Secresy, or, the Ruin on the Rock


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(3.4 stars; 4 reviews)

This is the story of Caroline and Sibella, two female friends. Strong and smart women who try to make it in a man's world while keeping their values and loyalties intact. The only way to do that is to hide a few secrets. Yet secrets cannot remain hidden for ever, and everything has a price. This is both a social novel and a gothic novel. A true page turner with all the elements of a good 18th century novel: a woman locked in an estate, a hidden pregnancy, some politics of marriage, villains, sentimentality and thought provoking philosophy. Summary by Stav Nisser. (11 hr 56 min)

Chapters

DEDICATION 1:19 Read by April6090
Volume 1, Letter 1 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO THE HONOURABLE GEORGE VALMONT 4:36 Read by Availle
Letter 2 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 10:45 Read by Sonia
Letter 3 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO SIBELLA VALMONT 24:28 Read by Availle
Letter 4 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 6:43 Read by Sonia
Letter 5 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO SIBELLA VALMONT 29:29 Read by Availle
Letter 6 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 15:54 Read by Sonia
Letter 7 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO SIBELLA VALMONT 41:18 Read by Availle
Letter 8 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO ARTHUR MURDEN 8:18 Read by tovarisch
Letter 9 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 15:36 Read by Sonia
Letter 10 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO SIBELLA VALMONT 16:51 Read by Availle
Letter 11 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO ARTHUR MURDEN 7:39 Read by tovarisch
Letter 12 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 3:28 Read by Sonia
Letter 13 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO ARTHUR MURDEN 19:40 Read by tovarisch
Letter 14 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 4:25 Read by Sonia
Letter 15 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO ARTHUR MURDEN 2:34 Read by tovarisch
Billet contained in 15 FROM SIBELLA TO CLEMENT 2:15 Read by Sonia
Letter 16 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 1:06 Read by Tomas Peter
Letter 17 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 7:00 Read by Tomas Peter
Volume 2, Letter 1 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO SIBELLA VALMONT 11:45 Read by Availle
Letter 2 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO SIBELLA VALMONT 24:44 Read by Availle
Letter 3 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO ARTHUR MURDEN 5:42 Read by tovarisch
Letter 4 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 6:52 Read by Sonia
Letter 5 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 3:11 Read by Tomas Peter
Letter 6 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO SIBELLA VALMONT 19:09 Read by Availle
Letter 7 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 13:39 Read by Jim Locke
Letters 8 and 9 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN AND TO CLEMENT MONTGOM… 12:07 Read by Sonia
Letter 10 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 12:27 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 11 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO SIBELLA VALMONT 21:58 Read by Availle
Letter 12 FROM JANETTEA LAUNDY TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 4:08 Read by Leanne Yau
Letter 13 FROM JANETTEA LAUNDY TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 1:58 Read by Leanne Yau
Letter 14 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO ARTHUR MURDEN 13:14 Read by tovarisch
Letter 15 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 11:57 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 16 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO ARTHUR MURDEN 14:38 Read by tovarisch
Letter 17 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 34:16 Read by Jim Locke
Volume 3, Letter 1 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 16:16 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 2 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 10:08 Read by Tomas Peter
Letter 3 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 13:03 Read by Sonia
Letter 4 FROM SIBELLA VALMONT 6:28 Read by Sonia
Letter 5 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 20:01 Read by Tomas Peter
Letter 6 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 15:01 Read by Tomas Peter
Letter 7 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 7:09 Read by Jim Locke
Letter contained in 7 FROM GEORGE VALMONT TO THE EARL OF ELSINGS 3:17 Read by Sam Isaacson
Letter 7 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER, continued 3:48 Read by Jim Locke
Letter contained in 7 FROM THE EARL OF ELSINGS TO GEORGE VALMONT 1:44 Read by Algy Pug
Letter 7 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER, continued 3:54 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 8 FROM GEORGE VALMONT TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 1:09 Read by Sam Isaacson
Letter 9 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO GEORGE VALMONT 2:41 Read by tovarisch
Letter 10 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO ARTHUR MURDEN 12:48 Read by Availle
Letter 11 FROM LORD FILMAR TO JANETTA LAUNDY 1:13 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 12 FROM JANETTA LAUNDY TO LORD FILMAR 1:28 Read by Leanne Yau
Letter 13 FROM LORD FILMAR TO JANETTA LAUNDY 2:21 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 14 FROM JANETTA LAUNDY TO LORD FILMAR 3:56 Read by Leanne Yau
Letter 15 FROM LORD FILMAR TO JANETTA LAUNDY 2:00 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 16 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO ARTHUR MURDEN 1:47 Read by Availle
Letter contained in 16 FROM GEORGE VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 1:33 Read by Sam Isaacson
Letter 16 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO ARTHUR MURDEN, continued 3:07 Read by Availle
Letter 17 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 8:50 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 18 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO ARTHUR MURDEN 1:09 Read by Availle
Letter 19 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 0:49 Read by Tomas Peter
Letter 20 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO ARTHUR MURDEN 15:46 Read by Availle
Letter 21 contained in 20 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO SIBELLA VALMONT 2:36 Read by Availle
Letter 22 FROM GEORGE VALMONT TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 4:19 Read by Sam Isaacson
Letter 23 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 3:26 Read by Tomas Peter
Letter 24 FROM JANETTA LAUNDY TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 5:29 Read by Leanne Yau
Letter 25 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO ARTHUR MURDEN 2:36 Read by Availle
Letter 26 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO JANETTA LAUNDY 3:53 Read by tovarisch
Letter 27 FROM JANETTA LAUNDY TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 4:15 Read by Leanne Yau
Letter 28 FROM GEORGE VALMONT TO CLEMENT MONTGOMERY 1:22 Read by Sam Isaacson
Letter 29 FROM CLEMENT MONTGOMERY TO GEORGE VALMONT 1:48 Read by tovarisch
Letter 30 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 6:33 Read by Tomas Peter
Letter 31 FROM ARTHUR MURDEN TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 1:06 Read by Tomas Peter
Letter contained in 31 FROM MARY HOLMES TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 1:22 Read by April6090
Letter 32 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO ARTHUR MURDEN 2:21 Read by Availle
Letter 33 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 19:35 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 34 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO LADY BARLOWE 3:45 Read by Availle
Letter 35 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO GEORGE VALMONT 8:03 Read by Availle
Letter 36 LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 5:09 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 37 FROM GEORGE VALMONT TO CAROLINE ASHBURN 2:01 Read by Sam Isaacson
Letter 38 FROM LORD FILMAR TO SIR WALTER BOYER 15:52 Read by Jim Locke
Letter 39 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO GEORGE VALMONT 5:52 Read by Availle
Letter 40 FROM CAROLINE ASHBURN TO LORD FILMAR 18:34 Read by Availle

Reviews


(3.5 stars)

This would have been five stars but for the incomprehensible ending. It's as if the story was written by two different people because the shift in plot is suddenly so confusing and contrived. Readers were fabulous especially the performance of Carolyn. Fabulous, engrossing epistolary novel that takes a nosedive at the end.