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True Betrayals Audiobook

True Betrayals

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Publisher's Summary

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
    tina elkton, MD, United States 05-25-10
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    "so-so"

    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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    "A 6-star listen"

    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.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Clyde, MI, United States 12-16-12
    Rebecca Clyde, MI, United States 12-16-12
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    "Bad narrator!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy 08-11-12
    Wendy 08-11-12
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    "A moderately good listen"
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    "Eh"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    susan 06-19-11
    susan 06-19-11
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    "worth the time to read"

    This book is very well written. I could not put the book down at times. I would highly recommend

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steph Florida 11-05-16
    Steph Florida 11-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "True Betrayals - Pace is Sloooow"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I would have preferred another book. This is an ok Nora Roberts book, but is seems dated. I believe it's mostly due to the narration.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    If you have read a Nora Roberts book, you know how it's going to go.


    What didn’t you like about Rose Anne Shansky’s performance?

    The narrator's voice is slow. The timing in the dialogue could be better. The most evident problem with the voice for me is that she sounds old. She plays the mom just fine, but as for the heroine and the hero, the voice didn't really work. Often, I couldn't tell the difference between when the mom was talking or when the daughter was talking. And I had to fast forward the intimate scenes. They just weren't coming across as sexy because the voice wasn't sexy. It was frumpy.


    Was True Betrayals worth the listening time?

    Casual listening only. I've missed a lot because the voice was not compelling.


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    Kathy Rustburg, VA, United States 10-24-16
    Kathy Rustburg, VA, United States 10-24-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Bad narration"

    I'm a Nora Roberts fan but this definitely wasn't one her her best works but the narrator ruined any chance it had.

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    Keith 10-19-16
    Keith 10-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The WORST NARRATOR ever!!!"

    I couldn't make it beyond the 2nd chapter. The narration has to be the WORST I have ever heard. None of the character voices sounded younger than an 85 year old grandmother.

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    Pamela M. Rodriguez Del Rio Texas 10-15-16
    Pamela M. Rodriguez Del Rio Texas 10-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping"

    Had me from the first chapter to the last. Wonderful story, brilliant writer. Nora Roberts never disappoints me.

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