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Moral Compass

A Novel
Written by: Danielle Steel
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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At an elite private school in Massachusetts, a wide circle of lives will be forever changed by a devastating series of events in Danielle Steel's riveting new novel.

Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education, with teachers and administrators from the Ivy League and graduates who become future lawyers, politicians, filmmakers, and CEOs. Traditionally a boys-only school, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled 140 female students for the first time. While most of the kids on the campus have all the privilege in the world, some are struggling, wounded by their parents' bitter divorces, dealing with insecurity and loneliness. In such a heightened environment, even the smallest spark can become a raging fire. 

One day after the school's annual Halloween event, a student lies in the hospital, her system poisoned by dangerous levels of alcohol. Everyone in this sheltered community - parents, teachers, students, police, and the media - are left trying to figure out what actually happened. Only the handful of students who were there when she was attacked truly know the answers, and they have vowed to keep one another's secrets. As details from the evening emerge, powerful families are forced to hire attorneys and less powerful families watch helplessly. Parents' marriages are jeopardized, and students' futures are impacted. No one at Saint Ambrose can escape the fallout of a life-altering event.

In this compelling novel, Danielle Steel illuminates the dark side of one drunken night, with its tragic consequences, from every possible point of view. As the drama unfolds, the characters will reach a crossroads where they must choose between truth and lies, between what is easy and what is right, and find the moral compass they will need for the rest of their lives.

©2020 Danielle Steel (P)2020 Recorded Books

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  • WD
  • 2020-01-11

Another good one!

This was a good book. Although parts of it are not for children to hear, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Marilou
  • 2020-01-20

Value-laden!

I enjoyed listening due to the way it was narrated. The delivery was clear, the intonation was impeccable, the pacing was just right, and the quality of voice was pleasant to the ears. I enjoyed the story and was able to relate being a member of an Ivy League exclusive high school for boys transitioning to coed. Great story!

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  • Montanagirl
  • 2020-01-20

decent book

was a decent read. I would recommend to whomever. not my favorite but enjoyed it.

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  • barnowl
  • 2020-01-19

Disappoint ed.<br />

Struggled to finish. Not her best effort.she repeated herself too often.I hope her next book is better.

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  • Sandy Burke
  • 2020-01-17

Danielle Steele never disappoints her reader.

This book was not her usual storyline. It was a great book that all parents of teenagers should read or anyone for that matter. Morals, values and true character shine through in this book.

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  • Sheila S
  • 2020-01-16

Repetitive and preachy

This is more a novella than a novel. Without the unnecessary repetitions of information, there would probably be only about 5 hours of listening. There is no adult protagonist here--just a group of teenagers. Perhaps that accounts for Ms. Steel's overt preaching of morality. Her books are usually guilty pleasures for me, but this one not so much.

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  • Betty
  • 2020-01-14

in the wrong place

As the book opens and the characters start revealing themselves as good kids ,the author throws in reality and lives become complicated. I didn't want to put the book down. it pulled me in. the narrative reader is easy on the ears and his slight voice inflections make the characters come alive.

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  • Jenifer
  • 2020-01-14

Just okay

It was ok. Not the normal Danielle Steel novel. I know rape in college/high school campus's is a horrible thing... but this is not her normal book. It was okay... but quite predictable.

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  • Rachel
  • 2020-01-17

The best one I’ve heard from Danielle in awhile

Good book, a bit preachy but still a good book! Liked the setting and most of the characters not as much romance as a typical Daniel Steel but still a good book!

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  • The Rogers'
  • 2020-01-10

Bad Boston accent

While I enjoyed the story line, and was glad of the outcome, the bad Boston accents ruined it for me. If you can’t do a realistic accent, don’t do one at all! I cringed whenever the detectives talked!