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The Lost Hours | [Karen White]

The Lost Hours

When Piper Mills was 12, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For 12 years, it remained untouched. Now a near-fatal accident has shattered Piper's dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather's death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn't exist - or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard.
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When Piper Mills was 12, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For 12 years, it remained untouched. Now a near-fatal accident has shattered Piper's dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather's death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn't exist - or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard.

In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace - and a newspaper article from 1929 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace's charms tell the story of three friends during the 1920s - each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook.

Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong.

©2009 Karen White; (P)2009 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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    amanda Appleton, WI, United States 07-18-11
    amanda Appleton, WI, United States 07-18-11 Member Since 2010
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    "s...l...o...w... start"

    i could barely keep listening to this book. i had to keep re-listening because for the first 1/3 of the book because it couldn't hold my attention. i've listened to other books by karen white and they are all a little slow, but i could barely get started with this one. interesting story line, but not a 'feel good' novel. if you have patience, its worth it. BUT be prepared to struggle through the beginning.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MS Tacoma, WA, United States 07-04-12
    MS Tacoma, WA, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2010

    I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!

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    "Another Karen White winner!"

    Liked the book very much, listen to all Karen White!!! Will listen again & highly recommend.

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    V. Stone Colorado, USA 05-25-12
    V. Stone Colorado, USA 05-25-12

    love2laugh

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    "A historical mystery, fun characters - diverting"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No, it was enjoyable. Not a great work of literature, but a really good summer vacation read. Showed a little bit of history and pre-civil-rights racism, and how people in the South covered up so much. I guess if you're going to repress more than half the population, a little shame and self-repression goes right along with it. But the characters were interesting, a little complex and not cartoonish, like they are in some of Karen White's other books.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration detracted quite a lot. For novels set in the South, you have to get narrators who can truly do Southern accents. Ms. Devries' inconsistent accent for the main protagonist, kind of sloshing back and forth between a Yankee and a southern accent, was distracting. It constantly pulled me out of the story and made me aware I was listening to a recording.


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    Mon San Francisco, Ca 11-28-11
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 11-28-11 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "A story that stays with you"
    If you could sum up The Lost Hours in three words, what would they be?

    It's tragic and thoughtful.


    Any additional comments?

    While this story is a little slow moving, esp. when compared to The House on Tradd Street, it is still a very good listen. It is well developed and I really enjoyed listening to the audio. It's the kind of story that stays with you long after you've finished the book because Karen White spends considerable time developing her characters and their relationships with family and friends. There are layers of secrets, sadness and emotional baggage for most of the characters in this book. It is not a

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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 02-28-11
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 02-28-11 Member Since 2007

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "very good"

    but does anybody else have a part one that starts with chapter 14? I cant help but think that is not right!

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    karisa del rio, TX, United States 02-11-10
    karisa del rio, TX, United States 02-11-10
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    "not very good"

    I didnt like this audiobook. It was slow, too predictable, and the narrator's voice made the characters confusing.

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    Clarissa Blytheville, AR, USA 07-15-09
    Clarissa Blytheville, AR, USA 07-15-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Karen White A new fav"

    She did it again with this one. Loved it. Entertaining, thought provoking, well writen. Keeping my eye on this lady!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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