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A Gathering Storm Audiobook

A Gathering Storm

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Publisher's Summary

Lucy Cardwell has recently lost her troubled father, Tom. While sifting through his papers, she finds he'd been researching an uncle she never knew he'd had. Intrigued, she visits her father's childhood home, the once beautiful Carlyon Manor. She meets an old woman named Beatrice who has an extraordinary story to tell. As Lucy listens to the tales of the past, she learns a secret that will change everything she has ever known... As Lucy listens to the tales of the past, she learns a secret that will change everything she has ever known....

©2011 Rachel Hore (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd

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    Sarah 21/01/2012
    Sarah 21/01/2012 Member Since 2007

    Book addict in any form - good old paperback, audio, kindle, and always several on the go at any one time. Drives family mad!

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    "Didn't want it to end!"

    I have listened to or read all Rachel Hore's other books and this one didn't disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyable, believable characters, exciting storyline - totally absorbing! Loved it!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    sue fordingbridge, United Kingdom 26/07/2012
    sue fordingbridge, United Kingdom 26/07/2012 Member Since 2016

    I am a regular busy 50 something woman who really loves being able to listen to great stories while I am walking the dog or working at home.

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    "fantastic storytelling"

    loved this book it had been recommended by a friend but now off to listen to more Rachel Hore

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Charlie Penrith, United Kingdom 05/07/2013
    Charlie Penrith, United Kingdom 05/07/2013
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    "Loved EVERY Minute"

    I just adored this book. It is lengthy and a real saga but I was totally hooked from the start. It is superbly narrated and the pace is excellent. The characters were convincing and well defined and the story, though complex, was thought provoking and convincing without seeming contrived or leaving loose ends. I was in another world whilst listening to this. Totally absorbing.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Bridgwater, United Kingdom 19/06/2012
    Linda Bridgwater, United Kingdom 19/06/2012 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Rachel Does it Again"

    Loved it. Rachels books always bring you in from page one and take you on a journey Emotional,Geograpical,Historical etc Just when you think you kow the ending it twists again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ms Norwich, United Kingdom 18/02/2015
    Ms Norwich, United Kingdom 18/02/2015
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    "fantastic captivating so moving count put it down"
    What made the experience of listening to A Gathering Storm the most enjoyable?

    The story of this well to do damaged well to do family sticking together no matter if it hurt the lovely girl that so admired them all.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Gathering Storm?

    The dull childhood and her father attitude to children, her her escape to this beautiful house her bravery working being sent to france in the war the description of the Nazi touchure


    Have you listened to any of Gerri Halligan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Gerri Hilligan her reading voice accents are perfect in fact I will now read her other books she has read


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

    No it was a very long read I ask my husband get most of our meals, think he got a bit fed up with me!


    Any additional comments?

    This book is one to take away with you from all distractions on an Island with NO TV or radio.The description of her real Grandmother life story the true meaning of unconditional love of both her and her new found granddaughter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer hampshire, United Kingdom 18/11/2016
    Amazon Customer hampshire, United Kingdom 18/11/2016 Member Since 2016

    nothing like a good thriller to quicken the pulse

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    "beach read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    i did quite like the cliched skeletons in the closet, although it did become very predictable


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    no


    Have you listened to any of Gerri Halligan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no it was just a fiction book that was pleasant to listen to


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    nothing, jilly bond is fab


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pamela 27/12/2015
    pamela 27/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "boring a up class soap opera"
    What disappointed you about A Gathering Storm?

    I was more that half of the book and still not got to what the story was about and was fed up with it


    Has A Gathering Storm put you off other books in this genre?

    no


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Gerri Halligan?

    the narrator was ok its the story was not


    What character would you cut from A Gathering Storm?

    all


    Any additional comments?

    not good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claire 11/02/2015
    Claire 11/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Engrossing"

    Great story of the life of a young girl to old age including narrative on 2nd world war. A good saga.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C 24/01/2015
    C 24/01/2015
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    "Gripping story"
    Would you listen to A Gathering Storm again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen again. Even though I know the outcome, the story was so well crafted and told that I would enjoy listening again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beatrice was my favourite; her character was slowly revealed throughout the story and was not what I was expecting. I found that I admired her and cared about her so the final reveal was all the more emotional.


    Which character – as performed by Gerri Halligan – was your favourite?

    Angie.


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

    It was difficult to turn off and I looked forward to listening to another instalment when possible.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't want to give the story away, but it wasn't a boy meets girl, boy goes to war story that I thought it would be - it was so much more. it turns into a rollercoaster ride through the second world war for the main characters with a secret slowly revealed. Well worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Hampshire,uk 02/12/2014
    Amazon Customer Hampshire,uk 02/12/2014 Member Since 2014

    bookworm

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    "Boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Where to start? I didn't finish the book as it didn't capture my interest enough.


    What was most disappointing about Rachel Hore’s story?

    It takes too long to get to the point


    What three words best describe Gerri Halligan’s performance?

    Uninspired. Dull. Forgetable


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Gathering Storm?

    i would trash the lot and start again. sorry


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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