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The Secret Keeper Audiobook

The Secret Keeper

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England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s 90th birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades. She decides to find out the truth about the events of that summer day and lay to rest her own feelings of guilt. One photograph, of her mother and a woman Laurel has never met, called Vivian, is her first clue.

The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths some people go to fulfill them, and the strange consequences they sometimes have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers and schemers, play-acting, and deception told against a backdrop of events that changed the world.

©2012 Kate Morton (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Sandyjean Wilton, CA, United States 12-06-12
    Sandyjean Wilton, CA, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring for first 2/3rds. Fascinating at the end"

    The only reason I kept on with this book is that I was doing outside labor and it was better than nothing. I also hate to delete a book I have paid for so I kept on. Then came the actual story.

    Why this author had to drag out the first 2/3rds I don't know. Could I say it was worth the time to get to the last 1/3rd? I'm not sure, but it was fascinating. I had no idea of the ending and the ending was so.....great.

    Obviously, my review is mixed. Am I glad I read this book? Yes I am. Would I read another by this author? I think I would try one more.

    As I got closer to the end, it was more and more interesting. I didn't want to turn it off and I wasn't disappointed.

    I rated the story itself as a 4 star but know you are in for a long and draggy beginning and middle.

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    JourneyGirl Denver, CO 11-18-15
    JourneyGirl Denver, CO 11-18-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story but Too long!"

    I enjoyed the history & the mystery but man o man - this book needs to be edited down. Way too many details which did not add to the storyline what so ever. Do I need to know what the Librarian looks like? Do I need to know the specifics of the precise reaction of a child which is completely unimportant to the story? Wow. It was brutal at times just getting through this story. Could have been 2-3hours less time with editing. If the same point can be made by editing something down - that's good writing.

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    Scarlettleigh 11-11-15
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    "Oh My Gosh, This was So Tedious"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Individuals who enjoy the minute details.


    What could Kate Morton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Cut about five hours off of the audio book. I felt like I was beat over the head with same premise or concept.


    What didn’t you like about Caroline Lee’s performance?

    She spoke so s l o w l y. While I know it was for emphasis, this combined with the excruciating pace of the book made me want to scream "Get to the Point" by chapter 20


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Secret Keeper?

    I would have cut about 3/4 of the smoking scenes. I sort of feel like I have been exposed to second hand smoke. Almost every scene with at least two characters started with them smoking --either lighting a cigarette, inhaling or putting one out. Then every action of the characters had to be described. As they inhaled, as they crossed their legs, as they walked the floor. There were no simple scenes--each one had to be fraught with meaning.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the Lake House by this author. I read it, not listened to it. And I thought it was slow going at times, but this book was filled so much filler. I doubt I'll listen to another book by this author

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    shaunna 11-04-15
    shaunna 11-04-15
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    "wonderful"

    this was a really good read. also the reader is just captivating. I loved listening to her.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Minnetonka, MN, United States 10-30-12
    Kathy Minnetonka, MN, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2010

    Avid Audiobook listener. Mostly like historical fiction or contemporary mystery/suspense.

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    "Starts slow but keep with it"

    The book starts our very slow and not until you're halfway through do you start to realize the plot is moving. Its not until the last couple of hours did I figure it out and even then had some good surprises. My favorite Kate Morton book so far!

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    Esmeralda Paramus, NJ USA 02-09-16
    Esmeralda Paramus, NJ USA 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Engrossing"

    As in The Lake House I was thoroughly engaged all the way! Loved the book and will immediately check out another.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce Eriksen 01-27-16

    History addict

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    "A taught mystery."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like real mystery, meaning not just who, but why and where for you will love this.


    What other book might you compare The Secret Keeper to and why?

    The clever mystery is what all Kate Morton's books have. So read them all.she is perfect in all her appearances. Never a false step.


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    Well by now she is the Kate zmorton voice.although not the main voice.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Secret Keeper and why?

    Although not the voice of the story, mother is the person you remember.


    Any additional comments?

    Morton can't write fast enough for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adelle Round Hill, Alberta, Canada 12-11-15
    Adelle Round Hill, Alberta, Canada 12-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "So good I listened to it twice!"

    This story was amazing. It had such a twist at the end I had to start over and listen to it again keeping in mind what I then knew from the ending. A must listen. The narration was melodic and mesmerizing. 10 stars!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shineyshine Texas 12-10-15
    Shineyshine Texas 12-10-15 Member Since 2015

    shineyshine

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    "Absolutely the best!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, and I have


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jimmy


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely not predictable. Very well written and read. Couldn't tear myself away from this one. Intriguing until the very end. LOVED IT

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lesa A 12-04-15
    Lesa A 12-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "hook line and sinker. I can't wait to read more"

    I was unable to contain my anxiety to hear the ending. the characters seem utterly too real. I can almost smell the smoke from their cigarettes. I'm hooked. plus I love listening to caroline lee.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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