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Little Face

Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)
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Summary

She's only been gone two hours. Her husband, David, was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

©2006 Sophie Hannah (P)2007 ISIS Publishing Ltd

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  • Alison
  • Wallington, United Kingdom
  • 05-06-15

enjoyed

was put off initially by a ghastly Americanisation (it's an accelerator, not gas pedal) but it was a good listen, if not a tad predictable.

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Another tense thriller

Would you listen to Little Face again? Why?

I wouldn't listen again- too many other books to listen to. And I know what happened now- The thrill is listening and trying to work out the mystery...

Who was your favorite character and why?

Simon Waterhouse in his arrogance!

Which character – as performed by Charlotte Strevens – was your favourite?

Vivienne was expressed so coldly - very skilfully I thought. All the characters are well read with no confusion about who is who.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some aspects turned my stomach- She writes so powerfully about a woman in a vulnerable position.

Any additional comments?

I have just bought the next book!

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Load of codswallop

A totally annoying listen. The main character Alice is completely unbelievable - almost absurd. the narration is sub standard and the male and female voices did not sound very different. I listened to the end on the off chance it would resolve anything but it didnt:-(

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Two in a row, yet more rubbish!.

Would you try another book written by Sophie Hannah or narrated by Charlotte Strevens?

No. I would rather watch paint dry.

What could Sophie Hannah have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not bothered writing it.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Charlotte Strevens?

I think I could more about do a better job, not that I would touch this.

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

Despair, and severe disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I am finding it difficult to believe that I have picked two such awful books in a row. I am usually quite good at finding stories that I enjoy. These last two have been dreadful.

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Unremittingly miserable

Having liked other of Sophie's books I was looking forward to this, but the story was so depressing and stressful it just wasn't fun to read, even trying to work out the mystery.

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Zzzzzzzzz.... So boring

Would you try another book written by Sophie Hannah or narrated by Charlotte Strevens?

No, I would not. This is the most disappointing thing I have read in a long time.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sophie Hannah again?

I listened to the 'Monogram Murders' recently and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I would try another.

What didn’t you like about Charlotte Strevens’s performance?

The lack of differences between the voices. The male and female voices sounds identical.

What character would you cut from Little Face?

Alice! Very, very, annoying character. I just wanted to slap her all the way through.

Any additional comments?

I found this book tedious and boring. I held out and persevered, although I almost turned it off a dozen times. I had hoped it would improve, but sadly it didn't, and it just became more annoying and unbelievable. I was disillusioned by the end.

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Disappointing

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not sure

What could Sophie Hannah have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

More believable characters lest predictable plot

Would you be willing to try another one of Charlotte Strevens’s performances?

No this was the weakest part of the audiobook. She was totally miscast

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The relationship between Charlie and Simon

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  • Pam
  • Watford, United Kingdom
  • 23-12-12

OK

My first encounter with a Sophie Hannah book - good listen but a little strange and lacking plot.

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Well paced until the final chapter

I felt the narration was strong (despite other negative reviews) my problem was the weak and somewhat forced ending, too many small & unbelievable twists that rendered the main plot academic. Shame as I have enjoyed all Hannah's other books.

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Not sure I like it but need to know what happens

Would you try another book written by Sophie Hannah or narrated by Charlotte Strevens?

Would def try another by this author but am finding the narration very irritating. The emphasis is very often on the wrong word and the tone of narration is too "school-marm" for me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not finished it yet - so far I don't have one

How could the performance have been better?

better voices - narrator is trying too hard to bring emotion to the reading and its very off putting

If this book were a film would you go see it?

doubt it but then I don't go to the pictures very often

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  • ACT1
  • 21-06-14

Disappointing

I gave up with this one - and I don't often do that. I got about half way through and decided to flick to the end, heard what was coming and couldn't be bothered to finish the rest of it which was a shame as the premise was quite interesting. I became irritated beyond words with Alice - yup, can see why she was a holistic therapist. The police procedure appeared shonky at best. My only regret is that I didn't listen to it earlier then I could have returned it.

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