An Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourn | Audiobook Review

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An Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourn | Audiobook ReviewAn Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourn
Also by this author: Silent In The Grave, Silent In The Sanctuary, Silent on the Moor, Dark Road to Darjeeling, City of Jasmine, Night of a Thousand Stars, A Curious Beginning, A Perilous Undertaking, A Treacherous Curse, A Spear of Summer Grass, A Dangerous Collaboration, A Murderous Relation
Series: Veronica Speedwell #6
Also in this series: A Curious Beginning, A Perilous Undertaking, A Treacherous Curse, A Murderous Relation
Narrator: Angele Masters
Published by Penguin on March 2, 2021
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Historical, Women Sleuths, Romance, Victorian
Pages: 352
Format: eARC, Audiobook
Source: Publisher, Library
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ISBN: 9780593197271
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five-stars

A princess is missing and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.
January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club--an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women--Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings. With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela's chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves--and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears.
Having noted Veronica's resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England. Veronica reluctantly agrees to the scheme. She and Stoker must work together to keep the treaty intact while navigating unwelcome advances, assassination attempts, and Veronica's own family--the royalty who has never claimed her.

Why Did I Listen To An Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourn?

Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell series is special. An Unexpected Peril is the sixth book in the series, so of course I knew I was going to read it. I have also listened to four out of the five previous books in the series. It was a no brainer that I would also listen to this book once it came up in my Libby holds queue. I love that Raybourn keeps on delivering with this story about the intrepid Veronica Speedwell and the different adventures she thrusts herself headlong into.

What’s The Story Here?

An Unexpected Peril follows Ms. Speedwell as she travels to Germany with Stoker to investigate mysterious circumstances that surround the death of mountain climber Alice Baker-Green. You see, it is assumed that Alice’s death is a tragic accident. However that’s not the case as Veronica has discovered. She lets Princess Gisela know this, as Gisela is sponsoring a memorial exhibit for Baker-Green. But then, Gisela disappears. With potential war on the horizon and Veronica looking like Gisela, she is asked to pose as Gisela to prevent war. So, Veronica does so while also trying to get to the bottom of what happened to Alice. 

What Did I Think Of An Unexpected Peril?

An Unexpected Peril is my favorite of the Veronica Speedwell series so far. I love how bold Veronica is. Even at the end when she’s in danger, she’s still brave. Also, again, I love the chemistry and the relati0nship between her and Stoker. There’s a part in the book that is literally heart eyes emoji for me — where you can see just how invested Stoker is and how much he cares. Oh and then there’s the mystery. This is one where I was really engaged – especially as we get the different reveals. Plus, the fact that Baker-Green was a suffragist was awesome too. Really, this book has so much going for it – so of course it is my favorite of the series.

How’s The Narration?

This is my fifth review of an audiobook from the Veronica Speedwell series and really what can I add that is new? Angele Masters continues to kill it with her narration. I think that if you are to experience the Veronica Speedwell books you simply must try the audiobooks. They’ll get you through chores, feeding a baby, long drives, all kinds of tedious things. You will feel absolutely transported if you listen to these books. I promise.

five-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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