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Lose yourself in 18th century Cornwall with the compete series boxed set of the West Country Trilogy; a saga of smuggling, superstition, and secrets.

Cornwall, England. 1740.

They say only the brave ride Bridles Lane at night.

Vicar Richard Dodge speaks of ghosts and demons, conducting elaborate exorcisms in his churchyard overlooking the lane. And with the villagers sheltering in fear, local smugglers carry their haul up the road to be hidden in the safety of the church.

Isaac and Scarlett Bailey have spent their lives hiding contraband in Talland church. Forced into free trade by their father's mistakes, they want nothing more than to escape the smuggling syndicate and build a life above the law.

On the other side of Bridles Lane, Flora Kelly has grown up in the shadow of her mother, the village charmer. Sceptical of her mother's craft, Flora reopens her family's tavern, determined that her life will not be one of fortune telling and herbal lore.

When a seemingly abandoned ship is wrecked in Talland Bay, it sparks a wave of hysteria among the superstitious villagers. Faith in the vicar wavers and Flora feels herself drawn to the controversial old ways of her mother. Among growing unrest, the mystery of the wrecked ship deepens, unearthing long-forgotten secrets that will tear a village - and a family - apart.

Boxed set includes:

Prequel - Moonshine (A Short Story)

Book 1 - Bridles Lane

Book 2 - Hills of Silver

Book 3 - Wild Light

©2019 Johanna Craven (P)2020 Johanna Craven

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Awful Narration

I couldn’t continue listening to this trilogy as the narrator drove me mad. It’s like listening to a robot reading the story, just awful, totally ruined the story.

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Very Disappointed

I am sure that this story is very good but I just cannot stand listening to the narrator. Her voice never varies, hard to describe, like a sing song. Had to delete it.

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Great Book

Enthralling story but I struggled with the Narrator's voice which felt like she was shouting and giving over emphasis all the time which detracted from the story. Also her mispronunciation of 'gunwhale' was very annoying.

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I could not listen to this book storyline ok

unable to listen to this book narration awful very monotone gave up first time ever

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Dreadful narration.

5 minutes was enough of this robotic droning narration. Shame ,as its my sort of novel

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West Country TrillogyeE

very interesting trillogy. loved it. unputdownable. The narator wzs excellent.
Brilliant descriptive story of old Cornwall

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Brilliant book

Brilliant storyline enjoyed this audio book very much
Love every minute for the storyline
Must buy

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  • Patricia S. Ellis
  • 16-03-20

performance stinks

I have no doubt this is a great story; I was hooked after hearing the first chapter. I could not continue listening because I felt the narrator was going to come through the speaker and grab me! She was too forceful with her reading. I will consider reading the series instead.

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  • Marla
  • 13-03-20

Great Trilogy with Prequel!

This book has everything mystery, drama, romance,murder with a little witchcraft thrown in. Flora believes her mother who is the town healer is a fake. She wants nothing to do with it. But she soon finds out it is in her blood.
If this book had a different narrator it would have been much better. She read it to you but did not give a performance like some of the other narrators do. Saying this it was tolerable and I still enjoyed the book.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary honest review.

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  • Megan
  • 30-01-21

Good Mystery

This was a great story. I can usually look past the narrator, so I didn't have any issues listening to this book. I like the story how Isaac had to pay for his dads mistakes, literally, and tried to find a way out. There were twists and turns throughout the story.

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  • Sandy Caswell
  • 01-01-21

Good Story. Bad Reader.

I struggled to stay with this story but am throwing in the towel and returning it because every word out of the reader's mouth is breathy and anxiety ridden. I. just. can. not. listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-05-20

narration poor

I couldn't get past the prologue. The narrator's voice seemed stringent to my ears. Sorry, it was probably a good story.

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  • Barbi
  • 21-05-20

The narrator

The narrator is so bad i made it through 20 mins and am done. Cancelled the book I can’t really rate anything but performance.