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My Mother's Secret Audiobook

My Mother's Secret

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Publisher's Summary

From the number-one best-selling author of Bad Behaviour and If You Were Me comes an engaging, warm and thought-provoking new novel about a secret that can't be kept under wraps any longer - whatever the consequences.

Not to be missed by readers of Jane Green, Lisa Jewell, and Marian Keyes. A romantic holiday in sunny Rome. A happy marriage strong enough to last 40 years. Three children, now adults, who've grown up secure in the knowledge that they know everything about their mum and dad and each other.

But they don't. On the day of the surprise anniversary party Steffie and her brother and sister have arranged for their parents, there's a shock in store for all of them. Especially for Steffie. It's definitely going to be a day to remember....

©2015 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2015 Headline Digital

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    Amazon Customer 03/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "None of the characters are likeable"

    Or if they are, it's overshadowed by the annoying ones. I couldn't stand Rochine and I have no idea why everyone put up with her?! She ruined this book for me, but everyone was so self involved and lacked empathy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    29/07/15
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    "Easy listen"

    I enjoyed this easy to listen book as I have been stressed and this was comforting me time

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sue Dobbing
    25/07/15
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    "Well told holiday listening"

    An interesting family story.
    well narrated,with emotions coming over clearly.
    an easy listen, predictable but enjoyable ending. A feel good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Strawberry
    21/07/15
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    "So disappointing !"
    What would have made My Mother's Secret better?

    A decent storyline, it was so predictable, insipid, boring. 20 mins in and you could have written the outcomes yourself


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sheila O'Flanagan again?

    No, if this is indicative of her style of writing


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Aoife McMahon?

    none, no gripe with narrator.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Narrator, tried hard to make it interesting but storyline was awful


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R
    20/07/15
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    "Pleasant read!"
    Where does My Mother's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a very easy enjoyable read, a little predictable in places but still very good reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The different family members views of the secret and it's impact on them throughout their lives.


    What does Aoife McMahon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She always gives a strong performance and her voices for the characters are so good!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Monique Wharmby
    6/12/16
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    "What a wonderful light-hearted book! "

    Loved this book! I want more! The narrative throughout the book was brilliant! very well read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon Martin
    28/09/16
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    "Easy to follow"

    I have never had audio books before. I enjoyed the luxury of just listening. It is an easy book to follow, once you learn the many characters, and an excellent way to wind down of an evening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    ireland
    21/07/16
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    "accents ate terrible"

    This reader has a single repertoire of irish accents for everybook she reads and that means everyone has a flat Dublin accent- really grating to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • thea1710@aol.com
    Tredegar, South Wales
    5/11/15
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    "Good book to listen to."

    The reader had a easily understandable Irish accent which she changed for various characters, adding to the enjoyment.
    I felt that part of the story was a bit weak...would anyone suddenly reveal those family secrets at a surprise anniversary party, in front of all the guests? I found you really had to stretch literary license to believe this.
    The sub plots which emerged from the party and announcement, were however good, and the characterisation of Steffie was excellent.
    Overall. A good book, if you accept the premise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ann Roddy
    15/09/15
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    "Great read"

    Well rounded characters, good plot,very enjoyable story . good narrator. first time I read Sheila Flanagan but will read more soon

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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