The Amber Keeper

  • by Freda Lightfoot
  • Narrated by Susan Duerden
  • 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After her mother's suicide, Abbie Myers returns home to the Lake District with her young child - and no wedding ring. Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie is heartbroken when she hears that they blame her for this tragedy.
Determined to uncover her mother's past, Abbie approaches her beloved grandmother, Millie, in search of answers. The old woman reveals the story of how she travelled to Russia in 1911 as a young governess and became caught up in the revolution.
As Abbie struggles to reconcile with her family, and to support herself and her child, she realizes that those long-ago events created aftershocks that threaten to upset the fragile peace she longs to create.
Set against the backdrops of the English Lake District in the 1960s and the upheavals of revolutionary Russia, The Amber Keeper is a sweeping tale of jealousy and revenge, reconciliation and forgiveness.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Oh Dear, my mistake

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Firstly I hadn't realised that I was buying an audio book - I wouldn't have done so normally. Secondly, I did start listening but the awful mannered voice put me off so much I gave up after a few sentences. Pity, I suspect it's a good read, but not in this case a good listen. All very subjective of course, I'm sure lots of people will really enjoy listening.

Would you ever listen to anything by Freda Lightfoot again?

Yes possibly

Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Duerden’s performances?


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Amber Keeper?

Not applicable as I didn't listen to most of it.

Any additional comments?

My mistake - didn't realise what I was ordering. I wouldn't normally order an audio book unless I was quite sure I liked the reader - so wouldn't buy one by an unknown.

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- Franglaise

Ok story, shame about the narration!!!

Story was lovely but it was ruined by the intonation of the narrator. I nearly gave up listening but I had paid for it so wanted my money's worth.
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- Miss D Srao

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio