Deadly Peril : Alec Halsey

  • by Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Series: Alec Halsey
  • 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winter 1763. Alec, Lord Halsey, is sent on a diplomatic mission to Midanich, imperial outpost of the Holy Roman Empire, to bargain for the freedom of imprisoned friends. Midanich is a place of great danger and dark secrets - a country at civil war, ruled by a family with madness in its veins. For Alec it is a place of unspeakable memories from which he barely escaped and vowed never to return. But return he must if he is to save the lives of Emily St. Neots and Sir Cosmo Mahon.
In a race against time, Alec and the English delegation journey across the icy wasteland for the castle fortress where Emily and Cosmo are imprisoned. The severe weather is as much an enemy as the soldiers of the opposing armies encamped along the way. Awaiting him at his destination is the Margrave and his sister, demanding nothing less than Alec's head on a pike.

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Another fantastic audio book by the Brant/Wyndham team

How can an already fantastic 5* read be improved? By adding the performance of Alex Wyndham of course. This Georgian mystery, rich in historical detail, is set in the fictitious Germanic country of Midanich, torn apart by civil war. Lucinda Brant's clever penmanship actually has the reader/listener believing that this country actually exists.

Alec Halsey arrives to save his friends imprisoned by the regime of Midanich, an act perpetrated to lure Alec back to a place he had sworn never to set foot in ever again. A diplomatic posting 10 years previously had gone disastrously wrong for Alec and he had made a daring escape. He knows that this is a daring and dangerous mission but being the honourable man he is he must save Emily and Cosmo.

Alex Wyndhsm is a superb narrator and Lucinda Brant chose him to narrate her books wisely because he performs rather than narrates and it is difficult to believe that he alone is portraying the vast cast of characters, male and female with their many and varied accents, Dutch, German, Irish, English etc. And for me he will forever be the velvet toned and utterly gorgeous Alec Halsey. This audio book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as are the first two in this series and also Lucinda Brant's Roxton series. Long may this fantastic partnership continue.
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- Wendy Loveridge

Marvellous

Would you consider the audio edition of Deadly Peril to be better than the print version?

Without the print edition of the book, there would be no Audio Edition, and a narrator can only be as good as the story he is reading. The story is remarkable, and it's narration equally so.


What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed everything in this story, but the very best part has to be the twist that I just did not see coming. I had not even the slightest suspicion what was about to be unveiled, which to me is a real art when it comes to writing a book. Alex Wyndham's narration as always was superlative, he brings the characters to life in such a way that you feel as if you are right there, in the story with them.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

I can never answer this question sufficiently because to tell of a favourite scene is to give spoilers. As I am a lover of romance though, I will just say that all the romantic scenes between Selena and Alec are always a delight to both read, and to listen to. Alex Wyndham's low husky voice when he speaks as Alec to Selena during intimate moments, well you can't help but get goosebumps.


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

I would love to have listened to this book in one sitting, but sadly it was too long to make that an option. I did however listen to it over 2 nights, so nearly one sitting. I had to know how things ended as soon as I could.


Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it's narration, Alex and Lucinda are the perfect author/narrator team, and I hope the partnership continues on with every new book that Lucinda writes. I have listened to many audio books narrated by different people, but I believe that Alex Wyndham's performance is both faultless and unrivaled.

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- DragonRose UK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2016
  • Publisher: Sprigleaf Pty Ltd