We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
 >   > 
A Season of Secrets Audiobook

A Season of Secrets

Regular Price:£24.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Sweeping from the Great War, through the Jazz Age to the 1940s, this unforgettable tale follows the entwined lives of the Fentons, an aristocratic family from Yorkshire.

Thea, the eldest daughter of Viscount Gilbert Fenton, flouts the unwritten rules of her class by embarking on a love affair with Hal, the fiercely socialist son of one of her father's tenant farmers.

Carrie, her close childhood friend and granddaughter of the Viscount's nanny, has always been expected to marry Hal - but when she goes into service she finds herself longing for the one person she can never hope to marry.

Olivia, the middle Fenton sister, follows a more conventional path, forging friendships with the British royal family and attending a finishing school in Germany. Her relationship with Count von der Schulenburg does not raise eyebrows, but as the mid-1930s approach, she finds herself in a country experiencing rapid, radical and dangerous social change.

Violet, the youngest of the Fenton sisters, is also the most reckless. She dreams of becoming an actress in Hollywood, unaware her life will be filled with more drama than any part she will ever play.

And then there is Rozalind, their American cousin, who is secretly in love with a married US Senator. Her ambitions to become a photojournalist will also take her into the heart of Hitler's Germany.

Set against the rich canvas of the first half of the twentieth century, A Season of Secrets is an unforgettable tale of passion and betrayal, love and war from the ever popular Margaret Pemberton.

©2017 Margaret Pemberton (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (89 )
5 star
 (63)
4 star
 (25)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.7 (86 )
5 star
 (59)
4 star
 (26)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.8 (86 )
5 star
 (70)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    David 05/09/2017
    David 05/09/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    32
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    63
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Exceeds expectations"

    I thought this would be a bland easy listen but I was very wrong. I really, really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others. I also feel there is a second story and would be happy to read /hear what happened next.
    The characters are rather Mitford esque although with a more acceptable political viewpoint. In all honestly I didn't care all that much about most of the characters however the ones I did kept my interest in the storyline and knitted it all together. The characters were well rounded, very individual and I was surprised by how much they evolved. The narrator did a good job in conveying each separate personality and her reading was pleasant to listen to.
    My only criticism is that the pace was rather fast, the timespan past quickly and the focus jumps to quickly from character to character. This might have been made better as a series of books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sally 04/09/2017
    Sally 04/09/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    27
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best Audiobook I've listened to"

    Fabulous story - brilliant narrator. Can't recommend enough. Rare to find a narrator with such a range of accents - all flawless. A pleasure to listen to

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Clare 05/08/2017
    Clare 05/08/2017 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    26
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    31
    26
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "BRILLIANT"

    Full of suspence and drama a great book loved it. want to try other booms by Margaret Pemberton.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    marsel 13/04/2017
    marsel 13/04/2017 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "most entertaining"

    thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and the narrator was brilliant - most entertaining and captivating worth a listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine 16/10/2017
    Christine 16/10/2017 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    23
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it."

    This book has kept me entertained from beginning to end. I'm going to miss it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Malcolm Blackwood 25/09/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    11
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A wonderful book"

    Great characters, great story and superbly read, each character's voice being very distinctive, despite having several different female characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mrs 25/09/2017
    Mrs 25/09/2017 Member Since 2015
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    50
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best narrator"

    Kristin Atherton is excellent as the narrator. By far the best for me out of all of the audible books I have in my library.
    A good story brought to life by her reading style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anonymous 31/08/2017
    31/08/2017 Member Since 2017
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    8
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very enjoyable"

    Good story, holds your attention. Excellent narration. Overall I found it very enjoyable. I would recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    VAL 02/08/2017
    VAL 02/08/2017 Member Since 2014
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent"

    really loved this book, the ups and downs of the characters kept me completely engaged throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sollenbum 25/07/2017
    Sollenbum 25/07/2017 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    26
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    32
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interconnected Lives"
    Where does A Season of Secrets rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very pleasant listening experience. It is in the better end of the scale.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Season of Secrets?

    It was nice that the various relationships developed organically. The foreshadowing was deliberate so pairings evolved fairly naturally.


    What about Kristin Atherton’s performance did you like?

    Atherton's performance was great. The different voices, accents, dialects and languages made listening very enjoyable. Fairly good German pronunciation.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The epiphany between Carrie and the love of her life was handled beautifully. Pity their relationship wasn't developed even further. Might have been nice to follow their lives together.


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable summer listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.