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Tell Me a Secret

Narrated by: Claire Sturgess
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Tell Me A Secret by Jane Fallon, read by Claire Sturgess. 

Holly is feeling on top of the world - celebrating a new promotion and dying to pop the champagne with her best friend Roz. But is Holly just imagining things, or is Roz - who supported her every step of the way - not as happy for her as she should be?

Something about Roz's behaviour doesn't add up. And soon Holly has the sneaking suspicion that there's a target on her back. Has someone been playing dirty in a war Holly didn't know she was fighting? And is Roz more tangled up in this than she'll admit?

Only one woman can be left standing - but will the best woman win?

©2019 Jane Fallon (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"Original, compulsively readable." (Daily Mail)

"Hugely compelling and unpredictable." (Ruth Jones)

"She's in a category all of her own." (Marian Keyes)

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At long last a heroine my age

I've always loved chicklit, but in the last few years I have felt I was growing too old. (Excepting as always - Bridget Jones)
In comes "Tell me a Secret" - fast paced, a real life heroine full of all the hangups I can sympathise with and fast paced unpredictable action. Loved it!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Another brilliant read

Love Jane Fallon all her books are highly recommended. Narration wonderful did not want it to end.

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"ALEXA - NARRATE ME A STORY"

I was excited to get a new book by Jane Fallon - but am afraid this was disappointing.

Bitchy women double crossing and lying to each other. V similar to Faking Friends.

The oddest thing though was the narration - I'm surprised this passed through any kind of editing, as it sounded like Alexa had been instructed to read the book. Little variation in the few moments of drama and an overall flat portrayal of the characters, although they were all quite one dimensional.

Am about 2/3 of the way through and think I'll save the rest for when I can't get to sleep.

Will just put this down to an off day and hope the next book is back to form.

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Switched it off after a minute!

The narrators voice sounded like she was reading a news article on the radio!! So annoying and a shame as I couldn’t listen to it a minute longer

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Absolutely horrendous narration

The narration on this audio book is actually horrendous. It’s totally unlistenable. It sounds like a robot on speed. Is it a computer? I’ve tried adjusting the speed but it’s no good. I can’t listen to it at all. Total waste of money and I’m gutted as I love Jane Fallons books.

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Fantastic as usual

Another classic Jane Fallon. I enjoyed listening to this as is always the case with her books.
Fun, friendship and frivolity.

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Great

Really enjoyed this book and once past the character and situation setting I couldn’t stop listening. Clever writing and twists all the way.

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didn't enjoy this book

I didn't like the characters of this book and struggled with the narrator. usually like this author but unbelievable!

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Not one of her best

This felt like an episode of a soap story. Not enough plot for a whole book which would explain why the author kept adding in unnecessary detail about the minutiae of the characters day, to try and drag the book out. I finished it because it was an easy listen on my commute and the narrator was good, but the actual story could have played out in 2 or 3 chapters and did not need to be a whole book.

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Great story but terrible as audio book

This story is great and I am sure if I had read it as a book I would have loved it but the narration is awful. It is read like a news report all the way through with no depth of expression and with a bluntness that takes away from the clever storyline. Such a shame. I nearly returned it after 5 minutes but managed to put up with it as the story was great.