The Legend in Green Velvet

  • by Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by Grace Conlin
  • 7 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was a dream come true. Susan loved all things Scottish. So, when the opportunity presented itself, there was no question in her mind that she would go on the archaeological dig in the Highlands. A cryptic message slipped to Susan by a sinister soap box orator was the first puzzle. Why did he choose her? Why was he chasing her? And why were she and the handsome young laird Jamie Erskine suddenly being pursued by the police who wanted to talk to them about...murder?
"Jamie stood by the desk. 'You aren't afraid of me, are you?'"
Susan considered the question. It was the first time it had occurred to her that she might have reasons to be afraid; but the accumulated facts suddenly washed over her and took her breath away.

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What the Critics Say

"An adroit mix of glamour and suspense." (Publishers Weekly)
"Grace Conlin's narration conveys the foreign atmosphere that surrounds the history and legend embodied in the story. Her voice captures each scene and character with appealing accents and emotions." (AudioFile)
"Grace Conlin's facility for dialect enriches this pleasant mystery....Her rich, deep voice effortlessly imparts life to the variety of accents and ages." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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too much lecture, silly heroine

The plot is rather far-fetched and Sue, the main character makes one brainless move after another. She is supposed to be an intelligent woman from Illinois but she places her trust in good looking men who are absolute strangers with little more than a passing thought to her saftey. She also tends to lecture whatever male happens to be around, sounding more like an excerpt from a history text than a young woman excited by history. There is little sense of reality in this plot, Susan stumbling from one unlikely situation to another. As for the narrator, she does well for some of the plot but she mispronounces several words and her Scot accent tends to come and go like the tide. If you are a real fan of the author, go ahead and get this but otherwise, give it a pass.
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- Paula

Did not want to put it down.

I found this to be an action-packed tale and thoroughly enjoyed the narrator. I have been listening to the Amelia Peabody-Emerson books and while interesting, they have very similar plots and not a great deal of action. This was a nice change. Characters w/ a sense of humor even more witty than the above mentioned series.
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- C. Walker "CWalker"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.