The Lace Reader
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  • 1
    The Lace Reader | Brunonia Barry

    The Lace Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Brunonia Barry
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (236)

    Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator of The Lace Reader, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations. But the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light.

    Difficult but good

    Towner is an example of an unreliable narrator. From the beginning you suspect that her judgments of the events from the past and the present are dist..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 15 2008 by A User ()
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    The Fifth Petal: A Novel | Brunonia Barry

    The Fifth Petal: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Brunonia Barry
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem's most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed The Goddess Murders, in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town.

    Hint: Increase the Speed

    While I quite enjoyed Alyssa Bresnahan's narration of The Lace Reader, I found that Ann Marie Lee's measured pace on The Fifth Petal was much too slow..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 22 2017 by Sandra (Helena, MT, United States)