The Orchid Affair

The Orchid Affair

[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School and her first assignment is serving as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police. Jaouen and his arch rival, Gaston Delaroche, are investigating a suspected Royalist plot to unseat Bonaparte, and Laura's mission is to report any suspicious findings. Soon, Laura and Jaouen are forced on the run with the children, and with the help of the Pink Carnation they escape to the countryside, traveling as husband and wife. But Delaroche will stop at nothing to take down his nemesis. With his men hot on their trail, can Laura and Jaouen seal the fate of Europe before it's too late?
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Books on Tape, p2011
ISBN: 9780307878229
0307878228
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (15 hr., 39 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Reading, Kate

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Mar 29, 2013

The book was well researched. Willig did a really good job at giving us a sense of time in history. I really enjoyed the details she inserted into the story. I did not realize the Pink Carnation was a series. Without any knowledge of it, the story worked as a standalone. The performance of Kate Reading was skillful. Her male voice did not have the forced low that pops the listener out of the story. Her creations of Laura and Andre were as natural as I can imagine. And her French added a rich layer to the enjoyment of the story. Highly recommended.

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