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The Watcher Audiobook

The Watcher

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Publisher's Summary

The Girl on the Train meets Rear Window. The Watcher is an absolutely addictive and on trend commercial psychological suspense audiobook, with a captivating unreliable narrator and some powerful narrative twists.

She's watching you, but who's watching her?

Lily Gullick lives with her husband, Aiden, in a new-build flat opposite an estate which has been marked for demolition. A keen bird-watcher, she can't help spying on her neighbours. Until one day Lily sees something suspicious through her binoculars, and soon her elderly neighbour, Jean, is found dead.

Lily, intrigued by the social divide in her local area as it becomes increasingly gentrified, knows that she has to act. But her interference is not going unnoticed, and as she starts to get close to the truth, her own life comes under threat. But can Lily really trust everything she sees?

©2016 Ross Armstrong (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Creepy and compelling with an end I didn't see coming. Brilliant." (Debbie Howells, best-selling author of The Bones of You)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.6 (98 )
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    Andrea 10/01/2017
    Andrea 10/01/2017
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    "Strange"

    When I was listening to this book I found the narrator irritating, " I sar it " SAW!! It's SAW! there is no R! he was sarring SAWING!! Also "ive been sat here" poor grammar, I didn't like that. The story was a bit boring for me , not enough going on , too much bird watching . I wouldn't recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. T. Bennett 17/01/2017
    M. T. Bennett 17/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Struggled."

    Couldn't persevere to the end of this. just not my cup of tea. Maybe go back to it sometime.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "unknown" Northolt, United Kingdom 12/01/2017
    "unknown" Northolt, United Kingdom 12/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Had a love hate relationship with this one"

    There were times when I loved the book and times when the main character annoyed me so much I wanted to give up. 3 star rating for that reason.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Suswati 30/12/2016
    Suswati 30/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best thrillers I've heard in a while"

    No doubt there are clear remnants of Girl on a Train and Rear Window in this psychological thriller, and having heard a fair few, sometimes it seems obvious who the culprit is.

    However - the twists and turns to get to the climax are absolutely gut wrenching, the first personal dialogue writing in a journal is engaging and the contemporary plot is interesting - so it's well worth the listen. Catherine Steadman is a great performer - and it reminded me of listening to Paula Hawkin's character - there are clear similarities. Overall, definitely worth any hype.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Alison Nottingham, United Kingdom 08/03/2017
    Alison Nottingham, United Kingdom 08/03/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Not for Audible"
    What would have made The Watcher better?

    The story in itself would be reasonable to read in a book, but it's the kind of story that is so complicated with so many names you need to keep looking back which is not easy on ipod.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I felt the build up expeced a different ending. A bit flat really.


    What three words best describe Catherine Steadman’s voice?

    Catherine Steadmans voice was very good. No complaints there.
    Three words.....varied voices distinct.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Just that, some books were not meant for audible, and this is one. The amazon reviews are variable and liken the book to marmite. I think it would be a good book to read but not listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    G 08/03/2017
    G 08/03/2017
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    "boring and dull"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A more invigorated narrator perhaps? Or just a more exciting story!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ross Armstrong again?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Catherine Steadman’s performances?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Watcher?

    The pigeon episode seemed a bit irrelevant


    Any additional comments?

    The synopsis read as though this would be an exciting thriller but both the narrator and story just droned on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JoJoPop Northern ireland 01/01/2017
    JoJoPop Northern ireland 01/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Not very exciting"

    I didn't find this listen very grippy or overall a great story. It need something more....
    A little letdown

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca UK 09/05/2017
    Rebecca UK 09/05/2017
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    "Engaging story and reader"

    I enjoyed listening to this. Great twists and turns and an unreliable narrator! Fantastic reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne 31/03/2017
    Anne 31/03/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Not my favourite "

    Struggled to finish this book,was ok in places but found the narration boring and too fast,not my favourite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D Thomson 23/02/2017
    D Thomson 23/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "boring"

    not many ive not liked but this was qquite boring also not engaging enough narrater

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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