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A Christmas Homecoming: A Novel | [Anne Perry]

A Christmas Homecoming: A Novel

Charlotte Pitt’s mother, Caroline, travels with her young husband, Joshua Fielding, and his theatrical troupe to Whitby, where Dracula first touched English soil. Joshua has arranged to produce a stage adaptation of Dracula by the daughter of Whitby millionaire Charles Netheridge, but the amateurish script produces a disastrous first read-through. As tempers flare and wind and snow swirl around Netheridge’s lonely hilltop mansion, a black-cloaked stranger emerges from the storm - an eerily opportune arrival, for this enigmatic figure, one Anton Ballin, turns out to be a theatrical genius.
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Charlotte Pitt’s mother, Caroline, travels with her young husband, Joshua Fielding, and his theatrical troupe to Whitby, where Dracula first touched English soil. Joshua has arranged to produce a stage adaptation of Dracula by the daughter of Whitby millionaire Charles Netheridge, but the amateurish script produces a disastrous first read-through. As tempers flare and wind and snow swirl around Netheridge’s lonely hilltop mansion, a black-cloaked stranger emerges from the storm - an eerily opportune arrival, for this enigmatic figure, one Anton Ballin, turns out to be a theatrical genius. At the same time, a brooding evil makes itself felt. Instead of the theatrical triumph that Netheridge desired for his daughter, there is murder - shocking and terrifying.

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    Linda Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-25-12
    Linda Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a senior citizen who loves a good mystery, but I object to books with profanity and explicit sexual situations.

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    "Another favorite!"

    I very much enjoy Anne Perry's writing. This is no exception. I would compare her writing to Agatha Christie. No undesirable language. Mr. Hardiman's narration is very pleasant. I plan to obtain all of her "Christmas" stories, and I'm also listening to her "Charlotte & Thomas Pitt" collection.

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    Sharon Seattle, WA USA 12-11-12
    Sharon Seattle, WA USA 12-11-12 Member Since 2007
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    Usually am delighted by Anne Perry's books. This one falls flat. The story is contrived, rather dull. Couldn't make it through more than half way in spite of the fine narration. Will certainly listen to more of hers but would skip this one.

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    Margaret Sandpoint, ID, United States 12-26-11
    Margaret Sandpoint, ID, United States 12-26-11
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    "Anne Perry at her best"
    What did you love best about A Christmas Homecoming?

    The development of the peripheral characters, like Alice


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Christmas Homecoming?

    The finding of the body


    Which character – as performed by Terrence Hardiman – was your favorite?

    don't have one


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

    of course, who doesn't


    Any additional comments?

    I very much like Anne Perry's Christmas stories. I trust she will continue to write, them after all she still has Charlotte and Thomas Pitt and Monk, etc.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kaye Napa, California, United States 01-09-13
    Kaye Napa, California, United States 01-09-13 Member Since 2011
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    "An enjoyable little Christmas mystery"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Christmas Homecoming to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the book so no opinion


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had a very interesting ending. While I'm very good at guessing 'who done it' I didn't guess this one until right at the end.


    What does Terrence Hardiman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not moved me no. But there were a couple of surprises.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book and not just at Christmas time as Christmas didn't really enter into very much other than the holiday season.

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    ann orinda, ca, United States 01-07-13
    ann orinda, ca, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not really a Christmas tale"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I bought this because of the title - it is Christmas time and I thought it would be fun to read a story around the holiday. To me, the story was a rather ordinary mystery that only in passing refered to the holiday.

    I was happy when the book ended and I could turn to a more exciting story.


    If you’ve listened to books by Anne Perry before, how does this one compare?

    I have not listened to a Perry book before but have read a couple. This one not nearly up to the standard set by her other books.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Terrence Hardiman?

    If the book was interesting.


    Was A Christmas Homecoming worth the listening time?

    No.


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