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The Silent Governess | [Julie Klassen]

The Silent Governess

With the stunning prose and engaging characters of The Silent Governess, Christy Award finalist Julie Klassen whisks listeners away to Regency England for a compelling tale of romance and intrigue. Thinking she’s guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene flees her home and stumbles upon a grand estate—and a damaging secret. To ensure her silence, Lord Bradley insists she serve in his opulent manor.
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Publisher's Summary

With the stunning prose and engaging characters of The Silent Governess, Christy Award finalist Julie Klassen whisks listeners away to Regency England for a compelling tale of romance and intrigue. Thinking she’s guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene flees her home and stumbles upon a grand estate—and a damaging secret. To ensure her silence, Lord Bradley insists she serve in his opulent manor.

©2009 Julie Klassen (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Klassen expertly infuses her … inspirational tale with a gothic atmosphere, resulting in a sweetly intriguing romance worthy of Victoria Holt.” (Booklist)

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    Simmons Waban, MA, USA 07-09-10
    Simmons Waban, MA, USA 07-09-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Left wanting more like this"

    I originally downloaded this because of the reference to Victoria Holt novels which I loved to read growing up. This was just like them. I loved every minute of it and then downloaded the other two books.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Anchorage, AK, United States 02-13-11
    Wendy Anchorage, AK, United States 02-13-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Very Good"

    I really enjoyed this listen. I especially like the English accent for the books that are set in the days of the Old English gentry. This was a good story. Lots of plot, not just romance.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    S NY 06-28-10
    S NY 06-28-10 Member Since 2010
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    "AWFUL "Christian" Regency---"

    Take a long-winded, BORING, and jumbled storyline; add poorly-written soap opera style seedy moments of rape, adultery, betrayal, greed, brutality, etc.; then throw in an occasional mention of Christ and prayers and you get the drift of this total time-wasting tale. On top of that, it was not even a romance as the "hero/heroine" didn't so much as hold hands until the last few pages.

    19 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah North Pole, AK, United States 04-14-13
    Deborah North Pole, AK, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Twists and turnn make this tale tremendous"

    What a great story. It takes a while to figure out who everyone is and put it together but that is ok because it is so interesting with so many different people and just when you think the story is going one way it takes a sharp turn to somewhere else. The narrator did an excellent job with the right expression and voice change. Plan on listening to all Julie Klassen books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne Devlin, Ontario, Canada 06-04-11
    Yvonne Devlin, Ontario, Canada 06-04-11 Member Since 2008
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    "fluffy"

    I like light stories but this one was a bit light on the believable side. It was just quite silly and unbelievable. Listened to the entire thing anyways, so if you like lite brainless entertainment, this is for you.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 01-09-14
    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Mixed feelings about this one..."

    I've listened to worse and overall I liked it ok... It didn't irritate me and the story was not the same old thing. But there was something rather disappointing about it.

    There was plenty of intrigue, but in the end, the plot twist was (without giving it away) that the hinted at extraordinary and romantic was not reality, but the very ordinary was. The end was all so very anti-climatic, even though technically the heroes get the expected HEA.

    The narrator had a lovely voice and the story was very gently, s-l-o-w-l-y and carefully read... which added to the lack of excitement. I found my attention frequently wandering.

    Like I said, it was not bad. I liked it. I just didn't love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Douglas, Ga. 03-25-13
    Amazon Customer Douglas, Ga. 03-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Winner!"
    Where does The Silent Governess rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Silent Governess ranks right at the top of my listening experience pleasures.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was the main character, of course. She was placed in several precarious positions and handled herself extremely well I thought!


    What about Elizabeth Jasicki’s performance did you like?

    I like her voice. That is the first thing I notice, of course. She handled the different characterizations very well also.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Silent...Not so Silent...Governess


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Montgomery TX 05-27-12
    A. Montgomery TX 05-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Silence is bliss"
    Where does The Silent Governess rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This one is at the top of the list. I enjoyed this book like all of Julie Klassen's books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the chivalry in the book. The ladies act like ladies for the most part and the gentleman also.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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