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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Penelope Lively Narrator: Daniel Gerroll, Patricia Kalember Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Searching through a little-used cupboard at home, TV historian Glyn Peters chances upon a photograph he has never seen. Taken in high summer, many years before, it shows his wife, Kath, holding hands with another man. Glyn’s mind fills with questions. Who was the man? Who took the photograph? Where was it taken? When? Worst of all: had Kath planned for him to find out all along? The Photograph is a literary, psychologically complex novel of suspense that brings acclaimed author Penelope Lively’s talents to a whole new level.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dottie | 1/11/2014

    " I loved this one. Something about this story hit me in the gut and left a lasting impression. One of several of Lively's which I would list as favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Astrid Lim | 1/10/2014

    " Another slow read from a British author. Oh well, maybe Brit lit is just not my cup of tea (I prefer their Earl Grey anyway). Actually this book has a good premise. A mysterious photograph found by a husband, opening a very different perspective of his belated wife and her past. I just wish this book is written with faster pace and dynamic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 1/4/2014

    " Penelope Lively has a wonderful talent for getting to the heart of a story a few elegant words. In The Photograph, a man whose wife has recently died finds a photograph that suggests she had an affair with her sister's husband, and the story spins off from there. Although there are a number of characters involved, and a story that spans years, Lively's precise details and strong character portrayals contain the essence of the plot without rambling or bloating. This book could have been a family drama of epic proportions, or a tale of a husband's obsession, or of a marriage falling apart after 30 years -- and in fact, it's all of those things, but in novella form. It's a compelling story, well-written, and with great characters. I especially recommend the audiobook, which has two narrators. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 1/3/2014

    " Beautifully written, but in the end doesn't amount to much, felt like a 230 page short story. I guess as a novella it's quite good, but it left me unsatisfied. "

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