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The House Between Tides

A Novel
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Following the deaths of her last living relatives, Hetty Deveraux returns to her ancestral home, a crumbling estate in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, with the intention of renovating and reselling it as a hotel. As she dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers human remains beneath a rotting floorboard in the basement. Hungry for answers, Hetty sets out to unravel the estate's secret - and the secrets of its former inhabitants, including Beatrice Blake, a woman who moved there a century ago with her husband, Theo, a famous painter. Following whispered rumors and a handful of leads, Hetty soon discovers that no one knows exactly what happened to Beatrice, only that her actions have reverberated throughout history, affecting Hetty's present in startling ways.

©2016 Sarah Maine (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Annette
  • bloomington, IL, United States
  • 02-11-17

Love, Deceit and Mystery!

If you could sum up The House Between Tides in three words, what would they be?

Intrigue, love, heartbreak

What was one of the most memorable moments of The House Between Tides?

The ending was not only a surprise but heartbreaking!

Which scene was your favorite?

The blossoming of forbidden love.

Who was the most memorable character of The House Between Tides and why?

Beatrice's character was not only memorable but I could relate to her heartfelt emotions and pain.

Any additional comments?

The author did a great job of making the reader really experience Scotland both in the modern day and 1910. At several points I thought I had it all figured out and was very surprised by the ending. I would highly recommend this story.

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Narrator's voice annoying.

I had a difficult time listening to the narrators voice. That made it difficult to enjoy the story.

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Disappointing

I never really connected with any of the characters. The accents used by the narrator made the dialogue difficult to understand at times. And, honestly, the "mystery" of the bones discovered at the beginning of the story is not much of a mystery.

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Good story. Terrible narrator.

I read parts of the book in paper format and some on audible.
The narrator was hellish; talks with a strange cadence and does abominable Scottish accents. Completely spoilt a good story.
Get the paperback don’t listen to it, that’s my advice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Could Not Get Past Narrator

I purchased the book to read instead. I couldn’t get past the intonation of the Narrator. Her voice grated on my ears. Sorry. Thank you Audible for letting me exchange the book.
The story was wonderful.

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Lovely story willing to buy terrible and the ration!

This is the worst near raider I have ever listen to fortunately the story was very good but even at that I still had to fight my way through her horrible dreadful voice! I will never buy anything that she narrates again

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The performer sounded like a computer

In parts the performer sounded like it was computer generated. Truthfully it may not sound that way for some. It grated on my nerves. I abandoned listening a few chapters in.

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Enjoyed the story and the narration.

I enjoyed the story and the narration. I was however, challenged to concentrate on the story so I didn’t loose the tread.

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Cannot Get Past the Narrator

I found the narrator's style too distracting to actually be able to pay attention to the story.. The lift at the end of each sentence was really irritating, unfortunately. As a result, I cannot comment on the story itself. I've given it three stars for story because Audible requires a rating in order to leave a review.

I'm returning this book. I'll get the Kindle version.

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Couldn't finish....hard to follow.https://www.arl

Started out slow and hard to follow and never seemed to get my attention or interest.