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Widows

Narrated by: Ann Mitchell
Series: Widows, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Disappointing

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

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  • 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!

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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.

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poor naration

i was unable to finish this ue to poor naration and sound quality
returned for credit

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Worst narrator I have yet encountered

I did not make it through the epilogue because the frog in the narrator's throat was so infuriating I had to give up. Very disappointed - waste of a special offer and no redress.

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terrible narrator

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

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Good listen if you can hear it.

My 1st review, my 112th book on Audible.
A good book if you actually hear what the narrator is reading. Do anything other than sit down and listen with concentration and you miss chinks of each sentence due to the whispering ‘east end hard girl accent’. I got half way through and gave up.
Such a shame as the story line and characters were really original and appealing.
Felt let down.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Malcom Harvey
  • 25-12-18

aged narrator

the narrator is terrible, she sounds like she is so old she can hardly finish a sentance.

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  • N. Brookins
  • 21-10-18

Narrator

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-18

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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.

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  • Godwillen
  • 08-02-20

A Lovely Romp - With Just Enough Blood

Ladies first: read and gloat.
Gents: you've got competition.

This is a thrilling yarn starring complicated and compelling women who set out to get what is theirs - from, essentially, a Kray Brothers milieu.
And of course, on the trail of the sinners, is a copper straight out of Dickens: a slovenly, and miserable, sort of Mr. Bucket.

Very entertaining.

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  • Twistylocks
  • 03-01-20

If this lady can get a job narrating anyone can!

The narration was horrible! If I didn't need to listen to this for my book club I would have returned it immediately. Ann Mitchell: Never. Narrate. Again.

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