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  • The Shadow Sister

  • The Seven Sisters, Book 3
  • De : Lucinda Riley
  • Lu par : Jessica Preddy
  • Durée : 18 h et 36 min
  • 4,4 out of 5 stars (18 notations)

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    Description

    When their father dies, Star D'Aplièse and her six sisters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world, are left with few clues to their heritage. But Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow her first clue, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world....

    ©2016 Lucinda Riley (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

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    Praise for the author: "What an absolutely fantastic storyteller - I was immediately immersed in the story, and absolutely compelled." (Katherine Webb)

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    I love this Book

    I really enjoyed Star's story and as the 2 first one I think it's beautifully written, as the story unfolds more and more and there's always unexpected turns. The narrator was ok, Just the French accent she tried to imitate was horrible. But overall I enjoyed the book and the way the narrator read it.

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    Very moving story on coping with loss and deceit

    I loved it but I liked the story of the two previous one's better. I regret the use of the French accents in the storytelling, it is quite disturbing. I however admire the author for her profound Insight in the emotions of men and women

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    Terrible accents for no good reason

    Good story, well read EXCEPT for the bizarre use of a French accent. As a third in a series, in which the characters have been established as perfectly bilingual and having no accents, and having been read without accents in the other books… a bad and poorly researched choice by the narrator.

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    • ZR.
    • 01/12/2016

    So disappointing! :(

    Would you try another book from Lucinda Riley and/or Jessica Preddy?

    I am a huge fan of Lucinda Riley, this however was not her best in my humble opinion. I understand that Star is subdued and quiet but I found her pretty boring. Everyone seems to go out of their way to enthusiastically support her and be there for her, but I'm not sure why. I didn't find her very appealing and it was therefore hard to stay interested in her story.

    The first two in this series were so fun to follow and explore with the characters. With Star I just felt like she needs to hear her own voice and be with herself. Since she's fallen in love with Mouse (I cannot get used to calling a grown man "Mouse") she will just end up falling into the same co-dependant weirdness with him as she had with her sister. So I wasn't even that happy for her when things began to solidify with him.

    What didn’t you like about Jessica Preddy’s performance?

    The narrator didn't have a male voice so I got confused often as to who was talking. There wasn't enough definition between accents and voices. Beyond that, Star and she sister Cici seemed to have a part French part German accent. I'm not sure if this was intentional or not but I found it peculiar.

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    • lynne m vokatis
    • 06/12/2016

    The best in the series yet

    I loved this book so much ! Lucinda Riley did amazing job and and relatively new narrator Jessica Preddy was divine I loved her ! I loved this book and as well as the other too but I love England and the time period and it was so well written I didn't want it to end . It was different than the other too with out giving spoiler alerts it was just exquisite. Really Lucinda well done Bravo from across the pond . Someday I will visit all those lovely places . And Jessica I hope to hear your voice on some lovely books your voice was spot on and perfect .

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    • Allison
    • 19/11/2016

    Joy, Sorrow, Sacrifice, A Wonderful Emotional Read

    Any additional comments?

    So far, I have greatly enjoyed The Seven Sisters series. I have been anticipating this story since the moment we were introduced to Star in the first book. Lucinda Riley exceeded my expectations, giving us a story packed with emotion.

    The story starts with Star, who is realizing she needs to step out of the shadow of her sister and be her own person. I think the way Ms. Riley did this was perfect for Star's personality (through, truthfully, at times, I wanted Star to shout at her sister and tell her off - though that wouldn't have been Star at all).

    Then we learn Flora's story, and I loved many of the parallels between her and Star and at times felt so involved with Flora's story I felt nervous for her! Her story was so satisfying.

    I think one of my favorite things about this story is the growth of the characters Star and Mouse. They really grow and change throughout the story and have such depth.

    I would say that there is really not as much romance in this book as the previous two, it's more on the periphery (for Star, at least). This isn't a bad thing at all, though I'd have to say my only complaint is feeling like Star's story ended a bit soon. I would have liked to see an epilogue, but perhaps as the other stories move forward we can learn more of how her story ends.

    Also, we have a couple more instances of them seeing a person who looks mysteriously like a certain person (no spoilers here!). I can't wait to find out more of this mystery!

    Overall, this is one of my favorite books of Ms. Riley's so far and will for sure be listening again. Jessica Preddy does an excellent job with the voices and accents and she's a real pleasure to listen to. I intend to look for more books narrated by her!

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    • Betsy Ramm
    • 03/12/2016

    I love this series!

    Ms. Riley doesn't disappoint. Star's story is wonderful. She can't write these books fast enough.

    This narrator is MUCH better, thank you!!

