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  • The Finding of Martha Lost

  • By: Caroline Wallace
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)

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The Finding of Martha Lost

By: Caroline Wallace
Narrated by: Katy Sobey
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Summary

Martha is lost. She’s been lost since she was a baby, abandoned in a suitcase on the train from Paris. Ever since, she’s waited in the station's lost property for someone to claim her. It’s been 16 years, but she’s still hopeful.

In the meantime, there are mysteries to solve: secret tunnels under the station, a suitcase that may have belonged to the Beatles, the Roman soldier who appears at the same time every day with his packed lunch. Not to mention the stuffed monkey that someone keeps misplacing. But there is one mystery Martha cannot solve. And now the authorities have found out about the girl in lost property.

Time is running out - if Martha can’t discover who she really is, she will lose everything....

©2016 Caroline Wallace (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Loved it! Easy read from start to finish.

Great performance for a truly entertaining story. Darkly comedic with wonderful characters you really got to know and care about.

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Absolutely absorbing brilliant

Where does The Finding of Martha Lost rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I could not stop listening, I was totally transported to Martha's world character's are so believable, narrator is brilliant and brings everything to life

What did you like best about this story?

The characters and the unusual storyline

Have you listened to any of Katy Sobey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but will definitely be looking out for her

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely Absolutely Absolutely

Any additional comments?

Recommended listen but not when you're short of time as it will hook you in!!!

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A little bit dull

I loved the beginning of this book and found Martha's story very intriguing. Towards the end the story became very predictable and boring. I found all the details on the Beatles quite tedious.

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A teeny bit annoying

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

We listen in order to relax at the end of the day and it was perfectly suited to that.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I didn't find any scenes particularly outstanding, it wasn't that sort of book I didn't think.

Did The Finding of Martha Lost inspire you to do anything?

NO

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This was a reasonably enjoyable listen. I found the repetitive speech tags annoying I truly did and perhaps when it was narrated they should have been adjusted for a spoken delivery. Apart from that the reveal at the end was apparent by the time we reached it but all in all it was pleasant enough. It is odd that a few weeks after we listened to this a part of Lime Street Station did collapse and both my husband and I said "Ah well, Martha must have gone out without her rock!!"

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Charming narrative - lovely modern fairytale

I enjoyed every aspect of this book. Wonderful narrative and a story told in exquisite detail. The story of Martha, the innocent child and the world she inhabits is captivating and the narration first class.

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A very moving story

A Beautifully narrated, wonderful story with amazing images. I think I may have even cried.

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Loved Martha

This book is written from Matha's viewpoint and the author does it beautifully. The phrasing was lovely.
So as not to spoil the story I'll just say that I don't see the point of some elements as they don't really add anything but padding but not enough to be detrimental.

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Annoying

I didn't like the style of this book. I found the characters annoying and although the premise of the story was a good one I couldn't empathise with any of the characters except William. So not my cup of tea and it was obvious who the mother was.

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I got this to last a month; I didn't turn it off!

A beautiful fairytale of innocence, love, friendship and violence, wonderfully read in Martha's true voice.

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Unusual & enjoyable .

A very enjoyable listen . A mystery with many turns ..

I would recommend this as a quirky mystery .

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