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A Crimson Warning

Narrated by: Bianca Amato
Series: Lady Emily, Book 6
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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Best-selling author Tasha Alexander crafts compelling works that are equally celebrated for their intricate plotting and historical authenticity. A Crimson Warning features beloved character Lady Emily Hargreaves, who can usually be found waltzing or reading from the Aeneid when not fighting for women’s suffrage. Lady Emily’s enjoyment of the season, however, comes to an abrupt end when the red paint being splashed on doorsteps heralds ill - even deadly - tidings.

©2011 Tasha Alexander (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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The perfect historical mystery

- Excellent narrator
- Well developed characters
- Great depiction of the period
- Captivating story

This is number 6 in the Lady Emily series and, unfortunately, the only one currently available from audible. More Tasha Alexander please!!!

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Historical mystery series

I've read all the other books in this series and was glad to finally see this one and the next one on Audible. The main characters are intelligent and the mysteries are well thought out. The heroine works smartly within the restrictions of the society of her times.

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  • connie
  • Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 11-04-11

insipid cliche cocktail

After a month-long diet of Ian Rankin novels and world war histories, I tried this to clear my reading palate, but found this listen only dull and derivative rather than the light humorous distraction I sought. It's a weak mixture of Amelia Peabody and Lady Julia Grey, with an attempted dash of Phyrne Fisher, but it didn't hang together for me. The heroine taught herself Latin, has a "remarkable" Jeeves-like butler, assists a husband that, in spite of wealth and position, is "invaluable to the Queen" as an agent (we are told this multiple times); all seem to exist in a London that smacks of Regency novel characteristics despite the Victorian setting. The mystery never really takes off, but at least the listen is PG - no actual bodice ripping.

This narrator usually does a better job than in the present novel. She seems to be trying too hard to draw out vowels -- If there is such a thing as "truthiness,' then she's attempting historiness.

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Boring

This narrator is new to the series, she sounds so stuffy and prim also she sounds older than what lady Emily would be it’s sad because I won’t listen to any more of the books with this lady doing the narration.

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  • D.
  • 08-11-16

Great book and history info

Another great book in series. Loved it. Great narrator. The history facts add depth. The explanation at the end was interesting

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Really wanted to like this,but was disappointed

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Unfortunately, the heroine didn't ring true is so many ways. I had read one other Tasha Alexander book and was not impressed, but decided to give this a try. Much as I wanted to like it, I kept being jolted by unbelievable turns. It just doesn't ring at all true for the time period.

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Narrator isn't nearly as good!

I really enjoyed the first three books in the series because I loved the characters. But the narration in this book isn't nearly as good and thus the characters are not nearly as engaging and likable. If this narrator had done the first couple books, I'm not sure would have continued with the series. I am very disappointed to see that this same narrator does the rest of the books in the series.
Otherwise, the story was good. (Although I think I would have loved it with one of the earlier narrators!)

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