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Little Whispers

Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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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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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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Enjoyed this one

Had to persevere at the start but it definitely improved. Didn't see the twist until the end.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NJS
  • 11-07-2020

BORING

A long way for a super boring conclusion. Characters I didn’t care about & a story that was told in the most boring way by an exceptionally boring voice. Not worth the credit!!!

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  • JennieL
  • 10-07-2020

Keeps you guessing

I always enjoy books narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis and look forward to K.L. Slaters books! This one was a bit slow but the story was great. I had to rewind a couple of times so I could make sure I was keeping the story straight but again great story!!

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  • Nahala
  • 10-07-2020

BORING

I had to force myself to listen until the end just to find out what the point of the whole story was. It was SO BORING until about the last hour of the book when she FINALLY tells you what is going on. And then the "twist" wasn't even all that. I feel like it was an after thought, Don't waste the credit on this one.

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  • Emily Grenier
  • 06-07-2020

Loved!!

Loved the narrator. Story kept me wrapped up until the last minute! Would definitely recommend.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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