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The Other Half Lives Audiobook

The Other Half Lives

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Publisher's Summary

Why would anyone confess to the murder of someone who isn't dead? Ruth Bussey knows what it means to be in the wrong and to be wronged. She once did something she regrets, and her punishment nearly destroyed her. Now Ruth is rebuilding her life, and has found a love she doesn't believe she deserves: Aidan Seed. Aidan is also troubled by a past he hates to talk about, until one day he decides he must confide in Ruth.

He tells her that years ago he killed someone: a woman called Mary Trelease. Ruth is confused. She's certain she's heard the name before, and when she realises why it sounds familiar, her fear and confusion deepen - because the Mary Trelease that Ruth knows is very much alive.

©2009 Sophie Hannah (P)2009 ISIS Publishing Ltd

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    Miss F 30/11/2014
    Miss F 30/11/2014
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    "One of the best Sophie Hannah books"
    Where does The Other Half Lives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of me favourite audiobooks, I loved the story already but the reader was great and I was totally hooked.


    What other book might you compare The Other Half Lives to, and why?

    I really enjoy all of the simon Waterhouse series by Sophie Hannah but this has been one of the best, I've read it multiple times and still didn't want to stop listening to this!


    Have you listened to any of Julia Barry’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've got another of Julia Barry's performances to listen to and am excited to start it as her tone was great and she made the characters much fuller.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen as I drive and this was one where I would sit on the drive and finish the chapter before getting out!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Boston, United Kingdom 06/02/2013
    Janice Boston, United Kingdom 06/02/2013
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    "Really enjoyed this"

    Well written and couldn't wait to go to bed to listen to it there! (Think I went early one night just so I could)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 10/05/2016
    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 10/05/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Preposterous, boring tale"
    What did you like best about The Other Half Lives? What did you like least?

    The complicated story of artists/murder/torture/detecting was far too long and there was very little about it that I liked


    What was most disappointing about Sophie Hannah’s story?

    The length of the book; the horrid characters that it was impossible to empathise with; the stereotypical foul-mouthed misoginist police detectives.


    What does Julia Barry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I always enjoy her reading of books and the different ways she portrays the characters but even she couldn't make listening to the book a pleasure


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed some of Sophie Hannah's work, but this one was far too long, contained far too much foul language and two of the main characters, Charlie and Simon, were just unbelievable, as was their relationship.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Ellison 18/10/2015
    Ken Ellison 18/10/2015
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    "Improved by Julia Barry"
    Where does The Other Half Lives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fairly average simply because it is made complicated by the constant 'scene changes'. I kept listening because I enjoyed the narration so much.


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

    Nothing comes to mind in either case.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Barry – was your favourite?

    Ruth Bussey


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not at all!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sarahmoose2000 20/06/2013
    sarahmoose2000 20/06/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Read them in order!"

    I've done my usual and read this particular series out of order, don't make the same mistake as me, as it is quite relevant to the two main characters.

    A couple are considering getting married, but decide they must be completely honest about their lives before they met. The girl is understandably gutted when the guy admits to killing a woman. Did he really do it, or is there a cover up going on?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    marie London, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    marie London, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "Interminable"

    She writes well, but honestly she doesn't half go on. I read some of her short stories previously and liked them, but this finished me with her. It wasn't worth it, I dont believe a word of it and wish I hadn't bothered

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Susan
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    21/08/12
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    "A bit convoluted"
    Would you try another book from Sophie Hannah and/or Julia Barry?

    The narration was good, with excellent voices.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sophie Hannah? Why or why not?

    The story dragged on a little and was quite a complicated story. However, it was gripping at times.


    What does Julia Barry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the characters to life very well.


    Did The Other Half Lives inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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