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Heart of the Ocean

Narrated by: Erin Spencer
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
4 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)
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This Story Is Sweet

Publisher's Summary

In Heather B. Moore's enthralling 1840's historical romance, Heart of the Ocean, Eliza Robinson has turned down the very pretentious Mr. Thomas Beesley's marriage proposal. As a business partner of Eliza's father, Thomas quickly discredits the family and brings disgrace to the Robinson name.

While her father scrambles to restore his good name in New York City, Eliza flees to the remote Puritan town of Maybrook to stay with her Aunt Maeve. Although relieved to be away from all- things-male and unforgiving gossip columns, odd things start to happen to Eliza, and she is plagued by a ghostly voice. Her aunt's explanation? That Eliza is being haunted by a woman who died of a broken heart twenty years ago.

After Aunt Maeve is tragically killed, Eliza's life is put in danger as she tries to uncover the mystery of her aunt's death. She encounters Jonathan Porter in Maybrook, whose presence in the town seems suspicious, yet she finds herself drawn to him. When she discovers that Jonathan's dark secrets may be the link between the dead woman who haunts her and her aunt's murderer, Eliza realizes that Jonathan is the one man she should never trust.

©2013 Heather B. Moore (P)2014 Heather B. Moore

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Good, clean romance!!

Where does Heart of the Ocean rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's at the top among the audiobooks I've listened to. I thought the narrator did a fantastic job!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the mystery and romance elements. There were parts that were kind of spooky and I thought they did a great job emphasizing them.

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

I've never heard Erin Spencer before.

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

Yes, I wanted to listen to it all at once but had to break it up into about four sessions. I found time at the end so I could finish it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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About Ghosts. Contains Swearing.

Since I read reviews to find out if a story is clean and the language clean, I would like to mention upfront that it does contain swearing and it is about ghosts. The story did keep my interest and I did listen all the way through. The swearing is not profuse, but why at all? The narrator did an outstanding job and I would definitely listen to that narrator again. However I would rather find an author who keeps the language clean throughout.

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Beyond Irritating

I couldn't even finish listening to this book, which for me is rare. The beginning of the book was disjointed and I had to go read the summary to figure out what was going on. The book is scattered, disjointed and the characters dull and shallow. The narrator was super annoying. Typically I like H.B. Moore but this book was so incredibly irritating that I just couldn't stand to finish it.

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Just okay

After listening to this Audible book I wish that I had read it instead. The narrator was choppy and her voice inflections were no where near what they should be in reading a story. Narrators need to convey what they honestly believe the author is trying to convey in emotion and inflection. I don't believe this was the case for this book.

The book was fairly good just a little odd with the ghost giving one idea to Eliza at the beginning and another idea to her at the end. Plus the ghost said different things to different people. She was verbally angry to some and kind to others that she trusted. Typical for ghosts that are left behind on earth she wanted to have her murder solved and her body to be placed in a grave.