(sorry, puddles on the floor don't have fingers to type, hang on)
Venetia was recommended to me as a great Georgette Heyer read. Then I noticed this little audiobook in the catalogue read by Richard Armitage. Even though this was an abridgement I couldn't pass it up. Richard Freakin' Armitage.
It was a really good abridgement because there didn't seem to be any missing chunks of plot. Armitage has a great voice, expecially in his "Damerel/Rake" voice, mrrgrrrrmmm.... His ladies' voices weren't too bad, either, although sometimes they may have been unintentionally funny.
Loved the character of Aubrey - just a perfect, self-centered little brother.
I did some checking and it doesn't seem like this has been adapted for television/movies. Someone get one that - Heyer is pretty dialogue heavy so easily adapted. Then you can cast Richard Armitage as Damerel for everyone to enjoy.
I have the audiobook of Sylvester as well - also narrated by Armitage. I can hardly wait.
(I am torn over Armitage's casting in The Hobbit - he's in The Hobbit (yay!) but he's playing a dwarf (so covered in SFX make-up/hair) but it's Thorin (yay!).)