Christmas Stories
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  • 1
    A Christmas Journey | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    It's Christmas and the well-born guests who have gathered at Applecross for a delicious weekend of relaxation are warmed by roaring fires, mistletoe, and gorgeously wrapped gifts. It's scarcely the setting for misfortune, and no one - not even that clever young aristocrat and budding sleuth Vespasia Cumming-Gould - anticipates the tragedy that is to darken this light-hearted holiday house party. But soon one young woman lies dead, a suicide, and Vespasia must uncover the heartbreaking truth behind the tragedy.

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    A Christmas Visitor | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Visitor

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    The joyful tranquility of a snowbound estate in the Lake District of England is overturned in a moment by a shocking murder. Renowned mathematician and inventor Henry Rathbone - long known to listeners of Perry's bestselling Victorian series featuring William Monk - must put his analytical and creative capacities to the test as he assumes the role of an amateur investigator. In this delightful Christmas tale, he rescues the holiday with a grace that would impress William Monk himself.

    Very Enjoyable

    Love the "Christmas" series...the narrator, Terrence Hardiman, is excellent...he describes the scenery, food and elements in such a way you feel lik..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2012 by twist ()
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    A Christmas Visitor | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Visitor

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    It is mid-December and Henry Rathbone travels to the Dreghorn family manor house near Ullswater. But despite the festive season and the beautiful surroundings, this is not a happy occasion; he is going to comfort the family following the death of his friend, the master of the house. It seems that Judah Dreghorn slipped while crossing a stream in the grounds of the estate in the middle of the night, and drowned. And, when Henry arrives, he finds that there is more than a widow's grief to contend with....

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  • 3
    A Christmas Guest | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Guest

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    Cantankerous and vinegar-tongued Grandmama, from Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, is the leading character in this Christmas novel, which unfolds in the chilly, windswept Romney Marshes off the English Channel. Grandmama arrives on a holiday visit to the home of Charlotte's parents, where a fellow guest--an outcast from her own family--is subsequently murdered. Like the heroes before her in Anne Perry's Christmas novels, Grandmama is called upon to play the role of amateur detective.

    Christmas Murder in England

    Another great murder mystery by Anne Perry . . . set in a castle in England at Christmas . . . among family members who really can't stand one another..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 02 2013 by Debbie (Toney, Alabama)
  • 4
    A Christmas Secret | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    Dominic and Clarice Corde, who met and fell in love in Brunswick Gardens, journey to a quaint hamlet to replace the local vicar who is away on holiday. The holiday takes a nasty turn when the vicar is discovered not to be away at all, but brutally murdered and stashed in the cellar. So instead of fulfilling the vicar's duties, the Cordes are charged with solving his murder. All the while, the picturesque village is becoming increasingly and dangerously snowbound, its residents trapped as a killer remains at large.

    She's not as good at shorter stories

    It's not bad, but it pales in comparison to the Victorian mysteries. Probably because she is used to taking her time to develop complex, fascinating ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 30 2008 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
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    A Christmas Beginning | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    Superintendent Runcorn (Anne Perry fans will remember him as William Monk's ex-boss) is feeling rather lonely during his holiday on the remote, snowy island of Anglesey, off the northern coast of Wales. However, he is suddenly called into action when the sister of the local vicar is discovered murdered and draped over a gravestone in her brother's churchyard.

    Christmas Murder Mystery

    The unusual coupling of murder and the Christmas holidays make this listen just delightful. It is a very enjoyable listen.

    Reviewed on May 02 2013 by Debbie (Toney, Alabama)
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    A Christmas Grace | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    Thomas Pitt's sister-in-law, Emily Radley, is suddenly called from London to be with her dying aunt. Leaving her husband and two children behind, she makes the long journey to her aunt's home in Connemara, an all-but-forgotten town on the coast of Western Ireland. Emily soon discovers that a tragic legacy is haunting the once close-knit community. Violent storms ravage the coast and keep alive painful memories of an unsolved murder-and unsettling fears that a culprit may still be among them.

