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Uneasy Lies the Crown: A Lady Emily Mystery

Lady Emily, Book 13
Narrated by: Bianca Amato
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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In Uneasy Lies the Crown, the thrilling new mystery in Tasha Alexander's best-selling series, Lady Emily and her husband Colin must stop a serial killer whose sights may be set on the new king, Edward VII.

On her deathbed, Queen Victoria asks to speak privately with trusted agent of the Crown, Colin Hargreaves, and slips him a letter with one last command: Une sanz pluis. Sapere aude. “One and no more. Dare to know.”  

The year is 1901, and the death of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch has sent the entire British Empire into mourning. But for Lady Emily and her dashing husband, Colin, the grieving is cut short as another death takes center stage. A body has been found in the Tower of London, posed to look like the murdered medieval king Henry VI. When a second dead man turns up in London's exclusive Berkeley Square, his mutilated remains staged to evoke the violent demise of Edward II, it becomes evident that the mastermind behind the crimes plans to strike again.

The race to find the killer takes Emily deep into the capital’s underbelly, teeming with secret gangs, street children, and sleazy brothels - but the clues aren’t adding up. Even more puzzling are the anonymous letters Colin has been receiving since Victoria's death, seeming to threaten her successor, Edward VII. With the killer leaving a trail of dead kings in his wake, will Edward be the next victim?

©2018 Tasha Alexander (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Please fix the sound quality!

I have enjoyed Tasha Alexander's series since the beginning, but the sound quality in the narration seems to be getting worse with each book. The volume gets louder, then softer, then louder again, and when I'm listening in my car, it will suddenly blare out of only one speaker. I'm constantly turning the volume up and down. Really distracting in an otherwise excellent series!

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A little slow - audio editing needs work!

Not my favorite of this author's installments - a bit slow throughout. Good narration, however, the audio editing is TERRIBLE! Narrator randomly got much louder and softer throughout the book (not according to scenes/appropriate narration). Also occasional other sounds (like someone in the background making strange noises). Unfortunate for both author and narrator.

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Good book, Awful production

The story was interesting, the narrator can be good. However, the production is terrible. Spliced in phrases are choppy and the volume doesn't match often. So while listening it goes from soft to loud pieces just every where that don't flow. There are even two places where you hear 3 takes of the same phrasing. Also it cut the ending off a couple of times at chapter 17 when listening on alexia, had to go back and ask for chapter 20. Fix the production problems and it will be an enjoyable book. Can't blame the narrator on the problems....

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Another important chapter in this series

I won't giveaway spoilers but if you're a devotee of the Lady Emily series, you won't want to miss this book!

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Better than some said

I read some reviews before starting this book. At lot of them complained about the other story mixed in. I loved it, and was thrilled to learn about Collins ancestors! I can only hope another book is not far behind!

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Great story, fabulous narration, poor editing

I love Tasha Alexander's books and Bianca Amato is an exceptional talent. Too bad it's marred by poor editing, with extraneous sounds breaking through the audio and uneven volume.