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The Silent Governess Audiobook

The Silent Governess

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Publisher's Summary

With the stunning prose and engaging characters of The Silent Governess, Christy Award finalist Julie Klassen whisks listeners away to Regency England for a compelling tale of romance and intrigue. Thinking she’s guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene flees her home and stumbles upon a grand estate—and a damaging secret. To ensure her silence, Lord Bradley insists she serve in his opulent manor.

©2009 Julie Klassen (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Klassen expertly infuses her … inspirational tale with a gothic atmosphere, resulting in a sweetly intriguing romance worthy of Victoria Holt.” (Booklist)

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    Simmons 07-09-10
    Simmons 07-09-10
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    "Left wanting more like this"

    I originally downloaded this because of the reference to Victoria Holt novels which I loved to read growing up. This was just like them. I loved every minute of it and then downloaded the other two books.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie 03-12-15
    Debbie 03-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great listen!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    It started out negative and with some dire circumstances, but it ended well and I consider it another great listen from Julie Klassen with great narration by Elizabeth Jasicki.

    Another "reader" had posted a negative review stating this book was not a Christian book and talked of rape and other horrendous things. I only found brief discussion of a scoundrel taking advantage of a woman, but not any gory details and it was handled very delicately and tactfully, just enough to explain the story. There are many Christian references and some characters do make commitments to God and have transformed lives.

    I will listen to more books written by Julie Klassen and narrated by Elizabeth Jasicki.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 01-09-14
    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Mixed feelings about this one..."

    I've listened to worse and overall I liked it ok... It didn't irritate me and the story was not the same old thing. But there was something rather disappointing about it.

    There was plenty of intrigue, but in the end, the plot twist was (without giving it away) that the hinted at extraordinary and romantic was not reality, but the very ordinary was. The end was all so very anti-climatic, even though technically the heroes get the expected HEA.

    The narrator had a lovely voice and the story was very gently, s-l-o-w-l-y and carefully read... which added to the lack of excitement. I found my attention frequently wandering.

    Like I said, it was not bad. I liked it. I just didn't love it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Panicked Devlin, Ontario, Canada 06-04-11
    Panicked Devlin, Ontario, Canada 06-04-11 Member Since 2013
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    "fluffy"

    I like light stories but this one was a bit light on the believable side. It was just quite silly and unbelievable. Listened to the entire thing anyways, so if you like lite brainless entertainment, this is for you.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    S NY 06-28-10
    S NY 06-28-10 Member Since 2013
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    "AWFUL "Christian" Regency---"

    Take a long-winded, BORING, and jumbled storyline; add poorly-written soap opera style seedy moments of rape, adultery, betrayal, greed, brutality, etc.; then throw in an occasional mention of Christ and prayers and you get the drift of this total time-wasting tale. On top of that, it was not even a romance as the "hero/heroine" didn't so much as hold hands until the last few pages.

    22 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-25-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Another Winner!"
    Where does The Silent Governess rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Silent Governess ranks right at the top of my listening experience pleasures.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was the main character, of course. She was placed in several precarious positions and handled herself extremely well I thought!


    What about Elizabeth Jasicki’s performance did you like?

    I like her voice. That is the first thing I notice, of course. She handled the different characterizations very well also.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Silent...Not so Silent...Governess


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah North Pole, AK, United States 04-14-13
    Deborah North Pole, AK, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Twists and turnn make this tale tremendous"

    What a great story. It takes a while to figure out who everyone is and put it together but that is ok because it is so interesting with so many different people and just when you think the story is going one way it takes a sharp turn to somewhere else. The narrator did an excellent job with the right expression and voice change. Plan on listening to all Julie Klassen books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    peggy 10-10-17
    peggy 10-10-17
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    "A Menagerie of Plot Twist"


    Another excellent read from Julie Klassen with believable Christian characters facing real issues in another place and another time. The love story of Olivia and Edward, their mothers and fathers, and their other mothers and other fathers twist in and out in this fast pace plot. The writing is excellent and the narrator does an excellent job, even though there are so many characters involved in this who-beget-who mystery. Rated pg13.

    Toward the end of the book, Klassen twirled my mind to the point I felt the various twist might boarder on unbelievable. But I enjoyed this book and this author is growing on me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke 04-16-17
    Brooke 04-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Silent Governess"

    The book was good. I read the book a couple of years ago and wanted to get it on audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 01-20-17
    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 01-20-17
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    "Loved it"

    I am so enjoying her good stories without all of the blood and gore. What a pleasure to listen to them .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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