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The Fire Child Audiobook

The Fire Child

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When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love and a stepson, Jamie. But then Jamie makes a chilling prediction, and Rachel's perfect life begins to unravel.

Haunted by the spectre of David's late wife - Jamie's real mother - Rachel finds herself drawn to the deserted mines where she plunged to her death three years prior. As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so reluctant to discuss Jamie's behaviour? And what exactly happened to cause his ex-wife's untimely suicide?

With December looming, Rachel begins to fear there might be truth in Jamie's words: 'you will die at Christmas'.

©2016 S. K. Tremayne (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • nog
    29/06/16
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    "good"

    This book started off slowly, but I am glad I persevered. Imogen Church is a great narrator (one of my favourites). I would recommend a listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    london, United Kingdom
    23/06/16
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    Story
    "Corniche mystery with great twist"

    This download is more about great narration than anything else. Imogen Church is spellbinding as a woman on the edge of madness. This is top class acting and goes way beyond the story itself. Well worth a credit!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • L. russell
    uk
    22/07/16
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    Story
    "Bought hopefully and left disappointed"

    Reallly disagree with the other reviews re the narration. The voice that the female narrator uses to read the make role is dreadful - so much so I couldnt listen anymore, ridiculously deep and pompous, in total contrast to the male narrator reading the actual part in the alternate chapters.
    A poor and slow start storywise that 5 chapters in was not getting much better and to be honest i found utterly depressing.
    Sorry ...... returning this title....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Veteran Listener
    21/06/16
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    Story
    "the female narrator Imogen Church makes the book"
    Any additional comments?

    The story is about Rachel and her life as a married woman and what she endures in a big secluded house and with her husband commuting to London every week. A step-son and a dead ex-wife are also in the centre of the story. I think this is a book for female listener.

    The book could have been ordinary, neither good nor bad, but Imogen Church makes it worth a credit. She takes us through the book with an absolutely amazing performance and turns the book into something to remember. It is slow pace in the beginning; almost soothing and calming, but builds up to a rollercoaster of emotions, especially in the second part.

    The five star performance is based on her narration only, since the male narrator is a disaster in comparison. Luckily, he is quiet most of the time.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Miranda
    8/11/16
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    "This book is the same as Rebecca?"
    Would you try another book written by S. K. Tremayne or narrated by Imogen Church and Peter Noble ?

    I LOVED the Ice Twins so this was extremely disappointing


    What was most disappointing about S. K. Tremayne’s story?

    If you've read Du Mauriers Rebecca then you've already read this book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • N Myers
    12/10/16
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    "Enjoyable to a point"

    I enjoyed this up until the last hour or so when the story became a bit ridiculous. I don't think I would listen to another book by this author. The narration was excellent though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anita Shrirve
    United Kingdom
    17/09/16
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    "The FirexChild"

    This book was well narrated. I loved the descriptions of Cornwall. It gripped me from the beginning to end I could not put the book down. I would recommend it as a book to read in the winter on a cold winters night

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • carol
    10/08/16
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    "I felt this book was not believable,."

    I was glad when it was finished I felt a lot of it was nonsense.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • janek364
    4/08/16
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    "Average"

    Average read, made less than average by the awful over the top narration. Would not recommend.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Borbála
    London, United Kingdom
    28/07/16
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    "Keeps you on edge"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fire Child to be better than the print version?

    Not sure, I haven't read the print version.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it kept me on edge the whole way through. It was a very imaginative and very well written novel. I gave only 4 stars because I can't say it's an absolute masterpiece but it's very good.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrators are excellent. There were only two things about Imogen Church, one was the regular catching of her breath after sentences, a kind of quick little intake of breath that was a bit annoying and the other thing was her trying to sound like a man when she was narrating a man. Many narrators do this, men and women alike, usually with very little success: they change their voice and think they sound like the opposite sex but the outcome if more often than not, quite laughable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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