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The Mallen Streak

The Mallen Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Thomas Mallen of High Banks Hall had many sons, most of them bastards. But to all of them he passed on his mark - a distinctive flash of white hair running to the left temple, known as the Mallen Streak. It was said that those who bore the streak seldom reached old age and that nothing good ever came of a Mallen. 

In 1851, Thomas Mallen found himself a ruined man, forced amid scandal and disgrace to sell the hall. With him went his two young wards and their indomitable governess. Then the Radlet brothers of Wilbur Farm arrived, one of whom bore the unmistakable Mallen Streak.

©2013 The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust 1978 (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Such slow reading

The slow reading of the book made this story very boring .. the reader could do the different accents very well but I wanted to shake him to read a bit faster.. we listen to stories on very long road trips ( we live in Australia) to help keep the driver awake ..also I think the story was very silly and not very believable..

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Shades of the Old Testament !!!

Very descriptive and therefore easy to “be there”.
A good read about an unfortunate family with so many skeletons in the cupboards you wouldn’t believe it. Sets the scene for the next few books of the series. Will read them in between other reads. Reader was great even with female voices, although I heard the same error twice...Miss Bigmore became miss Bighouse. Happy reading.

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  • diane ellis
  • 16-01-2019

it's a bit boring connected to the other mallon

struggled to finish it ,t did not have the grit of the other mallon books also the reader's voice was too boring when talking in the lady's voices