Try an audiobook on us

Widows

Narrated by: Ann Mitchell
Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (323 ratings)
Regular price: £31.99
£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Facing life alone, they turned to crime together. 

Dolly Rawlins, Linda Perelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated when their husbands are killed in a security van heist that goes disastrously wrong. 

When Dolly discovers her husband's bank deposit box containing a gun, money and detailed plans for the hijack, she has three options. She could hand over the ledgers to the Detective. She could hand them over to the thugs who want to take over Harry's turf. Or, she and the other widows could finish the job their husbands started. 

As they rehearse the raid, the women discover that Harry's plan required four people and recruit hooker Bella O'Reilly. But only three bodies were discovered in the carnage of the original hijack - so who was the fourth man, and where is he now?

©2018 Lynda La Plante (P)2018 Bonnier

More from the same

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    203
  • 4 Stars
    58
  • 3 Stars
    23
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    28

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    171
  • 4 Stars
    42
  • 3 Stars
    38
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    39

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    193
  • 4 Stars
    57
  • 3 Stars
    20
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    12
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Peter
  • MORROW, OHIO, US
  • 02-07-18

Disappointing

The narrator’s voice often sounds very gravelly and spoils what should be a good book

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • T
  • United Kingdom
  • 05-07-18

Oh dear

I remember watching this on TV years ago and really enjoying it, so was pleased to find the audiobook and looked forward to hearing all the background not usually present in an adaptation. Got halfway through chapter 1 and then just couldn’t take any more. This is the worst narration I’ve ever heard, it’s like listening to a zombie grandmother. Couldn’t stand it for another 14 hours and had to return it. Sorry Linda!

31 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Sorry had to return

Sorry for the low rating on this book, I actually would have only given the narration a low score, not story, but it would let me leave it blank. I was really looking forward to this book, as I have loved other Linda LP books, but I couldnt stand the narrators voice. Such a shame, it appears I'm not the only one who struggled to listen to the narrator.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Dreadful narrator

Love Lynda La Plantes books. Really disappointed with this narrator. She sounds as though needs to clear her throat. Only managed to listen to 2 chapters. What a waste of money.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Poor Narration

Don't make the mistake I did, listen to the sample before purchasing. I can't comment on the story as the narration is not clear and is really not to my taste.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Sublime narration by Ann Mitchell

I am not new to the story of Dolly Rawlins. I first watched the series on VHS many years ago but couldn't wait to listen to the story, told by the Wonderful Ann Mitchell: the original Dolly Rawlins. Her narration only helped to create the right level of suspense and drama as well as deliver heart breaking lines perfectly. Of course, in today's world I doubt it very much if the widows would have been able to pull the same robbery but somehow it wasn't hard to think of myself in early 80s London.

I just hope and pray Lynda La Plante will give us all the sequel.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

terrible narrator

I cannot comment on the story..could not get past chapter 1 due to terrible narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fab

I loved this book, the story kept me hooked to the end. The narrator was excellent, thank you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant Fantastic Loved it

I really enjoyed this having got Widows one Widows two and She’s Out on DVD . Watched them when they came out in the eighties and Shes Out a few year’s later all brilliant. It had to be narrated by Ann Mitchell (Dolly Rawlings ) If you watch or have watched Widows you must realise that nobody else could or should do the narration. Hoping they will bring out Widows two and She’s out audible with Ann Mitchell narrating. Also love her in eastenders. I don’t know why they changed the dogs name though!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Disappointed

I couldn’t get on with the narration. Very gravely voice that sounded like she was either whispering or needed to cough. I was so distracted by the voice that I couldn’t get in to the story. I’ve read that the narrator was the original Dolly and that’s great for nostalgia but maybe doesn’t do the book justice. I had to return the book. Such a shame.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sonny
  • 19-09-18

Painful ..

The first Lynda La Plante book I did not like. Excruciatingly slow and the narrator was poorly matched to the story. First time I’ve listened to this narrator and it will be the last. Torture for the most part even though I skipped many sections. Very disappointing!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Ola
  • 24-10-18

So disappointed!

I really wish the picked another narrator. I was looking forward to listening to this book in preparation for the movie, but couldn’t get past the first chapter. It was so hard to hear the narrator. I had moments where I would rewind and try so hard to listen. This totally ruined the experience for me. I hope audible gets another narrator for this story as it’s such a waste of a good story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-07-18

Outstanding Book

Best thriller yet this year. A heist gone wrong and three widows remain. They will have to make a life changing decision. A must read by Lynda La Plate

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Babystar
  • 19-11-18

Slow and unclear narrarator

I got as far as chapter 2. Didn't like narrarator's voice. Too slow, unclear and often times she'd speak in a whispering tone making it difficult to decipher what she was saying.
I'm sure the story is good but instead of listening to it, I think I'll read this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-18

*

The characters were well written. A group of women who were strong, yet each had their vulnerable side. I would give it 5 stars, but the narration was almost a whisper at times, and difficult to hear in places. Other than that, this book held my interest quite well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-02-19

Narrator’s voice off putting

Could not listen to it. Narrators voice raspy, cracking and weak. She sounds like she is 110-years-old with laryngitis. Terrible performance. I was so disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • N. Brookins
  • 21-10-18

Narrator

Great story but should have not done the audio version. Was difficult to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michele101
  • 29-06-18

Awesome!

Loved the book. It was a little difficult for me to get into at first but, ended up not wanting to put it down. Hope the movie is as good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Plundered treasure
  • 14-03-19

Excellent

Surprised how much I enjoyed this. Looked for the follow up books , Widows Revenge+ but there are none on Audible US. Getting tired of Audible US but we do not get access to Audible UK and the best writers and actors seem to be in UK, Iceland
these days; sad reflection on American writers.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-19

love

it seemed to start slow. but when this game started to happen it put it all together