A Most Extraordinary Pursuit

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100102057
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780451483805
Narrator/s: Nicola Barber
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Known for her original plots, deft characterization, and lyrical voice, Juliana Gray presents an extraordinary novel of an uncommon pursuit February, 1906. As the personal secretary of the recently departed Duke of Olympia-and a woman of scrupulous character-Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove never expected her duties to involve steaming through the Mediterranean on a private yacht, under the prodigal eye of one Lord Silverton, the most charmingly corrupt bachelor in London. But here they are, improperly bound on a quest to find the duke's enigmatic heir, current whereabouts unknown. An expert on anachronisms, Maximilian Haywood was last seen at an archaeological dig on the island of Crete. And from the moment Truelove and Silverton disembark, they are met with incidents of a suspicious nature: a ransacked flat, a murdered government employee, an assassination attempt. As they travel from port to port on Max's trail, piecing together the strange events of the days before his disappearance, Truelove will discover the folly of her misconceptions-about the whims of the heart, the motives of men, and the nature of time itself From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Juliana Gray
Original Publish Date: Oct 04, 2016

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Author(s): Juliana Gray
Product Number EB00623014
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9780698176485

Professional reviews

"Young Emmeline Truelove, personal secretary to the late Duke of Olympia, has been sent on an adventure in Greece to find his missing heir. Narrator Nicola Barber perfectly captures this opinionated, forward-thinking Englishwoman. Emmeline is accompanied by Lord Silverton, a brazen scoundrel who is also portrayed fittingly by Barber. Barber's voices and accents offer just enough to make the characters believable and distinct. Her smooth, engaged narration leads listeners through this unlikely adventure, which includes Greek mythology, time travel, and ghosts. Listening is a light and fun escape. M.M.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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