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An Hour Unspent

Narrated by: Liz Pearce
Series: Shadows Over England, Book 3
Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
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Once London's top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war. But not until he rescues a clockmaker's daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold. 

Evelina Manning has constantly fought for independence, but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiance to end the engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clockwork repair with her father, she can't help being interested. 

But she soon learns that nothing with Barclay Pearce is as simple as it seems. As 1915 England plunges ever deeper into war, the work of an ingenious clockmaker may give England an unbeatable military edge - and Germany realizes it as well. Evelina's father soon finds his whole family in danger - and it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape.

©2018 Roseanna M. White (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-2019

Wonderfully add in a great series

Each one of the series just gets better and better! This one was rather interesting finding more information on some of the main characters throughout the series. Wonderfully done. Couldn't stop once i started. A must read very enjoyable from start to finish.

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  • All-access Customer
  • 07-01-2019

Great story kept my attention!

Another well written a story by Roseanne White. I loved that it kept my attention from beginning to end. Looking forward to the next book!

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  • åslaug
  • 06-11-2018

Barclay's Story is Everything Worth Waiting For

I knew I was going to love Barclay's story from the moment I knew there was a Barclay Pearce. This excellent thief, big brother extraordinaire, man-as-real-as-they-come is everything worth waiting for, and so was his story. 


Roseanna M. White has a rare skill when it comes to storytelling, and an even rarer ability to weave the Gospel like threads of gold through her stories. Unimposing, ever present, glinting only when the sunlight strikes it. An Hour Unspent is no exception to either talent. 


This third book in the Shadow Over England Series explores the truth of family, of love, loyalty, and sacrifice. And I dare you to finish it without fighting back the urge to gather up every lonely child into your arms, feed and clothe even your enemy, and to never put your loved ones at risk when it's within your power to improve your chances.


Also, don't fight that urge.


It might carry risks. But with the greatest risks.... (I'll let you figure that one out).



Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, even if I also purchased the (stunningly beautiful) audiobook. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

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  • Diane Ellingsen
  • 05-10-2018

Loved it!

It’s hard to pick my favorite book from this series of three! I’d love to hear more about this lovely family of misfits! Will there be more?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-2018

Love this series!

I loved the strong storyline of faith throughout the books. The happy and sad and struggles and joys of life. I would definitely recommend them! I had to finish each one in just a day!! Enjoy!

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  • A Mosseri
  • 17-09-2018

Great characters!

Wonderful story & great characters! I've loved all her stories and this series is fantastic.

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  • Kelly
  • 10-09-2018

Beyond fabulous

Oh how this book was worth the wait! It just spoke to my spirit and entertained me on every level. Like the other two books in the series I will listen to this over and over again. Bravo Rosanna M. White and Liz Pearce! I wish this wasn’t the end! There is so much more to tell!
Some books just feed your soul… Sigh… Thank You, thank you.

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  • A+D
  • 08-09-2018

Hours Listening, Well Spent

Absolutely LOVED it! Roseanna White has created an adventure filled masterpiece! Mystery, intrigue, war and a wonderful family. One of my favorite paragraphs; "But family isn't blood-you know that. It should be, but it isn't, not always. Family is choice. Love."
These words touch my heart in ways I cannot express. There is a message of faith, new faith for Barclay, learning to trust in something other than the street smarts he learned as a means to survive. I loved seeing this and the example he sets for the family.
Barclay meets, Evelina Manning saving her from a mugging. No spoilers from me. You must listen to or read their story yourself. I've done both.(Read the paperback and listened to the Audible version.)
The narrator is, once again, fantastic! I'm so glad the same person was used for the series.
I highly recommend this book!

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  • Agatha Istanbul
  • 23-10-2018

Liz Pearce, narrator, has a grating voice!

I don't know how I got through this book ? The story was okay, but simplistic in many parts. The woman main character is supposed to be an independent woman, who fights for causes she supports.... but she is one of the stupidest, headstrong women about which I've read! She doesn't use her mind to think ahead, but just stubbornly jumps into situations and AFTERWARDS quizzes herself (and therefore the listener on Audible) with hundreds of questions she should have thought about in the first place! I became very frustrated with her! I kept thinking that no intelligent, forward-thinking woman would act so stupidly! She's not prejudice against race or lower class people, but is prejudice against one's background?? That doesn't make sense. As I was getting more and more irritated with the grating, forceful, breathy voice of the narrator, Liz Pearce, who always has this false urgency to her voice, and often sounds like her mouth has a wad of saliva in it that she is talking over, it came to me that perhaps the author sanctioned this terrible narrator to cover the faults with her book! I really don't like authors that use the ploy of the character asking themselves questions over and over again, as it assumes the UNINTELLIGENCE of the reader! The author thinks that by the character asking questions, she is directing the reader where she wants them to go. As if the reader doesn't have the intelligence to follow the story without that help!!
I have listened to other books narrated by Liz Pearce and she narrates them all the same - with a whiny, forceful voice that makes nothing urgent because she makes EVERYTHING urgent. I think this book is a light, fluffy, romantic book for less-than-intelligent people.

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