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Truly Madly Guilty Audiobook

Truly Madly Guilty

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Publisher's Summary

Once again Liane Moriarty uses her unique, razor-sharp observational skills to sift through the emerging fault lines of seemingly happy families.

If only they'd said no....

What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself.

It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that beautiful winter's day. Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One yapping dog. It's a normal weekend in the suburbs. What could possibly go wrong?

©2016 Liane Moriarty (P)2016 Bolinda

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    Mrs 30/07/2016
    Mrs 30/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this book the authors best work"

    I loved the blend of characters and the unfolding of the story. I am so glad I started it in a Friday!

    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    fiona 06/10/2016
    fiona 06/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "slow"

    Could have been half the length without affecting the story at all. Characters so well developed in places it was quite dull.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Russell 16/10/2016
    Russell 16/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Okay listen but not the best, too longwinded"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, the fact that for most of the story you do not know what has happened at the bar b q. It is like listening to a story but not knowing what it is about. It is far too long with not enough happening. So much time is spent on different aspects of their lives such as the audition and it's just not that interesting.


    What was most disappointing about Liane Moriarty’s story?

    It takes too long to get going and I wasn't keen on most of the characters, I didn't find them particularly likeable. When you did find out what had happened in all its detail it was quite a good plot but by that time I wasn't really that bothered.


    Did Caroline Lee do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    The narration takes a bit of getting used to but it is easy to differentiate between the characters.I liked Erica's mother at the meal, she was funny!


    Did Truly Madly Guilty inspire you to do anything?

    No, apart from reach the end.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good listen in parts but the almost tedious detail spoils it. For me it needed more to happen early on or to be a bit shorter.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    jayne 18/10/2016
    jayne 18/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Gave up after chapter 5 as it was so tedious, narrator was awful."

    Way too boring. Save your money! Gave up during chapter 5 , as the narrator was so irritating.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Finkinpink SE England 03/10/2016
    Finkinpink SE England 03/10/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Very slow and boring"

    I hate to leave a book unfinished but it was really hard to finish this one. Over several months I did persevere, but I am not sure if it was worth the effort. (and it was an effort ). The pace was too slow by far and content did not support such a dragging pace.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    alexandra 06/10/2016
    alexandra 06/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "The most irritating narrators voice ever!!!!"
    What disappointed you about Truly Madly Guilty?

    I could not listen to the narrator whining on for another chapter!!!


    Has Truly Madly Guilty put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes because they are all narrated by the same person Caroline Lee and I cannot listen anymore which is a shame because I love Liane Moriarty's books


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Completely awful!!!!


    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great listen"

    Liane Moriarty is fast becoming my favourite author. This is another book with secrets spilling out. What did happen on the day of the barbecue? l couldn't stop listening. I could picture every character, see every scene. l loved it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 28/09/2016
    Catherine LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 28/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Compelling Reading!!!"
    What did you like most about Truly Madly Guilty?

    There are so many different stories linked into one. Each character is interesting too. Liane Moriarty is such a good writer, so unusual and different. Some if the 'throw away' lines are just hysterical I was laughing out loud a lot of times. The only tiny criticism I would have is the over use of the exclamation 'What?!!!' It was a tad irritating


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was good how each of the characters had their own reason for blaming themselves for what happened at the BBQ, how the event was told from each persons perspective


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

    I find Caroline Lee to be quite an eccentric reader. She's not the usual run of the mill kind of narrator, she is very different. I have read all of Liane Moriarty's books to date, and it took me a while to get used to her voice - now that I have, I love her voice! She really brings the story to life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When I found out what actually happened at the BBQ!!!! I was totally shocked, I was just not expecting that!! Also, towards the end when the other little girl told her grandma what happened


    Any additional comments?

    I just love this author!! It's not chic-lit, it's much more than that. Her books are very intriguing. Can't wait for her next one!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Smonty64 UK 27/09/2016
    Smonty64 UK 27/09/2016 Member Since 2012

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    "Moriarty at her best"

    No one else tells a story like this, pure genius the characters, the topics her attention to detail make for a thought provoking story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    KCT 20/08/2016
    KCT 20/08/2016
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    "The most frustrating book I have ever read"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Reading this book is like being drip-fed a story by someone with a hundred secrets who loves to tease people. You can't enjoy the actual narrative as you have no idea what they are talking about; it's all meant to be so mysterious but it is just incredibly frustrating as you need a solid story to be interested in. It's almost as if it's been written backwards. I would need to read it all again to enjoy the writing as all I felt was annoyance. Honestly, I usually give Liane Moriarty 5 stars, and Caroline Lee, but I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on this. Even Caroline Lee's narration was annoying and over-played. Save your credit.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Lynn Petak
    09/08/16
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    "Truly a great listen."

    Liane Moriarty is currently my favorite author. This story was fun and believable and compelling. I enjoy reading her books but love listening to Caroline Lee read them even more. There are always a few twists that I never expect and Truly Madly Guilty delivered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whatsczup?
    Avon, OH, United States
    28/07/16
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    "Not my favorite"

    While I've enjoyed several Liane Moriarty stories, this one just took way too long to come together. The last 1/3 of the book was very good, but it was hard for me to keep going to get there. Caroline Lee, the narrator, was absolutely superb which made the trudge through the first part of the story worth it.

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