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Postcards from a Stranger

Lu par : Henrietta Meire
Série : Postcards from a Stranger, Volume 1
Durée : 10 h et 11 min

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A secret lies buried at the heart of her family - but it can’t stay hidden forever.

When Cara stumbles across a stash of old postcards in the attic, their contents make her question everything she thought she knew.

The story she pieces together is confusing and unsettling, and appears to have been patched over with lies. But who can tell her the truth? With her father sinking into Alzheimer’s and her brother reluctant to help, it seems Cara will never find the answers to her questions. One thing is clear, though: someone knows more than they’re letting on.

Torn between loyalty to her family and dread of what she might find, Cara digs into the early years of her parents’ troubled marriage, hunting down long-lost relatives who might help unravel the mystery. But the picture that begins to emerge is not at all the one she’d expected - because as she soon discovers, lies have a habit of multiplying....

Revised edition: This edition of Postcards from a Stranger includes editorial revisions.

©2018 Imogen Clark (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Too Happy
  • 06/09/2018

This was a great book.

It is a family story without the usual trappings of gooey emotion or impossible situations.

Instead, it was very grown up and thought provoking. And it moved me because of it. The main character is as she should be, not irreparably damaged and unable to cope. She is a well rounded product of her life and has very reasonable reactions to her changing situation. Thank goodness for a well written book with no victimhood, global warning or left winged PC BS mucking up the story.

I think I'll change the 4 stars to 5, I liked it more than I realized.

The narration was excellent.

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  • DeRoseBreathe
  • 24/03/2020

How do these authors do it?

Amazing story. Gut wrenching. Grabbed me the whole time. I couldn’t stop listening! I went through some similar things so could relate. I got a little mixed up but relistened to the chapter and got it. I love how there were very little little foul language! Wish more authors would do that. I hate hearing low class cussing throughout books as if I was in a sleazy bar. Thank you. Great voice too.

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  • Jennifer
  • 15/04/2020

Slogged through

This book plot was good however it did not grip me with character development or plot twists. It was just an ok listen and I had to remind myself to keep going and finish it. It had the potential to be great but just wasn’t.

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  • Muggle Mom
  • 03/04/2020

Interesting storyline BUT

Interesting storyline but most of the characters are truly poorly written. The central character, Cara, and her mother are the strongest and the ones I had the most interest in understanding and/or disliking. Her brother grew on me but in the end, I felt like his character could have had more to add to the story.

I'm not sure if I'm ok with the narrator's voice with certain characters also.

I think this would have been a better novel if the characters were more complex and less cartoonish or had better dialogue. The author left out a lot of details which would have made me more sympathetic to the characters or made for a more compelling novel.

I appreciated that there was an attempt to show both and often conflicting ideas about telling lies and keeping secrets but I felt it was kinda unrealistic that the mum would take 30 years to make her presence known, especially after she sent so many postcards supposedly. Even with the legal restrictions, it didn't bode well in my realistic view.

It's not horrible and I needed something not too fluffy and not too serious, so it actually worked. But I'm not sure if I would recommend the book - need to find someone who's looking for the same criteria as I needed to complete this book.

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  • Cleopatra
  • 05/12/2019

Wonderful

The story is well written and the Henrietta’s narrative is fantastic. I enjoyed this book very much.

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  • Kathryn
  • 25/01/2020

Thoroughly Enjoyed!

I really enjoyed this book. While the subject matter could have been dark and depressing, it wasn’t at all. I really liked Imogen Clark’s writing style. Her characterization was outstanding. I truly cared for the characters and what happened to them. I also enjoyed Henrietta Meire’s narration. I would definitely recommend this book.

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  • Kat C.
  • 14/03/2020

Narration

Beautifully narrated. My first audible and this one had me hooked. Wish there were chapter summaries so when I fell asleep I could find my place - but that’s an app thing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19/01/2020

Great read

Enjoyed this book very much. Would highly recommend it to friends. Liked how the story ended too.

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  • Heide
  • 18/04/2020

Good listen

Great listen, the ending was good and very surprising chapters which always mss as Jesus for a more interesting story. I’d like to list to more by clark

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10/03/2020

Enjoyed the story.

Really enjoyed the story, not a fan of the person narrating as the various accents/dialect were not consistent. The book however kept me interested!

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  • 28/10/2019

very entertaining

moving story, but very fresh and contemporary. I enjoyed the hours spent listening to it.
good interpretation too!!