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A Christmas Revelation

Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)
Regular price: $13.99
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Publisher's Summary

It wouldn’t quite be Christmas without a holiday mystery decorated with all the Victorian trimmings as only New York Times best-selling author Anne Perry can render it. Now the tradition continues as mayhem is once again found under the mistletoe, and intrigue stalks the cobblestone streets and gas-lit parlors of old London Town. 

Formerly a river urchin living on the banks of the Thames, nine-year-old Worm has never experienced a family Christmas. But thanks to a job at Hester Monk’s clinic in Portpool Lane, he’s found a makeshift family in kindly volunteer Mrs. Claudine Burroughs and curmudgeonly old bookkeeper Squeaky Robinson. 

When Worm witnesses the abduction of a beautiful woman by a pair of ruffians just days before Christmas, he frantically turns to Squeaky for help. A one-time brothel owner, Squeaky knows the perils of interfering in nasty business, but he can’t bear to disappoint Worm - or leave the boy to attempt a rescue on his own. What neither of the would-be saviors expects, however, is that the damsel in distress already has her dilemma well in hand … and is taking steps to bring her captors to justice for crimes far worse than kidnapping. But the rogues, as cunning as they are deadly, are not to be underestimated. The aid of cynical old Squeaky and hopeful young Worm just might make the difference between a merry triumph over evil and a terrible yuletide tragedy. 

©2018 Anne Perry (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Jane
  • Covina, CA United States
  • 11-12-18

Wrong description

The description of this book is wrong. It's for A Christmas Return. This story is about Worm's adventures.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Chapter out of order

This is a good story, but it is not the one in the description. Also, the last couple of chapters are out of order. I’m returning this one.

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Anne Perry and Christmas

Anne Perry never disappoints. This was a great book with mystery and the Christmas holiday. The reader will not be disappointed. Roslyn Landor as the narrator was great.

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Chapters are messed up!

good story but the studio book is a wreck. chapter 5 should be chapter 3 and 11 and 12 are switched around. I want a refund! I expect this from free books but not when I pay $15!

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Hated this story.

I'm sorry I purchased this book. I Didn't like it. Would like to return it.

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 12-18-18

FIX THIS DESCRIPTION, ITS FOR THE WRONG BOOK!

This is the delightful tale of a nine year old former river urchin, Worm, who is used to living on the Thames River, but now has the good fortune to work in a clinic for the under privileged and have a makeshift family of sorts. After witnessing a beautiful woman being kidnapped, Worm convinces a friend, Squeaky to help him rescue the woman. Squeaky relies on his street smarts (from his days as a brothel owner) to find out what has become of the woman, and he's determined to protect the young, Worm as he uncovers the dark mystery. This is a wonderful story set in old England. I am SO hoping that Audible gets the description corrected, because it would be a shame for listeners to miss this excellent book!

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Technical problems

As other reviewers have mentioned, there are 2 chapters out of order...chapter 5 should be chapter 3 and chapter 11 should be chapter 12. Re downloading as Support suggested did not work. I am waiting for further investigation, but have not heard anything back. My first audible.com experience, and I am disappointed.

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Buyers Beware

This is the second Audible book I have bought that had serious editorial problems that had the book broken up wrong. The last time I submitted a review on it, I was told that they had fixed it and deleted my review as they did not care for it. Told me that I could download it again and write a new review. Now who wants to listen to the same book twice? This book is horrible as it is broken up more than once.

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The text is all out of order!

The story was great fun, as Anne Perry's Christmas mysteries always are, and the narration was also just fine - but segments of the story are all out of order so it's hard to follow. The big Christmas dinner - clearly the final "happy ending" section of the book, after all the action is over - appears right in the middle of the chase scene, for example. This is the second time I've found this problem in an Audible book recently - don't know what they problem is but they need to fix it! I don't recommend this book until they do.

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Meh

The audio volume was way too low. I could not boost it on my iPad. I listen to audiobooks constantly, and had this problem once before.
I really wanted to like this book, but I Lund I could not care enough for the characters. The story is all over the map. I'm thinking of returning it.