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    • Jessica Jones
    • 20/12/2016

    Best Book Series I've read in years

    Lucinda Riley is an expert storyteller. I've been enthralled with the 7 sisters series since day 1 and this installment about Star was perfect. I so appreciate that the author isn't afraid to embrace love and compassion, truth and courage. I will now begin waiting for the next book!

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    • Peggy
    • 22/02/2017

    Best of the series so far

    I enjoyed this book much more than the other two in the series. I'm not sure why that is, except perhaps that the characters and their specific struggles appealed to me more.

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    • Asha H
    • 11/02/2017

    Love these stories despite myself

    I've read the first two books and have been looking forward to Star's story. It took me awhile to warm up to this one, in part because I found the bad French accents irritating, made more so by the fact that Star thought with one accent and spoke with another. Was the French accent really necessary?
    As always, Lucinda's story-telling completely won me over in the end, and made me not care about the flaws. Don't miss the author's note at the end of the book. I forgave everything that bothered me.
    I have to note however, that I feel trepidations about Cece's story to come. Cece was distinctly unlikable in this book. There are hints in Cece's chapter that she has some insight into her unlikability, so of course I will have to pick up the next book when it comes out, curious, as always, where Lucinda will spirit me next.

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    • Amy Alice
    • 12/02/2017

    It was only "fair"

    Would you try another book from Lucinda Riley and/or Jessica Preddy?

    Yes. I'm intrigued by the premise of the 7-book series, but overall, the stories are getting more implausible.

    Any additional comments?

    While the series is entertaining, if you give the story a little bit of thought it falls apart. In this book as well as the last one, any number of problems would be resolved if only the sisters would leave their cell phones ON. There's a convenient "lack of cell service" even when they are on. For such a close family, they are remarkably selfish (not really willing to go to sisters' fiance's funeral for example). And while the historical back story is interesting, it's pretty convoluted - what they're describing happened two, or maybe it's three, generations ago (I think) and I'm still not sure of the connection between Flora and Star.

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    • BADancer
    • 23/12/2016

    Terrific

    All things Lucinda Riley are fantastic. I've enjoyed many of her books, and the Seven Sisters and it's follow up of each sister is wonderful.

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    • C.Cable
    • 16/08/2021

    Main characters BF sucks

    OK the first two books by Lucinda Riley in the series are great but this one begins to derail when the main character falls for a man that is literally a jerk to her. I get the historical misogyny, but honestly the main character should have learned from her ancestors experience and said thanks but no thanks to Mouse. If she isn't even related to them, then see-ya! This books traps the main character in with a single dad who pretty much wants her to just cook and clean and take care of his kid for him, all while saying totally cool that you are a virgin after having a wife and kid that he didn't support after her passing. Where is the therapy for this guy?!? Also this book is pretty much the same historical story as the pearl sister but for white people and sisters instead of brothers. Looking for more creativity on the back story.

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    • Bel
    • 20/11/2016

    Great book, underwhelming narrator

    Having read the first two instalments of this series in the German translation, I was really looking forward to listening to this sequel in the original.
    I loved the content. It kept me glued to my earphones despite the really underwhelming narration. It's a great story, transporting us back to Edwardian times. Most of the characters were positively lovable, but of course there were some 'bad' ones among them. The story was interesting, the characters fascinating, the connection between then and now really well made, as was the denouement. So, I'd absolutely recommend READING this book, but I can't recommend to LISTEN to it.

    The narrator didn't have any range of voice, so males and females all sounded alike. She tried to make up for this lack by giving terrible fake accents to the sisters. For heaven's sake, it is even spelled out that the sisters were raised bilingual -- English and French -- from the cradle, AND they had lived in England for several years by now. Maybe it would have helped if the accent would at least have sounded French -- alas, it sounded Russian at times, and undefinable at other times. And as if this wasn't bad enough, the narrator had the deaf boy shout his sign language, which hurt my ears.

    Of all the many books I've listened to, this is the first time I'm writing a negative review about the narration, but I feel that I should warn potential listeners.

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    • Katja Fischer
    • 11/01/2019

    Unnecessary French accent

    Although I enjoy Lucinda Rileys stories of the seven sisters of the pleiades, I really don’t understand why they are read with a French accent. In each of the books it is mentioned that Pa Salt put focus on raising the girls bilingual, making sure they were fluent in both English and French. Ma spoke French with them, Pa Salt English.
    I am capable of understanding both languages and still have a very hard time und have to rewind some parts of the book to fully understand the words spoken on behalf of the seven sisters. I don’t think that this is what Pa Salt intended and neither did Lucinda Riley.

