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Tideline Audiobook

Tideline

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One winter's afternoon, Sonia, 43, married and respectable, answers the door to 15-year-old Jez. He’s come to borrow some music. Sonia invites him in and soon decides that she isn't going to let him leave. As Sonia's desire to keep Jez hidden and protected from the outside world becomes all the more overpowering, she is haunted by memories of an intense teenage relationship, which gradually reveal a terrifying truth.

The River House, Sonia's home since childhood, holds secrets within its walls. And outside, on the shores of the Thames, new ones are coming in on the tide...

©2012 Penny Hancock (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Neil
    Herts, United Kingdom
    2/29/12
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    "messin' about on the river"

    This has been my best download for months. A chilling listen backed up with first class narration which does justice to the novel by Penny Hancock who judiciously uses the first person, present tense to take you directly into the mind of protagonist Sonia, a disturbed, middle class individual whose dark past is revealed in stages. Why is she keeping fifteen year old Jez locked up in her riverside house? Events from Sonia’s youth are told in flashback. They feature the charismatic and cruel Seb whose river exploits are central to this tale. The tension is racked up as Sonia tries desperately to avoid being found out, leading her to extreme measures. Recommended listening.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Jeeds
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    2/27/13
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    "Good Story Sleepy Narration"

    This audio book is quite good but I must admit I prefer thrillers with a little more pace, the narration and the action are very drawn out - it almost makes me want to drift off to sleep. Yet the story isn't boring and if you stick with it the pressure builds nicely.

    The main character, Sonia, holds local 15-year-old boy Jez prisoner as she builds her obsession with him - or rather she believes him to be very like Seb, someone from her past. Sonia is obviously having some sort of psychotic break due to the shadowy events of her teenage years - which are slowly revealed through the book.

    Overall this is a good story, far from terrible but not heart poundingly great either. Unlike the other reviewer I wasn't crazy about the narration, it felt too sleepy, but it wasn't bad. Listen to a sample first to decide is the voice is right for you.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • lorna Carter
    4/6/15
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    "Enraptured, couldn't put it down."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I found Tideline a great book, I recommended this book to my daughter, who is enjoying it every bit as I did.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole storyline was brilliant, I loved the detail, of the river and the houses surroundings. It is so well written, I was captured on the first page, and had to read it all.


    What does Juanita McMahon and Charlotte Strevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I love the audio books. The narrators do a great job. The voices and expression is second to none, as it is so fluently read I am able to concentrate on the detail of the story and let my imagination take in the detail. I always listen to the narration before I purchase a book, as sometimes the accents or tones can spoil the story.


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

    I would have listened to this book all in one sitting, a real page turner.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth a listen, its not too hard to imagine how the events can proceed, and the situation get out of hand. The explanation of Seth was the cherry on the top. A good listen,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Very enjoyable read"

    Great book. This felt just so English and read with just the right accent. Compelling storyline, keeping heightened interest right up to the end. So enjoyed the read that recommended it to my Mum too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Maggs
    Port Talbot
    4/3/16
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    "Tideline - disturbing storyline & narration rubbish"

    Tideline - disturbing storyline & narration rubbish
    Narrator so slow in speaking you could fall asleep
    I didn't like the storyline it was disturbing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/29/15
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    "WEIRD!!! Disturbing!!"
    Would you try another book written by Penny Hancock or narrated by Juanita McMahon and Charlotte Strevens ?

    Probably not if it was the same as this one


    Has Tideline put you off other books in this genre?

    I don't think so but I'd be more wary


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    ? there wasn't one


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    this is a very strange book that even though I enjoy this genre, it was too disturbing for me

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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