The Angel Tree

  • by Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by Julia Barrie
  • 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thirty years have passed since Greta Marchmont left the Marchmont Hall. Now she finally returns, with amnesia and no memory of her past.
But a walk through the wintry landscape leads to a disturbing discovery: she comes across a grave in the forest, and the weathered inscription on the cross tells her that her own son is buried here. Greta begins to search for the woman she once was, and to do so she must summon all of her courage....

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What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding storytelling." (Choice on The Midnight Rose)
"A captivating read from Lucinda Riley." (Daily Mail on The Midnight Rose)

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Well a poor man's classic at best

This book is a confusing read. It's written in a typical regency style and might remind the reader of something like 'Wuthering heights' or 'Downton Abbey' that kind of thing but it lacks something of the proper way of doing it. There's enough drama and tragedy but some of the dialogue is lame and a bit prissy. The characters are not necessarily individual and the time line of the book is all over the place. For instance it's impossible to read 'David Copperfield' in one afternoon and still leave time to dress for dinner. The research leaves much to be desired. Such a well appointed house as Marchmont would have a nursery and nursery staff even in 1946 so why is the mother doing the work of a day nurse? Then there is the narator who, while she reads it well enough tends to make all the men sound like stroppy little boys. I'm not yet halfway through this book but really I don't expect it to alter much. If I were you I'd stick to the real classics. At least they were well researched.
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- Rose

Interesting story, a bit too contrived at times

I didn't enjoy this as much as other books of Lucinda Riley's that I've listened to. In fact I 'fast-forwarded' through a little bit as I was getting bored with that part. Perhaps it was partly due to the narrator, some of her 'voices' we're very irritating and she spoke with a nasal delivery - 'through her nose' as my mum would say - the whole way through, which is not pleasant to listen to.
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- Kathy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-11-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks