Before the Storm : Before the Storm

  • by Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by Abby Craden, Kris Koscheski
  • Series: Before the Storm
  • 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she has succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent - maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social - a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives...and remarkably, saves other children from the flames. Laurel watches as Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero and the world finally sees her Andy, the sweet boy she knows as well as her own heart.
But when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son...and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever.

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What the Critics Say

"A complex and emotional story." (RT Book Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Good story, dreadful narration

I was hooked by the story but had to go and read it on kindle in the end as the female narrator was just awful. It was like someone told her to make sure she pronounced words clearly and she went over the top (pronounced: overrrr the toP.) Ever other word the last letter was dragged out or spat out at the end. It was so distracting I spent half the book growling at her. She also made all the male characters sound like they had laryngitis. Do yourself a favour and buy it on kindle. Good story though.
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- S.Wedley

Emotional rollercoaster of a family story.

Would you listen to Before the Storm again? Why?

No - I don't re-read or re-listen to books but I have been thinking about the issues the booked raised.


What did you like best about this story?

I liked hearing the different voices - of Andy, Lauren, Maggie, Marcus - it gave the book a good energy.


Which character – as performed by Abby Craden and Kris Koscheski – was your favourite?

I liked Marcus & Andy.


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- Helen L

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio