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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood, read by Imogen Church and Sally Scott.

Kate Rafter is a successful war reporter. She's the strong one. The one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds. Her sister Sally didn't. Instead she drinks. But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home. And on her first night, she is woken by a terrifying scream. What secret has Kate stumbled upon? And is she strong enough to uncover the truth...and make it out alive?

©2016 Nuala Ellwood (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

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  • Carol Brooks
  • 05-09-17

hard going

very well narrated, compelling, but unremittingly miserable. Avoid if you are given to bouts of depression!!!

29 of 31 people found this review helpful

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  • Kaggy
  • 10-06-17

A very good and gripping story

My initial attraction to this book was because of its setting (I have intimate knowledge of Herne Bay) and I was very curious to find out how well a thriller would work in what I think of as a pleasant but fairly boring seaside town. I have to say I was very impressed by the way the author captured the atmosphere of the place and gave it a very believable sinister edge. OK - some liberties were taken with some of the minor facts about the geography but there was perfect logic in setting this story in a location like Herne Bay where nobody expects really dreadful things to happen. The underlying themes of war, PTSD, child abuse and false memories were intelligently explored and I was genuinely gripped throughout the tale. The structure of the story (including an interrogation of the main character by a psychologist) kept me intrigued and this was one of the few books of this type where I felt there was a plausible plot.
The narrators were very good and added character to the voices of the two female protagonists. My only quibble (and not enough for this to lose a star) is that the reading was quite slow and this was remedied by me changing the setting to 1.25. I recommend this highly and will look out for more books by this author.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Yonyon
  • 09-11-17

Is better in x1.5 speed

I nearly gave up on the book as I found the narration very melodramatic and needlessly slow with too many dramatic pauses. It actually ruined the main character for me.

But then I decided to to play with the speed of the book reading (wanting to power through it faster) and found that playing it x1.5 cut out most of the melodrama and you got to enjoy the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-08-17

very good read!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. I thought the narrator was ok.

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  • Fraser
  • 11-28-17

WOW !!!!

I never write reviews but this book is fantastic, twisty turns and keeps you guessing right to the end, I mogen Church is one of the best narrators going and the other narrator is close on her heels. Amazing !!!

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  • Susan A.
  • 11-07-17

Returned with 8 hrs to go

Sorry. I tried to persist but gave in. The story seemed fine but I couldn't put up with the narration. I found it very irritating and decided life was too short.

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  • Prince Von Cum- Pickles.
  • 10-09-17

Once she started snarling at Jesus, I gave up.

This book is meant to be fantastic, but oh dear me. The audio performance is a strange one. And all this "lets hate Jesus" malarkey. Nope. Gave up. Too clichéd Too depressing.

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  • jackie
  • 03-09-17

gripping

This book floored me, a brilliant story and love Imogen Church narating so got this book based on her reading it. but love it from start to finish.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-17

boring

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

a different story

Would you ever listen to anything by Nuala Ellwood again?

don't think so

What three words best describe Imogen Church and Sally Scott ’s performance?

i did not like the book so hard to say

What character would you cut from My Sister's Bones?

the main character

Any additional comments?

not for me

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  • JAJA
  • 10-29-17

So long and drawn out

Not a particularly thrilling story and very predictable
There was maybe an "exciting" twenty minutes or so, near the end but then it went on and on and on, when it really should have finished on a "high"

Not a clue what the title has to do with it though!