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The Secret Keeper Audiobook

The Secret Keeper

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Susie 12-04-15
    Susie 12-04-15
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    "So enticing and unexpected"

    There is a mystery but it's also the story of multiple generations, loss of family, loss of love, survival and seeing the multifaceted nature of each person. I loved the character development and the view of life in London amidst the constant blitz.

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    Joan P. 11-22-15
    Joan P. 11-22-15

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    "A wonderful mystery!"
    Where does The Secret Keeper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This tale is as entrancing as "A Hundred Years of Solitude" It comes together wonderfully and always kept me wondering.


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    janel 11-18-15
    janel 11-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "best book I've read in awhile"

    Good book - looking forward to reading others by this author. Kept my interest and nice unexpected ending.

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    Joyce Baldassarre BROOKHAVEN, PA USA 11-11-15
    Joyce Baldassarre BROOKHAVEN, PA USA 11-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this book!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! I enjoyed this audio so much! Twists and turns and tons of love.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the twist at the end!


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    Dolly


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

    Vivian


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracie Green River, WY, US 11-11-15
    Tracie Green River, WY, US 11-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully sweet."

    I absolutely connected with the characters and the muti-generational perspectives. I've been and had that teenager and now have been and had that older adult.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    gitty 11-11-15
    gitty 11-11-15
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    "Oh wow! So many secretive twists and turns!"

    I loved the clearly enunciated reading with a delicious Irish lilt. Though a bit lengthy, this book sometimes kept me up listening till 4:00 a'm.! The surprises didn't stop comin'. This is a wonderful book for anyone interested in war, love and loss, and above all the endurance of the human spirit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jackmirtexas 11-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So good!"
    Any additional comments?

    This could be my new fav author. I love all she offers...historical fiction, mystery, depth, story length & family/secret themes. This was just what I wanted to read. It is true to book jacket description. Although I figured out the ending quite a while back, I was thrilled that it came to be. I was worried the ending would be different than I thought it should be. That being said, I wasn't bored. This was a satisfying read. I have already started another of her novels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Marie 11-10-15
    Anne Marie 11-10-15
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    "Great ending..."

    Loved the ending, but felt like I'd been listening to it for 2 years. Beautiful narration which is what kept me coming back to it. I did not figure out the secret, which was awesome....but I didn't enjoy the amount of story it took to get there.

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    Stephanie E. O'Neill 11-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Lots of Twists & Turns"

    An intriguing mystery that really delivers a lot of surprises you won't see coming. The narrator was easy to listen to for 23+ hours. Definitely worth the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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