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True Betrayals Audiobook

True Betrayals

Kelsey Byden grew up believing her mother had died when she was three. Now at 26 and freshly divorced, she receives a letter from her mother explaining that she is alive and living on a Virginia horse farm. Deeply strung by lies told to protect her, Kelsey takes her anger out at her college professor father by going to visit her mother, who Kelsey learns spent over 10 years in prison for murder.
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Kelsey Byden grew up believing her mother had died when she was three. Now, at 26 and freshly divorced, she receives a letter from her mother explaining that she is alive and living on a Virginia horse farm. Deeply strung by lies told to protect her, Kelsey takes her anger out at her college professor father by going to visit her mother, who Kelsey learns spent over 10 years in prison for murder.

But there are more secrets to be found out, and Kelsey decides to stay at her mother's splendid horse farm where she falls in love with horses and the man next door - handsome gambler Gabe Slater. When murdered men and injured horses turn up, Kelsey finds evil lurking where she least expects it, and risks all to restore her mother's honor.

©2005 Nora Roberts; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Roberts paints her story with a broad brush, but its colorful canvas, easily identifiable heroes and villains and swirling action add up to another winner for this popular author." (Publishers Weekly)

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    tina elkton, MD, United States 05-25-10
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    well i was not to thrilled with this readers differences in characters but the story will make up for it a differnet reader would be better

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 12-21-08
    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 12-21-08 Member Since 2007
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    Wish I could give this one 6 stars. The story has lots of twists and turns, some sexy stuff, the dialogue between the H/h is smart and funny plus the narration is excellent.

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    Rebecca Clyde, MI, United States 12-16-12
    Rebecca Clyde, MI, United States 12-16-12
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    The story was OK at the beginning, but got boring about 3/4 of the way through. There was too much about the ins and outs of horse racing, but I could have finished the story if it wasn't for the narrator. Not only was her voice annoying, but she kept pronouncing words incorrectly. She kept saying "show-der" instead of shoulder and "so-ger" for soldier. There were other words she got wrong as well, which distracted from the story. I found myself constantly wanting to correct her. I would recommend reading this book yourself, instead of listening to the audiobook.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy 08-11-12
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    Initially, I thought I'd chosen a dud. It took a little while to get into the story, but it did ultimately engage me and overall, I enjoyed it.

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    Houston mom 07-23-12
    Houston mom 07-23-12 Listener Since 2005

    I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.

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    I generally love Nora Roberts' books, but I couldn't wait for this one to get over. I enjoyed learning about horse racing and their owners, but never really invested in the characters. The narrator used a high pitched 'girly' voice for the main character that was especially grating. I like Nora's strong women-- this one came off as stupid and weak in comparison.

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    susan 06-19-11
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    This book is very well written. I could not put the book down at times. I would highly recommend

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    I enjoyed this one ... my favorite of all her books so far. Different from all the rest. Didn't care much st first for the reader, but it grew on me.

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    Chandra Rivers Decatur, GA United States 05-12-16
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    The narrator was awful. Although I was able to finish this book, it was not easy.

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    Such a great story! I listen with headphones at work an I'm pretty sure I gasped out loud a couple times😀

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    started out with a bang. kept you thinking the whole story. love the ending.

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