The Forgotten Hours

A Novel
Narrated by: Bailey Carr
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
4 out of 5 stars (550 ratings)

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"A relevant, compelling, and compassionate look at the torture of conflicted loyalties and the slipperiness of truth."--Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family

In this evocative debut novel, Katrin Schumann weaves a riveting story of past and present - and how love can lead us astray.

At twenty-four, Katie Gregory feels like life is looking up: she’s snagged a great job in New York City and is falling for a captivating artist - and memories of her traumatic past are finally fading. Katie’s life fell apart almost a decade earlier, during an idyllic summer at her family’s cabin on Eagle Lake when her best friend accused her father of sexual assault. Throughout his trial and imprisonment, Katie insisted on his innocence, dodging reporters and clinging to memories of the man she adores.

Now he’s getting out. Yet when Katie returns to the shuttered lakeside cabin, details of that fateful night resurface: the chill of the lake, the heat of first love, the terrible sting of jealousy. And as old memories collide with new realities, they call into question everything she thinks she knows about family, friends, and, ultimately, herself. Now, Katie’s choices will be put to the test with life-altering consequences.

©2019 Katrin Schumann (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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Great story/bad narration

This was a great story with a lot of real life truths to it, but the overly dramatic reading almost made me stop listening. Not everything has to be romantically emphasized, it was way over the top.

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Spent more time skipping ahead than actually listening

Really disappointing because had interesting premise but...
Author seemed more interested in showing off her creative writing abilities than in progressing plot. Spent inordinate amounts of time and words on how emotionally challenging situation was and overly detailed and unnecessary descriptions resulted in main character that was more annoying that sympathetic. Audible presenters melodramatic reading of book just exacerbated. Literally started hitting the skip button because I hate not finishing a book but couldn’t handle listening to it so one star and five eye-rolls.

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Great Mystery, but too Dramatic.

I am writing this at the midpoint. The writing is dramatic and the delivery of the narrator is dramatic. For me, it is over the top. I do care about the end of the story. I don't hate the narration. It's just that together they make me a little bit weary.

The main character has nausea too often to matter to me.

I will leave it at that.

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Disappointing

The story was dull and predictable. I feel like I wasted my time hoping the story would improve... I should have returned it.

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Let it be over

I am having a hard time deciding what exactly made this book so insufferable. Not sure if it is the breathy dramatic tone of the performance or just the trite character in general. One to skip.

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I would love to finish the book...

But the narrator’s voice is so breathlessly annoying, I just can’t. She needs to ease up on the whine and breathiness a lot. I only got 1 chapter in and (a) I hate the main character based on the narrator’s voice alone, and (b) I can’t really say if the character is really a breathy twit who whines and whines because I have to return the book.

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Fantastic

This book is remarkable...The story keeps you reading to find out more about what has happened to lead up to the prison sentence.

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Graphic descriptions of rape.

I would not have chosen this book to listen to had I known this. The story is heart-wrenching, but I would have preferred not to have heard the graphic trial testimony.

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VERY GOOD!

I really enjoyed listening to this book! I thought the story was very well done. The premise is very captivating. I found Two of the main characters especially (Lulu and the father) to be quite intriguing. Lots of loose ends throughout which kept me wondering and questioning exactly what happened here, and the intrigue continues almost to the end. A good part of the story takes place during the summer at a lakeside family home, rife with young teenage energy, new love, and all the stuff that goes on between teenagers during the summer!

I wasn’t too sure about the narrator at first, okay, I really didn’t like her at all at first(!), but I became so involved in the story that, after awhile, she didn’t seem so bad!!

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Very drawn out

The language was overly flowery and the story was very drawn out. I really feel like this was overrated.