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The Family Audiobook

The Family

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Publisher's Summary

Devastatingly powerful and utterly unforgettable, The Family will hook you in from the very first page, and keep you there till the very last. Phillip Murphy is a family man. He worships his old mum; he takes care of his siblings who help run his business empire; he dotes on his two young sons who will one day take over. And then there's his wife and saviour Christine, whom he loves with a vengeance. To Phillip Murphy, family is everything. Christine has always understood this about her husband. But there is another side to Phillip, and it's a side he never wanted his wife to see. Though even if she did, could she do anything but stand by him?

Because Phillip has rules, and he expects loyalty from his nearest and dearest. Once you're in the family, you're in it for life.

©2010 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital

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    G. Dagenham, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    G. Dagenham, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2013
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    "Well worth a listen"

    As with Martina Cole novels the book is a great audiobook to listen to however the ending although good is a bit hurried for all the groundwork that goes before even saying that its a great listen. Martina creates characters you love or hate in only a way that she can.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts 27/02/2016 Member Since 2015

    janette

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    "Martina Cole smashes it again!"

    another great story from Martina Cole with believable characters, great narrative and the narrator was fabulous!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MARIA 25/02/2016
    MARIA 25/02/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Love this book"

    I am an absolute martina cole fan love this book one of her best excellent

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Geraldine Taylor Shropshire 28/09/2015
    Geraldine Taylor Shropshire 28/09/2015
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    "Not quite believable."

    Too much happened that couldn't be explained away. Not as enjoyable as other Cole books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rose 31/08/2015
    Rose 31/08/2015 Member Since 2016

    I write short stories and love reading. I can't stand poor grammar though. I like most types of books but I don't like erotica or romance.

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    "blood's thicker than water so says the family"

    Martina Cole writes like a soap opera screen writer. She's what you'd call a tube station writer. All the chapters are short which means there's time to read them between tube stops. However the story is good. irf you like medium paced novels with violence and introspection then you'll like this one. I liked bits of it but for me there was too much introspection which took the pace off it too often and the nmarator might have done a bertter job. I'd say it was an average book but well written with plenty of attention to detail.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mandie United States 21/09/2013
    Mandie United States 21/09/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Bit Disappointing"
    What did you like best about The Family? What did you like least?

    Was generally a good story, but the overuse of swear words was unneccesary, especially when the narrator sounded like my dear sweet old aunt using bad language. Overall think this book would have been better narrated by a man, but I would certainly listen to another book by the narrator, who did an excellent job.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Nothing really was a bit predictable


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    As above, think this would have been a book better read by a man due to the amount of swearing throughout


    Could you see The Family being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No, bit old hat and been done many times before


    Any additional comments?

    Won't be reading another Martina Cole

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nucola 19/09/2016
    nucola 19/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "brilliant"

    had me gripped from the very start, brilliant storyline . you can visualise every charaters.

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    seaview, United Kingdom
    07/05/12
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    "martina cole not at her best"
    If you could sum up The Family in three words, what would they be?

    I have read all of Martina Cole's book and enjoy them immensely, but this story is some what predictable , but still a good read not one of her best though


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    not this time


    Have you listened to any of Annie Aldington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, excellent reader


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    intriguing story of life, family and crime


    Any additional comments?

    no, Martina Cole is an excellent crime thriller writer

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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