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Summary

Madeline Deveridge is all too aware of the whispers behind her back, the rumors that she dispatched her husband to the next world and concealed her crime. But Madeline has far more pressing problems than being called the Wicked Widow. She fears that she and her beloved aunt are being haunted! And all the evidence points to one improbable culprit: the ghost of her late husband. Of course it is impossible, but Madeline cannot take chances. So she dares summon the only person with the power to help her uncover the truth - Artemis Hunt. Brilliant, relentless, reclusive, Artemis has made it his business to keep much of his private life hidden. No one knows that he is the owner of the Dream Pavilions, London's favorite pleasure garden, or that he's a master of an arcane society. Curiosity brings him out on a fog-shrouded night to meet the infamous Wicked Widow, but his amusement quickly flees when he realizes that Madeline has learned enough about his affairs to wreak havoc on his carefully ordered existence. He must secure her guarantee never to divulge his secrets to anyone, even if it meant helping her track down a phantom. As soon as the bargain is struck, Artemis and Madeline find their arrangement complicated by a searing desire, and the frightening realization that the ghost poses a very real danger. Now they must plunge into a world of intrigue and ancient mystery where a tantalizing passion - and a calculating killer - will not be denied.
©2000 Jayne A. Krentz. (P)2000 Random House, Inc. Produced and abridged by Lauren Krennzel. Jacket deisign by Yook Louie, Jacket art © 16 9

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  • Pamela
  • 21-06-07

audio is awful

The book might be good, but the audio is horrible.. I can't even listen to it.

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  • Diane
  • 28-01-13

Poor Audio Quality

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Too poor of quality to attempt to listen to it. I noticed it as quickly as I downloaded it - had to return it before attempting to listen further.

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  • Marcella
  • 25-11-03

The Wicked Widow

This is a good mystery book, a little predictable but enjoyable. Kept me guessing for a while but by the time I figured out what and who the mystery man was the action was picking up and it kept me interested to the end. I recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries set in old time England.

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  • Leslie
  • 11-11-11

Should have read the reviews.

I agree with the reviews previously posted. While I love just about anything Katherine Kellgren narrates, and enjoy the works of Amanda Quick, the quality of this audio production was so bad it detracted from both the narration and story. Nearly In-Audible. I would strongly suggest Audible pulls this rendering, re-records it with new technology, and then re-releases it to an audience loyal to both Kellgren and Quick. I did not hear the poor quality when I sampled this book online. In the future, I will take into consideration the date of the recording before I waste a credit.

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  • Camille
  • 12-01-10

Wicked Widow

The story line if you can hear it is great. The audio is the worse I have heard on audible.com. They should remove this from the options. The book and story line is great.

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  • Alice
  • 14-12-09

WICKED WIDOW

The story line was excellent. The reader was very good. However, the quality of the audio was very bad. One could hardly hear the story.

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  • Shannon Cantrell
  • 06-08-16

Wasn't the Complete Book

This version cut out large Chuck's of the actual chapters. I was unable to follow along with listening to it and reading the book. It made the experience miserable until I figured out what the problem was. Also it has no Chapter indications. So if you happen to look up and lose your place, your up a creek with no paddle; because not only do you not know what chapter your in, the wording is all of, it may have deleted whole scene altogether. It so not worth the headache.