Miss Penelope's Letters

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5 out of 5 stars
By Khristine on 10-27-15

Excitingly heroic

If you could sum up Miss Penelope's Letters in three words, what would they be?

Adventures, courageous, exciting

What did you like best about this story?

It's beautifully written, you can see the characters and you move along with them.

Have you listened to any of Marcus Hyde’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I love the way he tells the story. He has great passion for story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The sword fight was great I felt like I was there.

Any additional comments?

Love Miss Mae's stories she is such a great writer .

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5 out of 5 stars
By TN Girl on 09-15-15

Enjoy the audio!

Exciting period piece story well written by Miss Mae & delivered well by narrator Marcus Hyde. Enjoy the audio!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Inishowen Cailin on 09-02-15

Short and fun melodrama

Where does Miss Penelope's Letters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Miss Penelope's Letter's is sitting up there with the audio books I have listened to more than once!!

What did you like best about this story?

The high drama and mystery played out well. I enjoy intrigue in stories and Miss Penelope's Letters had it in buckets! The melodrama was accentuated by the tone of voice and expression used by Marcus Hyde. His performance style certainly suited the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

For being a short story it has plenty of great scenes to competing to be my favourite. However, the confrontation between Lord Wellington and Penelope on the moonlit terrace and the subsequent fight between Wellington and Soldier was a suspense filled scene.
I also enjoyed the scenes with Mrs Ashbury as I thought she was quite funny. She added lots of humour to the story.

Any additional comments?

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By trish on 07-26-15

Lovely, endearing book, fun mystery

If you could sum up Miss Penelope's Letters in three words, what would they be?

Such a fun book! This book is about Penelope, a housekeeper who receieves letters, gets involved in a mystery, and is rescued by a mystery man. I loved that the story masterfully combines mystery, romance, and is so visually written that you can see the scary streets.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Miss Penelope was a prominent character, but Miss Mae did suh a great jpb of writing all the characters I enjoyed them all

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to this book in one setting!

Any additional comments?

I received this audio book in exchange for an unbiased review via Audible.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amiesbookreviews on 05-27-15

A short novella that contains a big story

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Author: Miss Mae

Type of Book: Audiobook Unabridged

Narrator: Marcus Hyde

Length: 1 hour, 38 minutes

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Release Date: December 23, 2014

Publisher: Miss Mae

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.*

Penelope has been hired on as a housekeeper in a wealthy household. She has not been there long when letters begin arriving addressed to her, but unsigned.

The letters ask her to meet the sender, but it is always at night and definitely not in the most reputable part of town.

Penelope is intrigued (what girl wouldn't be?) but she is also cautious and skeptical.

One brief but amazing kiss has her wondering just what she has gotten herself into.

This audiobook is short, but the author manages to pack a lot of story into a brief time.

There is mystery, there is romance, there is history and politics and there is lots of intrigue.

I enjoyed the fact that the story focused mainly on the mystery aspect and kept the romance aspect to a minimum. Sometimes, less is more as it is with this audiobook.

The narrator does a pretty good job of most of the voices in this book, but one voice (the voice of Charlotte) does not seem to match the character. She is supposed to be a fairly young, unmarried woman, but the voice he uses makes her sound the same age as the voice he uses for Charlotte's mother. But... that is just my opinion. Other than that, I think Marcus Hyde has done a good job with pacing and he speaks clearly which is much appreciated by the listener.

All in all, I rate this short novella audiobook as 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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3 out of 5 stars
By LilMissMolly on 05-16-15

Engaging historical mystery short story!

Miss Penelope's Letters written by Miss Mae is an engaging short story of intrigue and mystery. The story centers around Penelope who is rescued one night from an attack by pirates by a handsomely masked soldier. That same soldier later sends her a letter requesting her help without letting her know it is for the utmost of noble causes (to rescue and nurse young boys who are being kidnapped and sold into slavery). She can't resist the temptation of seeing her soldier one more time. It is good clean fun finding out who the soldier is.

I listened to the Audible version of this book narrated by Marcus Hyde who did a fantastic job, keeping me entertained throughout. He had different voices for each character, both male and female. He also had a way of portraying "soldier" such that he sounded very sexy and smoldering. Great job! I received a copy of this audio in exchange for a review.

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