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Exposure Audiobook

Exposure

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Publisher's Summary

By the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Lie.

Forbidden love, intimate betrayal and the devastating power of exposure drive Helen Dunmore's remarkable new title.

London, November 1960: the Cold War is at its height. Spy fever fills the newspapers, and the political establishment knows how and where to bury its secrets.

When a highly sensitive file goes missing, Simon Callington is accused of passing information to the Soviets and arrested.

His wife, Lily, suspects that his imprisonment is part of a cover-up and that more powerful men than Simon will do anything to prevent their own downfall. She knows that she, too, is in danger and must fight to protect her children.

But what she does not realise is that Simon has hidden vital truths about his past and may be found guilty of another crime that carries with it an even greater penalty.

©2016 Helen Dunmore (P)2016 Bolinda

What the Critics Say

"A marvellous piece of seamless storytelling. A triumph." (Penelope Lively)

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    Rosemary Greenwich, CT, United States 06-17-16
    Rosemary Greenwich, CT, United States 06-17-16 Member Since 2016

    I love the last 150 years of history. Bully Pulpit and the Wilson biography absolute best!

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    "A Trapped in the Driveway Book!"

    This is a "Trapped in driveway book." which means its so compelling you can't get out of your car and turn it off so you just stay in the car listening with heart in mouth.
    First rate plotting, characters and history. Couldn't be better. Brava, Helen Dunmore!
    Wonderful reader who gets all the accents just right. Brava Emma Fenney!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Kindle Customer
    3/27/16
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    "Heartstopping and addictive"
    Would you listen to Exposure again? Why?

    How mistakes and moral flaws drive people to cover up the truth with disastrous consequences. Wonderfully drawn characters. Great listen....


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • clivep
    3/14/16
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    "wanted more"

    Very well performed but it didn't make up for what I felt almost lazy writing, in that I felt there could and should have been more twists and turns. It left me wanting

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • ClareBC
    Ireland
    4/13/16
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    "Slow start"

    The book wasn't the thriller I expected. Second half of book better than first which felt tedious and drawn out.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Patrick
    dublin, Ireland
    2/8/16
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    "Average book from a usually impressive writer"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. If I was to recommend a book by Helen Dunmore this is not the one I would choose. The story is totally predictable and while some of the characters are well delineated others are plain caricatures.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Avoided the clichéd homosexual spy ring and not tried to update The Railway Children.


    What three words best describe Emma Fenney’s voice?

    Refined, breathy, limited.


    Was Exposure worth the listening time?

    There are some good things in the book so I was glad to have listened to it but overall it was disappointing.


    Any additional comments?

    Why has Audible not released The Siege or The Betrayal by Dunmore? Really impressive books.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/25/16
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    "shame about the narration"

    this was an excellent story, evoking the cold war of the fifties and doctors in Britain. the echoes of the war and the atmosphere of coming up for air after the war. in fact it's a highly atmospheric book, at times claustrophobic and at others fresh with sea air. It was spoiled some what, b y the bff aeration and mispronounced words. however in general I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    United Kingdom
    9/20/16
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    "A stirring and memorable story"


    I am a child of the fifties with memories stirred by this excellent and moving story. What captivated me? The precision of the language, the prejudice, social correctness, political incorrectness, homophobia, sense of family and the expectations placed on young children to care for their siblings and keep the boiler lit for the family's hot water.
    Times have changed for the better in so many ways but something has been lost along the way.
    I loved this audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justine Powell
    UK
    9/10/16
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    "Enjoyable to the end, but marred by consistent strange pronunciation of "Anstruther""

    I found the main character well-rounded, but the rest rather lacklustre. The plot was almost nonexistent, but as the main character was interesting, I persisted and on balance am glad I did.

    What did rather spoil my experience was the consistently weird pronunciation of what must be "Anstruther" as "Anstroother". Every time it was mispronounced it grated and snapped me back out of the book. This was unfortunate as the narrator otherwise did an excellent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cherie Armour
    9/10/16
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    "Boring"

    Didn't enjoy it. Anytime you thought it was going to get interesting it went straight into boring over describing of things that didn't even matter to the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola Branch
    9/6/16
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    "Great book.I now want read all her books. Well wri"

    Great book.I now want read all her books. Well written. Thoughtfully observed. Admired by Marinella Frostup

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/5/16
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    "Spy story? Period piece? Very good read/listen."

    I enjoyed the narration and the storyline. The end of the story appeared hurried as if the author had got tired of the story and wanted it to finish. I would have liked the denouement to have been more subtle.
    Story has good detail of life during period of story bringing back memories.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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