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Lady Audley's Secret Audiobook

Lady Audley's Secret

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Publisher's Summary

A fast-paced Victorian thriller that will delight audiences today as it did 100 years ago, Lady Audley's Secret has subterfuge, kidnapping, jealousy, and fraud, all thrown into the mix and shaken up for good measure.

A mystery which keeps a listener guessing until the last moments, this production is a must-listen for anyone who enjoys playing detective.

©2007 CSA Word; (P)2007 CSA Word

What the Critics Say

"Sensational melodrama at its best....the tale sustains its suspense to the very end and wins our sympathy for the erring Lady Lucy." (The Times, London)

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    Martin New York, NY, USA 05-23-10
    Martin New York, NY, USA 05-23-10
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    "very well done"

    This is a classic 19th century thriller by a woman who was a best-seller in Jane Austen's day - and it's terrific. The abridgement makes the story cleaner and the reader is very engaging, able to render all the voices (including the men) memorably. For a 150 year-old book, this one's a winner.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 02-06-12
    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 02-06-12
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    "Narrator creates the listen"

    This is so melodramatic that it plays as camp to contemporary ears.(Probably sounded camp to many in its day!) Stevenson - a great narrator - manages to read the novel so to keep it entertaining, even delightful.

    I don't know if I'd tackle the unabridged version, but this version is a period treasure for the $5.95 price!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-07-11
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    "Amazing narration!"

    This is a fun Victorian mystery, or what was called in the day a "sensation" novel. But what really makes the book is the narration by Juliet Stevenson. She has so many voices, you would swear there is a whole cast of actors narrating the book! I hope she does many more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maynard Moravian falls, NC, United States 12-03-15
    Maynard Moravian falls, NC, United States 12-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "sure it's great but..."

    yeah it's a great tale: classic, eloquent, rich... but it's Juliet's reading, is always Juliet's reading, that makes novels exceptional.

    she reads so passionately, so richly intoxicating. her meter, her timing, her voices, her delivery, her characters... it's all perfect.

    the recording, the sound, it's spot on.

    This is a good story, professionally read. This is what audiobook should be.

    a pleasure to listen to. again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    myz 08-05-15
    myz 08-05-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Abridged, but Well-done"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Juliet Stevenson is such a great narrator, I would recommend almost anything she reads.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mary Elizabeth Braddon? Why or why not?

    I would, but I won't be looking out for it specifically. The story was supposed to be very mysterious and sensational, but for the modern audience, I think it falls short on both parts.


    What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

    She has a very pleasant voice and is an actress and well able to distinguish between roles.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending was interesting, especially as there was such a long build-up to it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    H 01-06-13
    H 01-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Unexpectedly fun, great narrator."

    Juliet Stevenson's readings of Austen and Gaskell brought me to this other novel, which was a fun farce and a very enjoyable listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya 11-01-17
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    "Sublimely haunting!!!"

    Excellent story, masterful narration. You will be enthralled the entire time and left wanting more!

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    Melissa 09-17-16
    Melissa 09-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great performance!"

    This book had so many characters and one person reading but you would
    Never know it. Outstanding performance.

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    Anonymous 08-10-16
    Anonymous 08-10-16
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    "Performance-10 STARS"

    The story is predictable, but interesting. The narration is amazing. I generally don't like female narrators, as most can't do men's voices well. JS is superb!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Monhegan Monarch 05-21-15
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    "Interesting but not a "grabber""

    Love the reader/reading.

    Took a chance because I so admire Stevenson's talented reading. The story was just a light read. Enjoyable but not great literature.

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    United Kingdom
    7/12/15
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    "Perfect Victorian Mystery"
    Would you listen to Lady Audley's Secret again? Why?

    Yes: Have listened to this 'Three Times' and just about to listen again. I adore Victorian melodrama which this basically is with it's background of 'Love, Betrayal and Murder all set in the usual huge Manor House. Old man marries youg women, is her background suspicious? Is she or is isn't the beautiful young wife all that she seems and IS MEANT to be for a woman of her high position.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Wife; who is so beautiful and calm on the outside but complex and a bag of explosives on the inside. She is a paradox : a wonder and carries it off to aplomb.


    What does Juliet Stevenson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Juliet is a professional actress with a warm appealing voice which she can tune into what ever character she needs to be. She is calm and therefore gluides you along deep into each of the characters personality male or female. Unlike a lot of narrators, Juliet does not rush her lines, she acts them out just as she would on stage. She cares about her performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I always make sure I am in a position where I have all the hours needed to relax as I become totally absorbed into the storyline. This way, it is like you are there experiencing the play first hand. I am a trained actress and like to get the 'whole feel' of the atmosphere.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to have much more of the audiobooks 'with a Full Cast'. I have at least 650 in my audible.uk collection and I WANT MORE :) Please 🌹

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Penelope
    Amersham, Bucks, United Kingdom
    1/26/09
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    "Gripping"

    This is one of the best stories I've listened to in ages - very well paced with twists and surprises all the way through which all come together and make sense at the end. Juliette Stevenson also has a wonderful reading voice and very well suited to the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christine
    Altrincham, United Kingdom
    10/2/12
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    "Brilliant narration by Juliet Stevenson"

    I hadn't read Lady Audley's Secret but am required to read it for my MSt. degree. Juliet Stevenson's narration is excellent and brings out all the nuances in this well-written novel. I went out and bought the book immediately for the Introduction and footnotes - the only problem I have with 'hearing' rather than 'reading'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nejra
    OrebroSweden
    2/1/11
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    "Fantastic narration, predictable book"

    So the book itself may not be not the best piece of prose ever written, although Juliet Stevens might be a good enough reason to listen through it - she' just brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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