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Black Widow Audiobook

Black Widow

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Publisher's Summary

There is no perfect marriage. There is no perfect murder.

Diana Jager's life crumbles when her details are released on the Internet as revenge for her antisexism blog. Then she meets Peter. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident - a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance.

But Peter's sister, Lucy, doesn't believe in fairy tales and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling 'Black Widow'.

©2016 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Tense, intense and quite, quite brilliant." (Jenny Colgan)

What Members Say

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    James 15/02/2016
    James 15/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb"

    Absolutely loved Black Widow, another belter from Brookmyre. His female characters are always superb and the storylines always gripping and unique

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pauline M 15/11/2016
    Pauline M 15/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A gripping thriller"
    What made the experience of listening to Black Widow the most enjoyable?

    Really good storytelling. The story held our attention on a very long car trip from Melbourne to Sydney. It is rare to find a story to satisfy three people with very different tastes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • lisasarcy
    31/01/16
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    "Mostly Great"

    I was somewhat disappointed by this book. I usually find this author wonderful from start to finish, but I found too much of this predictable. By the time we got to the 'big reveal' of the 'dramatic twist' I was actually cringing, it had been so obvious for so much of the book that I had hoped I was completely wrong.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • N. Macdougall
    6/02/16
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    "great listen"

    This book captures much of what it is like to be a doctor and much of what it is like to be in an uncertain new relationship. Apart from the realities that are presented in the book there is a great plot. The actors reading the book breathe life into it. Worth a listen and as good as Brookmyre at his best.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • hannah
    Brighouse
    10/02/16
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    "Brilliant and clever"

    The book is a fast paced and clever thriller/who dunnit. The twists and turns keep you guessing with the ending an unexpected surprise.

    Jack parlabane and Christopher brookmyre at their best.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anna Chuter
    9/02/16
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    "Amazing twists"

    I absolutely loved this book. Had to get used to the male narrator and the Scottish accent at first but was soon immersed and did not want it to end. Brilliant writing style, educated and smooth. Would definitely recommend and am looking forward to read more by this author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    Montignac sur Charente, France
    9/02/16
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    "A gripping listen!"
    If you could sum up Black Widow in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, emotional, gripping


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Widow?

    The denoument - the story had me guessing right to the end.


    What does Angus King and Scarlett Mack bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I liked the way Angus King changed his accent when reading the female police character - I'm not an expert on Scottish dialects, but his was excellent.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was stunned at the end - had an idea of what was going to happen, but was really taken by surprise.


    Any additional comments?

    A very good story which keeps you guessing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • sarah-jane turner
    4/02/16
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    "A delight to listen o"

    I've always enjoyed Christopher brookmyre's books and this was no exception. I found myself taking the long routes on walks just so I could enjoy more of the book!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny Barthe
    19/02/16
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    "Excellent"

    It started off a bit slowly but I got so enraptured that I ran up to my hotel room during a client workshop just to keep listening.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cabaspre
    Mallorca
    4/06/16
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    "I guessed every outcome but was always wrong!"
    Any additional comments?

    A very complicated and detailed storyline which was well constructed. I liked the reporter who came across as a human being rather than a hack although the main characters were not likeable. Nevertheless - a very good and surprising ending.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ms
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    22/03/16
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    "Brilliant Gripping thriller Drama"

    Loved it and found it totally gripping. Tails of a little towards the end but nothing that could spoil the story in any way Excellent story. Great narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    19/02/16
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    "Classic Brookmyre"
    Where does Black Widow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to so many, it is difficult to say. The last half-a-dozen I've listened to have all been of excellent quality, and now includes this one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Diana Yaeger. A very difficult character to pigeon hole. Is she the victim, the perpetrator? You need to hang in there until all is revealed at the climatic conclusion.


    Have you listened to any of Angus King and Scarlett Mack ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't no, but I'll keep an eye out. Quality performance from both.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, never do. Leaves you wanting for more if you break away after an hour or so.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Chris Brookmyre books. It is the first of his I've listened to though and I might down load another (old or new) for another dose to feed my addiction

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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