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  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 668

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. It's about a jealous wife obsessed with her replacement. It's about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves. The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships. You will be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Edge of The Seat Thriller

  • By Janet biglari on 12-02-18

Good story, kept me listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-18

Where does The Wife Between Us rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I started it twice, the first time it was the American voice I thought I would struggle with but kept listening and enjoyed it a lot although some of the voices somewhat strange.

What other book might you compare The Wife Between Us to, and why?

Not sure really as I listen to so many

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

Vanessa, have to admit that half way through I got lost with nelly and the vanessa. Must have missed that bit.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction was about the dog, Duke, hoped he was ok

Any additional comments?

Worth a listen

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tarnished

  • By: Julia Crouch
  • Narrated by: Eve Webster
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Peg always felt a little blurred, a little lacking in definition. Her mother died when she was six, her father simply disappeared, and she was brought up by her grandparents and her obese, bedridden aunt. But, despite all this, she never developed the habit of asking questions. At least, not until she met Loz, her straight-talking, psychotherapeutically literate girlfriend, who urges her to confront her demons. But Peg starts to wonder whether her youthful lack of curiousity might not have been a good thing. A very good thing indeed....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifyingly, sickeningly fatphobic and ableist.

  • By Monika on 19-03-13

Brilliant, loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would it was a great listen, great story, kept me intrigued Really good story line and the characters in it were very good.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters, especially Aunty Jean. Had my opinion of her and was not wrong.

What about Eve Webster’s performance did you like?

Her voices, oh my she made me shudder when she was Aunty Jean. I cant help saying "meggy" and "what about mummy" in her voice. It was scary

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

I wouldn't say moved me but I felt scared of aunty Jean

Any additional comments?

Really worth a listen and I think this book would be a good film/drama

  • Her Husband's Lover

  • By: Julia Crouch
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

After the horrors of the past, Louisa Williams is desperate to make a clean start. Her husband, Sam, is dead. Her children, too, are gone, victims of the car accident in which he died. Sam said that she would never get away from him. That he would hound her to death if she tried to leave. Louisa never thought that he would want to harm their children, though. But then she never thought that he would betray her with a woman like Sophie. And now Sophie is determined to take all that Louisa has left.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Mandy Dockery on 07-08-17

This book needs to be a film, soooo good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-18

Loved this book. Read reviews and was not sure but so glad I bought it. It kept me hooked all the way through. Did not want it to end!!!
It has replaced The girl on the Train, will be listening to it again.
It would be amazing as a film.
I love it when I love a book and this is my favourite in a long time

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Sweet Revenge

  • By: Jane Fallon
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell, Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879

Paula has had Robert's back since they got together as drama students. She gave up her dreams so he could make it. Now he's one of the nation's most popular actors. And Paula's just discovered he's having an affair. She's going to remind Robert just what he's sacrificing, and then she's going to break his heart like he broke hers. It will be her greatest acting role ever. Revenge is sweet. Isn't it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Revenge is definitely sweet

  • By Sue R. on 08-09-17

Sweet sickly unbelievable mush

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Was really looking forward to this book
Read the reviews and they were ok
It started off good with great potential but quickly became very silly and totally unbelievable
The situations in the story just would not happen in real life
Such a shame

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Darkest Corner

  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Dizzything on 26-03-12

Good story worth a listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Quite a good story, deals a lot with mental health issue, notably ocd and does it quite well if not into too much detail sometimes.
Also tackles domestic abuse in a good way and explains how it can develop without necessarily realising it.
I was convinced I knew who the "bad guy" was until the end and to be honest I preferred my version than the actual ending.

  • Obsession

  • By: Amanda Robson
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine, Helen Keeley, Thomas Judd, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

Carly and Rob, Jenni and Craig. Two couples, four friends. Betraying each other. Wanting each other. All of them have access to prescription drugs through the medical practice where they work, and all of them are fighting their own demons. But can any of them be trusted? And when the lies begin, can they ever be silenced?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time

  • By Siobhan Rafter on 10-07-17

Good story worth a listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Was a good listen.
Good portrayal of mental health issues.
Was somewhat far fetched in parts a bit too er unbelievable I think is the word.
Generally not too bad.

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,383

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

BRILLIANT,AMAZING LOVED IT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Finally I can give a great review!!!
This book is amazing and brilliant loved it so much.
The twist was just brilliant and I never even thought about how that could be but so good.
Will definitely listen again and again.
Loved it

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sixth Window

  • DCI Tom Douglas
  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Eighteen months after Natalie Gray loses her husband, Bernie, in a horrific hit and run accident, she finds love with his best friend, Ed Cooper, and moves into his home with her teenage daughter, Scarlett. But she begins to suspect Ed has a dark side - and even darker intentions. Natalie must get her troubled child to a safer place, but when Scarlett starts to hear voices coming from the empty apartment next door it seems she has unwittingly moved them into the heart of danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, bad narration

  • By Lulu M on 01-05-17

Worth a listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Its was a good listen, good story.
Maybe bit fat fetched in places but on the whole good

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Her Perfect Life

  • By: Sam Hepburn
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452

Gracie Dwyer has it all: the handsome husband, the adorable child, the beautiful home and the glittering career. The perfect life. Her new friend, Juliet, doesn't exactly fit in. She's a down-on-her-luck single parent with no money and not much hope. So just what is it that draws Gracie and Juliet together? And when the cracks start to appear in Gracie's perfect life, can both of them survive?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By san2har on 09-03-17

Worth a listen, good story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-17

It was a good story, I did think when I was listening that parts of it were not realistic and quite unbelievable but when you get towards the end and understand the story it all falls into place, I had worked part of it out but not the end. Love it when not all sweetness and light at the end, worth a listen.
Glad I have found a book that was worth listening to, the last few have been terrible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sister Sister

  • A truly absorbing psychological thriller
  • By: Sue Fortin
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Alice: beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar. Clare: intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous. Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life. Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family. One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good thriller, more than expected

  • By Annette Wright on 07-05-17

Glad the ordeal of listening is over!!!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

Would you try another book written by Sue Fortin or narrated by Helen Keeley?

No

Has Sister Sister put you off other books in this genre?

No but this was so predictable and not realistic

What three words best describe Helen Keeley’s performance?

boring
flat
no emotion

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

no

Any additional comments?

It was predictable, not even realistic in places, a solicitor who finds evidence but takes no pictures? No really was expecting good things but no I am let down and disappointed as I love to rave about new books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful