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The Angel Tree Audiobook

The Angel Tree

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Publisher's Summary

Thirty years have passed since Greta Marchmont left the Marchmont Hall. Now she finally returns, with amnesia and no memory of her past.

But a walk through the wintry landscape leads to a disturbing discovery: she comes across a grave in the forest, and the weathered inscription on the cross tells her that her own son is buried here. Greta begins to search for the woman she once was, and to do so she must summon all of her courage....

©1995 Lucinda Riley (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding storytelling." (Choice on The Midnight Rose)

"A captivating read from Lucinda Riley." (Daily Mail on The Midnight Rose)

What Members Say

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    Bee 11/12/2015
    Bee 11/12/2015
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    "Love all her books"

    ... But this one was extra fantastic and I stayed up all night in the end to finish it!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy 29/03/2016
    Kathy 29/03/2016
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    "Interesting story, a bit too contrived at times"

    I didn't enjoy this as much as other books of Lucinda Riley's that I've listened to. In fact I 'fast-forwarded' through a little bit as I was getting bored with that part. Perhaps it was partly due to the narrator, some of her 'voices' we're very irritating and she spoke with a nasal delivery - 'through her nose' as my mum would say - the whole way through, which is not pleasant to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    F 17/03/2016
    F 17/03/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Interminable !"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who has 22 hours of their life spare to waste listening to an incredibly average book


    Has The Angel Tree put you off other books in this genre?

    No, other books such as this have been enjoyable. This one, for me was hard work.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Barrie’s performances?

    No, I didn't warm to her narration at all, and the children's voices were irritating in the extreme.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Angel Tree?

    I would cut the book in half, after taking out all the excess 'padding'. After certain sentences, I found myself asking what was the point of what I just listened to? There was too much waffle that didn't enhance the story in any way - it just added nothing to the story but frustration


    Any additional comments?

    Not an enjoyable endurance test. I saw the reviews & downloaded my book, but on this occasion was disappointed. I ploughed on until the end, but the last 5 hours or so, I listened to while cleaning/painting/gardening so that I didn't have to give it my full concentration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Southern England 16/03/2016
    Amazon Customer Southern England 16/03/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "The Angel Tree"

    What a fabulous book! Made all the better by Julia Barrie's narrative. She is excellent at switching from female to male voices and makes you feel you are truly listening to a male narrator.

    The story was about three generations of a family and I felt the trials and tribulations of each one. I didn't want it to end but end it did and left me feeling satisfied. Thank you for a wonderful story Lucinda and Julia for the fabulous narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane 11/03/2016
    Jane 11/03/2016
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    "The Angel Tree"

    Good story, with good narration. although it had predictable ending. Will listen to this author's books again

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. H. L. Rider 24/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "So gripping I daren't listen yet couldn't stop!"

    Started as a nice story but as each piece of the story fell into place became a gripping read- skillfully crafted and woven together. Got frustrated with characters, cried with them, even nearly shouted at them! Editing not quite thorough but good tempo and well read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    barbara 21/02/2016
    barbara 21/02/2016
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    "a wonderful book"

    I have both read and listened to books by Lucinda Riley - can't wait for the next one. loved the narrator too. I felt as though I was there!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Hughes 14/02/2016
    Pamela Hughes 14/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved every minute"

    I'm a big fan of Lucinda Riley, but this book captured my imagination from the start .. I was captivated right to the last words. A wonderful story that spans many years & lives.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    HAXTON 24/11/2016
    HAXTON 24/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "good book by a bit dragged out."

    excellent narrator, plot line a bit predicable, and really dragged out .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. Marion Rudd Rainham Essex UK 17/09/2016
    Mrs. Marion Rudd Rainham Essex UK 17/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book , got quite involved with the characters . Going to search for more books by Lucinda Rikey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • M. Ryder
    19/01/16
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    "Surprisingly Good!"

    Hesitated in purchasing this book because there were so few reviews, but so glad I took the chance. Although the story was not real suspenseful, it was both in depth and had great character development. Also, narration was incredible! J.B. did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. I actually grew to care for them, and wanted to find out what happened to each of them. Story was definitely long, but the time still passed quickly. Try it out, and do not think you will be disappointed with the purchase.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Sharlene
    05/05/16
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    "Engaging"

    Excellently drawn characters. The narration added tremendously to the story! I usually listen to audiobooks while I exercise and drive, but I could not wait to get to the end of this story. Thank you for the great entertainment!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Colette
    15/03/16
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    "Great!"

    True Lucinda Riley .Loved the story and narator!! This book pulls you in and although predictable at times, still captures your attention.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mome
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    10/01/16
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    "Great book! Terrific performance!"

    This was my favorite of her books so far! Truly three dimensional in character development.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa Majcher
    28/06/16
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    "A very long soap opera"

    I had high hopes for this novel, but it was little more than a sappy soap opera.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mel
    04/04/16
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    "Loved this story"

    This story is awesome! A twisted suspenseful story! Great clean fiction. Maybe one love scene and a few curses words. I love this author!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Fairfield, Ca, United States
    20/02/16
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    "Characters elicited no sympathy"
    What disappointed you about The Angel Tree?

    The main character was so unsympathetic. She was a weak woman who couldn't see beyond her own warped view. I could not understand why the male character found her so attractive. She was insipid both as a young and old woman. I haven't slogged through the last five hours so perhaps she will redeem herself. The supporting characters were engaging.


    What could Lucinda Riley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She should have done some research. At the time period, the studio system in Hollywood, as well as morality clauses we're thing of the past. I also don't believe a schizophrenic can go fifteen years without a psychotic episode.


    What three words best describe Julia Barrie’s performance?

    Not too bad. Overall was OK but American male characters were not very good.


    What character would you cut from The Angel Tree?

    I hate to say it but the main one, Greta.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed several books by this author so I was surprised that this one was so slapdash.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Ginger
    Canton, GA, United States
    10/02/16
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    "Thoroughly Entertaining"

    Loved this story and character development. I never tired of listening to narrator's lovely voice. I would recommend this story if you enjoy family sagas over the generations.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • shannon
    05/07/16
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    "loved it"

    kept me going the whole time. loved the characters. ...I was able to get invested in what happened to them ....I could see them all clearly in my minds eye

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Brow
    02/06/16
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    "Rich but predictable"

    An expansive story across generations and rich in detail and character development, but I could always see the bigger plot coming. This made the story much less interesting than it might have been. I did like the authors attention in details of the time period, but I only gave the book three stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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