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The Man She Married

Narrated by: Jan Cramer
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How well do you know your husband?

Since Alice’s fiancé walked out on her, she never thought she’d meet "The One". But all that changes when she meets Dominic. Handsome, charming, and kind, Alice can’t believe her luck when he proposes a few months later and moves into her West London home. 

Three years on, Alice’s catering business is thriving and she is married to a man she adores. So when she sees that little blue line, it should be the happiest moment of her life: they’re going to have a baby. But then the police knock on her door and Alice’s whole world is turned upside down...Dominic is dead. 

Distraught, Alice goes to identify the body. There’s no doubt that it’s her husband. Yet when his estranged brother comes to view the coffin, he insists the man lying there is not Dominic. Alice refuses to believe it at first, but when confronted with irrefutable proof, she finally has to face the truth: 

The man she married is not the person he said he was. And if he lied about that, what else was he hiding from her?

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller that will keep you guessing. If you love Behind Closed Doors, My Lovely Wife, and Friend Request, you’ll be hooked on The Man She Married.

©2020 Alison James (P)2020 Bookouture

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A truly dreadful book.

The writer couldn’t even research Australian geography. Poorly conceived, odious characters and a literary disgrace.

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really good listen

Definitely worth the listen . really enjoyed the story and kept me listening the whole way through . Tho I think the narrator was the wrong voice for the book I still really enjoyed it

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Could not continue due to the bizarre narration. Totally ruined the story which otherwise would be good, would buy the book but delivery was totally butchered by the narrator.

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Great reading

enjoyed this book, easy listening good narration and kept you wanting more. Reccomend this book.

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dis appointing - so much not covered.

I struggled to listen to this book, I first started it months ago, but stopped listening. it did not captivate me or keep me wanting to know more. Determined to try again to finish it, and now that I have, I'm disappointed, it left so much not covered. it was more like half a book, half a story that was missing the other half.

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Great book

This book was awesome, please write a second some to follow up with Alice and her baby...

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Good story. Distractingly bad narration.

I almost turned this book off several times because of the irritating narration. The way this performer read the book seemed really overacted and I felt that often her tone was completely at odds with what she was reading. I found this really detracted from the book.

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This Novel Really Tests Credibility

When will writers stop portraying educated, intelligent women as gullible and naive? I am so angry!

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Loved this Story

Excellent narrator, easy listening great twists and turns couldn't put it down. Recommended listening great Audio

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  • F. Keith Coston
  • 04-02-2020

INFURIATING!

To write a book about weak naive uninteresting characters is simply ridiculous. Woman are soooo desperate for a mate they will overlook obvious signs that the person you are involved in is minimally a lying cheater. Not relatable in the least bit. The only interesting part was the point of view from the husband which is short.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-2020

More a drama than a psychological thriller

Not necessarily a psychological thriller. There are no surprise twists to the storyline. Alice the main character is fairly cliché for this genre and I was hoping for some last minute twist with her for better character development

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  • Debbie De
  • 28-01-2020

The wrong man she married....

This book was fantastic....I freaking love the storyline and performance. It was definitely a thrill ride! Buckle up and get ready to roll!

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  • Charine Araujo
  • 28-01-2020

Interesting

This book was good it kept me wanting to listen more and more. I recommend this book.

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  • Jan M
  • 22-01-2020

Secrets, Lies, & Betrayal

The Man She Married by Alison James pulled me in from the beginning. Imagine marrying someone and finding out years later they are not who they say they are. Alice initially came across as a naive character, yet she had grit. Dominic was a master manipulator. I enjoyed how the author wrote the suspense, the twists, and the imagery. The narrator, Jan Cramer, was wonderful adding her emotions to the story. I could feel so many things that Alice was going through. Her British voice fit the book so well.

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  • Nicole Berry
  • 24-01-2020

Loved This

Such a great story. Kept me interested the whole way through! Definitely recommend this one.

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  • Sheila S
  • 06-02-2020

What a page turner!

This book was fast-paced and involving until the last two hours, when it ceased being a thriller and seemed to be moving in another direction (maybe toward romance?) Overall rating: 4.5 rounded up

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-2020

Could really happen!

