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The Shadow Hour

Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Shadow Hour by Kate Riordan, read by Eve Webster, Rachel Bavidge, Andy Secombe, Roy Mcmillan, Helen Fraser, Daniel Weyman, and Steven France.

Nineteen twenty-two. Grace has been sent to the stately and crumbling Fenix House to follow in her grandmother's footsteps as a governess. But when she meets the house's inhabitants, people whom she had previously heard of only in stories, the cracks in her grandmother's tale begin to show.

Secrets appear to live in the house's very walls, and everybody is resolutely protecting their own. Why has she been sent here? Why did her grandmother leave after just one summer? And as the past collides with the present, can Grace unravel these secrets and discover who her grandmother, and who she, really is?

©2016 Kate Riordan (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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The Shadow Hour

Found this book difficult to put down.
Well read
Recommend as a light read anytime

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interesting twists

This book has a rape scene in it so is not suitable for all. Otherwise, it's a nice story with some interesting twists.

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A 'Chick Flick' read

Not what I really like to read. But entertaining enough. The story was intriguing but somewhat predictable. A little twist at the end was unexpected though.

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lovely descriptions . but hard follow at times .

the narrating was fab, lovely voice to listen to and she created great atmopsher. enjoys listening but got lost somewhere in the plot seemed really long to get to understand .. who was who n why they were relevant..

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  • Ms
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 22-03-16

Hard to get into

I did enjoy this audible - eventually, but it took a while. It is an enjoyable story but it didn't grip me.

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Enjoyable listen- surprise ending

What made the experience of listening to The Shadow Hour the most enjoyable?

The narrator was easy to listen to and the story flowed well. It was easy to keep up the jumping between characters and time frames.

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

Once i was listening I did not want to stop but at parts, it took a while to get back into it.

Any additional comments?

The story was maybe a bit longer than it needed to be but was enjoyable either way. An ending I did not see coming!

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  • CRL
  • St helens, United Kingdom
  • 29-01-17

Absolutely brilliant!

This story is a belter!
Right up to the last passage you know that there is something still not explained!
Loved the narration.

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Beautiful, characters you'll fall in love with

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

I was gutted when it ended! Great array of characters, a twisting plot reminiscent of Dickens at his best.

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Intriguing

What started off as a great story about the past meeting the present turned out to be an intriguing page turner with twists you didn't expect. Very enjoyable!