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  • The Shifting Fog [also published under the alternate title The House at Riverton]

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)
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By: Kate Morton
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Summary

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent 20s, The Shifting Fog is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.

An alternate title for this novel is The House at Riverton.

©2006 Kate Morton (P)2006 Kate Morton
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Not the best

Totally love Kate Morton, but this really isn't her best. Sorry, wanted to love it but it fell very short.

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Good listen

Not Kate's best work but still good and a good twist at the end but I was wondering for ages where it was all actually going.

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As always a wonderful story

I really enjoyed this story. It has great characters especially Grace. It is read by an Australian narrator who does a pretty good job. I do think it needs someone British as her accents are not too good. The housemaids from Essex and the Cockneys were way off. This book is called Riverton house for the British audience but I couldn’t find it on Audible. It really is a good listen just the narrator is a bit grating.

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Slow in places

Not quite sure about this one. I enjoyed it but had it not been for a reasonably satisfactory ending I would have only given it 3 stars. It was very slow in places and I didn't quite see the the need for so much of the present time. The whole story was about a previous era. I could have done with much smaller amounts of the present day. All in all an ok listen but couldn't heartily recommend it

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Excellent as normal!

You can always depend on a Kate Morton book for a riveting tale. Most enjoyable!

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Gripping tale

This took me through the period and events of the time effortlessly. Loved it a lot .

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Good listening

Good story well read. Characters well interpreted. Like this authors books. will be looking out for more of same.

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Absolutely brilliant story.

Narration by Caroline Lee, wonderful as always, brings each character to life. Didn’t want this book to end,

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Author is a literary artisan

Marvellous, well written story. Loved every minute of it. Every detail is is covered. The author provides you with the perfect nutrition to feed the imagination. Her historical knowledge and research is once again evident in her writing. It was also beautifully read making it so magical to listen to.

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Wonderful story.

I had read this book some years ago and hoped that the audio versions would bring the characters to life. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the very poor accents that the reader tried to perform let the characters down. Only the young upper class girl voices were suitably matched.

However, the story line is very well written.

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