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The Secret Keeper Audiobook

The Secret Keeper

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.
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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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    "Great story with unexpected twist"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Keeper?

    This was a really good story that became great when a completely unexpected twist was added to it. Cleverly crafted, and well narrated.


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    "Glad I kept listening!"
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    I am glad that I read the reviews explaining that the beginning is slow but to stick with it! Truly, this is a beautiful book that takes a long time to get interesting. The narrator is excellent, and the story is an interesting one.

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    Deborah Vadnais Hts., MN, United States 02-13-13
    Deborah Vadnais Hts., MN, United States 02-13-13
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    "Book rated giving my first review"
    Would you listen to The Secret Keeper again? Why?

    No, only because I know the story now.


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

    None that I can think of. It had unique twists and turns.


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

    NO


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

    I did not want to listen to in one setting only beacuse it was like some fine chocolates. I want to wait and enjoy some the next day.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the glimpses of London and the blitz. It seemed very real and well researched.

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    Liz Lambdin Altadena, CA United States 02-12-13
    Liz Lambdin Altadena, CA United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Well Written but LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    For the most part, but did I mention that it was LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG


    Would you recommend The Secret Keeper to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not - it was LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing -she was great.


    Do you think The Secret Keeper needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK, I think she said it all in this one.


    Any additional comments?

    It was too LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG.

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    Sue 02-12-13
    Sue 02-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "performed very nicely"
    Where does The Secret Keeper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


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

    I loved Caroline Lee's performance. She has a voice that is very easy to listen to. The story kept me looking forward to the next chapter.


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    N. Picard Manvel, Texas USA 02-11-13
    N. Picard Manvel, Texas USA 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Magnificent story with unexpected ending"
    What made the experience of listening to The Secret Keeper the most enjoyable?

    The narrator's voice brought this story to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twists and turns kept me engaged and wowed to the very end.


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

    Ms. Lee's narration was wonderful. It was nice to have a British narrator for the book considering its setting.


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    Joyce GODDARD, KS, United States 02-11-13
    Joyce GODDARD, KS, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2014

    I love to read and quilt. However I always have a problem trying to decide if I would rather read or quilt since I love them both. Audible has solved my problem. Now I can quilt and listen to my favorite books. I love it.

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    "Great book but slow at times."
    Would you listen to The Secret Keeper again? Why?

    No, once was enough. I did enjoy it the first time but I am not one to read the same book twice or listen to the same story twice. This was good but not that good.


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    Tonya Liodos Ohio 02-11-13
    Tonya Liodos Ohio 02-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "hard to follow on audio"
    Would you try another book from Kate Morton and/or Caroline Lee?

    probably not, NormallyI enjoy a story that moves from time to time but this on audio was difficult for me to follow and though the naration was well done, I personally don't care for most British narrators.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the mystery of the murdered man and Dolly's past.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I believe so.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes, definately


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    Christie BURLESON, TX, United States 02-11-13
    Christie BURLESON, TX, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Kate Morton is a brilliant story weaver"

    Kate Morton does not just write stories she weaves chapter by chapter into a beautiful work of art. Caroline Lee's narration is icing on the cake. She brings the characters to life. When you finish an exceptional book... there is a certain sadness.. like you are saying goodbye to friends.. this is the experience of this book.

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    Megan 02-09-13
    Megan 02-09-13
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    "Another Great Mystery from Morton!"
    Would you listen to The Secret Keeper again? Why?

    Definitely. The story is great and very suspenseful. The reader uses clear character voices that are not over done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Like all of Morton's books, the mystery is so surprising! I can never guess the ending.


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