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Anything You Do Say

Narrated by: Katie Clarkson-Hill
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister, read by Katie Clarkson-Hill.

When Joanna hears the footsteps behind her that every woman dreads, she makes a snap decision. She turns and she pushes, sending her pursuer tumbling down the steps to lie motionless on the floor.

Reveal - Calling 999, Joanna waits for the police to arrive. For judgment, for justice, whatever that may be. She just needs to hope her husband will stand beside her.

Conceal - She didn't mean to do it. She was scared, she panicked. And no one saw. No one will know. If she leaves now. If she keeps quiet, and prays silently to never hear that knock on the door....

©2017 Gillian McAllister (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

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Really enjoyed

I really enjoyed this book once I realised that two stories ran concurrently duh! Not my usual sort of thriller but still worth a read/listen.

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What would you do???

Loved the twisting storyline and the moral dilemma it gets you thinking about. Well paced and well read.

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have to get in to

I found it quite hard to listern to at first and a little confusing. overall a good book but didnt like the way it was read.

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good concept - weird and offputting audio

audio made this tough to listen to - quality constantly changed throughout and it sounded like someone was behind you then in another country. really offputting. story was engaging otherwise

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Great story

Really enjoyed this book, however was a little disappointed with the ending. I thought it would have more of a position on right vs wrong. Great narrator and well performed

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WOW 😮

This book was simply one of the best book ive ever listened too! I really enjoyed the split story of both choices very cleverly written! The narration was really interesting it pulled me in.....almost like being inside her mind and l shouldnt really have been there....hearing all her raw unfiltered thoughts which made it very realistic.

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Not for me at all!

I am over 3 hours into this and it is leaving me cold. I am not engaged with any of the characters. The main protagonist is irritating. The narrator’s voice is dull (perhaps that is her direction as she has a good voice), and also an odd technical querk is employed occasionally, of dropping the sound as if it is coming from a different, more distant speaker. If it was always used for the same characters, or in the same circumstances, it might work, but it seems to be employed fairly randomly. Since I dislike both the story and the narration, I will be returning it.

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anticlimactic

Firstly, Katie-Clarkson Hill’s narration is questionable. Her narration of the main character, Joanna Oliva, is good, often brilliant, but when it comes to other characters, her accents are mainly unconvincing and quite awful on occasion, for example Ed, Joanna’s co-worker. But much worse were the edits. I have about eighty audiobooks and on no other have I noticed any edits. This isn’t a plug for my own audiobooks (honestly!) but when the narrator sends you the chapters, if any edits are too noticeable then you request that they re-do them. In this instance, particularly at the outset, there are numerous edits that are vastly different in volume and tone, that take you out of the moment and ruin the tension. These could be the fault of Katie-Clarkson Hill or Gillian McAllister or both, but they certainly should not have passed Audible’s quality control. Secondly, story-wise, well if someone in a bar had been menacing and you thought they were following you subsequently, would you really opt to walk along a deserted canal towpath when there were other routes, far more public, available? I think not. That aside, the story is gripping, and at times edge-of-seat stuff, as well as giving information about the police, prison and justice systems that is revealing and shocking. However, the main characters are quite unsympathetic, one really doesn’t care what happens to them – not what is recommended by teachers of writing. And personally I grew thoroughly sick of the narrator’s constant thoughts about her husband, Reuben, someone whom I grew to dislike quite quickly, as I did with all the other main characters, with the possible exception of Ed. The ending section was not gripping in the slightest and more or less ‘degenerates’ into a love story. So disappointing when the author could have given detail of prison life, no doubt something she knows about, based on her police procedure knowledge. There is so much superfluous ‘detail’ in the story – long descriptions of coffee stains, someone’s eyelashes, kitchen surfaces etc. etc. Most seemed to be there for ‘literary effect,’ rather than advancing the story in any way, shape or form, and most should have been edited out. I’m sure Sol Stein would have had a field day! So, although the writing is generally very good, brilliant at times, I personally felt let down by the weak ending and I’d hesitate to recommend either the book or the recording. Half way through I thought, ‘I must get Gillian McAllister’s other audiobooks.’ Now I think I won’t bother.

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A great suspense thriller

This was good! Following a night out, Joanna Oliva believes she is being stalked by a man who hassled her in a bar. One push later and the man lies motionless at the bottom of some stairs. Should Jo help him or should she leave? The sliding doors theme of this story was really clever with two alternative scenarios playing out at the same time. Intriguing and gripping, I devoured this audiobook! One negative though.... The sound quality of this audiobook is below what I expect from Audible. There are obvious patches in the recording where the narrator has re-recorded parts and they had been added in. They sounded completely different from the original recording in tone and volume. A shame because the book itself is so good.

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not for me ..

good story but the ending was not what i expected it ruined it for me.

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  • CILLY STURMBERG
  • 26-04-18

GAVE UP ON NARRATOR

THE STORYLINE SEEMED QUITE INTERESTING BUT I HAD TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOLLOWING THE NARRATOR.SHE HAS A TENDENCY TO READ TOO FAST AND TO NIBBLE AWAY PART OF HER SYLLABLES WHICH RESULTS IN A RATHER INARTICULATE PRONUNCIATION.WILL NEED TO MAKE USE OF AUDIBLE'S RETURN POLICY.

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