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    After her mother's suicide, Abbie Myers returns home to the Lake District with her young child - and no wedding ring. Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie is heartbroken when she hears that they blame her for this tragedy.

    Determined to uncover her mother's past, Abbie approaches her beloved grandmother, Millie, in search of answers. The old woman reveals the story of how she travelled to Russia in 1911 as a young governess and became caught up in the revolution.

    As Abbie struggles to reconcile with her family, and to support herself and her child, she realizes that those long-ago events created aftershocks that threaten to upset the fragile peace she longs to create.

    Set against the backdrops of the English Lake District in the 1960s and the upheavals of revolutionary Russia, The Amber Keeper is a sweeping tale of jealousy and revenge, reconciliation and forgiveness.

    ©2014 Freda Lightfoot (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    • Lulew
    • 28/04/2015

    Terrible narrator

    Story was okay and might have been a little more enjoyable if it was not for the narrator. Not worth a credit.

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    • carol wagner
    • 12/02/2015

    annoying...annoying...annoying

    What did you like best about The Amber Keeper? What did you like least?

    The story could have held my interest, but the narration's appalling. I kept wondering if your narrator is actually a robot. Although I enjoy audio books....I will be very careful to check as to who the narrator is before I order future books.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Amber Keeper?

    I can answer this better after I READ it.

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Duerden?

    anyone....absolutely anyone

    Did The Amber Keeper inspire you to do anything?

    yes..........to shut the sound off

    Any additional comments?

    I could have enjoyed this story. It had a very interesting start, and I'm sure that reading it will be a pleasure. I will read the written word to finish.............

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    • Debbie
    • 28/03/2015

    Mystery and Love During the Russian Revolution

    Historical story moving back in forth from the 1911 (and the years following) to the 1960s, as Millie recounts her tale of moving from England to Russia to become the governess for two young children. Abbie, Millie's granddaughter has returned home to England, from France with her own young daughter, following the death of her mother, after being estranged for many years. Trying to make sense of her mother's adoption and her mother's past, Abbie asks her grandmother, Millie for answers. Who was her mother? How had Millie come to adopt her? The fall of the Russian Czar, the turbulent aftermath and the eventual escape from Russia back to England are retold to her granddaughter, Abbie, in heartbreaking detail. Excellent listen . . . mysteries revealed . . . satisfying ending.

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    • reader83
    • 29/01/2015

    Terrible Narrator!

    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenagers..

    Would you be willing to try another book from Freda Lightfoot? Why or why not?

    Possibly. The sing-song narration made me dislike this book intensely. I might have enjoyed it if I'd been reading, rather than listening to it.

    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Duerden’s performances?

    Never! She reads it so that it sounds like a nursery rhyme. It's irritating and nerve-wracking.

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation.

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    • Lidia
    • 23/02/2015

    I found the narrator very annoying .

    The storyline was very good, but the narrator was extremely annoying it sounded like she was trying to sound I don't know I didn't like it at all. I would not get another book if the narrator was the same

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    • Nonni4hlk
    • 22/02/2015

    Narrator destroys listen!!!!

    OMG....the story is wonderful & wonderfully written but the narrator absolutely ruined it for me!!!! I don't even know how to put this nicely but I will try. First of all....WHO TALKS LIKE THAT???? REALLY???? Her breathless, husky, fake-sounding, sing/song tone was enough to drive me mad! So annoying! She didn't even attempt to "toughen" up the tone when she spoke for the male parts...awful! I hung in until Ch. 16 hoping, praying it would get better because I was loving the story...but nope, it never did! I'm now going to buy the book and read it in order to finish it! No offense but this narrator sounds like she belongs on the other end of a 1-900 phone call....seriously!!! I blame myself for not listening before buying...lesson learned! Also wrote this narrator's name down so I don't EVER make the same mistake twice! I suggest you take a listen first...if you're not annoyed then go for it because it's a fantastic story!!!

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    • Katie Cooper
    • 20/06/2018

    Narrator’s voice ruined what otherwise might have been an OK book

    The voices of every male character, good and bad, were read in the same evil tone of voice as the wicked witch of the west when she said “I’ll get you my little pretty, and your little dog too,” only in a British accent. It was so Annoying and distracting that I couldn’t help visualizing the wicked witch whenever a male spoke. And every man in the book sounded exactly like every other man, which made it quite confusing since the book jumps from one historical era to the next.

    The female voices were no better, with every female in the book sounding like a whispery little girl telling secrets at a slumber party, and every female voice in the book sounding like the voice of every other female in the book, which was quite confusing. The narrator seemed unable to speak in the voice of an adult woman. I could hardly wait for the book to end, and I’m not sure why I finished it other than the fact that the storyline was Barely sufficiently interesting to prevent me from completely giving up.

    The evil woman in the book was also so totally evil and one dimensional that It seemed incredible that the main character, Abby, Continued to be taken in by her, and unbelievable that anyone wanted to have anything to do with her regardless how rich and seductive she was.

    In trying to find something positive to say about the book, the historical background was interesting, and the basic storyline was decent. I also liked the cover of the book. But that’s about all. I cannot recommend this book are there as there are so many better books about this time period out there.

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    • Too Happy
    • 06/05/2017

    This is a good story. Worth a listen and time well spent.

    I would rate this a five if the MC hadn't been so willing to trust, or so easy to be had. Patsies usually get what they deserve, where the innocent are truly taken advantage of....

    A little backbone would go a long way. Only my opinion, and we know what those are worth. Still, I would choose this author again.

    That said, great premise and story telling. Excellent writing. Well done. A book to be proud of, as an author myself I know the work and diligence required to produce at this level.

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    • MK
    • 30/03/2015

    couldn't stand the narrator's voice

    good story but narrarator's vice was irritating and detracted from the story. some kind of rise in get voice at the end of wits grated on my nerves.

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    • Hannah Hunter
    • 23/01/2015

    Great story

    Well written and engaging. Two stories told intertwined past and present all come together in a sweet ending. I couldn't stop listening.

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