Kate Morton has written an intricate plot that twists and turns as it bounces back and forth from London circa 1941 to 2011. It's nice and long , ~20 hours, for those that enjoy longer works.
Only 4 stars for performance because sometimes it was hard to tell which "character voice" the narrator was using.
Delicious, Romantic, Surprising
Dolly, she had many different sides
Loved loved loved her accent and how she changed her voice for difference characters, really seemless.
Found a new favorite author
critical book reader
My first book of the year. It is a very patient, but moving novel. The wonderful and bitter-sweet kaleidoscope of lives, passion, love, mysteries, and friendship create a touching and intricate patterns on the rug, called life.
From the beginning, the story got me guessing and every time I thought I had it figured out, a new twist was introduced. Beautiful descriptions make the story believable and the narration is flawless.
The imagery, the fact that the main characters were so human with all their flaws and hopes and the performance was well managed through the various characters and the different times. It made me re-think and appreciate my parents as people.
This is a great story that keeps you involved as the reader learns what was going on, but not until the end does it all come together.
The unexpected final knowledge and the love of the whole family for each other.
natural accent added so much color to the story.
This book was exceptional, I knew there were twists, turns, etc. I thought I knew them...I didn't, you think you are smarter than all the other reviews and think you guessed it, you know you've guessed it, or have a good idea of what's going on, and you really don't. I would definitely recommend this book.
It's hard to listen to at first but keep listening, it is so so worth it. I read a review that said it, and I am so glad that I kept listening. I felt like I knew the characters so well by the end and was very attached to them and the entire story.
Yes, I would listen to it again. In fact, I listened to the last four chapters three times already! It was fun to re-listen once you know the secret of the Secret Keeper!
There were so many it's hard to choose but I'd say "Listening with your eyes, your ears, and your heart" is the most memorable moment.
Laurel. With genealogy as one of my biggest hobbies I really related to Laurel's quest to find answers.
The Secret Keeper has become one of my favorite all-time audible books for sure! I wonder if I would feel the same if I had read the hard copy. The audible performance was really outstanding.
I will listen to this book again, lots of hidden clues to the surprise ending.
The narrator made the book come alive. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed the book near as well reading it rather than have this narrator tell the story.
a wonderful story that flitted between eras and kept me guessing. i usually figure out the story before it's revealed but this one was full of twists that i didn't figure it out until just before it was "revealed". loved the narration of caroline lee - her accent and flow really added to the story. a great listen!