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The Girls Audiobook

The Girls

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Publisher's Summary

You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people's houses. You've known your neighbours for years, and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?

On a midsummer's night, a 13-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

©2015 Lisa Jewell (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Lisa Jewell's characters are so real that I finish every book half-expecting to bump into one of them. Modern, complex, intuitive, she just goes from strength to strength." (Jojo Moyes)

"A stunning, beautiful, mesmerising book that everyone will be reading." (Tamar Cohen)

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    Ann D Newcastle, England 21/09/2015
    Ann D Newcastle, England 21/09/2015 Member Since 2014

    Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true

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    "A real find!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Its a great read/listen. Its an unusual story, with just the right number of twists and turns. Its intelligently written and the characters are all well drawn, with each one interesting. It bounced along nicely and I always wanted to know what happened next.


    What about Gabrielle Glaister and Amelie Jewell ’s performance did you like?

    The narration was faultless.


    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't sure that this would be for me, as I am not usually one for narration from a child's point of view. This book was narrated by several characters, including children. However, it was so beautifully written that it really worked. I have not read this author's work before. I read a review elsewhere from someone who said they had 'grown-up' with Lisa Jewell's books since her early 20s, and that they have evolved from stories of family life by young adults, to include older characters. For that reason, I wouldn't rush to read her earlier work. However, I will be downloading her more recent and future novels.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Dylan East Sussex 26/05/2016
    Dylan East Sussex 26/05/2016 Member Since 2014

    virtualspaniel

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    "A really good listen"

    Chose this book quite randomly, found it quite gripping and enjoyable. Definitely would recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsten 19/05/2016
    Kirsten 19/05/2016
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    "not bad but not great either. "

    Not bad but not exceptional felt like a lot of it was pointless and quite a bit pretentious. Definitely not worth a Richard and Judy summer read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 15/03/2016
    Steve 15/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Crap quick ending"

    Narration was good,
    Story line was slow and then at the end it just came out and ended suddenly and was a very let down
    Such a shame

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clinical Psychologist 11/10/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Gripping story disappointing towards the end"

    Interesting story with vivid characters. A lot felt left unexplained and the ending as a result felt disappointing

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    samantha BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom 09/10/2015
    samantha BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom 09/10/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book well narrated"

    Really good book, so well narrated. I couldn't stop listening, it had my gripped. Who do you trust... By the end, not many

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rothertrio England 02/10/2015
    Rothertrio England 02/10/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Different for Lisa Jewell but just as good"

    Really good read/listen. Different for Lisa Jewell but just as good as her other books. The plot twists and turns up to the end .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hilary 02/10/2015
    Hilary 02/10/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "The Girls"

    I very much enjoyed this book but found the storyline slightly weaker than other books by this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    shan phillips 12/07/2017
    shan phillips 12/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Lisa Jewell amazing"

    Big big fan loved everything as always Lisa smashes it out of the ball park, narration was lovely, bringing you in and holding you there to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate 18/03/2017
    Kate 18/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great narration, good premise, disappointing ending."

    This is my first Lisa Jewell and it was pretty good throughout with some disappointments thrown in. Inclusion of a child to narrate Pip but nowhere else seemed odd until I saw it was good old fashioned nepotism! However, I found Amelie Jewell's narration irritating-she sounds like she has a cold.

    The story was well told by the author and, as always, Gabrielle Glaister's narration was like pouring treacle in your ears-smooth and flowing. I was hugely disappointed at the end-rushed and without any real climax.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Olivia
    21/07/16
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    "Well told. Compelling. Well worth it."

    Author demonstrated the ability to get inside the mindset of teenagers. A nuanced and compelling read. I would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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