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Missing

Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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Summary

It’s an early autumn day like any other as Miles Avery drives his wife, Jacqueline, to the station. There’s a smattering of rain in the air, the traffic is in its usual snarl, and the radio’s churning out the latest news. Nothing remarkable crops up in conversation, nor do either of them appear anything other than their normal selves. At the station Miles draws up just past the taxi rank. Jacqueline gets out, takes an overnight bag from the back seat, then turns towards the platforms. This is the last anyone sees of her.

Three weeks after her disappearance, Miles calls the police. Enquiries are made, but there is no evidence of her boarding a train, or even entering the station. Very soon the finger of suspicion starts to turn towards Miles, and as dark secrets from the past start to merge with those of the present, the great love he has been trying to protect is not only revealed but thrown into terrible jeopardy...

©2010 Susan Lewis (P)2010 Random House Audio

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Gripping

A story that is compelling and enthralling. It kept my attention wholly and I was hooked right until the very end.

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Intricate and capivating!

What did you like most about Missing?

So many twists and turns. Brilliantly narrated too!

What did you like best about this story?

The characters came to life

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Can't really comment without spoiling the story

Any additional comments?

I am a huge fan of Jodi Picoult and Jojo Moyes...but have read/listened to all their works! I was so happy to have discovered Susan Lewis and this book did not disappoint: it was an intricately woven story, with all the strands coming together beautifully. OK, so it's a tad predictable but with so many twists and turns, that's just fine....and it is fiction after all!

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Bad start to a good story!

When I first started to listen to this book I thought I'd have to give up. The early part concerns relationships and when the author writes of these she does so in the most Mills & Boon, cliche-ridden style imaginable. However, having gritted my teeth through that (in an "I've paid for it, so I'm going to persevere" fashion), I found the book improved once the police came into it and the pace picked up and I enjoyed it. There are still some cringe-making bits, especially about a baby, but on the whole worth listening to.

Anna Bentinck is such a good reader that she carries the story - I don't think I could have gone on reading the printed page.....

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loved this book

lovely story very well performed needed the tissues. would definitely recommend I couldn't stop listening.

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Good storylin but slow paced

a little slow paced for my liking...but the storyline kept me listening as I really wanted to know the ending...

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excellent characters but plot goes no Where

a good story where you really felt and liked all the characters, but the explanation of the original missing boy was never explained excellent characters. loved characters but plot didn't really explain anything

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Dreadful,

Sorry to say this is the first audible book I had to give up on. Poor storyline. Awful narration and accents. Story was a waste of space.

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Pulp romance

What disappointed you about Missing?

Writing, performance, wrong classification (NOT crime, suspence, but cheap romance)

Has Missing put you off other books in this genre?

Oh YESS

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She did not, both were extremely gooey. If the story and writing had been better, it would have made a good parody

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

Disappointment! Could not finish it: bad story, grating delivery

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The narrator exaggerated everything; people either whispered, shrieked or whinged. Absolutely awful, cheap, predictable, cloying writing and narration,

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loved the story

really loved the story, and I couldn't stop listening. definitely worth a listen in my opinion

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Susan Lewis pulls on the heart strings

An excellent read, Susan Lewis is one of my favourite authors! I couldn't turn this book off listened late every night.Would recommend this to anyone.