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Headache inducing strident voice and awful accents

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-20

Will stick to the printed version - the narration is terrible. Really spoils the book.

"For a mindful sleep"

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-20

I actually couldn't tell you much about Day 4 For a Mindful Sleep - since I've started listening to this as I settle to sleep, I've zonked out almost immediately and slept right through, waking refreshed and ready for the day. Bought on a whim on a daily deal, I'm exceptionally pleased with my purchase.

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Would Make a Great Film!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-19

I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, it's entertaining and funny. The writing is so descriptive I kept visualising scenes in my head and I really do think this would make a brilliant film. Read by the author, absolutely no complaints there.
Would make a perfect holiday listen!

Truly terrible accents!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-19

I've listened to all of the Lucinda Riley books and was so looking forward to this, but the narration is so bad that I'm just about to return it for a credit refund. So disappointed 😞

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A very novel novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-18

I loved just about every aspect of this book - I hadn't read the summary or any reviews before I started listening, so absolutely no expectations. Right from the start I was hooked and couldn't put it down. Lots of unexpected twists and turns to maintain interest all the way the through. Only one slight criticism concerns one of the narrators - somewhat irritating delivery, but not to the point of spoiling the book.

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Perceptive portrayal of an unraveling marriage

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

This review is a very personal reflection of the effect that this book has had on me. This was a difficult listen in places - so many similarities with my own history, reminding me of a very intense and sorrowful time in my life when my husband had an affair with my best friend. The emotional impact that had on me and my children was profound and this book brought back the raw harsh reality of it all to the point that at times I struggled to maintain composure while I listened.
Like many of Dorothy Koomson's books this is a gripping story with a twist that I didn't see coming!

So good I listened to it twice

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-18

When this came up as a daily deal recently, I went ahead and purchased it, though with the reservation that I already had it in my library. However, audible is usually really good at telling me if I've already purchased an item, so I was reassured that this book was new to me. Not so - as soon as I started listening I realised I'd already listened to it. Was mystified as to how I came to be able to purchase it twice - explanation is that the 2 recordings have different narrators. I carried on listening again, and enjoyed it just as much second time round. Writing this review really just to warn others not to make the same error as I did!

Terrifying

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

I've had to stop listening - every parents worse nightmare. The narration is exactly right for the book, but the book is not right for me. The descriptions of every horrific detail will be etched in my mind's eye for a very long time. I normally enjoy listening to psychological thrillers, but this goes too far.

Painful listen but worth it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-18

This was a very hard book for me to listen to but also gave me some insight into why and how fathers abandon their children, as my own children have been abandoned by their father. Having just finished listening I'm going straight back to the beginning to listen again, as I feel that there are layers of nuance I missed first time round. The narrator is excellent throughout.

Good holiday chick lit listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-18

Not many books can make me laugh out loud, but this one did. If you're looking for an easy "feel good" listen, then this might fit the bill. Narration is excellent and the story, while quite implausible, is entertaining and funny.