This was a realistically written story. Especially with all the online dating apps. One should be very careful out there! Very good suspenseful story! Many twists! Narrator was good. I didn't care for her version of Male voices, but it didn't keep me from enjoying the book.

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  • Joyce Lareau
  • 05-02-2020

Where is the heart stopping twist?

Part 1: there aren’t enough red flags on the planet for this woman apparently. Part 2: very good! Part 3: I became best friends with the fast forward button. Was there a twist?? It’s worth a credit if you have a lot of patience for part 3.

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  • Kristin
  • 04-02-2020

Really good

I really enjoyed this book. The storyline kept me engaged until the end. The narrator was also very good. Worth the credit!

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  • Danny
  • 20-01-2020

Great story !!

I really enjoyed this book. Even though there were for me no twists nor turns that I didn't see coming. I don't really think it was written for twists to be honest. Saying that the story is very good and it pulls you straight in. So I finished it fairly quickly. Definitely worth a read and 4 * from me 📚 only thing I found that let it down was the narrator she didn't make it sound like it was a psychological thriller. Which really was a shame. She did some great accents though

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  • mrs.d
  • 29-01-2020

Weird jolly narration

As a story it was all right, if a bit straightforward but the narrator is like something off radio four in the last century and the tones and inflections she uses are just peculiar. I found myself being jolted out of the story all the way through.

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  • niamh bonner
  • 24-01-2020

Good story good narration

This is a good story very well told. At the start the protagonists naivety irritated me but with her back story it is very believable. Who doesn't want a Knight in shining armour to help fill their empty nest? However as a once bitten twice shy person you'd expect a little bit more scepticism on her part. As someone not in her privileged position I struggled to empathise with her and wanted to give her an I told you so hard stare so that's why Im only giving it 4 stars. Id recommend it to others to read or listen to though because it's a good story.

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  • carol pearce
  • 26-01-2020

A cracking read

I loved this book & was hooked from the beginning. A good plot, pace & well narrated.

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  • c lovstrom
  • 22-05-2020

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Not sure if I’m going to finish this as it sounds fairly promising but the sing song narration is distracting me. Shame.

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  • S J Hunter
  • 03-05-2020

Slow start, terrible narration

Although the premise of the story is good ... the narration is dreadful and doesn’t really even make a nod towards a phycological thriller atmosphere. The characters are one dimensional and although the plot is interesting enough to keep you listening, there is no real depth which isn’t helped at all by the lighthearted tone. The ending comes around all of a sudden and doesn’t really explain why Dom did what he did..... overall, worth a listen but easily forgettable. I wouldn’t listen or read another book by this author.

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  • julie panther
  • 31-01-2020

amazing book great natter

brilliant loved it and so will you amazing from start to finish really good great

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  • mrs bain
  • 17-10-2020

Good but hated narration and speed

I liked the book but the narrator was really annoying.easy to listen to and a few twists

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  • L2374
  • 04-07-2020

Mediocre story with odd narration at times.

I waited for a while for this to get going and then I looked at the timer and saw I only had an hour left. So no thrill really came. The story was a bit predictable and but easy to follow nonetheless. The idea was a good one but not really executed well. It was pretty obvious straight away what was occurring. The narrator didn't seem to read the characters voices with the tone that the book indicated. It's like she just read it for the first time and missed the tone/mood/intention of how the characters were supposed to be feeling/speaking. The story might have been slightly more bearable had the narrator not have read it so oddly. At certain points, she read it like she was bored and dragged words out. It's a shame that this wasn't as good as I'd hoped. I got to the end of this book and thought: "Oh! Is that it? Bit of a waste of time". Don't get me wrong, it's an OK book to pass the time but if you're looking for something to keep you on the edge of your seat, this isn't it.

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  • R. Nesbit
  • 03-07-2020

A lot of page filling

The story itself is interesting and you find yourself waiting to see what happens next. The whole thing is over halfway through and despite the following long and detailed history about the man, the author then takes us all through Alice finding out what we have just heard! Overall the story is OK but you get the impression the guy is not what he seems quite early on.