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Because She Loves Me Audiobook

Because She Loves Me

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping tale of jealousy, obsession, and murder, from the number-one best-selling author of The Magpies.

When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end.

But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

Is Charlie really the girl of his dreams - or the woman of his nightmares?

©2014 Mark Edwards (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    TammieK 03-05-15
    TammieK 03-05-15
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    "Good suspense thriller from beginning to the end."
    What made the experience of listening to Because She Loves Me the most enjoyable?

    I couldn't quit listening because I wanted to know what came next. Good character development and writing. Totally enjoyed it, and was surprised by the ending.


    What other book might you compare Because She Loves Me to and why?

    Gone girl by Gillian Flynn. Because it was a twisty suspense about love gone bad that had you going right up to the end. The ending was unexpected. Some of the characters you loved and hated, then your perception of them later changed. People can be creepy and real psychotic. It also reminded me a little of Stephen King.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't really say one scene/part stood out. I liked the whole book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. But it took me two days not one. I alternately read the book, and listened to the audible version when I couldn't sit and read.


    Any additional comments?

    New author for me. I really enjoyed it. He is a good writer with good character development, and a good story. I like a good suspense thriller, and I look forward to reading/listening to more of his books. The author has a great imagination and had written the book on similar things that happened to him.

    33 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 02-09-16
    Simone 02-09-16 Member Since 2016

    Follow me on Goodreads too!

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    "Entertaining Distraction"

    Despite the somewhat clichéd storyline, I really enjoyed this book!

    There is only so much you can do with a psycho-girlfriend plot, and I can’t say that this author came up with any new twists in the genre, but nevertheless I was kept guessing.

    It was a satisfying and entertaining distraction.

    21 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Angie holladay, Utah 02-10-15
    Angie holladay, Utah 02-10-15 Member Since 2015

    I am an eBay seller who listens to approx. a book a day while taking & editing photos of my items. I love a good suspenseful mystery!

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    "One of The Most Boring Books Ever!"

    Nothing happens in this book! Nothing. The story rambles on & on with some twists & turns that end up at dead ends over & over again. Absolutely boring and a waste of money & time. Do not waste your credit or your money.

    25 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Natasha Zar Australia 01-15-16
    Natasha Zar Australia 01-15-16 Member Since 2016

    Natasha R Zar

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    "Slow Pace, Annoying Female Characters"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I can't say, really. I didn't finish the book, as it was going at such a slow pace and the writing was so mediocre. The narration of females was so jarring I had to grit my teeth to get though it. Not worth the credit.


    What was most disappointing about Mark Edwards’s story?

    The mediocre writing.


    What didn’t you like about Napoleon Ryan’s performance?

    He didn't narrate women well at all, he made them sound daft and pathetic.


    What character would you cut from Because She Loves Me?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Not worth the credit.

    30 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie HEATH, OH, United States 10-27-15
    Valerie HEATH, OH, United States 10-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Adolescent prose"

    This author needs to take a creative writing course. I can't judge the story as I couldn't get beyond the first 90 pedestrian minutes.

    21 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Angie Jimenez 10-29-15 Member Since 2015

    Books are for dreaming with eyes wide open.

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    "Entertaining.!"

    I couldn't stop listening, even thou I wanted too. The story was good but the constant self talk and analyzing by the main character was exhausting! I needed to take breaks because the constant internal dialog from the main character was way too much. Overall it was a good story and did not see the end coming. Will download another from this author. Narration was on point👌

    18 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Wendi Overland Park, KS, United States 11-21-16
    Wendi Overland Park, KS, United States 11-21-16 Member Since 2012

    Canadian girl in Kansas, love audible, books on kindle or kindle fire, and old fashioned books! I enjoy fiction most, mostly books with strong female leads. Favourite authors: Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb, Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, Lisa Genova, many more!

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    "Amazing Thriller- Absolutely Loved This Book!"

    I was pleasantly surprised with 'Because She Loves Me' by Mark Edwards. I was hooked from beginning until the end. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I hadn't been able to 'get into' an audible book for some time and the narrator, characters, and story in 'Because She Loves Me' had me listening every chance I could.

    We have a single man who was orphaned at a young age. He meets a lovely girl one night at a pub and doesn't hear from her for awhile. When he does finally get the text weeks later, he sees her again and they become inseparable. They fall into a deep kind of crazy love that one reads of in romance novels and fairy tales. However.. as we all know, if something or someone seems too good to be true, that's generally the case.

    Strange things start to happen and everything points back to the girl, Charlie, and her sketchy mood swings and her seemingly unknown past. The longer we know Charlie, the weirder things get..

    Edwards has a knack for building suspense and he does not fail to exceed his readers' expectations. Bravo Mr. Edwards! You are officially one of my favourites- thanks for a great, satisfying read.

    -Wendi

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi 06-01-16
    Heidi 06-01-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Captivated for the first 90% and then lost me"

    I loved this book until the last 10 percent. This story had a constant rhythm and build and then in the final chapters it took a series of wrong turns that just didn't fit. Very disappointed and I do not recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Davidson Hawaii 04-30-16
    Lisa Davidson Hawaii 04-30-16 Member Since 2016

    Lisa Davidson is a poet, author, and devoted bibliophile (myopic from age four). Listening to audiobooks is pure bliss. Thank you, Audible!

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    "Surprise Ending Not Credible"

    Some interesting plot points, but unfortunately the characters were contrived and their behavior unrealistic. Also, all the women sounded like upper-class Brits with bulimia and tongue studs. The raspy, lispy tentative narration drove me nuts--sorry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Persia Walker 08-11-15
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    "Taut, Intelligent Thriller"

    Excellent, well-paced. Would recommend to those who enjoy slow but steady build up and relatable characters.

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  • Ann
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    11/13/14
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    "Engrossing story with well drawn characters!"
    Any additional comments?

    This was very well written and beautifully narrated. Its a tale with many layers and a few twists. There wasn't a wasted sentence here, so I never wanted to put it down. Some reviewers said it was great until the last couple of chapters, which they didn't like. I was very happy (though surprised) by how it turned out. It was all plausible and perfectly satisfying.

    24 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Kildonan
    4/16/16
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    "Bunny boilers as a love story"


    The first part is very good as a thriller, the characters work and the feeling of impending disaster increase at a good pace then all of the sudden a mention of bad spirits and auras, then back to normal till the writer informs us that a huge bit of information that was missing from the original story, and no more mention of spirits or auras, then the twists begin to happen fast and furious but if you stop for a second to think the holes in the story begin to accumulate to the point where the last chapters are just explaining how it all went so crazy.

    I would have loved this story if it had persisted in its first form, but the second part is just a mess that would require require religious degrees of credulity to accept as even possible.

    The sound in this book was not good but the reading was ok, I think having a female actor play the women would have help to make it more realistic, the reader is not good at female voices.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kaggy
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    12/21/15
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    "I will do anything for love"

    I am quite surprised how much I enjoyed this story as I expected it to be a fairly standard slasher type thriller. The strong point for me was the fact that Andrew is such a likeable and sympathetic character. The fact he is so ordinary and beset with tremendous bad luck makes his romance with the charismatic and frenetic Charlie incredibly poignant. I also though the fact he clung on to hope despite all the warning signals was very true to life. The plot was tight and pacey and this was one of those books where I kept looking for excuses so I could carry on listening. On top of this Napoleon Ryan is one of the best narrators I have listened to. At one point I actually thought a woman was reading one of the female characters. I recommend this if you are looking for a thrilling story with a very human and vulnerable touch.

    15 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Giftgiver
    11/30/14
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    "Gripping (for the most part)"
    Would you recommend Because She Loves Me to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'd tell them that the first 90% of the story was very gripping. The menace of a disturbed mind was very well described and made this the audio version of a page turner. The denouement was less than satisfactory, though. It's difficult to explain why without spoiling the plot, but in my opinion the author would have done better to have avoided the "twist" and just gone with what appeared to be the obvious.


    What about Napoleon Ryan’s performance did you like?

    Very good regional accents and male/female portrayal.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    In a way I'm glad I didn't listen all in one sitting because if I had done so I would feel that 10+hrs had been a bit of a waste, given my disappointment with the ending. As it is, I had roughly 9 separate hours of satisfied listening when I was gripped by the plot, followed by a final disappointing hour.


    16 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Tim Miller
    11/6/16
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    "Scary"

    A very scary story as it developed and rather incredible.A book to put behind you. A bit hard to believe, but maybe not.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vicky
    5/24/15
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    "Loved this book!"

    I couldn't stop listening to this book! I really enjoyed it. It's definitely a great one to keep you thinking and wondering what was going to happen next. Definitely kept me on my toes.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • lyng17
    2/10/15
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    "Enthralling with a surprise ending."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Because She Loves Me to be better than the print version?

    I don't know.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were well described so you could really picture them. It was easy to emphathise with the main character. The book is written in a relaxed and contemporary style which makes it easy to relate to.


    Did Napoleon Ryan do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Yes very good except for one. I didnt feel that Charlie's voice at all fitted her description. I know she was northern so there should be an accent but she just didnt sound sexy, attractive or even very intelligent.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I got angry with Andrew for not being more assertive. I also felt very sad for him as he had a lot of back luck in his life.


    Any additional comments?

    I found myself really looking forward to finding out what happened next and didn't find it at all predictable. A very entertaining read which kept me engrossed from the start,

    12 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • suzi
    2/18/16
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    "50 shades of what the f**k"

    Clichés in every paragraph and random and weird sex scenes which added nothing to the plot. The main character was unlikeable and the ending did not make sense. I do not normally write bad reviews. Sorry for the bad review.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • lesleypizzey
    12/16/15
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    "Enthralling"
    Would you listen to Because She Loves Me again? Why?

    Well written, lots of great storylines, believable characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the drama of this book


    Have you listened to any of Napoleon Ryan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but I would like to


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, in several sittings. It was difficult to put down. Loved the voice


    Any additional comments?

    A great read.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Lulu M
    7/25/15
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    "Gripping tale"

    Thoroughly enjoyable, kept me on the edge of my seat. Plenty of twists & red herrings.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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