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The Angel Tree Audiobook

The Angel Tree

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Publisher's Summary

Thirty years have passed since Greta Marchmont left the Marchmont Hall. Now she finally returns, with amnesia and no memory of her past.

But a walk through the wintry landscape leads to a disturbing discovery: she comes across a grave in the forest, and the weathered inscription on the cross tells her that her own son is buried here. Greta begins to search for the woman she once was, and to do so she must summon all of her courage....

©1995 Lucinda Riley (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding storytelling." (Choice on The Midnight Rose)

"A captivating read from Lucinda Riley." (Daily Mail on The Midnight Rose)

What Members Say

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    M. Ryder 01-19-16
    M. Ryder 01-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Surprisingly Good!"

    Hesitated in purchasing this book because there were so few reviews, but so glad I took the chance. Although the story was not real suspenseful, it was both in depth and had great character development. Also, narration was incredible! J.B. did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. I actually grew to care for them, and wanted to find out what happened to each of them. Story was definitely long, but the time still passed quickly. Try it out, and do not think you will be disappointed with the purchase.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Mome California 01-10-16
    Mome California 01-10-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Great book! Terrific performance!"

    This was my favorite of her books so far! Truly three dimensional in character development.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sharlene 05-05-16
    Sharlene 05-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Engaging"

    Excellently drawn characters. The narration added tremendously to the story! I usually listen to audiobooks while I exercise and drive, but I could not wait to get to the end of this story. Thank you for the great entertainment!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Colette 03-15-16
    Colette 03-15-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great!"

    True Lucinda Riley .Loved the story and narator!! This book pulls you in and although predictable at times, still captures your attention.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mel 04-04-16
    Mel 04-04-16
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    "Loved this story"

    This story is awesome! A twisted suspenseful story! Great clean fiction. Maybe one love scene and a few curses words. I love this author!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Fairfield, Ca, United States 02-20-16
    Kindle Customer Fairfield, Ca, United States 02-20-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Characters elicited no sympathy"
    What disappointed you about The Angel Tree?

    The main character was so unsympathetic. She was a weak woman who couldn't see beyond her own warped view. I could not understand why the male character found her so attractive. She was insipid both as a young and old woman. I haven't slogged through the last five hours so perhaps she will redeem herself. The supporting characters were engaging.


    What could Lucinda Riley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She should have done some research. At the time period, the studio system in Hollywood, as well as morality clauses we're thing of the past. I also don't believe a schizophrenic can go fifteen years without a psychotic episode.


    What three words best describe Julia Barrie’s performance?

    Not too bad. Overall was OK but American male characters were not very good.


    What character would you cut from The Angel Tree?

    I hate to say it but the main one, Greta.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed several books by this author so I was surprised that this one was so slapdash.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ginger Canton, GA, United States 02-10-16
    Ginger Canton, GA, United States 02-10-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Thoroughly Entertaining"

    Loved this story and character development. I never tired of listening to narrator's lovely voice. I would recommend this story if you enjoy family sagas over the generations.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    shannon 07-05-16
    shannon 07-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    kept me going the whole time. loved the characters. ...I was able to get invested in what happened to them ....I could see them all clearly in my minds eye

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Majcher 06-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A very long soap opera"

    I had high hopes for this novel, but it was little more than a sappy soap opera.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Brow 06-02-16
    Karen Brow 06-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Rich but predictable"

    An expansive story across generations and rich in detail and character development, but I could always see the bigger plot coming. This made the story much less interesting than it might have been. I did like the authors attention in details of the time period, but I only gave the book three stars.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Rose
    4/3/17
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    "Well a poor man's classic at best"

    This book is a confusing read. It's written in a typical regency style and might remind the reader of something like 'Wuthering heights' or 'Downton Abbey' that kind of thing but it lacks something of the proper way of doing it. There's enough drama and tragedy but some of the dialogue is lame and a bit prissy. The characters are not necessarily individual and the time line of the book is all over the place. For instance it's impossible to read 'David Copperfield' in one afternoon and still leave time to dress for dinner. The research leaves much to be desired. Such a well appointed house as Marchmont would have a nursery and nursery staff even in 1946 so why is the mother doing the work of a day nurse? Then there is the narator who, while she reads it well enough tends to make all the men sound like stroppy little boys. I'm not yet halfway through this book but really I don't expect it to alter much. If I were you I'd stick to the real classics. At least they were well researched.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy
    3/29/16
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    "Interesting story, a bit too contrived at times"

    I didn't enjoy this as much as other books of Lucinda Riley's that I've listened to. In fact I 'fast-forwarded' through a little bit as I was getting bored with that part. Perhaps it was partly due to the narrator, some of her 'voices' we're very irritating and she spoke with a nasal delivery - 'through her nose' as my mum would say - the whole way through, which is not pleasant to listen to.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom
    3/17/16
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    "Interminable !"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who has 22 hours of their life spare to waste listening to an incredibly average book


    Has The Angel Tree put you off other books in this genre?

    No, other books such as this have been enjoyable. This one, for me was hard work.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Barrie’s performances?

    No, I didn't warm to her narration at all, and the children's voices were irritating in the extreme.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Angel Tree?

    I would cut the book in half, after taking out all the excess 'padding'. After certain sentences, I found myself asking what was the point of what I just listened to? There was too much waffle that didn't enhance the story in any way - it just added nothing to the story but frustration


    Any additional comments?

    Not an enjoyable endurance test. I saw the reviews & downloaded my book, but on this occasion was disappointed. I ploughed on until the end, but the last 5 hours or so, I listened to while cleaning/painting/gardening so that I didn't have to give it my full concentration.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda Toguri
    8/1/16
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    "Great summer read...not much substance though"

    Great poolside entertainment, but a little too romantically predictable to be taken seriously. Great narration and some good historical research.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela Hughes
    2/14/16
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    "Loved every minute"

    I'm a big fan of Lucinda Riley, but this book captured my imagination from the start .. I was captivated right to the last words. A wonderful story that spans many years & lives.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Bee
    12/11/15
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    "Love all her books"

    ... But this one was extra fantastic and I stayed up all night in the end to finish it!

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. H. L. Rider
    2/24/16
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    "So gripping I daren't listen yet couldn't stop!"

    Started as a nice story but as each piece of the story fell into place became a gripping read- skillfully crafted and woven together. Got frustrated with characters, cried with them, even nearly shouted at them! Editing not quite thorough but good tempo and well read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • barbara
    west yorkshire
    2/21/16
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    "a wonderful book"

    I have both read and listened to books by Lucinda Riley - can't wait for the next one. loved the narrator too. I felt as though I was there!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • N HISCOCK
    6/27/17
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    "Loved this book"

    I was engrossed from the start and could not put it down although not a book i would normally choose

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shelley Dyson
    6/20/17
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    "Just tremendous"

    The best book for a long time. Just wonderful. Cannot recommend enough, excellent story, wonderful narration an absolute gem.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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