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  • The Amber Keeper

  • By: Freda Lightfoot
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116

After her mother's suicide, Abbie Myers returns home to the Lake District with her young child - and no wedding ring. Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie is heartbroken when she hears that they blame her for this tragedy. Determined to uncover her mother's past, Abbie approaches her beloved grandmother, Millie, in search of answers. The old woman reveals the story of how she travelled to Russia in 1911 as a young governess and became caught up in the revolution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ok story, shame about the narration!!!

  • By Miss D Srao on 18-06-15

Had to stop after 15min due to the monotony

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-19

Unfortunately I will never know if this is a good story as after 15 minutes I just couldn't listen to anymore.
The narration is awful. There is no change to the pitch of her voice, which also sounds like it is a forced octave higher than would be naturally, no emotion, nothing and to top it off the last syllable of every sentence is unnecessarily drawn out.
It was infuriating to listen to.
Glad I got it on Kindle Unlimited otherwise I would have tried to get a refund.