1 7:41 Read by Sibella Denton
23 - Ch. 11: My Lord turns Rescuer and comes nigh ending his Life, pt. 2 6:56 Read by Sibella Denton
24 - Ch. 12: My Lord dictates his Letter and receives a Visitor, pt. 1 8:00 Read by Sibella Denton
25 - Ch. 12: My Lord dictates his Letter and receives a Visitor, pt. 2 9:16 Read by Sibella Denton
26 - Ch. 13: My Lord makes his Bow, pt. 1 9:45 Read by Sibella Denton
27 - Ch. 13: My Lord makes his Bow, pt. 2 10:03 Read by Sibella Denton
28 - Ch. 14: Mistress Diana is Unmaidenly, pt. 1 6:49 Read by Sibella Denton
29 - Ch. 14: Mistress Diana is Unmaidenly, pt. 2 8:04 Read by Sibella Denton
30 - Ch. 15: O'Hara's Mind is made up, pt. 1 13:15 Read by Sibella Denton
31 - Ch. 15: O'Hara's Mind is made up, pt. 2 12:15 Read by Sibella Denton
32 - Ch. 16: Mr. Bettison Proposes, pt. 1 7:43 Read by Sibella Denton
33 - Ch. 16: Mr. Bettison Proposes, pt. 2 7:05 Read by Sibella Denton
34 - Ch. 17: Lady O'Hara wins her Point, pt. 1 7:52 Read by Sibella Denton
35 - Ch. 17: Lady O'Hara wins her Point, pt. 2 7:48 Read by Sibella Denton
36 - Ch. 18: Enter Captain Harold Lovelace, pt. 1 10:01 Read by Sibella Denton
37 - Ch. 18: Enter Captain Harold Lovelace, pt. 2 10:43 Read by Sibella Denton
38 - Ch. 19: The Reappearance of His Grace of Andover, pt. 1 15:00 Read by Sibella Denton
39 - Ch. 19: The Reappearance of His Grace of Andover, pt. 2 12:42 Read by Sibella Denton
40 - Ch. 20: His Grace of Andover takes a Hand in the Game, pt. 1 6:14 Read by Sibella Denton
41 - Ch. 20: His Grace of Andover takes a Hand in the Game, pt. 2 7:34 Read by Sibella Denton
42 - Ch. 21: Mrs. Fanshawe Lights a Fire and O'Hara fans the Flame, pt. 1 7:30 Read by Sibella Denton
43 - Ch. 21: Mrs. Fanshawe Lights a Fire and O'Hara fans the Flame, pt. 2 6:47 Read by Sibella Denton
44 - Ch. 22: Developments, pt. 1 12:40 Read by Sibella Denton
45 - Ch. 22: Developments, pt. 2 8:03 Read by Sibella Denton
46 - Ch. 23: Lady Lavinia goes to the Play, pt. 1 10:56 Read by Sibella Denton
47 - Ch. 23: Lady Lavinia goes to the Play, pt. 2 10:15 Read by Sibella Denton
48 - Ch. 24: Richard Plays the Man, pt. 1 7:20 Read by Sibella Denton
49 - Ch. 24: Richard Plays the Man, pt. 2 8:06 Read by Sibella Denton
50 - Ch. 25: His Grace of Andover Captures the Queen, pt. 1 9:17 Read by Sibella Denton
51 - Ch. 25: His Grace of Andover Captures the Queen, pt. 2 9:31 Read by Sibella Denton
52 - Ch. 26: My Lord Rides to Frustrate His Grace, pt. 1 8:10 Read by Sibella Denton
53 - Ch. 26: My Lord Rides to Frustrate His Grace, pt. 2 6:45 Read by Sibella Denton
54 - Ch. 27: My Lord Enters by the Window, pt. 1 5:31 Read by Sibella Denton
55 - Ch. 27: My Lord Enters by the Window, pt. 2 8:13 Read by Sibella Denton
56 - Ch. 28: In which what Threatened to be Tragedy turns to Comedy, pt. 1 10:48 Read by Sibella Denton
57 - Ch. 28: In which what Threatened to be Tragedy turns to Comedy, pt. 2 9:27 Read by Sibella Denton
58 - Ch. 29: Lady O'Hara Triumphant, pt. 1 4:26 Read by Sibella Denton
59 - Ch. 29: Lady O'Hara Triumphant, pt. 2 4:03 Read by Sibella Denton
60 - Epilogue 3:56 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews

classic Heyer, light and frothy. Would have preferred longer seg


(4 stars)

Highly recommend


(5 stars)

The narrator did an excellent job. I will be looking up additional readings by her. Also, although it took a little bit to get into the book, I enjoyed it so much! Although Georgette Heyer wrote this when she was quite young, and perhaps less developed as an author, it was still so fun and enjoyable. Especially as all the elements came together at the end. I would highly recommend the book and the reader!

Heyer juvenilia


(3 stars)

Georgette Heyer was a teenager when she wrote 'The Black Moth', and it shows, so if you are a fan of the sparklingly witty Regency romances she wrote later in her career you will be disappointed here. However, if you are dedicated to Heyer, you will not be surprised to find that she was a natural story-teller from the start. 'The Black Moth' lacks maturity, but it is not without its pleasures, and Sibella Denton is a very pleasant reader.

An Early Action-Filled Romance


(5 stars)

Excellent reader, a somewhat predictable novel, but fun all the same. There are some attitudes and words that reflect that era that will likely strike modern readers as odd or inappropriate. It was a different time, and important to remember where society was in the past. We have made some real gains. Apologies for typos or weird grammer. I cannot see this box as I type.

not my cup of tea


(2 stars)

The reader was pretty good! The novel itself not so much, and I think not just because Heyer was a teenager at the time she wrote this. However, this was the first thing I listened to from her, so maybe it was a bad idea after all. For those liking Heyer, asolutely recommended.

Entertaining and well-read.


(5 stars)

An entertaining melodrama with depth, meaning and detailed descriptions. There are several likable characters, and an evil but interesting villain. It reminds me of swashbuckling stories written by Baroness Orczy, such as "Beau Brocade" and "The Laughing Cavalier". Thank you to Sibella Denton for her wonderful reading. I listened to it a second time.


(5 stars)

I don’t care how old this writer was when this story was written, it was an entertaining read! Enjoyed it thoroughly. Sibella Denton does a fine job making a story come alive. Thank you LibriVox!


(5 stars)

For some reason I consciously avoided this author as a teenager, being heavily into Jean Plaidy/Victoria Holt. So glad I didn't miss out again 50 years later. Not deep but thoroughly enjoyable.