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    • Ina
    • 02/04/2018

    Great book, reader not fitting to Star

    I loved this book of the series, especially the use of the language, which is somewhat more complex than the first two books (fitting the personality of Star, her English literature studies and the historic background of the book). After a couple of pages, I switched to the Kindle book though. It‘s certainly a good audiobook reader, but two things irritated me a lot:
    - the speed of the reading: this quick reading just does not fit Star‘s personality, an introverted, silent, modest, shy, peaceful young woman. I used slowdowning and listened the book at 75% speed and it was better.
    - the French accent. Horrible! Why would Star and Cece speak English with a French accent? Star studied English Literature in Sussex, traveled the world, lives in London, and as it is mentionned in the book, was bilingual (quote from the book: „All of us girls were bilingual, speaking French and English from the cradle at Pa’s insistence, and we only spoke English to Claudia.“). I found the accent very disturbing and the listener can be happy that Star does not speak much! In the first book, the French accent was used only when the French sculptor in Paris was speaking and this fitted wonderfully. Imagine all the characters in the first book would have had Brazilian or Italian accents...
    Conclusion: Buy the book, not the audio book !

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    • Cosmo
    • 25/06/2017

    Immer wieder eine gute Geschichte von Riley

    Wie immer hat mir diese Geschichte von Lucinda Riley gut gefallen. Anfangs dauerte es mir jedoch ein bisschen zu lang bis die Geschichte in Gang kam, also die Geschichte des Teils, der in der Vergangenheit spielt, erzählt wurde. Wie in den beiden Vorgängern der Serie hat mir der französische Akzent der Sprecherin nicht gefallen, wurde doch in allen Büchern berichtet, dass die Schwestern alle zweisprachig aufwuchsen.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 18/06/2022

    The stories of the seven sisters are certainly addictive.

    I was really annoyed be the over exaggerated false French accent that was used when the sisters were speaking. It make absolutely no sense. After all we are told from the beginning of the first book and repeatedly afterwards that Pa Salt raised them to be bilingual. Considering that the sisters in this book lived and studied in the UK and Star was even an English literature graduate it seems absolutely ridiculous that she should speak with an almost unintelligible French accent. I can accept that Marina has a French accent and Claudia a German one - that could be authentic.
    Fortunately, for most of the book we listen to the narrator or other character’s voices and are not required to hear the sister‘s dialogue in these crazy voices. Otherwise I would not have been able to finish listening despite being „hooked“.
    The first two audio books were much better. Perhaps will re-read this one conventionally.

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    • fiona g.
    • 01/06/2022

    Bad accent

    I didn’t like the bad French accent from Star and her sisters, otherwise a fabulous story

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      2 out of 5 stars
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    • Kindle-Kunde
    • 16/05/2022

    Durchhalten oder nicht? Das ist hier die Frage ...

    Der Akzent von jeder einzelnen Person, die den Mund aufmacht, selbst von der Hauptfigur, ist so UNFASSBAR NERVIG!!!! Warum macht man sowas für eine Figur, die den (bisher) größten Teil des Sprachanteils hat? Die anderen zwei Schwestern wurden in ihren Büchern ohne Akzent gesprochen, was doch Sinn macht, da sie in ihrer Muttersprache reden. Wenn Star nur französich spräche, wäre das Buch in Französisch und ohne Akzent. Aber sie sind alle bilingual aufgewachsen UND sie hat eine vorliebe für English Literature und Bestnoten in Englisch. Warum also??! Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob ich es durchhalten kann. Das nimmt einen den Spaß am Buch

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      3 out of 5 stars
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    • xxx
    • 24/02/2022

    Tolle Geschichte, fürchterlicher französischer Akzent

    Die Geschichte ist toll! Die Teile, in denen die Schwestern miteinander reden sind mit einem sehr übertriebenen französischem Akzent gesprochen, der sehr unangenehm war. Hatte zwischendrin überlegt, ob ich das Hörbuch abbreche.
    Das war in den anderen Schwester-Geschichten nicht so.

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    • Linea
    • 13/12/2021

    Furchtbar

    Ich konnte es nicht anhören. Die Sprecherin spricht eigentlich wunderschönes Englisch. Aber sobald die Schwestern reden, redet sie ein Englisch mit ganz furchtbar schlechtem französischem Dialekt. Unmöglich, sich dieses Hörbuch anzuhören. Ich habe keine Ahnung, wer das so durchgewunken hat.

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      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Kollwelter
    • 03/03/2021

    Great book !

    In fact all three books I’ve listened to so far are fantastic!!I love the mixture of feelings,adventure and especially the part of searching who one is and where the journey of live leads us to.
    Thank you very much Lucinda for these wonderful book serie.