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A Curious Beginning

Deanna Raybourn

London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry-and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans, as Veronica discovers when she thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron with ties to her mysterious past. Promising to reveal in time what he knows of the plot against her, the baron offers her temporary sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker-a reclusive natural historian as intriguing as he is bad-tempered. But before the baron can deliver on his tantalizing vow to reveal the secrets he has concealed for decades, he is found murdered. Suddenly Veronica and Stoker are forced to go on the run from an elusive assailant, wary partners in search of the villainous truth.

London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry-and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans, as Veronica discovers when she thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron with ties to her mysterious past. Promising to reveal in time what he knows of the plot against her, the baron offers her temporary sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker-a reclusive natural historian as intriguing as he is bad-tempered. But before the baron can deliver on his tantalizing vow to reveal the secrets he has concealed for decades, he is found murdered. Suddenly Veronica and Stoker are forced to go on the run from an elusive assailant, wary partners in search of the villainous truth.
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London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry-and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans, as Veronica discovers when she thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron with ties to her mysterious past. Promising to reveal in time what he knows of the plot against her, the baron offers her temporary sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker-a reclusive natural historian as intriguing as he is bad-tempered. But before the baron can deliver on his tantalizing vow to reveal the secrets he has concealed for decades, he is found murdered. Suddenly Veronica and Stoker are forced to go on the run from an elusive assailant, wary partners in search of the villainous truth.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Angele Masters

Length:

10h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

33:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:28