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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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    Hope Norridge, IL, United States 12-10-12
    Hope Norridge, IL, United States 12-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great wartime fiction! "

    Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Narrator is awesome!! I listened to it twice...over time. Kate thank you for your creativity.

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    Diane Eau Claire, WI, United States 12-09-12
    Diane Eau Claire, WI, United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent book!"
    Where does The Secret Keeper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This by far is probably the first on my list. I stayed engrossed in it from the beginning to end. Excellent read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Laurel's tenacity and thougts brought you back to the now and made me feel like I was her and had my same thoughts. Great character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Laurel went back to London and saw the picture of her mother which was actually Vivian. The light bulb went on in my head I had to think back about the entire book, it totally caught me by surprise.


    If you could take any character from The Secret Keeper out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Laurel and Jerry.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to all my friends. It truly is a good read, keeps you interested thoughout the entire book.

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    Richelle Sparta, MI, United States 12-07-12
    Richelle Sparta, MI, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2013

    Nellie

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    "HARD TO STOP LISTENING!"

    Was a great story I really enjoyed it! Kate Morton's best in my opinion and the narrator was great.

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    Marlyse Assonet, MA, United States 12-07-12
    Marlyse Assonet, MA, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved this book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret Keeper to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely! I loved the British accent which added a dimension of realness to the entire work.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the author switched back and forth easily from the present to the past.


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

    Vivian


    If you could take any character from The Secret Keeper out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jimmy, who was so good,


    Any additional comments?

    I've never reviewed a book before and I've listened to hundreds. I'm compelled after this listen because I was totally absorbed in the "mystery" of Dorothy Smithim's live. I never expected the ending and loved it. I absolutely would recommend this book.

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    Janet PLANO, TX, United States 12-06-12
    Janet PLANO, TX, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2006

    A good narrator can make a mediocre book come alive. I love having a story read to me - it's a wonderful escape.

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    "Another wonderful story by a talented writer!"

    Kate Morton is amazing. What a talent she has to be able to create these intricate and captivating stories. This is the fourth of her books I have listened to and I marvel at her talent. I hate it when her stories end, even though they are long by normal standards. All her stories are family oriented with a mysterious and devastating secret - often murder - that is resolved at the end. The narrator, Caroline Lee, has a musical voice that works in different tones and accents for different characters. She is a pleasure to listen to.

    I will look forward to every one of Kate Morton's books in the future.

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    Jill South Boston, VA, United States 12-06-12
    Jill South Boston, VA, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Kate Morton's best yet!"
    Any additional comments?

    I agree with a previous reviewer that it is hard to find a particularly likeable character in the first two thirds of this book. However, the last third more than made up for that. Also, listening to this book a second time I found it full of delicate and subtle foreshadowing. The descriptions of life in London during WWII were fascinating.

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    Kathy Choctaw, OK, United States 12-06-12
    Kathy Choctaw, OK, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Another Great Tale from Morton"

    I have read all of Morton's novels and loved them, but I admit I had trouble getting wrapped-up in this story to begin wth. None of the characters drew me to them. Each seemed to be deeply flawed. Don't give-up if you feel the same. It takes awhile but in the end Morton does not disappoint.

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    Gwen Box Elder, SD, United States 12-05-12
    Gwen Box Elder, SD, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about The Secret Keeper?

    Loved the setting of the story, both time wise and location.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Keeper?

    It kept me intriqued, entertained, and wanting to hear what was next.


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great voice and her accents were perfect. To the point I have looked for her now when looking for my next book.


    If you could take any character from The Secret Keeper out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Vivian


    Any additional comments?

    My kind of book!

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    Connie 12-05-12
    Connie 12-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Never Saw It Coming!"

    As usual, Kate Morton has written an excellent story and without saying too much, "the secret" was one I never expected. Love her books and I think Caroline Lee is the best narrator I've encountered on Audible so far!

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    Marcie 12-05-12
    Marcie 12-05-12
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    "A study of self-perception and misconceptions"

    I'm so glad I bought this book! This long and intricate story kept me interested and tested my listening skills as it flipped back and forth between time periods and characters. It moved slowly through the story, as good character studies do, then left me sad to have it end. The only slight criticism I have is the narrator's insufficient differentiation of her voice for the various characters.

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