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See You In September

Narrated by: Scarlett Mack
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

Cassy's a backpacking student travelling around New Zealand - until the day she accepts a lift in a van full of smiling strangers; her life is changed forever. She's soon entangled in Gethsemane, a community led by Justin Calvin, a visionary leader with a violent past. As Cassy falls under Gethsemane's spell, a new identity is built for her. But when her father's illness reunites her with her family, she's forced to confront the hidden darkness of her world.

©2017 Charity Norman (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"Will appeal to devotees of Joanna Trollope and Jodi Picoult...(Norman) is hot on their heels." ( Dail Mail on Freeing Grace)

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A thought provoking and interesting read

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. a gripping listen . Great narrator. The ending was a bit weak. but still well worth it. I learnt a lot about cults too

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Brilliant

Evocative and gripping - couldn't put it down (or turn it off).

Excellent story, excellent narration.

My only gripe -and it's a minor one- is that as a Kiwi, hearing New Zealand place names mangled by supposedly NZ characters is really jarring - wish the production team had done the ten minutes research necessary to sort that out in advance.

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nice listen<br />

interesting concept and very well read. an easy listen when walking the dog or gardening!

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A fascinating, compelling read.

Really enjoyed this book so much so I finished it in two days! The book tells the story of Cassie/Cairo's decision to join a community and the impact this has on her family. The narrator did a wonderful job and brought Gethsemane alive, each and every inhabitant had their own voice.

I would recommend this book but I've detracted a star as I felt the ending was weak and predictable.

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Gripping, original story, beautifully written

Charity Norman has done it again - a superb piece of highly original fiction which draws you in and demands your full attention until the very end. In this edition, with her skilfully drawn characters being given life by excellent narration, this book is a real triumph. Highly recommended.

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Powerful and thought provoking

This is a long novel and at times I wanted the description to cease whilst the action took over. However, beauty and solitude are described alongside a developing plot, viewed through the eyes of characters who are given depth and dimension which can’t be dismissed or written off. Consequently, it is a thought provoking novel. I had not given thought to ‘a cult’ before but the challenges go beyond simplistic solutions.
I would recommend the book. Charity Norman’s work is carefully researched and cleverly written.

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Loved this book

I was hooked, I couldnt put it down. I loved the characters and personally I thought they were well developed. There was joy but also a lot of sadness.

I must admit, I didnt love the end, but I did still like it.

would definitely recommend this book

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Outstanding

It took a long time to get interesting as with all her book. The story about a religious cult set in an Beautiful island in New Zealand a-place that most of us would want to live in. It cover love and hate dictatorship. Thank you Charity can’t wait for your next book.

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Compelling

devoured this book. revelled in the insight it affords into cult recruitment. a very human and touching listen

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Couldn't stop listening

A story with characters to become invested in. Never predictable and somewhat believable... I loved this story...

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  • 25-07-20

Interesting story and theme but Maori pronunciation made me cringe

Interesting story but Maori pronunciation made me cringe. Would have liked to have some locals at least being able to pronounce words correctly

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  • 03-11-18

Page Turner, even in audio!

It was a great Page Turner, I loved it.

The plot was really original and drew me in early on.