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The Memory

Written by: Lucy Dawson
Narrated by: Clare Corbett
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A haunting domestic drama about families and secrets, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell.  

She’ll never forget...I’ll never forgive.

People always notice my daughter, Isobel. How could they not? Incredibly beautiful...until she speaks.   

An unsettling little-girl voice, exactly like a child’s, but from the mouth of a full-grown woman.   

Izzie might look grown up, but inside she’s trapped. Caught in the day it happened...the day that broke her from within. Our family fell apart that day, and we never could pick up the pieces....

©2018 Lucy Dawson (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Great story!

Enjoyed the story line. Great characters. Good suspense. Love the twist. Would definitely recommend. Easy listening.

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  • tguza
  • 2019-01-05

Kept hoping it would get better

Too many characters, slow, was hoping it would all build up to a great ending, but just really strange. I’ve adored all Lucy Dawson books up until this one.

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  • S. L. Cutler
  • Chicago, IL
  • 2019-03-26

Occult Heavy

This novel could have been interesting but the storyline is weaved with spiritism throughout. Supernatural themes are very popular now but I personally do not enjoy reading this genre of novel. I know there are other readers who don't either and I think reviews should be more descriptive about the content of novels.

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  • Karen Ross
  • Chicago
  • 2019-01-03

Is it over yet? Yawn....

Is it over yet? Yawn....
I struggled to get through this one. I am writing this midway through; sometimes I do this. So far, somewhat disappointing, which surprises me. I like author Lucy Dawson. As usual, narrator Clare Corbett is at her best. I am continuing on for now. The subject matter is about as unusual as anything I’ve listened to via Audible. There are so many twists and turns, I got dizzy. I have high hopes with this book. More to come... not one of the best, but nit the worse either. As this one continues, it grabbed my attention back and I finished it, the ending was very different indeed and not my favorite.

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  • Eve
  • 2019-02-03

Good but NOT a thriller

This was quite a good book, but in no way a thriller. I ended up liking it because the end was powerful. But for the first 6 hours I kept waiting for something to happen.

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  • addictedtoamazon
  • 2019-01-09

Lots of potential, but...

I enjoyed this book; however, it seems like it just came to an end too quickly. There could have been so much more story, but it seems like the author just got lazy and felt like finishing it too soon.

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  • Zoe
  • 2019-02-12

Disappointing

The twist was okay. Aspects of the ending are unexplained. I was thoroughly underwhelmed; don’t let the blurb inform your expectations for this one.

The narrator was incredible though; 5 stars for her.

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  • Sarah
  • BOERNE, TX, United States
  • 2019-08-05

Superb in every way!

I totally disagree with most of the reviewers - I was intrigued from the very beginning and even more so as the story developed. After the initial description of the 'memory' incident there is a detailed description of the house which the story centers around - the author uses the potential buyer's tour with the owner to provide the description of this unusual place from the owner's point of view; then the story switches to the buyers point of view and from then on the chapters alternate between the owner, Eve, and the buyer, Claire.

After a few chapters the book starts getting creepy, but the occult aspect is not introduced right away. When it does come up, it is clear that the author is not presenting the occult as valid, but some of the characters strongly believe in it, and much of the action is motivated by that belief. There is always a hint of possible rational explanations, which I think most readers would lean towards all along. The daughter is totally into occult beliefs, and is able to frighten her former friend into believing there is something supernatural going on, but I wouldn't think the reader would share his belief.

The narrator was wonderful - she really made the characters come alive. I especially appreciate the way she did male voices, without going into a deep artificial voice.

One of the best audio books I've listened to - I hope others will not be discouraged by the negative reviews and will give this book a chance.

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  • YOANKA
  • 2019-01-09

What a thrilling book!

I was hooked from the very Beginning! I couldn’t stop listening. If you are interested in the super natural this is a great book. Though it’s not quite what it seems. The end will totally surprise you. I love books like this, that keep me guessing! The narrator was also great! A must listen.

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  • Claudia Loza
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 2018-12-16

Difficult to put down.

I did not expect the ending! I loved the way the characters were developed. the story unfolded slowly and at times I was confused as to genre of the story for a moment I thought this was a semi-horror. However, the end put everything into perspective.

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  • Jules
  • 2018-12-12

Excellent

I really enjoyed this book, very interesting and the narrator was really really good and captured the characters well.

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