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The Springthorpe Agenda

Narrated by: David Wolfson
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Summary

Cryptic notes in his dead father's journal. Guarded secrets within the nursing home walls. Trust no one.

Are the elderly residents at Springthorpe living their golden years in peace, or are they part of a medical mystery waiting to be solved?

Mark Hogarth, a New York newspaper editor, receives a text stating his father has died. Mark books the next flight to San Francisco to pick up his father's belongings from Springthorpe Manor, an old red-brick retirement home sitting high on a hill. As Mark sorts through his father's possessions, he discovers strange and cryptic notes in his father's journal that suggest foul play.

Mark becomes convinced his father may still be alive, even after Heath Dole, the director of Springthorpe, hands him a black urn containing his father's ashes and assures Mark that Ralph Hogarth has indeed passed.

Has Mark's grief made him unwilling to accept his loss? Or are Mark's instincts correct?

Navigating the dark corridors of the facility, Mark teams up with Sarah, a Springthorpe nurse, to search for the truth about the mysterious clues and events unfurling around them.

They soon discover someone will stop at nothing to protect the secrets of Springthorpe Manor.

Highly addictive, The Springthorpe Agenda is a fast-paced roller-coaster thriller you'll want to share with friends.

©2018 Dale Ripley (P)2018 Dale Ripley

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Different

This book involves a family who have become the victims of an unscrupulous researcher who is searching for a cure to dementia. The main characters Mark (the son of a couple in the facility) and Sarah (a nurse there) involve their effort to uncover what is going on and rescue the victims of the researcher.

There are many other players who have become ensnared in this undertaking as well. Each of their parts plays out without you knowing how it will end until it does.

The story is a different approach but very good. The parts fit together well. The narration is outstanding.

This book was given free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

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Amazing

Enjoyed this audio from start to finish hopefully more books to come well written too

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Good conspiracy adventure

Another good book from Dale Ripley, this time following Hogarth family. Following the death of his father, Mark finds inconsistencies in the retirement homes version of events. This starts a complex search for the truth.

Well narrated by David Wolfson, he keeps the story moving nicely and deals with many twists and turns.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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  • Chopsticks11
  • 10-06-19

Unique Locale

I was intrigued by this book due to the unique locale for a mystery novel and I was not disappointed with the mystery that unfolds in this book. I will say that I did get a bit confused with all of the characters, but by the end I completely understood why, and it only added to the story.

A great read that will keep you guessing until the end.

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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  • Roseann M. Decker
  • 19-11-19

Excellent narration

The story was very descriptive. a bit of a slow start but picked up pace mid way. It had a very interesting concept about medical trials surrounded by a suspenseful tale.

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  • Leona Starkel Daschofsky
  • 14-11-19

ok, but........

this story had lots of possibilities, but seemed to be missing the glue or substance to hold it together . It was a bit disjointed ,which made it hard to follow. also, there was so much happening that wasn't needed and confused the story.

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  • Wkincaid
  • 15-08-19

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loved this book. very good listen. full of twists, intrigue, and suspense. well written and narrated.

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  • Mary Grace Shelton
  • 05-07-19

Incredibly detailed!

I couldn't believe How the pieces fit together like they did! So planned out and thought out! Im no way could this book be any better. At first I was a little annoyed with switched POVs all the time but once I started seeing the bigger picture, I loved it! Well done both author and narrator!!

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  • DivaC
  • 17-04-19

Good Mystery

A good mystery and a good set of characters you enjoy. You like the narrator telling the story and how the story unfolds. So when and if,you get a chance to check it out pick up a copy and enjoy.

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  • Deedra
  • 11-03-19

Springthorpe

This was a creepy good read.Well written with good characters. I enjoyed listening to David Wolfsons narration. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Kandice C.
  • 24-02-19

Very very good

I absolutely loved listening to this audiobook. It is fast paced with a lot of twists and turns. The narrator does a wonderful job of pulling the listener in.

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  • Taj-Marie Lingofelter
  • 20-02-19

I couldn't put it down.

This book was so good!! I couldn't put it down!! It is full of action and you have to think to keep up. The characters are well rounded!

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  • Reggie
  • 20-02-19

This book deserves to be a movie!!!

Oh wow! Yes, this book is THAT good!! NY newspaper editor, Mark Hogarth, receives a text from his sister that their father has died. Mark is grief stricken seeing as they lost their mother 6 mos prior. Both elderly parents were residents of the retirement home, Springthorpe. While going through his father’s possessions, Mark finds his journal, which includes some cryptic notes...then he finds a photo of his parents that was taken after his mother was supposed to be dead. Mark begins to think that something sinister is happening to the residents of Springthorpe and believes that his father is still alive. Will he get to the bottom of the mystery...alive? This book is a great thriller with many twists and turns that you never see coming...especially the end! Glad that I tried this new-to-me author.
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.