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Death Descends on Saturn Villa Audiobook

Death Descends on Saturn Villa: The Gower Street Detective Series, Book 3

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London, 1883. 125 Gower Street was once a house of justice, truth, and perspicacity. Now madness, murder, and scandal lurk in its empty halls. It is rumored that its owner - Sidney Grice, London's foremost personal detective - has been driven to the brink of despair. But, as with all good stories, we must begin at the beginning.

When Sidney Grice journeys to Yorkshire to solve a mysterious death, March Middleton, his ward, is left to her own devices in a London swarming with danger and vice. Curiosity, as we know, has a dark edge. So when an intriguing letter leads March to the gates of the palatial Saturn Villa and into the nightmarish world of her long-lost uncle, it could be the beginning of an end for all.

©2016 M. R. C. Kasasian (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    John S. Seattle, WA United States 04-07-16
    John S. Seattle, WA United States 04-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Why the narrator switch?"

    Lindy Nettleton was a much better fit to narrate the series, but it seems she's no longer available. Ms. Nichols was pretty good doing the voices of the other characters (especially Uncle Tolly), but I didn't connect with her as March.

    I didn't mind having the middle section given from Grice's point of view at all, except that he's so very obnoxious I wanted March around to counteract that. Molly was a bit over-the-top in being so dense, though it was fun to see Grice having to put up her. As for the plot, I'm not sure I quite got it entirely? The ending was a bit of a shock, but not totally unbelievable.

    Looking forward to the next book, though hoping it's a bit less convoluted.

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    MaryMN 09-26-16
    MaryMN 09-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "So very Disappointing"

    I loved all the previous stories but this one was so frustratingly unreasonable that I couldn't even finish. Repeatedly Miss March puts herself in a vulnerable position with characters that any sane person would find suspect. Not just once but three times while her supposed protector has not once figured out why so as to educate her about how her careless trust is only giving people opportunities to frame her for murder. Repeatedly she tries to help same ruthless people after their attempts a murdering Miss March have failed by touching the weapons and getting the blood of the proposed killers on herself and thus setting up the perfect scenario for her to be convicted of said murders. The third time I just couldn't continue listening to see how it all ends up.

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