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Midnight at Marble Arch Audiobook
Midnight at Marble Arch
Written by: 
Anne Perry
Narrated by: 
Davina Porter
Midnight at Marble Arch Audiobook

Midnight at Marble Arch: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Book 28

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Publisher's Summary

In this superbly accomplished new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt adventure, Anne Perry takes us beneath the glittering surface of wealthy Victorian society into a nightmare world of fear and intimidation, where women are too often blamed for the violent attacks against them, and powerful men take what they want, leaving others to pay the price.

The horrifying rape and apparent suicide of Catherine Quixwood, wife of a wealthy merchant banker, falls outside the new jurisdiction of Special Branch head Thomas Pitt, but so pervasively offensive are the rumors about the victim that Pitt quietly takes a hand in the investigation.

Yet even with the help of his ingenious wife, Charlotte, and his former superior, Victor Narraway, Pitt is stumped. Why did high-minded, cultured Catherine choose not to accompany her husband to a grand party on the night of her demise? Why did she dismiss all her servants for the evening and leave the front door unlocked? What had been her relationship with the young man seen frequently by her side at concerts and art exhibits? And what can be done to avenge another terrible crime: the assault on Angeles Castelbranco, beloved teenage daughter of the Portuguese ambassador?

©2013 Anne Perry (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Rachel 08-28-13
    Rachel 08-28-13

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Midnight at Marble Arch to be better than the print version?

    Both the print and audio edition of Midnight at Marble Arch were excellent. The only difference was in hearing the book read gave a better idea of the character's emotions.


    What other book might you compare Midnight at Marble Arch to and why?

    There really isn't another book that I could or would compare it to. The characters and the plot are completely original.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The description of the main characters tailing the suspect.


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

    When two of the main characters were discussing the situation at the heart of the story.


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    Marian 06-27-13
    Marian 06-27-13
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sure I like Anne Perry's books.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Anne Perry again?

    Yes.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Davina Porter?

    Probably.


    Could you see Midnight at Marble Arch being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Would love to see Anne Perry's books made into TV series.


    Any additional comments?

    I find the first victim, the Portuguese diplomat's daughter, an unlikely one. There were 2-3 instances of this victim showing up at society parties where she runs into her tormentor and flips out. Considering people from this social strata attend the same parties, if the victim was raped and traumatized, is it reasonable for her to socialize at all afterwards? Not justifying the crime, but rather how likely is it that a traumatized victim would show up at a party after being attacked. At the least a concerned mother would have sent her back to Portugal or some place to protect her. The context of the first victim seems unreal and detracts from the story,

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    Christy 04-21-13
    Christy 04-21-13 Member Since 2016

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    I almost always enjoy Anne Perry's writing. I must say that Davina Porter's narration detracted for me from the story largely because I could rarely tell who was speaking. I have listened to a number of books narrated by Davina Porter and do not ever recall having this problem.

    I found that I was constantly having to rewind a minute or two and listen again so that I could establish who was speaking. With Michael Page's narration, you always knew Victor Narraway's voice from Pitt's, and Aunt Vespasia's from Charlotte's. Since all four of these people figure prominently in this book, it was imperative to establish different character voices, and I don't think Porter succeeded.

    From the way that the storyline proceeded, I understand that the sort of "cariacature" voice that Page established for Aunt Vespasia would not work when she became a major character (and a romantic interest!), but SOME major differentiation needed to be made.

    This might be a book that you want to read in print.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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