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Little Whispers

Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You shared a secret with the wrong person.  

Janey Markham is thrilled to be moving with her family to Buckingham Crescent, the smartest address in a desirable suburban town. 

Worried she’ll be excluded by the glossy local mothers, Janey is thrilled when she meets Tanya, the kind of woman she has always looked up to. Tanya takes Janey under her wing and her teenage daughter, Angel, is amazing with Janey’s little boy. As Janey and Tanya grow closer, Janey feels she can finally leave her troubled past behind.  

But then everything changes.... 

In a weak moment over a bottle of wine, Janey finds herself telling Tanya her most shocking secret. Why wouldn’t she trust her new friend?  

The following day, Janey sees Angel, with a man old enough to be her father, pushing someone into a car. The next day a body is found, and police appeal for witnesses - and share a picture of the same car.... 

When Janey tells Tanya she is going to the police, Tanya turns threatening. She’ll stop at nothing to defend Angel, even if her daughter is guilty. If Janey says anything, Tanya will make sure that her dark secret gets out. Janey faces an impossible choice. Stay quiet about what she saw that terrible day or speak up and destroy the family she has worked so hard to protect.... 

From million-copy best seller K.L. Slater comes this twisty and absolutely gripping roller-coaster ride of a listen. Fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be totally hooked on Little Whispers.

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Hohum

This books wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great. Overall it was pretty bland. None of the characters were very likeable or interesting. KL Slater’s books are usually a much higher standard than this. Disappointing.

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Predictable but Easy to Listen

Good story line, has you guessing but seemed.to and abruptly. Narration was easy to listen to. Good holiday "read"

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A little too slow burning

A series of unintelligible 'clues' throughout resulting in mass word vomit in the last 45 minutes to explain the plot. Brilliant performance by Lucy Price-Lewis - she is the shining light of this 90% dull story.

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Love!!! Absolutely amazing

I personally really enjoyed this book. I was hooked from start to finish! Half way through I was certain I had an idea of what had was happening but nope. No idea and it was much better than I expected! Really really great and 10/10 would recommend!

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Enjoyable twisty thriller!!

Loved this audio-book! Great narration , entertaining characters and a satisfying story!! It was an easy, enjoyable story and even though I thought I had it figured out at one point , the end was still deliciously surprising!! Can definitely recommend.

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Gripping tale of deceit

This story was slow to start, but gradually started to present more and more unanswered questions to the point couldn't put it down (stop listening) I usually only listen when driving finding it boring to just sit and listen. Not this time. A real thriller.

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Disappointing read

Lead character was very whingy and annoying throughout this book. a very long boring slow start and the twist was short and sharp at the end. A disappointing read.

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Gripping book

Another great book from KL Slater!!! I couldn’t stop listening to this book. Highly recommended

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Good storyline

From the start to finish the story was interesting and kept you wondering what was going to be the ending . The storyline made me think that ending would be more about the kidnapping SO the actual ending was surprising and good. Definitely a good listen and I really enjoyed the narrator once again.

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interesting and great story

loved the story for a light listen, but wasnt keen on the monatonic narration.

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  • Shannypoo
  • 09-06-2020

Ok book, but not a thriller

This book started off really slow, but I stuck with it.It doesn't pick up until around chapter 35-ish. I won't return it because the narration was really good and I did finish the book but it was not my favorite.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-2020

Couldn’t stand this! It went on and on and on

Totally agree with the reviews that said how this dragged on with no substance. Literally it wasn’t until hour 5-6 that it sorta got interesting. Even then it would sputter then stop. Such a waste of time. Ending so disappointing after spending hours waiting for something to happen.

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  • Stacy
  • 16-06-2020

Meh just Meh

I really wanted to love this book but it was all over the place and rushed beyond repair. there were extra story lines all over the place and at the end it was just a big tada that didn't make any sense.

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  • Wendi
  • 27-05-2020

Very Well Done!!

