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In the Light of What We See

Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
4 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)
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Summary

Brighton, 1938: Grace Kemp is pushed away by the family she has shamed. Rejected and afraid, she begins a new life as a nurse. But danger stalks the hospital too, and she'll need to be on her guard to avoid falling into familiar traps. And then there are the things she sees....Strange portents that have a way of becoming real.

Eighty years later, Mina Morgan is brought to the same hospital after a near-fatal car crash. She is in terrible pain but recalls nothing. She's not even sure whom to trust. Mina too sees things that others cannot, but now, in hospital, her visions are clearer than ever....

Two women, separated by decades, are drawn together by a shared space and a common need to salvage their lives.

©2016 Sarah Painter (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Well written but just OK

An OK story, told from 2 different perspectives, belonging to 2 different time periods. I enjoyed both stories on their own - one more than the other - but didn't see a lot of point in their juxtaposition in this book. Grace's story, set in the '30s, felt more interesting to me. Whereas Mina got on my nerves with her "I was such a horrible person before I lost my memory" act. Ugh! What a cliché. I saw all of the twists coming a mile off but, to its credit, the book was very well written.
I don't think it'll stay with me for too long but I'm glad I listened to it. The narration is very good. No complaints whatsoever on that score.

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In light of what we see

Riveting listen. Clearly read. Good interaction of last and present. A Thoroughly enjoyable story line too...

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Loved this book!

This was a great listen . I love the books when two different eras come together and it was well read. Many Thanks !

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  • Diana M. O'Steen
  • 24-04-18

overall captivating, but, to & fro hard to follow

Reader did very well. The story created suspense in both time periods. However, I found the hopping around a little too frequent, making it a bit hard to keep track of what was going on with each girl, each time period. I did like both stories and most likely will listen again, maybe multiple times, until I know I've got it all straight.

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  • RueRue
  • 22-07-16

Something lacking

A disappointment. The 2 different time-lines in the plot just never fit together, and there was no flow to the story. Honestly, the current-day characters were boring and unlikable. I would have preferred more about Grace, circa 1938, and less about Mina, present-day. There are so many better duel narratives out there ( I highly recommend "A Memory of Violets" ); pass on this one.

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  • Violet Trout
  • 10-07-16

A Good Start

The story held such promise and in fact I had hoped for more. I loved the interactions between Grace, the ghost and Nina and wish there had been more. It seemed a long time to tell the story. While I am glad that I listened to the story I somehow long for there to have been more.

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  • Mr. P
  • 02-09-17

The dead look after us

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Almost all takes place in a hospital where two women work about 70+ years apart and yet "connect" because of what has happened to each.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No

What does Fiona Hardingham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I found after starting the book that I didn't want to read it, I wanted to hear it instead. I'll probably be able to read it now thanks to Fiona's portrayal.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, While reading I kept wanting things to happen quicker, listening was easier to take the first time through.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful