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I Saw a Man

Narrated by: Mark Meadows
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Fiction, Literary
3.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Summary

After the sudden loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelson family next door.

Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have. Despite this, the new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything. Michael is left bearing the burden of a secret he must keep, but the truth can be kept at bay for only so long.

©2015 Owen Sheers (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"An exemplary domestic thriller, with an unstoppable plot and lots of expertly detonated surprises." ( Sunday Times)
"Extraordinarily tense and powerful, and beautifully written." ( Mail on Sunday)

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Didn’t enjoy this one

Listened to the whole book in the hope something exciting would happen: for me it didn’t.
So many back stories intertwining the main theme that I never felt it really ever got going.
I can’t help feeling I wasted a few hours of my life persevering!

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Awful narration

Sounded like a machine , really off putting and hard to enjoy the story
Will avoid this narrator in future

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overwritten and overlong

The plot was interesting but in many respects implausible especially regarding the central character whose initial response to the triggering event didn't make sense and whose 'guilt' was very minor compared to the anterior fault of the father. Also Daniel's plotline trailed off. The ghost was especially irritating as a plot device.