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Saving April

Narrated by: Sophie McShera
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
4 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A new family moves in over the road. The new family is acting strange. This new family has some secrets.

From the author of Audible's Thriller of the Year, Silent Child, comes another psychological thriller to keep you guessing until the very end. Performed by Sophie McShera, (Daisy Mason, Downton Abbey), enter the world of a family broken by lies, a woman traumatised by a dark past, and a child caught in the crossfire.

©2017 Sarah A. Denzil (P)2017 Audible Ltd

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A bit boring

This is a very short story and in my opinion rather boring. Compared to her other book which I listened to within two days it had so many hooks and twists whereas this was just felt boring and a bit of a reused story line. I expected a lot more. The reader had a lovely voice. Maybe my personal preference is for a good plot twist.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Confusing, Quickest Ending!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The ending, as of much of a twist it is, it happens so quickly. April's character didn't feel developed enough for you to relate or even make her seem like a real character.

Would you recommend Saving April to your friends? Why or why not?

It's a great starter book, however not the best.

What about Sophie McShera’s performance did you like?

The voice over was brilliant. It was captivating and felt like the characters were really speaking.

Do you think Saving April needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes! We need to know what happened to April before and after the book. The book revolved around Hannah and Laura - April was kind of thrown in there.

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  • Tania
  • Balclutha, New Zealand
  • 19-11-2017

Loved the plot twists in this book

I am new to Sarah A Denzel books. I only listened to The Silent Child because it was rated as one of the top audible books. But I loved it. So decided to listen to this book as well. I thought it was going to be the same as The Lost Child. As I was able to guess who was the villain was in that book. This time I didn't know. It was a surprise. And I loved that. It is well worth the money to get this book. I couldn't stop listening to it.

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  • Simon
  • 28-10-2017

In Silent Child's Shadow

In an attempt to build on the success of the highly-publicised Silent Child Audible have quickly moved to release one of Sarah Denzil's earlier novels with Saving April. It is an enjoyable enough listen and Sophie McShera does a really decent job of injecting life into it.

If you want more of Sarah Denzil then it is worth a shot. You'll get a tidy domestic drama albeit one populated by rather weak characters and with a key twist that I think most people will have guessed well before the end. However, it is overshadowed in every way by Silent Child which is a significantly bigger and better book.

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  • Fluffy
  • 16-01-2018

A superb short story

Really enjoyed, and like her Silent Child novel, the story flow was engaging. This might sound like a criticism but truly isn't meant as such, wish I'd listened before I heard Silent Child, which had more depth. If you enjoyed Silent Child, you'll like this, If you haven't got round to silent Child perhaps hear this first.

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  • Niki
  • 07-01-2018

Saving April

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, gripping story with surprising twists. Looking forward to a other story of Sarah Dezil.

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  • Rachael
  • 23-11-2017

disappointing, thin storyline

poor story, only 2 or 3 interesting chapters, should be a short story not novel

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  • MRS
  • 09-11-2017

Saving April

Not a good read. The voice of the reader was not clear enough, and the story was not very interesting

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  • Jools
  • 27-10-2017

Disappointing

After waiting for this audio book to be realised, having started listening I am disappointed .. back it goes

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  • L. Raluy
  • 06-04-2018

pure soap opera material

Just cheap twists and thrills. gratuitous physiological torture. A look into other people's misery. A page turner but an empty experience.

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  • HelloSidneySweetheart
  • 26-01-2018

Fantastic

This was only a relatively short book but was thoroughly enjoyable. Quite a few twists. Overall a fantastic listen.

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  • misszsazsa
  • 30-12-2017

great read

At times this was hard to put down. good narrator. worth the money. highly recommend

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  • MissD67
  • 11-12-2017

Great story

Very enjoyable read. Good performances and a good storyline that kept me listening. Highly recommended.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful