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2.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 52.88 out of 5 2.88 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Terrence Hardiman Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Christmas Novellas Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781482978087
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With Christmas just around the corner, Thomas Pitt’s sister-in-law, Emily Radley, is suddenly called from London to be with her dying aunt. Leaving her husband and two children behind, she makes the long journey to her aunt’s home in Connemara, an all-but-forgotten town on the coast of Western Ireland. Emily soon discovers that a tragic legacy is haunting the once close-knit community. Violent storms ravage the coast and keep alive painful memories of an unsolved murder—and unsettling fears that a culprit may still be among them. Determined to lighten her aunt’s spirits and help the troubled community, Emily sets out to unmask the killer. And when a lone shipwreck survivor washes up on the shore, he brings with him not only the key to solving the terrible crime, but the opportunity for the townspeople to make peace with the past—and with each other. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Perry effortlessly evokes the region’s insularity and isolation while imbuing religious themes into a whodunit without being preachy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This lovely Christmas tale, rich with the textured writing of an expert, has a tangled mystery, a lonely town and the hope of redemption. Layers of hope, grief, regret and horror create an almost paranormal effect in this period piece.

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sesa38 | 2/9/2014

    " I liked the Ireland setting. Well written characters. A little slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Moberg | 2/7/2014

    " Satisfying, atmospheric story with intriguing characters. Much better than the average holiday book, and leaves me wanting to read more books by Anne Perry. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pat Rhoad | 2/4/2014

    " Really stupid "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 1/28/2014

    " This is Perry's 2008 Christmas story, but I enjoyed A Christmas Guest more than this book. This brings into play Emily Radley, sister to Charlotte Pitt (the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series). Emily must travel to Scotland during the last weeks of Christmas to tend to a dying aunt. The aunt, Susannah, needs to know the answer to the 8 year old murder mystery that holds the village in fear. The past needs to be forgotten and the future lived, and the Christmas season provides this period of grace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/27/2014

    " A very engaging story. It isn't really about Christmas - rather, it is a good mystery featuring Charlotte Pitt's sister Emily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/24/2014

    " I thought this book was really well done. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam Howell | 1/20/2014

    " This was an interesting tale - Anne Perry writes in a way that makes you long for the surroundings. The mysteries are not as sophisticated or gruesome as novels set in current times - it reminds me more of the black & white movies I watched when I was little. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 1/19/2014

    " A quick holiday read from one of the author's series that I am only part way through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 1/11/2014

    " One of the most boring books I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Tharp | 1/7/2014

    " Quick easy read. Not very Christmasy, but it was an ok story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/31/2013

    " I love her detective stories set in the Victorian period. This is part of a different series, all with a Christmas theme/title, but involving some of the same characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carrie | 11/25/2013

    " Kind of too silly to be real. Nice descriptions of the Irish countryside and characters, but that's about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 8/17/2013

    " Anne Perry's mysteries are so long that it is amazing that she can write these little Christmas jewels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 6/4/2013

    " I like the way Anne Perry develops characters and the physical scene. The mystery is interesting but not the main reason I read her books. This book is from the viewpoint of Emily Radley, sister of Mrs. Pratt, I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Genevra | 8/10/2012

    " This was a quick and easy read. Enjoyable enough that I will be checking out some more of Anne Perry's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosamond | 4/18/2012

    " Nice read. Although the plot was somewhat interesting, I thought the circumstance of the intertwined relationships was a bit stretched. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debra | 1/18/2012

    " No substance to this book. It was a book club pick and I thought it would be all about Christmas but instead it's about a murder mystery that the main character is trying to solve at Christmas time. I really didn't care for any of the characters or whether or not the mystery was solved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 11/20/2011

    " This Was a bit slow. I would like to visit Ireland someday and see the coast land discribed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 7/9/2011

    " A very light read for the Christmas Season. Not light as in Santa and Elves since it is basically a murder mystery, and really could have taken place anytime of the year. A good short story though if it was shorter which it should have been and does have a moral which saves it... I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/6/2011

    " A quick read for Anne Perry and enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 3/19/2011

    " One of the most boring books I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/12/2011

    " I like all Anne Perry's Christmas novels for evocative, enveloping settings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JackieB | 1/5/2011

    " Not as good as a Christmas journey, but still a good read. I think it relied a bit too much on coincidence to drive the plot on "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/31/2010

    " I always like to read books set at Christmastime during December and found six this year-- all short(100-200 pages) mysteries set in Victorian Britain, by Anne Perry. Fun, easy reads for whiling away the cold hours 'til Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/23/2010

    " Too lazy to write a review. Haven't come across an Anne Perry Christmasy book I haven't yet thoroughly enjoyed. Always helps you introspectively examine your life, it's relationships, your motives and your goodness. I am always a better person for reading these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linny | 11/24/2010

    " Because I'm Irish, the setting was interesting and I typically love Irish books, but this one was a little dry, and really not about Christmas at all. Not a "feel good" holiday story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 3/23/2010

    " Very interesting historical story about an English woman who goes to Ireland to be with a dying aunt and winds up solving a murder mystery. I liked the interaction of the characters learning about a small Irish town's attitudes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carrie | 1/6/2010

    " Kind of too silly to be real. Nice descriptions of the Irish countryside and characters, but that's about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/29/2009

    " A very engaging story. It isn't really about Christmas - rather, it is a good mystery featuring Charlotte Pitt's sister Emily. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 tammi | 12/28/2009

    " Enjoyed the setting descriptions but the pacing was very off with a rushed ending. Not really a mystery and not a CHristmas Story either. A VERY quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/8/2009

    " I thought this book was really well done. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sesa38 | 11/23/2009

    " I liked the Ireland setting. Well written characters. A little slow. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of holiday novels, two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, and a series set during World War I. She has also written several stand-alone novels and novellas, and her books have been finalists for the Agatha, Edgar, and Macavity awards. Born in London, she now lives in the Scottish highlands.

About the Narrator

Terrence Hardiman has worked extensively in theater. He began at the Old Vic, went on to repertory at Bristol, and then spent five years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He played the title role in BBC TV’s The Demon Headmaster, while his other television appearances include major parts in Secret Army, Miss Marple, Hannay, and Inspector Morse. Among his film credits are Mask of Murder, Loophole, and Gandhi.