    Not her usual

    I love her detective fiction - but this isn't it. It very soft and warm, which wasn't what I was looking for. Others might enjoy while I stopped par..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2013 by joan (YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States)
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    A Christmas Promise | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Promise

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    It's a freezing winter day in London, 1895, when two young girls have a chance meeting. The pair turn out to have much in common: both are poor, both are parentless. But Minnie Maude, only eight, has even worse problems: the uncle with whom she lived has just been murdered, and if that's not enough, the family's donkey has run away. Her new friend Gracie, all of 13, feels obliged to help her, and so the girls team up to solve the mystery - and find Charlie the donkey.

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    A Christmas Odyssey | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    Henry Rathbone is called by an old friend whose son has gone missing 10 days before the Christmas holiday. Now in his early twenties, Lucien has known trouble for some time and has often fallen victim to the vices of drugs, alcohol and women. His father now fears the worst. Their old friend and reformed brothel-owner, Squeaky Robinson, volunteers to help. Henry agrees and, joined by Crow, a young doctor at the clinic, the pair trawls the pubs, brothels, and opium dens of the West End in search of clues.

    NOT a Christmas Novel - even a little.

    I love Anne Perry. Every year I look forward to reading one or more of her Christmas novels. This book has nothing to do with Christmas, short of co..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 12 2010 by L. Holloway (the Pacific Northwest)
  • 9
    A Christmas Homecoming: A Novel | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Homecoming: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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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.

    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. Hardima..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 25 2012 by GrandmaG (Kinnelon, NJ, United States)
  • 10
    A Christmas Garland | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Garland

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    The year is 1857, soon after the tragic Siege of Cawnpore. In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes, which leads to yet more British deaths. Cries for revenge are overwhelming. Despite no witnesses and no evidence against him, a luckless British medical orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice simply because he was the only soldier unaccounted for when these baffling crimes were committed.

    Disappointing

    Although I'm not a fan of novellas, I look forward to Anne Perry's short Christmas mysteries each year. So I had high expectations for this one. Unf..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 24 2012 by Robin L (Ashburn, VA United States)
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    A Christmas Hope: A Novel | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Hope: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Claudine Burroughs, a volunteer in Hester Monk's clinic for sick and injured prostitutes, no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband and dreads the holidays. Then, at a glittering Yuletide gala, she meets the attractive poet Dai Tregarron, and suddenly her spirits lift. But an hour later, this fascinating man is enmeshed in a nightmare - accused of killing a young streetwalker who had been smuggled into the party.

    Sad but Sweet

    A little dry and slow-moving, but probably a more realistic view of the time period than you usually get with holiday historical fiction.

    Reviewed on December 05 2013 by Bleu (Chicago, IL, United States)
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    A New York Christmas | Anne Perry

    A New York Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Saskia Maarleveld
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    The year is 1904. Twenty-three-year-old Jemima Pitt, the daughter of Thomas Pitt, head of Britain's Special Branch, is crossing the Atlantic. She is traveling with an acquaintance, Delphinia Cardew, who is to marry the aristocratic Brent Albright in a high-society New York wedding - a grand affair that will join together two fabulously wealthy families, titans of the international financial world. But Jemima senses a mysterious shadow darkening the occasion.

    A pretty typical Anne Perry Christmas story

    No, I found the narrator's approach a little too wide-eyed and "gee whiz" for my tastes.

    Reviewed on August 12 2016 by Michel (Downingtown, PA, USA)
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    A Christmas Escape | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Lonely Charles Latterly arrives at his small hotel hoping that the island's blue skies and gentle breezes will brighten his spirits. Unfortunately, there's no holiday cheer to be found among his fellow guests, who include a pompous novelist, a stuffy colonel, a dangerously ill-matched married couple, and an ailing old man. The one charming exception is orphaned teenager Candace Finbar, who takes Charles under her wing and introduces him to the island's beauty.

    A Great Christmas Read

    One of the best in the Christmas series. Full of redemption and hope.

    Reviewed on December 20 2015 by Amazon Customer ()
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    A Christmas Message | Anne Perry

    A Christmas Message

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
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    When Victor Narraway, Thomas Pitt's close friend and former boss, and his new wife, Lady Vespasia, travel to Jerusalem for a Christmas holiday, Vespasia cannot shake the feeling that they are being watched. Then, an old man leaves a mysterious envelope for Narraway - and is murdered soon after. But it is only when the couple is ambushed the following morning that they realize they are in grave danger.

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