In the 12 years I have been an Audible member I have only purchased two or three romance novels. I can't recall what prompted me to use a credit for S..Show More »ILENT IN THE GRAVE, but I am glad I did. The great period detail shows Raybourne did her research. Be sure to listen closely because the author sprinkles quite a few clues throught this clever story. The narration by Ellen Archer is spot on, not sure why some reviewers disliked her.
If you want to listen to a riveting mystery laced with humor, romance and cleverness then SILENT IN THE GRAVE is a great choice.
I downloaded this audiobook last week. The site states the narrator is Ellen Archer, who narrated the first book in the series. However, buyer bewar..Show More »e, the narrator is Jennifer Van Dyke and it is quite a different listening experience. I have called and emailed Audible regarding the erroneous information but have rec'd no reply and I see the site has not yet been corrected. Love the book, dislike the narrator.
This is a satisfying continuation of the relationship between Lady Julia Gray and the enigmatic Nicholas Brisbane. This was first issued with a differ..Show More »ent reader who was not good but has been reissued with Ellen Archer as reader and this is a great improvement. Nice light listening.
I am so thankful that even the novella's in this wonderful series are available on Audible - and narrated by the same talented performer! This novella..Show More » opens up a bit after the events of Silent on the Moor - and covers the missing elements that initially soured my satisfaction with the end of that third book in the series. I am just genuinely thrilled that I didn't have to wait to start listening! The frame of the story serves as a letter to Julia's niece to provide words of wisdom on her upcoming nuptials - this gives some genuine humour to the opening and then fills in the details of Julia's wedding where so much went wrong!
Even for a brief novella, Raybourn manages to include more drama and romance than I expected. It's nice too, to see see the familiar characters return (tying nicely back to the second book as they return to Belmont Abbey), and it just a real joy to listen to this and it serves to nicely set up the fourth volume of the series, too!
I'm glad Lady Julia and Brisbane are back! Their romance is so sweet, Brisbane is a very good detective and the story plot is well thought out. I love..Show More »d this book the hours flew by and I wish it was longer.
I love this series! If you have never read the first book, go read it first. This is book #5, so to truly enjoy it you need to read the others.
..Show More »>Ok for the fans of Lady Julia. I know she can sound whiney and act so so stubbornly, but she does act a little more mature in this one. (I love her whining and stubbornness, she is a great character)
The story is outstanding! I was actually surprised in the end by this one. Some stories are predictable, but this is very good.
This story takes place in London a few months after their arrival back from India and their long honeymoon. It’s fun to listen how Lady Julia settles or unsettles into domestic life. Of course there is a murder or two, Julia gets into trouble and keeps secrets like she always seems to do. Brisbane is his usual heroic, brooding, dashing self. More secrets with a great ending, just a little sad. Loved it!
As set up in the previous novella, the March family - all ten of the grown children - are in attendance to perform the play to celebrate the titular C..Show More »hristmas holiday. But the rehearsal are disrupted by a foundling infant left at the residence and a bout of unfortunate food poisoning. This book picks up some of the loose ends left at the end of Dark Road to Darjeeling, but also resolves some things for Julia as well. The identity of the infant is uncovered and a new direction is laid out for the investigative duo that makes me so sad that there is only one more novella left in the series!!
It's hard to believe that I have reached the end of this series... well, I do harbor some hope that this isn't the ultimate end of the series and that..Show More » Raybourn will one day return to these wonderful characters - after all, the set up is still there for the Rome plot... and the Vespiary hasn't been truly created either... so there are clear foundations laid for new directions!
But, in the meantime, the series seems to conclude on another holiday themed novella. This one covers the late fall (and all the way through Christmas). Brisbane's nefarious sire sets this plot into motion. And while it is not entirely unpredictable, it is a fun and fast-paced listen that I quite enjoyed. I've got to get started listening to something else, now, and I am just sad to say good bye to these characters - I have really enjoyed listening to all of the novellas and novels... and I definitely want to check out Raybourn's other novels, as well as more books performed by this talented narrator!