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Christmas Eve, 1814. Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at the Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Parkis selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted.

Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide gathering dies in a tragic accident whose circumstances Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane's fellow snowbound guests. With clues scattered amid cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?

©2014 Stephanie Barron (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Jane Austen and the 12 days of Christmas

I have read numerous Jane Austen genre books and although some have come close to her style, none have been this accurate. Stephanie Barron has done a fantastic and admirable job with this Jane Austen Mystery Series in both historic authenticity and integrity to the original Jane Austen herself. This is an entertaining book that is reminiscent of the novels of the main character with a grand mystery to solve for further enjoyment..

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Another wonderful read in a favorite series

I love Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen mysteries and this one, I think, will be my favorite. I enjoyed the holiday setting and the depiction of her closest family. The narrator was perfect, she did a lovely job.

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Another excellent Jane Austen mystery!

Would you consider the audio edition of Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily. I love to read but don't always have the time. That is why I love my Audible books!

What other book might you compare Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas to and why?

I am a Jane Austen fan and a Stephanie Barron fan. I have all but two of Stephanie's Jane Austen mysteries in print form so my comparison would be to those other stories.

Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I have. Kate Reading can bring a story and the characters to life like no one else!

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

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Slow start

Introduced too many characters in the early chapters of the book which were slow. Took me quite a while to figure out who they all were

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Stultifying; Jane would not be pleased

What disappointed you about Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas?

How can an author make murder so tedious, so boring?

What do you think your next listen will be?

A murder mystery from a reliable author, or, perhaps, one of Austen's classic tales, just to get back in touch with the real Jane!

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was fine, though a bit flat- which was probably due to the material.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The idea behind it is wonderful. And, it was lovely to meet Miss Austen's mother Mrs. Austen should have her own series.

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Very disappointed

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