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Whisper Network

Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

As timely as it is brilliant, you'll want to tell everyone you know about Whisper Network

With an author's note read by the author.

"Ms. Sandberg was right about something. We had to lean in. It was the only way to hear the whispers...."

Sloane, Ardie, Grace and Rosalita have worked in the same legal office for years. The sudden death of the firm's CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge. 

But the world has changed, and the women are watching this latest promotion for Ames differently. 

This time, they've decided enough is enough. 

Sloane and her colleagues' decision to take a stand sets in motion something catastrophic and unstoppable: lies will be uncovered, secrets will be exposed and not everyone will survive. All their lives - as women, colleagues, mothers, adversaries - will be changed for ever.

©2019 Chandler Baker (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Add another great book to your beach bag! This story has a workplace murder mystery that happens in today's #MeToo era. It's honest, timely and completely thrilling - I was so surprised to find out who the murderer was!" (Reese Witherspoon)

"It's The Firm meets 9 To 5. This is a juicy air-punch of a novel." (Alexandra Heminsley, Grazia)

"Slick, smart, fierce, it's Big Little Lies set against attorneys and recast in the light of #MeToo. Relevant, resonant and rage inducing." (Sarah Vaughan)

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Kept me listening

Though not the best listen I have had during this lockdown - it kept me interested and had a few plot twists along the way. I enjoy American fiction and also a bit of ‘feminist’ lit. This novel explored the challenges faced by women in the workplace. At times I was confused as to who was speaking and I felt the characters could have had more development.

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Very good

Very well written and beautifully narrated, although it took some time to get into it. It was difficult in the beginning chapters when the characters were being introduced, I had to keep going over it and I had to concentrate to make sense. It was unnecessarily long in my opinion.

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Excellent narrative

Loved it, addictive listening. I'll listen again in a few weeks and recommend to friends.

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Gets better the further you get into the story.

Easy to think the subject matter could be a little far fetched but sadly I think it's a fair reflection on the challenges that women face in society. Not the best book I've listened to, but it certainly engaged me the further in I got. Worth a listen.