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Four is an Odd Number

By: Sandy Griffiths
Narrated by: Larner Wallace-Taylor
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Summary

In this pause-resisting, poignant saga of love, loss, control and miscommunication, one woman treads a tightrope between marital loyalty and powerful maternal instincts. 

Three husbands have tested Phyllis' aspirations of marriage and motherhood to the full, and now she faces a dilemma. If she accepts a fourth marriage proposal, might the consequences rock the turbulent path she already treads alongside her four offspring? Her decision could change her future and family dynamics forever.

©2018 Sandy Griffiths (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Four is an odd number

I couldn't faulter this book Phyllis was abused mentally by a father who himself had seen as a child how a father should not behave, thankfully now a days most of this behaviour is few & far between so thankfully the circle can be broken. But because of Phyllis losing the one person that was so different to her father she craved that love again, but sadly it never came until years later. The book was so powerful I just couldn't stop listening, I with certainly look out for more by this author also the narrator has a wonderful listening voice

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A wonderful story

such an enjoyable story and so believable about believable people. Once started it is hard not to finish

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Gave up at chapter 9

Not sure if I just didn’t get this but, to me, it seemed like a number of very loosely connected short stories. Sorry but not for me. Also the character description didn’t match the voices or accents so just didn’t work for me.

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I simply LOVE Larner Wallace-Taylor’s ’s voice

Very good story - lovely for downtime after work, and Sundays. Enjoyed the ‘unfolding’ of Phyllis - from childhood through her undulating adulthood. I haven’t reached the end yet but am enjoying it.
But - for possibly the first time listening to an audible book (and I’ve listened to dozens) the narrator made this whole experience, for me. She has a seemingly natural emotion ….. conveyed amazingly well in every character. There is a (….I don’t know what it’s called!) strong breathiness which seems to enhance laughter, anger, fear, ebullience, etc etc, perfectly! I’ve not heard a voice like it ! I’ll look for her narration again 👏🏽

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the narrator read it so well

enjoyed the whole book going from one marraige to the next truly believing it would work and so in love just to be let down

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Family dynamics- repercussions of one bad parent

A family saga through the ages set in the Manchester area.
A woman weaves her way through childhood witnessing a bullying father & spending her life questioning her relationships with all her family as they unfold in many unexpected ways.
The narrator’s tone suits the story.
A pick up and put down book rather than an absolutely gripping tale.

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the uniqueness of the story

this book covered a topic that Is not often written about several marriages and the impact on the people involved.

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really enjoyable and realistic

Well told, plausible story and good narration. A sad reality for many wives. I found myself getting quite emotional throughout.

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Great story

The narrators voice echoes but once you preserve, it’s a great listen. It’s really shows how history can repeat itself.

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Slow to start but picked up

Enjoyed this book but not the narration it was slow to start but picked up

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