MISS PENELOPE’S LETTERS
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. ⭐⭐⭐⭐