Gerald de Havilland steals a painting and gets himself, his daughter, and her friend into more trouble than they bargained for; pretty soon, they're being chased across Europe by an art collector who knows that this painting is much more than it seems. Colin Moody performs this tale for young adults with a mysterious air. He uses careful pacing to build suspense and exaggerated intonations for younger ears. Giving each of his characters unique voices and accents, Moody clearly has fun with this audiobook.
What would you do if your father sent you a key that could unlock the most powerful secret of the ancient world? Would you get involved, at the risk of bringing its terrible magic back to life? In this novel that pits Good, Love, and Nature against Evil, Hate and Artifice, two teenagers, Jake and Helen, meet as contestants at a literary festival in Florence, Italy. When Helen's father, an art dealer, leaves her a mysterious note asking her to recover a key, she and Jake find themselves in this very dilemma. The Secret of the Alchemist weaves magic, literature and the exhilarating power of friendship into a story unlike any other.