The Great Pearl Secret

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(4.1 stars; 29 reviews)

It is the afternoon before a grand society wedding between Juliet Phayre and the Duke of Claremanagh, when Emmy West drops by to visit the bride and to see the famed Tsarina pearls, only ever to be worn by the Duchess... supposedly. When Juliet admits she has never even seen them, Emmy lets slip she has once, even though the last duchess has been dead many years... were they worn by someone else? And who is Lyda Pavoya? And who is the bridegroom really? (6 hr 31 min)


In Juliet's Sitting Room 17:40 Read by ToddHW
The Explanation 22:22 Read by Lynne T
To Meet the Duchess 10:44 Read by Lynne T
The Letter with the Tsarina's Seal 10:41 Read by ToddHW
The Third Ringer of the Bell 16:15 Read by Indu Nair
Behind the Bookshelf 11:42 Read by Ellies
What Juliet Told Jack 14:32 Read by Richelle
Juliet Breaks the Seals 17:06 Read by Ellies
The Eye That Looked to the Right 29:35 Read by Ellies
The House in a Crosstown Street 10:17 Read by rahulg1995
In Jack's Private Sitting Room 20:42 Read by Siobhan McAlpin
The 'Whisperer' Stuff 24:11 Read by Ellies
A Woman's Eyes 19:09 Read by Lorien Fine
Supper at Twelve 25:52 Read by Cleon Cumberbatch
The Fortune Teller 24:17 Read by Lorien Fine
The Grey Room 10:02 Read by Lynne T
The Crystal 15:03 Read by Siobhan McAlpin
The Bargain 19:21 Read by Maria de Fátima da Silva
Old Nick 15:03 Read by Maria de Fátima da Silva
The Third Degree 19:01 Read by Maria de Fátima da Silva
The Middle Door 18:41 Read by Maria de Fátima da Silva
The Whole of the Secret 18:51 Read by KHand



(3 stars)

“The Great Pearl Secret” was just ok. It’s a mystery/romance among the very rich, with a fortune teller and an ancestral Russian necklace thrown in for good measure. I had a hard time remembering who was who among several side characters. It was a little odd to have basically the whole plot explained near the end by one of the thieves, rather than being given the clues bit by bit along the way.

Trite story, filled with stereotypes

(4 stars)

Characters are stereotypical (rich beautiful American heiress, handsome impoverished English duke, exotic siren, etc), but worth listening to on a long car trip.