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Exposure Audiobook

Exposure

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Publisher's Summary

By the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Lie.

Forbidden love, intimate betrayal and the devastating power of exposure drive Helen Dunmore's remarkable new title.

London, November 1960: the Cold War is at its height. Spy fever fills the newspapers, and the political establishment knows how and where to bury its secrets.

When a highly sensitive file goes missing, Simon Callington is accused of passing information to the Soviets and arrested.

His wife, Lily, suspects that his imprisonment is part of a cover-up and that more powerful men than Simon will do anything to prevent their own downfall. She knows that she, too, is in danger and must fight to protect her children.

But what she does not realise is that Simon has hidden vital truths about his past and may be found guilty of another crime that carries with it an even greater penalty.

©2016 Helen Dunmore (P)2016 Bolinda

What the Critics Say

"A marvellous piece of seamless storytelling. A triumph." (Penelope Lively)

What Members Say

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    Kindle Customer 27/03/2016
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    "Heartstopping and addictive"
    Would you listen to Exposure again? Why?

    How mistakes and moral flaws drive people to cover up the truth with disastrous consequences. Wonderfully drawn characters. Great listen....


    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    clivep 14/03/2016
    clivep 14/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "wanted more"

    Very well performed but it didn't make up for what I felt almost lazy writing, in that I felt there could and should have been more twists and turns. It left me wanting

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    Patrick dublin, Ireland 08/02/2016
    Patrick dublin, Ireland 08/02/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Average book from a usually impressive writer"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. If I was to recommend a book by Helen Dunmore this is not the one I would choose. The story is totally predictable and while some of the characters are well delineated others are plain caricatures.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Avoided the clichéd homosexual spy ring and not tried to update The Railway Children.


    What three words best describe Emma Fenney’s voice?

    Refined, breathy, limited.


    Was Exposure worth the listening time?

    There are some good things in the book so I was glad to have listened to it but overall it was disappointing.


    Any additional comments?

    Why has Audible not released The Siege or The Betrayal by Dunmore? Really impressive books.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    ClareBC Ireland 13/04/2016
    ClareBC Ireland 13/04/2016 Member Since 2017

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    "Slow start"

    The book wasn't the thriller I expected. Second half of book better than first which felt tedious and drawn out.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ingibjorg Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom 29/11/2016
    Ingibjorg Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom 29/11/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "excellent"

    This is an excellent novel. Dunmore is really good at evoking a feeling and general atmosphere of the period. It is a gripping story and I likechow it moves between the perspectives of different characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 20/09/2016
    Richard 20/09/2016
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    "A stirring and memorable story"


    I am a child of the fifties with memories stirred by this excellent and moving story. What captivated me? The precision of the language, the prejudice, social correctness, political incorrectness, homophobia, sense of family and the expectations placed on young children to care for their siblings and keep the boiler lit for the family's hot water.
    Times have changed for the better in so many ways but something has been lost along the way.
    I loved this audible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Philip Burford, United Kingdom 10/06/2017
    Philip Burford, United Kingdom 10/06/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Cold Wars"

    Set in post war London and Kent, there's plenty of period detail and feel but the characters (and this is really a character piece more than a thriller) were often more annoying than involving and sympathetic. Didn't, however, second guess the denouement and there was, at least, a satisfying ending.

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    Vicuña UK 18/05/2017
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    "Duplicity and betrayal; a modern morality tale"
    What made the experience of listening to Exposure the most enjoyable?

    Great narration.


    What other book might you compare Exposure to, and why?

    Slow burn with great characterisation and exploration of moral themes. Reminded me of Le Carré in parts. But different.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The disposal of a nasty character by an unlikely despatcher.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, well told.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bibliophile 13/05/2017
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    "Interesting but slow at times."

    The narrative moves rather slowly at times and is repetitive. There are also several unresolved issues, such as Simon's sexuality. Worth a listen, but not a favourite. The reader is good, though there are odd pronunciations in parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs L Lloyd 10/05/2017
    Mrs L Lloyd 10/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "really good listening"

    after what I thpit a slow start I soon became engrossed on the charachters and the story. really good listening

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    "A Trapped in the Driveway Book!"

    This is a "Trapped in driveway book." which means its so compelling you can't get out of your car and turn it off so you just stay in the car listening with heart in mouth.
    First rate plotting, characters and history. Couldn't be better. Brava, Helen Dunmore!
    Wonderful reader who gets all the accents just right. Brava Emma Fenney!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    27/06/17
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    "excellent story"

    really good character development and enjoyed the twisty plot. excellent narrator. hope audible provides more titles by this author!

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  • J
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    "decent story, but somehow felt incomplete..."

    Good story, but not gripping... Lots of good relationship and character development, but missing more in the spy story, I thought. Loved the narration and voices..

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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