Author: Belmond, C.A.
Narrator: Katherine Kellgren
Format: 8 CDs
Length: 10 Hours
Format:Retail CD Package ($29.95)Library CD Package ($39.95)
Penny Nichols has the London apartment, the classic cat, the villa in France, the fabulous bank account, and the great guy to share them all with. So everything's perfect, right? Er, well...
Pursued by gigolos, gold diggers, an ex-wife, and highly aggressive salesmen, all chasing after their millions, freelancer-turned-heiress Penny Nichols and her boyfriend, Jeremy, decide to take a whole summer off and sock away most of their inheritance. But they allow themselves one big splurge from their wish list- and that's where all the trouble begins.
...and a boatload of secrets.
At an auction on the French Riviera, Penny and Jeremy win much more then they bargain for, as they uncover a centuries-old rivalry involving the theft of a strange priceless treasure linked to Beethoven's Germany. Investigating everything from a 1920s yacht on the Mediterranean, to the legendary superstitions of the island of Corsica, right up to a castle on Lake Como, Italy, Penny and Jeremy track down a mysterious elderly count whose fractured memory may hold the piece of this fascinating historical puzzle.
"Penny narrates, so London trained actress and Audie award-winning narrator Katherine Kellgren's youthful, energetic reading suits and artfully captures Penny's plucky, plunging adventuresome, romantic sprit and warmth. Sequels A Rather Charming Invitation and A Rather Curious Engagement are equally well read and fun listening. Excellent matching of skilled reader with the story and characters. Notably charming cover art on the package."
C.A. Belmond has published short fiction, poetry and humorous essays. She was awarded the Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship and was twice a Pushcart Press Editors' Book Award finalist. Belmond was a writer-in-residence at the Karolyi Foundation in the South of France, and her original screenplays were shortlisted at Robert Redford's Sundance Institute and the Eugene O'Neill Playrights Conference. She has written, directed and produced television drama and documentary, and has taught writing at New York University.
TITLES FROM CA BELMOND
A Rather Charming Invitation
A Rather Curious Engagement
A Rather Lovely Inheritance
Katherine Kellgren has recorded over sixty audiobooks including Bloody Jack, which was the winner of an Audie Award, a Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, and ForeWord Magazine's Audiobook of the Year. Both Bloody Jack and its sequel Curse of the Blue Tattoo were named Odyssey Honor Titles by the American Library Association in 2008 and 2009 respectively. She has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her recent work includes everything from the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie to appearances on Comedy Central. She is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
"This second in the Penny Nichols series is as light and entertaining as the first one. Again read by Katherine Kellgren, the audiobook is perfect for a summer road trip. Her posh accents combined with Penny's wicked sense of humor kept me laughing! What fun audiobooks!"
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