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A Terrible Beauty Audiobook

A Terrible Beauty: A Lady Emily Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

In this gripping new audiobook in the New York Times best-selling series, Lady Emily travels to Greece, where a ghost from her past returns to haunt her amid the ruins.

On a quest to distract her lifelong friend Jeremy from his recent heartbreak, Lady Emily organizes a holiday in Greece. As a lover of all things Greek, she quickly finds herself occupied with tours of ancient ruins; lively debates with Margaret, a devoted Latinist; and slightly more scandalous endeavors with her dashing husband, Colin Hargreaves.

But the pleasantries are brought to an abrupt halt when a man long believed dead greets the party at their island villa. Lord Philip Ashton, Colin's childhood best friend and Emily's first husband, has returned. But can Philip really be who he claims, even if he has the scars and stories to prove it? Where has he been all this time? And will his undying love for Emily drive him to claim what's his?

Intrigue mounts as Philip reveals that he has been plagued for the past few years by an illegal antiques trader who believes he is in possession of a piece of Achilles' helmet, a priceless relic that was stolen from him moments after he unearthed it on an archaeological dig. Emily must employ all of her cunning and expertise to thwart thieves who threaten not only her own safety but that of those precious artifacts she holds so dear. A trail of overheard conversations, murderous assailants, and dead bodies leads her on a chase to uncover more than one buried truth.

©2016 Tasha Alexander (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    barbara United States 10-29-16
    barbara United States 10-29-16 Member Since 2017

    I especially enjoy historical mysteries. I don't like to know how things end before I begin.

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    "Disappointing"

    I have read and enjoyed everything else in this series but this was disappointing. The plot was contrived and unsatisfying

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 01-04-17
    Tom 01-04-17 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up A Terrible Beauty in three words, what would they be?

    Fun engaging mystery.


    What other book might you compare A Terrible Beauty to and why?

    This book follows the style of Tasha's earlier books in a very welcome manner.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bianca Amato?

    Orlagh Cassidy. The performance of Bianca Amato was full of odd gaps and pauses in the wrong location in a sentence or thought. These mistimed gaps caused the meaning to be initially blurred. Very noticeable and increasingly annoying.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, very engaging. Good pace, fun listen. The characters were interesting and well formed. Many openings for future books to continue the Lady E saga.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    PetraFZ 10-16-16
    PetraFZ 10-16-16
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    "A bit over the top"
    Would you try another book from Tasha Alexander and/or Bianca Amato?

    Yes, I would read another book by Tasha Alexander.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tasha Alexander? Why or why not?

    Yes, I liked many of the Lady Emily series, this is not a favorite.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Bianca Amato?

    To be honest, not so much.


    Do you think A Terrible Beauty needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Since it is a series, yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I could not get into the story, it was a bit much for me in its closeness to romance novels.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diana M. Thomas Rockaway, NJ United States 04-13-17
    Diana M. Thomas Rockaway, NJ United States 04-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "boring"

    The book goes on and on about how Emily loves Greece. Can't finish the book.

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    Rachel 10-18-16
    Rachel 10-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"

    The author is back in top form much more enjoyable for the last book Emily was again valiant hero

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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