A Christmas Message

Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
Series: Christmas Stories, Book 14
Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
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As suspenseful as it is heartwarming, set in Jerusalem, the latest Christmas novel from New York Times best-selling author Anne Perry is the perfect holiday treat.

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. Armed only with the instructions from the message in the envelope, they immediately set out on a journey through the Holy Land while their unknown enemy pursues them all the while.

©2016 Anne Perry (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Religious fantasy, not the usual historical fiction

I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on this. The characters include an angel, a dark angel (Satan?), a boy named Yeshua. Vespasian and Narramore spend most of their time philosophizing inside their heads. I just kept waiting for it to be over and wishing I hadn't wasted the credit.

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Great story to listen to.

This is a short novel which follows two characters from the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries. Engaging and excellent narration.

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Disappointed

This story was just one very long internal monologue that rambled endlessly. The author is known for this in her writing but this was excessive.

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An Interesting Book

Like all of Anne Perry's books, this one was interesting and riveting. The setting was very different - the Middle East. I liked the characters a lot in this new setting.

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Stick to the drawing room

I like a good who-dun-it as much as the next person, but this book is not it. It’s incredibly distracting, because the character responses are not realistic and there are quite a few slow spots.