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  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727

Exclusive to Audible! Listen to a discussion between the author and the narrator of The Widow at the end of this recording. We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs - the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Kate on 26-01-2016

Fantastic! Highly Recommend

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-2019

I absolutely loved this book. The narration by Clare Corbett was outstanding, the characterizations excellent and the whole book was beautifully written.
I look forward to more books by Fiona Barton.

  • My Mother, the Liar

  • By: Ann Troup
  • Narrated by: Jenny Bede
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Every family has a secret.... When Rachel Porter’s estranged mother dies, she returns to her family home filled with dread about having to face her past and the people who populated it. Little does she know that there are dead bodies waiting to be discovered, and a lifetime of secrets are about to unravel. Secrets kept by her mother, the liar.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Distracted

  • By Penny Frost on 05-11-2018

Distracted

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

Reviewed: 05-11-2018

Jenny Bede is a good narrator however I was so distracted, when listening in a quiet place, to hear her turning the pages. I like to become immersed in a book and this annoyance prevented that.

  • Everything I Never Told You

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee - a girl who inherited her mother's bright-blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, and Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to hold someone accountable. But it's the youngest in the family - Hannah - who may be the only one who knows what really happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sad but profound story about families

  • By Heidi (but books are better) on 14-06-2018

Couldn’t finish

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-09-2018

This may well be a good story but I could not continue listening to the morose tone and mundane delivery of the narrator. Recommended for insomniacs only!

  • Buried

  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

In Blarney, Cork, an old millworker's cottage guards its secrets. In 1921 a mother, father and their two young children disappeared from this house. And now, 95 years later, their mummified bodies have been discovered under the floorboards. As DS Katie Maguire investigates, the flames of old family rivalries flare up once more...and Katie is caught in the crossfire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Karen on 08-11-2016

Mostly enjoyed

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-2018

Any book narrated by Aoife McMahon is a delight to listen to. This is a great story line but a little too much graphic violence for me. I almost had to stop listening at times.

  • The Spider and the Fly

  • A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder
  • By: Claudia Rowe
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

A search for the origins of the darkest parts of human nature, The Spider and the Fly is a multifaceted listening experience that will chill you to the bone. In this superb work of literary true crime - a spellbinding combination of memoir and psychological suspense - a female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and her search to understand the darkness inside us.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Penny Frost on 02-04-2018

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-04-2018

Unfortunately the narrator spoke in a sleepy voice, almost morose with the end word of each sentence lengthened in an even lower tone. Sadly I couldn't finish this book.