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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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    Charlie Penrith, United Kingdom 05/07/2013
    Charlie Penrith, United Kingdom 05/07/2013 Member Since 2017
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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.

    6 of 6 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 2017
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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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    Linda Bridgwater, United Kingdom 19/06/2012
    Linda Bridgwater, United Kingdom 19/06/2012 Member Since 2012
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Caron French 23/04/2017
    Caron French 23/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story with such believable characters"

    Couldn't stop listening as the story unfolded, kept me gripped right to the end, brilliant!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 15/04/2017
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    "This author's book writing skills just get better & better"

    The story was indeed extremely well written. Each time I put the book down I always wanted to get back to it as soon as I could. The themes in the story all linked together so well. Heart breaking yet resplendent too. Very "real", totally imaginable. Narrator did the book much justice. Excellent read.

    1 of 1 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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    avid reader 21/01/2012
    avid reader 21/01/2012 Member Since 2007
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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!

    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 2017
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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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    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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