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The Secret Keeper Audiobook

The Secret Keeper

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Publisher's Summary

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 90th birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades. She decides to find out the truth about the events of that summer day and lay to rest her own feelings of guilt. One photograph, of her mother and a woman Laurel has never met, called Vivian, is her first clue.

The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths some people go to fulfill them, and the strange consequences they sometimes have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers and schemers, play-acting, and deception told against a backdrop of events that changed the world.

©2012 Kate Morton (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Paul HARRISBURG, PA, United States 02-15-13
    Paul HARRISBURG, PA, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Favorite by Kate Morton so far"
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    This is my 3rd Kate Morton and my favorite so far. Like her others she goes back and forth in time. I loved the characters and the story. I loved how everything finally ended. The narration was absolutely lovely. A great listening experience!

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    janice 02-15-13
    janice 02-15-13
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    "A thoroughly enjoyable experience"
    Would you listen to The Secret Keeper again? Why?

    I will definitely listen to this lovely story. The language was exquisite. I felt like I was there, in London and that the characters were familiar.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think that my favorite character was Vivian. She was a very strong woman who was loyal, fair minded, strong and never behaved like the victim she was.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to Caroline Lee before this but I will definitely search for other books she has done.


    If you could take any character from The Secret Keeper out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I think it would be Dolly. She was determined to uncover the truth. I liked her.


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    Ladybug 02-15-13
    Ladybug 02-15-13

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    "Great listen! Don't miss this one"

    This is my first Kate Morton listen, but I will listen to more of her books. This is a great story with a great narrator. The narrator perfectly suited the story and made the story come alive as she changed voices for each character. The storyline moves with some unpredictable turns that keep you listening, treasuring every word. This mystery has a great ending. I'm so glad I chose it!

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    Amazon Customer 02-14-13
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    "Great story with unexpected twist"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Keeper?

    This was a really good story that became great when a completely unexpected twist was added to it. Cleverly crafted, and well narrated.


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    wbc 02-14-13
    wbc 02-14-13
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    "Glad I kept listening!"
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    I am glad that I read the reviews explaining that the beginning is slow but to stick with it! Truly, this is a beautiful book that takes a long time to get interesting. The narrator is excellent, and the story is an interesting one.

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    Deborah Vadnais Hts., MN, United States 02-13-13
    Deborah Vadnais Hts., MN, United States 02-13-13
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    "Book rated giving my first review"
    Would you listen to The Secret Keeper again? Why?

    No, only because I know the story now.


    What other book might you compare The Secret Keeper to and why?

    None that I can think of. It had unique twists and turns.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO


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

    I did not want to listen to in one setting only beacuse it was like some fine chocolates. I want to wait and enjoy some the next day.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the glimpses of London and the blitz. It seemed very real and well researched.

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    Liz Lambdin Altadena, CA United States 02-12-13
    Liz Lambdin Altadena, CA United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Well Written but LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    For the most part, but did I mention that it was LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG


    Would you recommend The Secret Keeper to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not - it was LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing -she was great.


    Do you think The Secret Keeper needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK, I think she said it all in this one.


    Any additional comments?

    It was too LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG.

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    Sue 02-12-13
    Sue 02-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "performed very nicely"
    Where does The Secret Keeper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved Caroline Lee's performance. She has a voice that is very easy to listen to. The story kept me looking forward to the next chapter.


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    N. Picard Manvel, Texas USA 02-11-13
    N. Picard Manvel, Texas USA 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Magnificent story with unexpected ending"
    What made the experience of listening to The Secret Keeper the most enjoyable?

    The narrator's voice brought this story to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twists and turns kept me engaged and wowed to the very end.


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ms. Lee's narration was wonderful. It was nice to have a British narrator for the book considering its setting.


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    Joyce 02-11-13
    Joyce 02-11-13

    I love to read and quilt. However I always have a problem trying to decide if I would rather read or quilt since I love them both. Audible has solved my problem. Now I can quilt and listen to my favorite books. I love it.

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    "Great book but slow at times."
    Would you listen to The Secret Keeper again? Why?

    No, once was enough. I did enjoy it the first time but I am not one to read the same book twice or listen to the same story twice. This was good but not that good.


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