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  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (998 ratings)

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The Ex-Wife

By: Jess Ryder
Narrated by: Annette Chown
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Summary

You’ve got everything she wants....

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone....

Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen. But can she trust her? And do either of them really know the man they married?

If you loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or The Couple Next Door, then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon best-seller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to grip you. 

"This is, without a doubt, one of the best psychological thrillers I have read this year.... OMG this book is so darn good!.... I kept telling myself, 'Just one more chapter', then before I knew it, I had devoured it in one day! If you are looking for a fast-paced engaging read, this is the book for you! I highly recommend giving it a whopping 5 stars." (Sistas with Books Book Club, 5 stars) 

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Absolutely Brilliant

I have been struggling to find a good audio book recently and have lost count of the amount I have returned.

This one I thought was really good, good relatable characters, good story, good twists and good narration.

Loved it

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The Ex-Wife

Brilliant story - keeps you guessing all the way through. I will look out for more from this author. Narration good too.

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The narration is driving me nuts

Just not enjoying this book. I found the narrators voice to be so irritating. Over pronouncing every word, emphasising every ‘t’ so so annoying, I even asked my husband if it was just me but the moment he heard her voice he said “yes very annoying”
I’m sure the narrator is lovely but her voice for this character ruined it for me.
Maybe I would have got more into the story if it were not for that. Had to give up on n this one in the end, could not keep going with that voice.

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Problems with the actor.

This is a good book and generally I enjoyed the work of the narrator, voice actor. There are two female characters J and N. Sometimes it was impossible to determine if the narrator was playing J or N?
No change of voice, if you missed the chapter heading you lost the plot. Was this J or was it N’s reflections and story? So this spoiled the book for me.
A great story, but the actor was not sufficiently skilled to give each female character a distinctive and different voice.

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Excellent

Really enjoyed this book and narration. Some great twists. Hated both women to start with but ended up liking them both.

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Good but marred by narrator

I struggled to like Natasha as the voice of the narrator made her sound whinging and despite plot developments I don’t feel her character grew flesh.

I rarely write full reviews but when this is billed as ‘a gripping psychological thriller ‘ I felt I needed to reset expectations.

It is good but not brilliant. Change of narrator would help but I didn’t find it a page turner.

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Infuriatingly terrible

This book really annoyed me. The female characters were pathetic, lacking any common sense or gumption. The far fetched plot with blindingly obvious twists made it very difficult to finish. The narration was good.

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Nasty Nick strikes again!

Oh what a nasty Nick! Selfish, spoilt and pandered to for his every whim. He has it all ... except a child. For years Nick and Jen try including IVF but nothing happens until Nick started an affair with Natasha, three months later he is telling Jen he wants a divorce because he is going to be a father.

It's a tangled web, who do you trust when everyone is lying, all Natasha wants is her daughter back but Nick won't let that happen, he holds all the cards. Its only over his dead body will Emily see her mother again.

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So insanely far fetched it didn’t make any sense

So the narration of this book didn’t actually bother me like some other people...HOWEVER THIS BOOK IS SO FAR FETCHED, that it borderline doesn’t make any sense. No one in this book behaves at all like anyone would in the real world which effectively renders the story non sensical and very irritating. You spend the whole book going ‘WHY WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT’. The biggest issue for me (and also the main plot point in the whole story) is that we are supposed to believe that this woman’s child and husband vanish into thin air and no one LITERALLY NO ONE does anything about it, not even the police. Regardless of where they’ve gone, at this point they are by all accounts missing people and yet the police do nothing. The main character mopes about missing her daughter (for a large chunk of the book) and yet does absolutely nothing to try and find her, apart from knocking on one door and then turning around as soon as the owner isn’t very forthcoming. THIS WOMANS CHILD HAS VANISHED and all she can do is be sad and polite to people. The book keeps describing how desperate she is but then she doesn’t actually do anything to make us feel the desperation. I normally finish audio books in a week and this one took me over a month and I had to listen to pod casts in between to stop being so irritated with the main character and story line. I borderline can’t believe any publishing house or anyone for that matter didn’t read this book before it came out and be like ‘nope sorry doesn’t make any sense we can’t publish this’

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My best audio book of 2018

Cracking book , both storyline and narration . Kept me hooked until the final chapter .

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