The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain – Audio Book

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When Tara and Emerson’s long time friend Noelle commits suicide the two women are left with many questions.  Noelle never showed any sign of depression or had any reason to commit suicide.  Noelle was always pleasant and happy.  She had been a midwife and loved what she did.  Yet when Tara and Emerson start cleaning up Noelle’s things they find a shocking letter.

Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I’m so sorry.

Suddenly Tara and Emerson are thrust into a situation where they need to make hard ethical choices.  It turns out, they really did not know their friend at all.

It was just a week or so ago I stumbled across this amazing author when I listened to The Silent Sister and was blown away by the totally engaging read.  Seriously, The audio was amazing to listen to and Diane Chamberlain was suddenly an author I wanted to listen to more of.

Yet I had to wonder, was Silent Sister a one hit wonder?

No.  A resounding no.  Diane Chamberlain nails it again with The Midwife’s Confession.  Right from the start I found both Emerson and Tara to be likable people.  Through them and their memories as well as flash backs, I was able to get to know Noelle as well.

Beautifully told, Noelle’s story is a great addition to filling in the holes of what her friends did not know.  Another mind-blowing listen that had me guessing what the outcome would be… and when I knew… I was shocked again.

Narrated by a wonderful cast:  Angela Dawe (Narrator), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Abby Craden (Narrator), Xe Sands (Narrator),and Cris Dukehart (Narrator). Distinctive voices, perfect pitch… I am usually not a fan of multiple narrators in a book as it can feel choppy but this was not the case at all.  The story line flowed smoothly through the entire listen and I was so immersed that I could not tell you where one narrator stopped and another started.  Seamless.

If you have not read Diane Chamberlain I highly recommend you do.  The two books I have listened on audio to in this short amount of time have been amazing and I look forward to my next adventure with this author.

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 11 hours and 21 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • Audible.com Release Date: May 13, 2013

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Posted on November 22, 2014, in audio review and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. I enjoy Diane Chamberlain’s books too.

    I am about to begin The Silent Sister. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Have a great rest of your weekend.

  2. Glad you loved this one, too; this was my first book by this author, and I have loved every one of her books. This one and The Silent Sister, especially.

  3. I have been a fan of this author for awhile. Can’t believe I did not know about the awesome group of narrators for this book.

  4. I’ve heard great things about The Silent Sister and have it on my TBR. I’m glad to hear her other books are as strong. This sounds like a great read.

  5. I really enjoyed this too. You reminded me of Diane Chamberlain and I have one of her books on my list this week. I’ve had it over a year so probably about time. Emma

  6. Our bookclub recently read Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain. It was an excellent discussion book!

  7. I love Diane Chamberlain. This was a good read.

  8. I’ve read just one of her books. The others are on my wishlist!

  9. I love Diane Chamberlain! I have read her books Necessary Lies and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. Both are amazing books. I will put this one on my TBR list. I already have several of hers on it as well.

  10. After The Secret Sister I want to read her backlist too. Glad this is another winner!

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