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  • The Secret Keeper

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

England, 1959. Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime. Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good (ish) story, terrible narration :(

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-01-13

Good (ish) story, terrible narration :(

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-13

What did you like best about The Secret Keeper? What did you like least?

Story was a bit long....

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Caroline Lee?

The narrator kept changing her accent - sometimes mid sentence from Australian to semi Brittish... I found it so annoying that I stopped listening to the story for a few days until I could handle listening again. Then I had another break. In the end I read the book on my kindle. I wish I had never wasted my audible credit!
I would have used Caroline Lennon or someone more professional who can use one accent properly and doesn't sound like a 12 year old girl.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

I am never listening to anything by Caroline Lee ever again.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Agatha Raisin: Potted Gardener and The Walkers of Dembley (Dramatisation)

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin in two more full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramas. Agatha Raisin, the Columbo of the Cotswolds, is back in two more full-cast dramas based on the bestselling books by M. C. Beaton.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatized Radio Production, Not Unabridged Book

  • By Ellen on 01-02-11

funny i laughed out loud...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-12

What did you love best about Agatha Raisin and The Potted Gardener & The Walkers of Dembley?

Some of the one liners Agatha said had me laughing out loud.., eg

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin and The Potted Gardener & The Walkers of Dembley?

Agatha talking to Mary ... Agatha is so rude.

What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

Everything, I only listen to these because of Penelope Keith, she's the best.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful