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The Schemer Audiobook

The Schemer

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Publisher's Summary

The heir to Martina Cole's crown with a story of murder, the underworld, violence and treachery.

It's 1983 and Stephanie Crouch's life is dull. She is desperate to escape the run-down, pokey council house she shares with her overbearing family, but at fourteen years old she has nowhere to go.

When Stephanie meets East End wide-boy Barry, his cockney charm and quick tongue soon have her head over heels in love. Finally Stephanie feels like her dreary life is on the up. But too young to control their fate, Stephanie and Barry are torn apart when he is whisked away to Spain by his family. Lonely and heartbroken Stephanie turns to Barry's childhood friend Wayne for comfort, and their friendship soon blossoms into romance, leaving Barry fuming and promising revenge....

,P>Ten years later Barry returns to England. Within one month Stephanie's happy world with Wayne is turned upside down. People immediately start to point the finger of accusation at Barry, but is he the one to blame? Or, should Stephanie look elsewhere to find the schemer who has ruined her life?

©2012 Kimberley Chambers (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Easily as good as Martina Cole." (News of the World)

"[a] faced-paced tale with gritty authenticity." (The Guardian)

What Members Say

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    Laura Newbridge, Ireland 30/12/2013
    Laura Newbridge, Ireland 30/12/2013
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    "Cracking good read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook as the narrator is easy to listen to once you get used to the accent and manages to hold your interest with the pacy story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reveals


    Which character – as performed by Annie Aldington – was your favourite?

    Stupid question


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but that would not be practical


    Any additional comments?

    As I was saying I would highly recommend this audiobook as the story never wanes into boring uninteresting territory, there are several twists and turns and you somehow care about one or two of the characters and want to know what has happened to them. To say much more would be to give away the plot in this mystery story. One of my favourites and recommend without hesitation as an excellent listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 11/08/2016
    Sandra 11/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "another great story line"

    Another great story line by Kimberley Chambers which has you guessing to the very end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cat Chaser uk 29/04/2016
    Cat Chaser uk 29/04/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "gread story !"
    What made the experience of listening to The Schemer the most enjoyable?

    the plot


    What did you like best about this story?

    annie aldington narration


    What about Annie Aldington’s performance did you like?

    excellent grew up in the eastend and can relate to the characters


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    another excellent book by kimberley chambers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    karen 21/04/2016
    karen 21/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "The Schemer"

    Excellent book, I was on the edge of my seat with what was going to happen next. Loads of twists. When you think you know the plot and ending you then get another turn which makes you change your mind. The ending makes me feel as if the story is unfinished though and hope there is another book to follow as there is so many unanswered questions????

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CentreStage 02/04/2016
    CentreStage 02/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    Another cast of East End characters to meet and love. Another plot to enjoy. Just WHO is the schemer?

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    Joyce 02/04/2016
    Joyce 02/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    Brilliant read I could not put it down when I had to could wait to start listening again

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    keith 15/01/2016
    keith 15/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    The Narrator was excellent as always.
    Another great storyline that kept you wondering.Really enjoying Kimberly Chambers books of late.looking forward to the next edition.

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  • Thomasina L. Ursich
    29/09/15
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    "Entertaining listen"

    A mystery involving the relationships and betrayals of well developed characters over decades. No cliches. A story with many unpredictable twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Albuquerque, NM, United States
    05/07/12
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    "The Schemer book review"
    What made the experience of listening to The Schemer the most enjoyable?

    The diversity of all the characters and how they were all relatable to real life.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes definetly!! Basically by just wanting to know what happens.


    What about Annie Aldington’s performance did you like?

    each character was had was made to sound interesting


    Who was the most memorable character of The Schemer and why?

    Gosh this is a hard one due the fact I liked them all. But if I had to choose it would be Stephs mom because she was always so strong.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was absolutley amazing and riviting!! Looking forward to The Schemer part 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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