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  • What to Do When Someone Dies

  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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Summary

It's devastating to hear your husband has died in an horrific car accident. But to learn he died with a mystery woman as his passenger is torment. Was Greg having an affair? Ellie clings to Greg's innocence, and her determination to prove it to the world means she must find out who the woman was and what she was doing in Greg's car...
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Many twists and turns kept me listening

I've listened to two and read another of the Nicci French books. Latterly I've discovered that it's a husband and wife writing team. I've enjoyed them all, but have to say the savagery of the descriptions of murder and torture in them did rather give me the creeps. In contrast, "What to Do when Someone Dies" is much more of a thriller in the same sort of style as Robert Goddard. There is some murder in it but there are no gory descriptions. Instead it's mainly a widow's quest to find the truth over how here husband died. The authors' write sensitively about what it's like to lose someone you love and how it feels if you fear that person was deceiving you. The story is a real roller-coaster of clues and false leads and I certainly didn't see how it would end and couldn't stop listening to find out what happened next. Highly recommended.

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Nicci French what to do when someone dies

I have not read or listened to any Nicci French before but thoroughly enjoyed this. At first I was a little unsure of the Narrators voice but as the story unfolded I thought it really suited the story. I was gripped from the minute I put it on was not disappointed with the ending!

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good book

great suspense right till the end. was sorry when the book ended. enjoyed the story and narrator.

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Good

A little bit slow at times but clever kept one guessing recommend
Very well read

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Very different

Overall this book was quite enjoyable, but due mostly to the interpretive skill of the reader. As a recent widow I found some of the writing very poignant, but the story dragged for the first twelve chapters, lacked pace for the remainder, and brought the climax in too late.

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What to do when someone dies

I found this book really intriguing and the narrators voice was perfect for the story.

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Not what I was expecting.....

This book was a huge disappointment. I read the blurb and expected a fast moving thriller : a car crash resulting in the death of a husband and a mystery woman in the car. All the ingredients for a good 'read', not so, the book was slow, LEADEN in fact and the first half of the first download was given to exact descriptions of the sad activities which follow a bereavement. I ploughed through three hours thirty minutes before there was anything interesting. An early clue slipped into the story helped me guess the eventual guilty party and only the last forty five minutes proved compelling. This is a dull story, unusual for this excellent author. I have awarded the stars for the narration.

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I can't believe this was written by Nicci French!

Would you try another book written by Nicci French or narrated by Tania Rodrigues?

I normally like Nicci French, but this one was so far beyond anything I have ever read of hers, it had to be a ghost writer!

What was most disappointing about Nicci French’s story?

It was like a very long episode of Woman's Hour

What didn’t you like about Tania Rodrigues’s performance?

Her 'teenage' voice was the most infuriating I have ever heard and she CANNOT make a baby noise, so should never try again.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from What to Do When Someone Dies?

Most of it!

Any additional comments?

The whole story could have been told in an hour, tops!

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boring

bubblegum lost its taste v early on eight more words eight more words eight more

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Engrossing

Had me to the very end. Well written and well read. You knew from the very start that it would all turn out ok in the end.
You are taken step by step through what it's like for someone who is bereaved.

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  • Lia
  • 17-06-10

Very enjoyable

This book had me captivated from the begining to end. I really found the story well written and narrated.

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