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This Secret We're Keeping Audiobook

This Secret We're Keeping

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of This Secret We're Keeping by Rebecca Done, read by Kristin Atherton and Oliver Chris.

A pupil and a teacher. Is it ever right to break the rules?

Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was 15 years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal, with his arrest and imprisonment.

Now, 17 years later, Matthew returns to Norfolk, with a new identity and a long-term girlfriend and a young daughter who know nothing of what happened before. Yet when he runs into Jessica, neither of them can ignore the emotional ties that bind them together. With so many secrets to keep hidden, how long can Jessica and Matthew avoid the dark mistakes of their past imploding in the present?

From debut author Rebecca Done, This Secret We're Keeping is a powerful and provocative novel about the ties which can keep us together - or tear us apart.

©2016 Rebecca Done (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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    donna 01-07-17
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    "Well...... a few small spoilers"

    I'm torn. It was a decent book. Well written, well narrated, interesting points of view, good characters. It had a lot of potential, it just wasn't at all what I was expecting when I started and for all the rave reviews I've read. It was, however, utterly heartbreaking. So so many things were just tragic. I think any book that includes a beloved pet dying, especially when so central to the story, should have a disclaimer so that I can be prepared for it. I've been blindsided by a few lately and it's not cool at all. I was already on the fence about the book and that ruined it further. So here's your warning if you feel the same.
    But onto the more reasonable points I didn't like; it was way longer than necessary and some areas progressed so slowly I was actually bored. A good portion of the book seemed pretty pointless.
    I tried, I really really tried to like Matthew/will. But, I just couldn't. He was just a weak, sad, immature character in my opinion. Like the mindless, stereotypical male who's life is completely run by the women and stronger personalities around him. He was to weak to escape the seductions of a 15 year old girl, his adult girlfriend runs the show and makes his decisions for him but he can't change that because he can't support himself and she'd take his child away. Ugh, I wanted to shake some sense into him. Quit making excuses and be an adult! They made ridiculously terrible decisions throughout the book, which for a 15 year old is understandable but for a 25 year old is just sad. It really hit me (small spoiler) when he was trying to convince her to ditch college to run away to Italy. He's just grooming her like an actual predator. He's so selfish. Maybe he loved her but he's still trying to change her life and her future to what he wants, not what's best for her. It says a few times how she's so young and impressionable but he uses it to his advantage every time. Even as adults he treats her like a child who will sit and wait with bated breath for his call or attention, and sadly she does just that. I just couldn't make myself like him and that made me question her sanity. I guess it made such an impact on a 15 year old girl she would still be attached, even if he is pathetic.
    Every character besides the main two, was somehow evil and terrible to them. Every one. There wasn't a redeemable quality in the bunch which also got a bit old. Well, except smudge but look where that got him.
    The narration is great and I'll look for other books by both narrators, I'm not sure I'll read another by the author though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Miss
    6/7/16
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    "Incredible"

    An amazing book from start to finish with an ending that was so beautifully written.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lynne
    5/7/16
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    "Wonderful!"

    I have been completely captivated by this book from start to finish! A must read!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • K
    5/5/16
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    "Narrator with spit issues"

    I couldn't even listen to this after the first chapter. It was unbelievable that the narrator kept swallowing, licking her lips and making general horrible mouth noises. Gross.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. V. F. Brown
    7/14/16
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    "too many similes"

    a bizarre love story with too many extravagantly crafted similes : one in every paragraph.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • janet
    porth, United Kingdom
    6/14/16
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    "Very good"

    Slow getting going but really enjoyed both the content and delivery.
    I enjoyed this book and would recommend .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SEREN
    5/22/16
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    "Rather slow and lack lustre."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Some interesting moments.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    No.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Story is rather slow, but the constant swallowing by the narrator was most off-putting.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • FingerprintMidLife
    5/16/16
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    "Excellently narrated by Kristen Atherton!"

    I really enjoyed this book...at times the story seem to drag on and felt a little tedious but overall, a shady subject with an insiders light.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lyndsay
    5/9/16
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    "A good listen"

    I downloaded this expecting nothing really, but actually I couldn't stop listening. It's nothing groundbreaking but a good listen! The ending wasn't what I expected either!

    However, if you are sensitive to weird mouth noises, the female narrator can get a bit annoying at times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    8/4/17
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    "not at all good"

    couldn't get that the story accepted that it was OK for a 15 year old girl to have sexual relations with her maths teacher
    wrong on too many levels. couldn't enjoy the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    4/21/17
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    "Disappointed!"

    Was enjoying this book till three quarters to the end. Big build up with disappointing ending
    It's as if the author got fed up writing the book and just made up a quick ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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