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The Sea Sisters

Narrated by: Alison Thea-Skot
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Summary

Two sisters, one life-changing journey…There are some currents in the relationship between sisters that run so dark and so deep, it’s better for the people swimming on the surface never to know what’s beneath . . .

Katie’s carefully structured world is shattered by the news that her headstrong younger sister, Mia, has been found dead in Bali – and the police claim it was suicide. With only the entries of Mia’s travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life, and – page by page, country by country – begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death.

What she discovers changes everything. But will her search for the truth push their sisterly bond – and Katie – to breaking point?

The Sea Sisters is a compelling story of the enduring connection between sisters.

©2013 Lucy Clarke (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

”A thought-provoking, engrossing read” (Fabulous)

”Essential reading…you’ll want to quit your job and go travelling” (Heat)

”A gripping, unpredictable page-turner” (Now)

”Deeply moving” (Star Magazine)

”Atmospheric” (Sunday Mirror)

”A thrilling and perceptive debut that explores the complex relationship between sisters and loss at its rawest. Trust us, you won’t be able to put it down.” (Cosmopolitan)

“The Sea Sisters reaches deep, exploring sibling relationships, love, friendship, identity, and the willingness to put it all on the line in order to learn the truth. I loved my own journey with these two sisters and the haunting landscape of their travels!” (Ellen Sussman, author of French Lessons and The Paradise Guest House)

”Ideal holiday reading” (News Shopper)

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Page turner

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

Yes, it is a page turner with several unexpeted twists.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sea Sisters?

The Death of Mia

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

The final revalation of how Mia dies.

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An evocative summer listen

This is one of Richard and Judy's Summer reads and it is definitely a perfect summer listen. It's a fairly gripping story and the characterisation is well done. It is set over the course of two sisters seperate journeys travelling around the world and the setting is very evocative. It definitely made me long to pick up a backpack and set off around the world! The only downside is the narrator- her narration was a little hit and miss. Her West country accent comes and goes, sometimes I found her a little too earnest and annoying and yet at other times her narration was quite mesmerising and really did evoke the perfect atmosphere.

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Really gripping and absorbing book

I'm very hard to keep entertained and I do get easily bored with books and abandon ship but this one kept me hooked and I enjoyed it. I liked the narration too. Basically that's how I will judge books from now on do I enjoy the ride and is my add attention captivated or not. If I'm captivated then it's a great read as at least half of the books I get on audible bore me very quickly despite good reviews. No doubt this one will have mixed reviews but for me it was really excellent

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Kept my attention but...

The story was an interesting one depicting the complex relationship between sisters with good descriptions of the sea but the narrator spoilt it for me. Her breathy, woeful way of speaking was incredibly irritating and I only kept listening because of the story itself