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  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,926

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

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  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

JUST SO PISSED!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I spent 9 hours trying to determine if Morton was brilliant or insane in this wonderful story all jumbled up - as if she wrote this great novel, cut out all the chapters, mixed them up on the kitchen table and then straightened the papers together and had them published - I even double-checked to make sure the beginning was an UNABRIDGED version and they say it IS! I was still puzzled when in the MIDDLE when I heard what was clearly the end in Chapter 23 (via Audibles "winding Down music", followed by Authors Note---YET THERE ARE TILL NINE HOURS REMAINING IN THE BOOK! I chuckled at Morton's fearlessness at even this strategy, confident that in the following 9 hours she would make it all clear and I would be stunned in wonder!!! Then I was so angry - particularly on this long road trip- to realize that Chapter 24 STARTS THE WHOLE BOOK OVER, beginning in an even different Place!! AND THEN SHE SAYS AGAIN ITS AN UNABRIDGED VERSION!!!
I don't know whether to proceed with reading it again from here or return the book because of this whole experience! Could some Liane Moriarty and Kate Morton long-term fan please advise me???

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