Sometimes K.L. Slater writes excellent, gripping stories that I cannot stop reading or listening to. This is one such book! I gobble it up in one sitting over night. Little Whispers is full of complex characters with a wonderful, gripping, comprehensive story line. A couple moves into a new neighbourhood with their son after inheriting some money from the wife's mother. They are looking forward to having some more money as the husband has a new IT job. Their son is only eight and he's going to a whole new school, and mom decides to make some friends. Pretentious and down right rude at first, the women from the new school don't seem like they are very welcoming, but eventually mom gets caught up in the web of the gossipy parents. The husband is spending more and more time at the office and the wife is spending more and more time with her new friends. However, of course.. not everything is what it seems. This is definitely one of the best, if not THE best Slater book I've heard. I highly recommend it! -Wendi

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  • Laura
  • 24-08-2020

Difficult

I think this may have been a good book if there weren’t too significant plots twisted together that never really got into too much depth during the storyline. However it did and unravel at the end of the book. It’s also hard to read a book where by I hate the main character. Getting frustrated with some of the suspense fiction have a weak, naïve, ignorant, whiny women. Look forward to books where the main character is strong and smart.

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  • reader
  • 25-07-2020

Whiney

I didn’t mind the meandering of this book. When I thought it was going somewhere. But now that I know the ending, it just seems long winded. And the main character is whiney.

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  • Tony Damiani
  • 21-06-2020

A train wreck. A boring train wreck at that.

I should have headed the previous review that said you could listen to the 1st and last 30 minutes of this nine hour book and it would be a better experience than listening to the endless minutia Slater substitutes for drama. I've been a fan of KL Slater which is why I ignored the bad reviews but this book is appalling in its banality. Shame on the author and the editors.

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  • HT33
  • 29-05-2020

Wonderful book!

I loved this book!!! I’m certainly going to be listening to more from this author. The story was so incredibly suspenseful and I really didn’t know how it was going to end. Honestly, the best book that I’ve listened to in a long time.

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  • lisa
  • 31-05-2020

non stop

Wow!!!!! Non stop from start to finish. Every thing weaves nicely together. The character development was spot on and I loved every second!

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  • barbara
  • 04-07-2020

Little Whispers

What an incredible book, one of her best. I am a fan of KL Slater and have read/listened to many of her books. Loved the story from beginning to the end, never guessing the secret. Looking forward to when I can get your new book. The narration was excellent.

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  • David M
  • 23-05-2020

Cracking Good Ending

A domestic thriller with the woman as the central character. The first half of the book revolves around school runs and mothers grouping at the school gates, their cliques, who lives in the poshest house etc. Towards the end of the book we discover what was really going on behind the social "one-upmanship". It's about who you can trust and who you should not. A cracking good ending I thought, well worth the wait. I've come to like K. L. Slater as a writer. There's plenty going on, but not so complicated that it becomes difficult to follow.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-05-2020

Dreadful book!

Couldn’t quite believe how bad this book was. Every cliche and stereotype you can imagine. Cross with myself for sticky with it.

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  • Kate
  • 25-05-2020

Don’t bother, very boring book not worth sticking with

Really I wouldn’t recommend this book. Boring and not worth it. Save yourself the hours!

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  • Bernieb
  • 25-05-2020

Brilliantly written

Listened to it back to back highly recommend this audible book could not put it down 😀

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  • jb
  • 23-05-2020

Not good.

The story could have been edited to about half it’s length. The main character was portrayed as naive, and the ‘evil’ ones stereotypical; the dialogue clunky. Not a great listen.

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  • Love
  • 10-06-2020

some interesting parts, too long winded, below par

Really love a good KL Slater book as she does character interaction so well. I found the main character a little naive and not very interesting. I could not love or loathe any other character in the book they evoked nothing. I would recommend one of this author's other books as this was really disappointing. I want my credit back!

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  • VB
  • 04-06-2020

Another KL Slater classic

As with all Slater’s books, I was hooked from the start - great narration - my only disappointment was that I’d finished it in 2 days!!

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  • Claire
  • 03-06-2020

You need to read this now!!

A gripping read. Believable from start to finish but how could her husband be so gullible?

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  • Jessica
  • 29-05-2020

Boring!!!

Unstoppable thriller?? My arse. Slow, boring and not at all thrilling. Didn't even bother listening to the last half an hour. The most exciting part was the main characters past and they brushed past that in a 30 second explanation.

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  • Nicks
  • 26-05-2020

For thriller/mystery/suspense lovers

K L Slater back to her original 5 star storytelling! I haven't enjoyed her last few books, but pleased to say this one kept me engaged and surprised right to the end; enjoyed every minute.

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