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The Lost Concerto

Narrated by: Carol Purdom
Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France. Generations of seafarers have named the place Ile de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death occurs and a terrified child vanishes into the mist.

The child's godmother, Maggie O'Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of her husband and best friend, has withdrawn from her life as a classical pianist. But then a recording of unforgettable music and a grainy photograph surface, connecting her missing godson to a long-lost first love.

The photograph will draw Maggie inexorably into a collision course with criminal forces, decades-long secrets, stolen art and musical artifacts, and deadly terrorists. Her search will take her to the Festival de Musique, Aix-en-Provence, France, where she discovers answers to her husband's death, an unexpected love - and a musical masterpiece lost for decades.

A compelling blend of suspense, mystery, political intrigue, and romance, The Lost Concerto explores universal themes of loss, vengeance, courage, and love.

©2015 Helaine Mario (P)2016 Helaine Mario

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  • Annie
  • Montignac sur Charente, France
  • 20-05-16

Desperately poor!

What disappointed you about The Lost Concerto?

The reader and the descriptive passages - for example 'he regarded her with his two blue eyes' - most people have two eyes, no need to remark on it.

What was most disappointing about Helaine Mario’s story?

That I could only bear to listen to half an hour of it - such a waste of money.

What didn’t you like about Carol Purdom’s performance?

Her slow, drawling reading and her appalling attempt at a man's Irish accent

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

ANGER that I wasted my time on it

Any additional comments?

I shall never choose another book by this author and shall also take care to avoid this narrator.

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  • DQmaine
  • 25-04-17

Listened to 1 1/2 chapters

This melodramatic prose has heavy dialogue that isn't appropriate for modern times. I couldn't stick with it. The narrator was great, but the writing was awful.

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  • Sonia Yoder
  • 04-07-18

Good story overshadowed by a terrible narrator!

The story has potential, but I couldn't finish. Narrator was laughable she was so bad.