Hallo, Hallo dear hearts,
I originally had planned to listen to the audiobook version of “The Silent Woman” via my Scribd subscription (which I use for the #AudioReads) as I found it to be a better listening experience which suited my budget a bit better right now than Audible. As I started to listen to the narrator perform the story, I had a rather surprising reaction to the narrator’s approach at presenting the story; hence why I asked a question regarding the narrator in this interview.
To be completely transparent, I had trouble settling into the context of the story-line due to the narrator directly to where I truly felt this could be a case of where the narrator killed the book for me which has happened in the past.
Not wanting to let go of the participanting on the blog tour and trying to hold onto the curiosity I had about the Cat Carlisle series – I decided to swich from an audiobook review to an author interview rather than featuring both for the tour. After I gather some distance from the story – I am going to see if I can seek out a copy in print via my local library – to see if having my own imagination and interpretation of the author’s written voice might lend a different takeaway.
It is hard when you have this one version of the story and can’t shift into an alternative immediately to tell the difference between the two – however, in the past, I was first introduced to Phillipa Keyworth in print & lateron found I much preferred her stories in audiobook. Her narrator changed my entire impression of her style of Historical narratives – in that train of thought, I am thinking perhaps for whichever reason, the opposite is true? Perhaps I am better to read the Cat Carlisle series in print and let go of the idea of an audio version which in my eyes did not justify the series Ms Thomas has written.
I am truly overjoyed to be presenting this convo I shared with Ms Thomas – who took her time to answer my questions – digging into the heart of Cat Carlisle and giving all of us a better first impression on what this series can reveal to us as we’re reading it. I also wanted to highlight her writerly life and which Historical novelists she personally enjoys reading – as let’s face it, those of us who love to disappear into the historic past can NEVER have too many recommendations!
Be sure to brew your favourite cuppa
& settle into a comfy chair whilst you enjoy this interview!
Would you sell your secrets?
Catherine Carlisle is trapped in a loveless marriage and the threat of World War Two is looming. She sees no way out… that is until a trusted friend asks her to switch her husband’s papers in a desperate bid to confuse the Germans.
Soon Catherine finds herself caught up in a deadly mixture of espionage and murder. Someone is selling secrets to the other side, and the evidence seems to point right at her.
Can she clear her name before it’s too late?
Places to find the book:
Also by this author: The Silent Woman (Spotlight)
on 18th November, 2018
Format: Audiobook | Digital
Length: 7 hours and 36 minutes (unabridged)
The Cat Carlisle series:
The Silent Woman (book one)
The Family Secret (book two)
Converse via: #CatCarlisle + #HistFic or #HistNov
as well as #HistoricalMystery and #HistoricalFiction
Available Formats: Trade Paperback, Audiobook and Ebook