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The Midwife's Confession Audiobook

The Midwife's Confession

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Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry.

The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle - her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family - described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn't know.

With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives - and the life of a desperate stranger - with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.

©2011 Diane Chamberlain (P)2013 Tantor

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    Doris Leominster, MA, United States 04-21-17
    Doris Leominster, MA, United States 04-21-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Annoying Narrator"
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    I hate to give a low rating on the performance because I thought the narrators did a great job... except for one. The narrator for Noelle ruined the listening experience for me. Was she trying to sing her way through the book?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beth E. Ranck 04-01-17 Member Since 2016

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    "good story"

    my only negative comment was in the narration and all the he said, she saids....it got a bit monotonous.

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    N. Stewart 03-10-17
    N. Stewart 03-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Noelle needs a new voice"

    Decent audio book to pass the time - except the narration of Noelle's character which was awful!

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    alanna marie gismero 08-19-16
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    "Love Hate"

    Enjoying everything about this book except the narration of Noel chapters. They are painful to my ears. They make me want to hate this audible. I've listened to 100's and, while not comfortable with some, Noel chapters... I literally get angry and nervous.
    Still, I will listen on. Me thinks I will skip Noel chapters all together because, honestly, I can't comprehend them anyway. I'd rather miss something in silence than miss something unnerved by this woman's irritating to the marrow narration.
    I want to give a 1 for performance just because of Noel chapters but that would dismiss the others which I am happy with.
    The worst part is that the woman can actually sound fine,as she does, when not screeching as Noel.
    Horrible that someone could listen to this and think it was okay to publish. To insult the author, other narrators and worst of all, listeners.
    If you can tolerate it... Listen. It is a good "read"



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    Heidi Hansen 07-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Riveting story"

    From the first i was caught up in the story Author is skillful at creating suspense and dropping clues Yet i never was sure where the story would go All about secrets, family, and the bond between friends

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    Sally R. Oregon 04-11-16
    Sally R. Oregon 04-11-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Wish I could unread it."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. I felt betrayed at the end of book. I gave the characters more credit than they deserved. The "good' guys were simple minded and naive. The "bad" guys were selfish and deceitful. Just about everyone was dumb.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator for the Noelle chapters made me want to crawl out of my skin. I believe I know who it is, but I'm not going to say in case I'm wrong. But I'll avoid that name in the future.


    Did The Midwife's Confession inspire you to do anything?

    Although I loved The Good Father and Necessary Lies, I'm taking a break from Diane Chamberlain books for awhile.


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    Gift Card Recipient Grand Rapids, Michigan 03-31-16
    Gift Card Recipient Grand Rapids, Michigan 03-31-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Hold Your Breath"

    Fabulous storytelling. I felt like I was holding my breath waiting for the conclusion. There are so many twists and turns that you'll never see what's coming next.

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    Carmen Maidstone, SK, Canada 03-25-16
    Carmen Maidstone, SK, Canada 03-25-16
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    "Don't give up too soon!"

    I nearly quit this book before the end of chapter 1. The narrator that reads Noelle's chapters has a really mechanical, automated phone directory vibe and I hated it. I persevered and the other readers are much better. I still cringe when a Noelle chapter comes up...but it is doable. The story is quite good and worth the intermittent subpar narration.

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    Terri 02-13-16
    Terri 02-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Twists and turns keep you coming back for more!"
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    The story and characters in this book took hold of me and never let go! The writing, editing, and performances are wonderful. By the time I got to the second half of the book, I couldn't put it down, staying awake until 6 AM to get to the end! This is the second Diane Chamberlain novel I have listened to, and will be listening to many more.

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    Amazon Customer 01-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    I enjoyed the story, the characters, plot and the twist. I got lost in it and listened to the whole story twice. I enjoyed it both times. I recommend this book. it's a bit slow at the beginning but quickly pick up and the chracter voices may throw u off a bit but overall a good story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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