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Devil-May-Care Audiobook

Devil-May-Care

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Publisher's Summary

Ellie is young, rich, engaged, and in love. In the carefree days before marriage and new responsibility, she decides to house-sit at Aunt Kate's palatial estate in Burton, Virginia. With its nearly invisible housekeepers and plethora of pets, Ellie feels right at home. But when she opens an antique book about the town's aristocracy, she finds disturbing secrets that extend to her own family.

Suddenly, Ellie's interest in the past is attracting a slew of unwelcome guests - some of them living and some perhaps not. Unwittingly, she has aroused a terrible vengeance that is now aimed at her.

©1997 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1997 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"No one is better at juggling torches while dancing on a high wire than Elizabeth Peters." (Chicago Tribune)

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    Book reader Lawrence, MA 01-19-07
    Book reader Lawrence, MA 01-19-07 Member Since 2015

    Learned to love audiobooks when I was commuting two to three hour a day. I still love listening to a good book, even when I prefer a printed version.

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    "One of Elizabeth Peters' best!"

    This is an older work of Elizabeth Peters (she of the Amelia Peabody mysteries) but remains one of her best. It's a well-written romance with overtones of the supernatural and one of the funniest books she's ever written, although that doesn't dilute the spookiness of the scarier scenes. There are characters you'll like and characters you'll cheerfully detest. I heartily recommend this for any circumstances, but especially for long drives when you want to stay awake -- you can't stop listening because you want to know what happens, although other drivers may wonder why you're laughing like a loon when you're alone in your car!

    28 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Sandusky, MI USA 08-03-10
    Karen Sandusky, MI USA 08-03-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Peters at her finest"

    Funny and entertaining with a touch of supernatural. Reminds me more of the books she writes in her Barbara Michaels personna.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    L. Williams Philadelphia, PA USA 07-11-10
    L. Williams Philadelphia, PA USA 07-11-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Out of date"

    When I first read this book some 20 years ago, I remember it being a delight. It has not aged well, however. This time around, it seemed hopelessly dated, particularly with regard to all the allusions to then in-vogue "women's lib." When it finally wraps up and the mystery is solved, I found it hard to believe the motives of the villain/s.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Glenda 07-18-17
    Glenda 07-18-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Never thought I'd be disappointed in Liz Peters!!!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Peters usually does a better job balancing different ideologies but not in this book. If you believe that all political conservatives are arrogant jerks you'll like this book. If you believe that all Christian people are pompous know-it-all's, you'll love this book. If you believe that the occult is a noble spiritual option, pull up a chair.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I enjoy mysteries and this book barely qualifies, I will be more careful in choosing my next book.


    What does Grace Conlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Grace Conlin is talented and and does a good job with the different character voices.


    What character would you cut from Devil-May-Care?

    The Librarian character was only there to make fun of a so-called Christians.


    Any additional comments?

    There was no mystery. It was obvious from almost the beginning who-done-it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynnee 08-31-16
    Lynnee 08-31-16 Member Since 2012
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    "struggled to finish"

    not as interesting as usual stories. kept losing my place. narration was Ok. too many characters to keep track of.

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    Novel Reader Jackson, MS 10-15-14
    Novel Reader Jackson, MS 10-15-14 Member Since 2010

    Mystery and Fantasy Lover

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    "A Good Story to Pass the Time"
    Where does Devil-May-Care rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story is somewhat predictable but it is still a good listen. The reader doesn't use much voice distinction so at times it causes confusion about the speaker. It is supposed to be more thrilling than I have felt listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The premise is good if predictable. The characters are well developed.


    What about Grace Conlin’s performance did you like?

    She pronounces words well and reads a sentence with proper emphasis. There is no question about what the author wrote.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would not make it into a film.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Amarillo, TX, United States 07-28-08
    Sue Amarillo, TX, United States 07-28-08
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    "Disappointing"

    It started out good...but seemed to just lose steam...I lost the story line (because I fell asleep). It was boring.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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