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The Silk Merchant's Daughter Audiobook

The Silk Merchant's Daughter

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Publisher's Summary

From the number-one best-selling author of The Tea Planter's Wife. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies, read by Eliza Parkes.

Dinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds....

French Indochina, 1952. Since her mother's death, 18-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core....

Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem?

The Silk Merchant's Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.

©2016 Dinah Jefferies (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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    Julie 11/06/2016
    Julie 11/06/2016

    Like a good old fashioned story,or a true crime book. Something not drawn out or a slow storyline.

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    "Boring"
    What disappointed you about The Silk Merchant's Daughter?

    I usually like these kind of books but just could not engage with the story.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not sure faster pace or different narrator


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce 12/03/2016
    Joyce 12/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Pleasure reading."

    An excellent read again.thoroughly enjoyed it. Shall read more of her books in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    libra mcl 05/03/2016
    libra mcl 05/03/2016

    I'm getting old! So Audible saves my eyesight - luckily my hearing is still ok!

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    "Indochina as she was??"

    Enjoyed. this yarn with its wide panorama of people and places. The writer covered a lot of ground and many emotions.
    Entertaining. a good listen!

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    D 06/12/2016
    D 06/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed"

    I really enjoyed this story set in Vietnam in a time of change. The narration was excellent too, would thoroughly recommend.

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    Caroline 04/05/2016
    Caroline 04/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    What disappointed you about The Silk Merchant's Daughter?

    Adventure non existent. Repetitious. Nearly drowned Viet Kong with all the tears!! Boring story.


    Has The Silk Merchant's Daughter put you off other books in this genre?

    No...will perservere!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Accent a little irksome.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Silk Merchant's Daughter?

    Building to a climax..and then nothing! Escaping viet kong you would expect exciting things to happen. Nothing! Will they won't they...they did but no one cared!!


    Any additional comments?

    Think we covered it all. But don't give up writing...!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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