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The Narrator

By: K. L. Slater
Narrated by: Clare Corbett,Kristin Atherton
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<i>The Narrator</i>
Ten months earlier...
Eve meets Philippa for the very first time
The hidden manuscript is discovered
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  • Ten months earlier...
  • Eve meets Philippa for the very first time
  • The hidden manuscript is discovered

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K.L. Slater

About the author

Kim is the number one best-selling author of eighteen psychological crime thrillers and counting, including The Marriage and The Widow. In 2021, she released The Evidence, an Audible Original starring Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Yasmin Mwanza and David Holt.

At the age of 40, Kim returned to university, gaining a first-class honours degree in English & Creative Writing and an MA in Creative Writing. Incredibly, her first adult psychological thriller, Safe with Me, started life as her dissertation.

Kim lives with her husband in a small village in Nottinghamshire.

About the performer

Clare is an established stage and screen actress and is also recognisable by her voice alone. She won the prestigious Carleton Hobbs award in 2000 and has worked in the world of voice ever since, voicing everything from computer games to adverts, radio plays and audiobooks. With over 25 video games under her belt, credits include Elden Ring, It Takes Two and Assassins Creed. She has voiced numerous characters in Spitting Image and has a regular lead role in Keeping the Wolf Out for BBC Radio 4. Clare is an Audie Award winner and has narrated hundreds of audiobooks.

About the performer

Kristin Atherton has narrated over 250 audiobooks across an enormous range of genres: historical fiction to thrillers, YA to non-fiction, fantasy to rom-com. She is the narrator for numerous high-profile authors, including Lynda La Plante’s Anna Travis series of books, Diana WYNNE Jones' beloved Howl’s Moving Castle (& it’s sequels) and Pat Barkers acclaimed novels The Silence of the Girls and Women of Troy. She has won numerous awards for her work including multiple Earphones Awards from Audiofile magazine and the OneVoice Awards Best Fiction Audiobook Performance 2022. Kristin was also a 2019 APA Awards audio performer of the year finalist.

Summary

The gripping new Audible Original from queen of suspense K. L. Slater.

When the call came it seemed like the answer to my prayers.

My career as a voice actor had been over for months and me and my little girl Scarlet were living back at my mum’s place. I felt like a failure professionally—and with Scarlet having problems at school, as a parent as well.

So, when I was asked to narrate a new book by disappeared novelist Philippa Roberts I jumped at the chance, even if it meant leaving Scarlet with my ex, Hugo, for a few weeks. Hugo, with his perfect new home and his perfect new girlfriend Saskia.

But this isn’t a dream come true. It’s a nightmare.

There’s something hidden in the pages of this book, I’m sure of it. Some clue to Philippa’s disappearance. And I don’t feel safe. I’m being watched. My room has been searched. Saskia has been calling me in tears. If I don’t find answers fast I’ll lose more than my second chance.

I’ll lose my daughter.

A breath-taking new thriller from the number one author of The Marriage and The Widow. If you like Gone Girl, The Girl on The Train and The Wife Between Us then you will love The Narrator.

©2022 K. L. Slater (P)2022 Audible, Ltd

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Home & Work-Life Thriller

...with women as the main characters.
Really well written, plenty of twists that I didn't see coming. I listened to the whole book in two days.
We hear about the home and work-life of Eve Hewitt, a professional audio book narrator. In her personal life she is divorced from the rather controlling Hugo who starts to have ambitions to start sharing custody of their 5 yo daughter Scarlett.
The central plot revolves around Philippa Roberts, a successful author who has gone missing, but leaves behind the manuscript of her final book which may hold clues as to what has happened to her.
The characters are really well crafted by K L Slater. As listeners, we feel for what they are going through.

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Love her books!

Really good, I love her books, I always binge listen to them! Good story and narration

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Another excellent listen from KL Slater

Kim Slater has done it again with this excellent book. Kim is most certainly my favourite author in the psychological drama world, I love how her writing deeply explores the character's minds, backgrounds and potential motives. Her books always keep me hooked till the end. This one had twists I didn't see coming. Brilliant stuff!

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Not for me

Ironically I found the narration really difficult, more particularly, that of Eve, the narrator! For me a good audiobook requires neither the story nor the narration to usurp the other but should blend seamlessly.

I found Eve too breathy in her speech and while I realise she’d been through difficult things, she was too insipid. This made it difficult to have any interest in the narrative.

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Unlistenable

Couldn’t get past chapter two. I found both narrators extremely jarring and the second sounded like the audio had been speeded up.
I am very sorry to have wasted a credit in this garbage. Buy at your peril. Thank

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Superb

I don't often write reviews but I have to write one for this book. It's stunning. Superbly written and engrossingly narrated. This is a book I will remember. Highly recommend!

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Loved it

The only downside was I listened to it too quickly. Great story and narration. It's very rare I hear/read a book now where I don't work out the twist early on because I've listened to so many, but this one I had no idea!

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Brilliant!

A rollercoaster story read by two of my favourite narrators.
K L Slater never disappoints, each book keeps me engaged right till the end.
Bunty.

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Lots of twists and turns

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. An interesting storyline beautifully adapted by The Narrators!!
Great twist at the end.

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Another Triumph

How refreshing to listened to an author who says it like it is. Brilliant

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