Wicked Widow (Abridged) Audiobook, by Jayne Ann Krentz Play Audiobook Sample

Wicked Widow (Abridged) Audiobook

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Read By: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Vanza Series Release Date: July 2000 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780553752175

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

4

Longest Chapter Length:

46:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

41:33 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

44:10 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

146

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Publisher Description

Scandal is afoot and seduction is in the air in this, Amanda Quick's sixteenth and most deliciously entertaining novel. Now the mistress of Regency-period romantic suspense brings us a notorious widow and a man of mystery as they flirt with danger, fight temptation, and fall into the snare of desire and intrigue.... Madeline Deveridge is all too aware of the whispers behind her back, the rumors that she dispatched her husband to the next world and concealed her crime. But Madeline has a far more pressing problem than being called the Wicked Widow. She fears that she and her beloved aunt are being haunted! And all the evidence points to one improbable culprit: the ghost of her late husband. Of course it is impossible, but Madeline cannot take chances. So she dares summon the only person with the power to help her uncover the truth--Artemis Hunt. Brilliant, relentless, reclusive, Artemis has made it his business to keep much of his private life hidden. No one knows that he's the owner of the Dream Pavilions, London's favorite pleasure gardens, or that he's a master of an arcane society. Curiosity brings him out on a fog-shrouded night to meet the infamous Wicked Widow, but his amusement quickly flees when he realizes that Madeline has learned enough about his affairs to wreak havoc on his carefully ordered existence. He must secure her guarantee never to divulge his secrets to anyone, even if it means helping her track down a phantom. As soon as the bargain is struck, Artemis and Madeline find their arrangement complicated by a searing desire, and the frightening realization that the ghost poses a very real danger. Now they must plunge into a world of intrigue and ancient mysteries, where a tantalizing passion--and a calculating killer--will not be denied. She's known as the Wicked Widow, for rumors abound that she dispatched her husband to the next world.  But Madeline Deveridge has a more vexing problem than her scandalous reputation.  Her husband's ghost is haunting her! She must exorcise him, and turns to Artemis Hunt for aid.  Owner of the Dream Pavilions, London's favorite pleasure gardens, Artemis is no stranger to the exotic and the mysterious.  So he agrees to join Madeline in her unusual enterprise, never expecting to find himself in the thrall of true passion.  But the ghost is a real menace -- and intent on using Madeline for a deadly purpose. -->

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"pretty good. I like Madeline and her ability to help out Artemis with the case of her murder/dead husband coming back to get her. A pretty fast pace novel that will keep you going as you read. "

— Brianna (4 out of 5 stars)

Wicked Widow Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.3448275862069 out of 53.3448275862069 out of 53.3448275862069 out of 53.3448275862069 out of 53.3448275862069 out of 5 (3.34)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fun read with some interesting twists and turns! "

    — Ruth, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Did find similarities between this and other books in the series, but overall a fun book. "

    — Mina, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I think this in the 3rd book in the Vanza series "

    — Mo, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Erin loaned me this one on a visit with her in Oregon. It was fun! "

    — Tiffany, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Ok this one was kinda corny and what it is with these Vanza men that every one of the male leads has "Jumped the gun" in all the the first sex scenes written in these books. Ok enough ranting. Other than those two things the story was pretty good. "

    — Andrea, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Continuation of the Vanza society stories. Good read. "

    — penelopewanders, 11/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Meskipun ga ada hubungannya dg karakter di seri sebelumnya tapi sama-sama terhubung dg Vanzagaria. Apa itu Vanzagaria? Itu sebuah aliran filosofis, hm, mungkin mirip ideologis gitu. Anyway, saya suka gaya bercerita Amanda Quick yg seru dan lucu serta penuh aksi ini. "

    — Oky, 11/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A good old favorite for me. "

    — Gamatst, 11/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great read from Amanda Quick. Can't add any more glowing reviews. If you come across one of her books, read it! :) "

    — Lisa, 10/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " She made up a place again. "

    — Catrina, 10/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Okay book. About all I can say. "

    — Rhonda, 1/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another quick and easy but ultimately satisfying read from Amanda Quick. "

    — Rea, 12/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " *happy sigh* Virgin widows FTW! Nostalgia, I haz it. "

    — ms, 11/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It's a very silly book, but makes for great brain candy. Especially if you like English historical fiction. "

    — Chalice, 9/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " very interesting love story holds your interest all the way to the end. "

    — Judy, 2/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was just okay for me. There were so many storylines going along that at times I was confused. Along with the storylines, there were a ton of characters that jumped in and out of the story. Overall the story was good and I had a smile on my face when I closed the back cover. "

    — Kristine, 1/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Not very good and the Vanga stuff especially was excruciating. I kept thinking "who cares?" There are a couple of very good scenes and descriptions but overall it was highly disappointing. "

    — Michael, 12/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is probably the third time I have read Wicked widow and it continues to be a 5 star read for me. "

    — LibraryLass, 8/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Yes, the plot is identical to 99% of her other books under the Amanda Quick pseudonym, but the enjoyment comes from the accessories she hangs on the basic plot. This book passed a pleasant afternoon. "

    — Gwen, 8/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was just okay for me. There were so many storylines going along that at times I was confused. Along with the storylines, there were a ton of characters that jumped in and out of the story. Overall the story was good and I had a smile on my face when I closed the back cover. "

    — Kristine, 4/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book was okay not the best by Amanda Quick "

    — Ansu, 12/10/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another quick and easy but ultimately satisfying read from Amanda Quick. "

    — Rea, 12/2/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Ok this one was kinda corny and what it is with these Vanza men that every one of the male leads has "Jumped the gun" in all the the first sex scenes written in these books. Ok enough ranting. Other than those two things the story was pretty good. "

    — Andrea, 11/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An old and very good favorite for me.Most of my "reviews" are just basic personal notes to myself. "

    — Brenda, 10/4/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Erin loaned me this one on a visit with her in Oregon. It was fun! "

    — Tiffany, 7/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " very interesting love story holds your interest all the way to the end. "

    — Judy, 4/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Continuation of the Vanza society stories. Good read. "

    — penelopewanders, 3/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " frist one ive read from amanda....not bad "

    — Nevena, 3/2/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An old and very good favorite for me. Most of my "reviews" are just basic personal notes to myself. "

    — Gamatst, 1/14/2010

About Jayne Ann Krentz

Amanda Quick, the author of numerous historical romances, is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of many New York Times bestsellers. She writes contemporary romantic suspense novels under the Krentz name, as well as futuristic romance novels under the pseudonym Jayne Castle. There are nearly thirty million copies of her books in print.

About Katherine Kellgren

Katherine Kellgren (1969–2018), narrator and actress, appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt, including in the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. In recognition of her mastery of audiobook narration, she received many honors, including the prestigious Audie Awards, with four for best female narrator; the Odyssey Award; Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award; dozens of AudioFile magazine Earphones Awards; an AudioFile Golden Voice Award; Booklist Voice of Choice award; and acclaim from press and listener reviews.