Before the Storm : Before the Storm

  • by Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by Abby Craden, Kris Koscheski
  • Series: Before the Storm
  • 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she has succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent - maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social - a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives...and remarkably, saves other children from the flames. Laurel watches as Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero and the world finally sees her Andy, the sweet boy she knows as well as her own heart.
But when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son...and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever.

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What the Critics Say

"A complex and emotional story." (RT Book Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Good in Reverse Order

I read these books out of sequence and honestly I think it was just as good as if I had read them in order.

Sure the reader (you) already knows the whole story, but the characters don’t know anything yet and so there is an element of suspense that keeps you hooked “when / how will they find out?”

Having read book 2 first was not at all like knowing a spoiler in advance – reading Book 1 second, it felt like I was learning the true details of an event that happened from someone else’s point of view.

I enjoyed Book 1 just as much as Book 2, it was a really captivating and highly interesting story… I’d read Book 3 if ever she writes one!
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- Simone "Follow me on Goodreads too!"

Great book...HORRIBLE performance

What did you like best about Before the Storm? What did you like least?

The story was very well done.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Quite a bit, there are two narrators for this book and they are horrible. The woman does this inflection thing at the end of most sentences that causes me to just focus on that, in addition to this almost breathy quality. Both narrators just sound so fake.


Do you think Before the Storm needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It does have a follow up book.


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- Andrea

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio