Veronica Speedwell Mysteries
Books in series2
Abridged/Unabridged
(4.4 based on 4525 ratings)
  • 1
    A Curious Beginning | Deanna Raybourn

    A Curious Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

    For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

    I won't address the plot here - others have done so. I do want to address the criticism that the heroine is unlikable. I can understand that her brusq..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2016 by L. Williams (Philadelphia, PA USA)
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    A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn

    A Perilous Undertaking

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (992)
    Story
    (995)

    Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task - saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman's noose in a week's time if Veronica cannot find the real killer. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems.

    What sex? No where is anyone actually having sex.

    Ms. Masters is pretty much spot on. She enunciates, pronounces words properly and has the perfect cadence to tell this type of story. I could tell the..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2017 by sonia (Alexandria ,Virginia, United States)