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The Shifting Fog [also published under the alternate title The House at Riverton] Audiobook

The Shifting Fog [also published under the alternate title The House at Riverton]

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Publisher's Summary

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent 20s, The Shifting Fog is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.

An alternate title for this novel is The House at Riverton.

©2006 Kate Morton (P)2006 Kate Morton

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    Lesley Bay of Islands, New Zealand 09-01-11
    Lesley Bay of Islands, New Zealand 09-01-11
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    "Good account of early UK life..."

    Takes you on a journey of the differences in the class of early UK life for staff of great houses, an enjoyable soft story. Great narration as well...

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    carina 06-19-17
    carina 06-19-17 Member Since 2010

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    "A Classic"

    An amazing generational story of sisters, servants, friendships, marriage, lovers, and all their lives during and after the Great War in Britain and into the roaring 20s. Kate Mortan is an outstanding author, giving us a novel I consider a classic. I love Caroline Lee's voices. She's the perfect reader for this story. I happily give the Shifting Fog five stars. I listened to it years ago when I first joined Audible, and recently "reread" it. I think I enjoyed it even more this second time. The book is also released under another title, "The House at Riverton".

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    Cathy Sumeracki 05-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great one by Kate Morton"

    loved it! Great storytelling which keeps you engaged til the end. her best yet that I have read.

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    Amazon Customer 04-25-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great one!"

    I've read all her books. and this one did not disappoint. can't wait for another one!

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    Plundered treasure 04-05-17 Member Since 2017

    Nothing better than a entertaining story line that entwines historically true events & the character of humans that influence the outcome.

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    "Different historical drama"

    It's so rare to find a historical love story that captures & keeps my attention. Personally I am not a fan of live stories since 4th grade. Whether I truly love a book seems to be in direct correlation to how much I learn from the book. I learned a lot from this book.Englands transformation into the 20th century was felt worldwide. This book is excellent detailed representation of that change

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    Amazon Customer 03-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Timeless"

    As always, Morton delivers a poignant story filled with gripping characters and an intriguing storyline. Highly recommended.

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    Amazon Customer 11-26-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"

    I always enjoy listening to our reading about the lives of those who lived before us and the struggles they've seen and how they overcame them. This book allows you a glimpse into the past and the lives of those who lived it. The struggles of mental illness are real and this story allows us to see their impact.

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    Aly 02-18-16
    Aly 02-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Kate Morton will never disappoint"
    Would you listen to The Shifting Fog again? Why?

    At some point I might, I might. Its a relaxing and intriguing read, that takes you back in time and engulfs you into the very genuine story plot and character development.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shifting Fog?

    When Hannah falls in love.


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

    I have, and I actually found Kate Morton's books by following Caroline Lee. She is AMAZING, and I will continue to look for other books read by her.


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

    The end......of course!


    Any additional comments?

    Kate Morton may not be for everyone, but for those that fall in love with her writing (which I imagine are many!) - I cannot name a book where she disappoints. They are each their own unique, well thought and well written beautiful masterpieces, and I cannot wait to read more!

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    Ray Stewart 01-21-16
    Ray Stewart 01-21-16
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    Nice character development. Good mystery that kept me guessing. The narrator did a great job with the characters.

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    Ann Mangold Coarsegold, CA United States 09-30-15
    Ann Mangold Coarsegold, CA United States 09-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "fantastic book!"

    love the story and the narrator. Perfect combination. hoping there is a sequel... I want to know what has happened to these characters

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