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Amy Snow Audiobook

Amy Snow

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2014 Richard and Judy Search for a Best Seller competition.

Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming.

Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift.

A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow.

A life-changing discovery awaits... if only she can unlock the secret.

©2015 Quercus (P)2015 WF Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A sparkling and compelling mystery. Amy Snow captured our hearts from the very first page" (Richard & Judy)

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    Olivia 10-09-15
    Olivia 10-09-15 Member Since 2014

    Eclectic bookworm...I listen to a little bit of everything. Give up after listening to something for 20 minutes and don't like it.

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    "Captivating historical fiction"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! The style is kind of a cross between Charles Dickens, Bronte sisters, and Jane Austen. It vividly evokes the Victorian era, and has nuanced and fascinating characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Amy Snow?

    When Amy and Mrs. Riverthorpe come back from the ball and talk over wine.


    Have you listened to any of Melody Grove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I had not, but I thought she did an excellent job - particularly with Aurelia and Mrs. Riverthorpe's voices.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Amy gets to York and discovers the next part of the treasure hunt.


    Any additional comments?

    Although I absolutely loved the book, I felt like there could have been more romantic tension between Amy and Henry. I also didn't really care for the shift of perspective in the epilogue at the end.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    IceDancingKaren California 08-05-15
    IceDancingKaren California 08-05-15

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    "Could Not Be Better"

    If you are seeking a read that is part Dickens, part Bronte, part Austen and yet totally original, then Amy Snow is THE novel for you. I don't recall historical fiction that so captivated me (and I have read a good deal of it). The writing is absolutely superb, the narration perfect for the author's brilliant words and the story kept me hungering for more and more. When I finished it, I immediately started to listen again - something I rarely do. But this is a very unique, cherished book in so many ways. Ms. Rees is to be congratulated on writing a novel that is now on my "Top Ten" list - of all times!

    You have to be a fan of historical fiction to fully appreciate Amy Snow, but if you are, you will be thrilled if you listen to it. It will stay with you for a long time. It's a gem!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    MarthaMary 09-16-15
    MarthaMary 09-16-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Fair romance."

    Followed the mystery avidly. Excellent narration.

    Could have used more romance but guess that would have conflicted with point of storyline

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Clothing Fan 08-01-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Austin-like and lovely"

    If you like Austin, you'll love this - though it takes place 50 years earlier. I recommend listening at 1.25 speed as the narrator's cadence is a bit slow.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    starshockeymom Baltimore 04-20-15
    starshockeymom Baltimore 04-20-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Love this story!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this story and would recommend it. The author did a wonderful job with character and setting description and the performance was terrific.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Oceanside, CA. United States 06-02-15
    Sherry Oceanside, CA. United States 06-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Transporting"

    Beautifully written, mysterious and full of interesting characters, and well researched for historical details. Wish i could start over from the beginning

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    barbara panza 07-13-15
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    "Awesome book"

    I loved all of it. Great book. Will recommend to everyone. Would be great to have a sequel.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Rose 09-25-15
    Miss Rose 09-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Terrific Story"

    I enjoyed this book with all it's secrets and complexities. The characters were well developed, keeping my interest.
    Melody Grove reads beautifully with the exception of some of the male characters. It was at times difficult to distinguish which character was speaking with words of one person rolling into the dialogue of another creating confusion on my part and having to re-listen for clarification. I did find her voice very pleasant & enjoyable to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Oscoda, MI, United States 10-10-15
    Maria Oscoda, MI, United States 10-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "This was a terrific book!"

    I absolutely LOVED this book!! Well done. It was a fantastic novel... SO well written. And the narrator was perfect. I'm recommending this one to all my historical fiction-loving friends. A shame there aren't more audiobooks by this author. I'd listen to them all!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    SLuzaz 09-25-15
    SLuzaz 09-25-15
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    "Loved it."
    If you could sum up Amy Snow in three words, what would they be?

    Well developed character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the characters- very strong women. The story was despite the plight of women- both rich and poor and in between- in England in the mid 1800's.


    Have you listened to any of Melody Grove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am not sure but I love her voice. I think she could say anything and it would sound wonderful.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I was sad when it was over.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep writing!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Hungrychics
    Boston, Lincolnshire
    10/21/15
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    "Loved this book"

    Amy Snow is a delightful book. I love being immersed in the history and the propriety of women of this age. The use of english in this time is exquisite, I wish we could still communicate so eloquently. Loved the way that the book unfolded taking Amy on many adventures. I chose it because the Richard and Judy recommendations are generally correct, with this one winning the 2014 Search for a Bestseller award, I was not disappointed. I read other genres but feel the need to jump back to this era for some refinement now and again.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Roisin
    Wellington, New Zealand
    8/28/15
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    "Enjoyable period drama"

    Good story and I was kept interested with mystery and romance. Interesting characters and Amy was neither dull or higher sophisticated. Slightly predictable but enjoyable and great performance

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • MTM
    8/4/15
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    "Great Read"

    Although I figured out the secret the story and how Amy grows and discovers herself was a joy to read can't wait for this authors next book

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Feen
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    "Enjoyable"

    I enjoyed this story right to the end. It was quietly compulsive, with no murders, nevertheless I wanted the mystery solved.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    8/16/15
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    "perfect"

    a throughly enjoyable listen. learning about how life was in the victorain erz

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    4/27/15
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    "Fabulous book."

    I was hooked from the start.
    This would make a wonderful film.
    I wish we had heard more of what had become of Robin...

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra Lowe
    3/15/16
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    "Superb"

    Stunningly good book. Gripping from the start. Narration is one of the best I've listened to. I finished this book so quickly as I just had to know 'what happens next'. I normally like factual or crime but this book has converted me. I will listen to it many times.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sue Jackson
    London, England
    11/25/15
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    "Favorite book so far!!!"
    Would you listen to Amy Snow again? Why?

    Yes because.it's such a compelling story!! Loved it!!! :D


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aurelia - she had spirit, courage, kindness and love :)


    What does Melody Grove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Calm, spellbinding voice that made one want to keep reading!!!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    All, an emotional rollercoaster!


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend to anyone wholeheartedly!! :)

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • HM
    3/11/16
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    "Completely drawn in"

    I was a bit dubious to being with as the narrator appeared to speak very slowly. However she is very clear and crisp and once I got my ear in I found that my initial impressions were wrong and I was infact drawn into the story even more.

    Amy Snow is a unfortunate girl of the period who has many struggles and has many hardships. This is a great story of how she battles through and eventually triumphs. I was so drawn in that in places I was welling up and was so desperate for the story to ensure that Amy Snow was alright!

    I don't often get completely consumed by a book, but this one had me! I often listen on my commute into work and found myself sitting outside not wanting to go in as I wanted to hear more!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Essex
    11/4/15
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    "A beautifully written novel."

    This was very well read. A intriguing first novel, very hard to put down.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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