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The Playdate Audiobook

The Playdate

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Publisher's Summary

Single mother Callie has come to rely heavily on her best friend Suzy. But Callie suspects Suzy's life isn't as simple as it seems. It's time she pulled away - going back to work is just the first step towards rediscovering her old confidence. So why does she keep putting off telling Suzy about her new job? And who will care for her rather frail daughter, Rae, while she is gone? Suzy and Callie live close to each other on a typical cramped, anonymous London street. Neighbours seem to move in, and move on, before you have even learned their names. Callie's increased sense of alienation leads her to try to befriend a new resident on her street, Debs. But Debs is anxious, odd. You wouldn't trust her with your child - especially not if you knew anything about her past.

©2012 Louise Millar (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Saffy 23/12/2012
    Saffy 23/12/2012

    Audible addict.

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    "An unexpected joy"

    This book was a lovely surprise. I was expecting chick lit but it is so much more and definitely one of my most memorable listens of the year. The characterisation is excellent and the plot twists and turns so many times to keep you continually guessing. Clare Corbett is an excellent narrator and Louise Millar an author to watch.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Keziah LondonUnited Kingdom 21/05/2013
    Keziah LondonUnited Kingdom 21/05/2013 Member Since 2010
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    "really absorbing!"

    Fantastic narrator and a very interesting story which I was riveted by! The way the story unfolds slowly really sucks the listener in and the accents were spot on.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    M London, United Kingdom 07/11/2012
    M London, United Kingdom 07/11/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent "listen" !"

    Clare Corbett is an exceptional narrator - her characterisation is wonderful - such an enjoyable listen and the book itself is "keeps you guessing" one ... really found it hard to stop listening when I got to work or home ... thoroughly enjoyable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Colette 20/09/2015
    Colette 20/09/2015

    Spend my time cycling, reading, listening to audiobooks and music, baking and running about after 3 grown up kids, cats and chickens.

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    "Really enjoyed this one"

    When I first started listening to this one I was a bit surprised that I'd actually bought it. It seemed a bit too much like chic lit. That passed quite quickly though and I got drawn into hearing the story unfold through the voice of the three protagonists. The drama builds slowly but surely and there are lots of twists and turns. I listened compulsively at every opportunity from about half way through.
    The narrator is excellent and really adds to the whole experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sarahmoose2000 05/05/2012
    sarahmoose2000 05/05/2012 Member Since 2017
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    "Keeps You Guessing"

    Calle and her daughter rely quite heavily on their American neighbour Susie who seems to have it all - she's pretty, has three boys and lots of money. When Calle decides to go back to work, Susie is there for her as always but a new neighbour on the block arrives causing the women concerns - why was she sacked from her old job, doesn't she seem overly paranoid....

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Robinson 05/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Predictable"
    Would you try another book written by Louise Millar or narrated by Clare Corbett?

    Probably not


    Has The Playdate put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes a bit


    What three words best describe Clare Corbett’s performance?

    Average. Loud . Uninteresting


    Do you think The Playdate needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No think this storyline has been exhausted


    Any additional comments?

    The story wasn't believable and completely predictable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E. Murton UK 21/12/2016
    E. Murton UK 21/12/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Great story, grating narration in places"

    Gripping story, well paced with excellent plot twists. The narration is grating though. The men's voices are strange and too similar to each other, they jar and distract from the story. The child voices are awful, totally unnecessary. And over the top.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Delah
    Palm Desert, CA, United States
    03/05/12
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    "Very Good"

    This was a very good book. The plot was interesting from the beginning. Very Engrossing. The narrator was top notch. I highly recommend. I would classify this as a phsychologial thriller.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • gingerbread
    scottsdale, AZ
    27/01/13
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    "a nice surprise"

    This book was more complex than I originally thought it would be( based on the synopsis).
    It was well written and drew me in from the start. Definitely a "wortth listening" to book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TriniSALE
    New York, USA
    27/08/15
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    "Totally unexpected book. Loved it!"

    This book was nothing that I anticipated. Well written.Love the Narrator. Clare Corbett can read Chinese and I would still love her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LaPicara
    Los Angeles, CA
    18/06/15
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    "Narrator Clare Corbett is SO TALENTED!"

    Wow. I am amazed at this narrator's talent, AMAZED! She tells this story and switches seemlessly between a British an American female accent and does it like a pro! I really don't know if she really is British or American to be honest, she's that good. This is one of those instances where the narrator makes this story and Millar I am sure appreciates that. I'll keep my eye out for Corbett's work in the future, what a talent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    KENNEWICK, WA, United States
    25/08/12
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    "Great psychological thriller!"

    I didn't want to stop listening! Great story, good twists and excellent narration. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • William Glitzy
    Sugar Land, TX, United States
    08/10/12
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    "British accent"
    What would have made The Playdate better?

    The reader was too hard for my Texas ears to understand. I missed about half of the words.


    Has The Playdate turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The British accent was too much for me.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I could only pick up about half of her words.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed. When I read about the book, it sounded like a good story. Maybe I should read it, instead of listening.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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