Mariana

  • by Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by Carolyn Bonnyman
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Juliet Beckett believes in destiny. When she moves into Greywethers, a beautiful 16th-century farmhouse, she suspects that more than coincidence has brought her there.
The locals are warm and welcoming, especially the eligible squire of Crofton Hall. Yet beneath the ordinaries, Julia senses a haunting sadness about her new home. Then she learns of Mariana, a beautiful young woman who lived there 300 years ago. It seems history has been waiting for Julia....

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What the Critics Say

"An intense and gripping novel that is almost impossible to put down. The reader would be well advised to seek out a comfortable chair to experience an exceptional read." (The Winnipeg Free Press)

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Interesting time-slip tale

Julia Becket moves to the country from London, and finds her perfect home in the shape of Greywethers a 17th century cottage.

Right from the start we get the sense that the house chose Julia rather than the other way round, and soon Julia realizes all is not quite as it seems. She starts having strange experiences seemingly transported back to the past and into the life of a woman called Mariana.

I quite enjoyed this story, and liked the characters and gentle love story. However I only gave it three stars, This is primarily because of the narrator, Carolyn Bonnyman. I found her voice too monotone, and lacking emotion, especially when there was a lot of dialogue. When different characters were speaking there wasn't enough difference made between them and this could be a bit confusing, as in a pub scene when there were four people all having a conversation together.

I still enjoyed it though and found the story entertaining, with enough mystery about it to keep me interested.
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- Deirdre

Marianna

This audo book was really great, Susanna Kearsley is one of my favourtite authors and to listen to it being read was so much more atmospheric, it was as if i was actually there. I recommend this book, you will not be dissapointed.
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- Margaret

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-04-2010
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd