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Little Face | [Sophie Hannah]

Little Face

She's only been gone two hours. Her husband, David, was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?
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She's only been gone two hours. Her husband, David, was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

©2006 Sophie Hannah (P)2007 ISIS Publishing Ltd

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    ACT1 Australia 06-21-14
    ACT1 Australia 06-21-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Disappointing"

    I gave up with this one - and I don't often do that. I got about half way through and decided to flick to the end, heard what was coming and couldn't be bothered to finish the rest of it which was a shame as the premise was quite interesting. I became irritated beyond words with Alice - yup, can see why she was a holistic therapist. The police procedure appeared shonky at best. My only regret is that I didn't listen to it earlier then I could have returned it.

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  • Amazon Customer
    london, United Kingdom
    9/9/14
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    "Load of codswallop"

    A totally annoying listen. The main character Alice is completely unbelievable - almost absurd. the narration is sub standard and the male and female voices did not sound very different. I listened to the end on the off chance it would resolve anything but it didnt:-(

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ecovisitor
    UK
    7/28/14
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    "Another tense thriller"
    Would you listen to Little Face again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen again- too many other books to listen to. And I know what happened now- The thrill is listening and trying to work out the mystery...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Simon Waterhouse in his arrogance!


    Which character – as performed by Charlotte Strevens – was your favourite?

    Vivienne was expressed so coldly - very skilfully I thought. All the characters are well read with no confusion about who is who.


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

    Some aspects turned my stomach- She writes so powerfully about a woman in a vulnerable position.


    Any additional comments?

    I have just bought the next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    Andover, United Kingdom
    12/8/13
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    "Disappointing"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure


    What could Sophie Hannah have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More believable characters lest predictable plot


    Would you be willing to try another one of Charlotte Strevens’s performances?

    No this was the weakest part of the audiobook. She was totally miscast


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The relationship between Charlie and Simon


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pam
    Watford, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "OK"

    My first encounter with a Sophie Hannah book - good listen but a little strange and lacking plot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • S. Christie
    UK
    10/17/14
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    "Zzzzzzzzz.... So boring"
    Would you try another book written by Sophie Hannah or narrated by Charlotte Strevens?

    No, I would not. This is the most disappointing thing I have read in a long time.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sophie Hannah again?

    I listened to the 'Monogram Murders' recently and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I would try another.


    What didn’t you like about Charlotte Strevens’s performance?

    The lack of differences between the voices. The male and female voices sounds identical.


    What character would you cut from Little Face?

    Alice! Very, very, annoying character. I just wanted to slap her all the way through.


    Any additional comments?

    I found this book tedious and boring. I held out and persevered, although I almost turned it off a dozen times. I had hoped it would improve, but sadly it didn't, and it just became more annoying and unbelievable. I was disillusioned by the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mj
    9/25/14
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    "Twists and turns a-plenty!"
    What made the experience of listening to Little Face the most enjoyable?

    The interesting twists and turns and surprises...This is a really gripping story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Face?

    David - he took me by surprise.


    What does Charlotte Strevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She does voices - I like 'voices' for different characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I do not want to give too much away about the story - but the bathroom scene was shocking.


    Any additional comments?

    A thoroughly gripping story from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PATRICIA
    EPSOM, United Kingdom
    9/17/14
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    "Hmmm ..."
    Would you try another book written by Sophie Hannah or narrated by Charlotte Strevens?

    Yes to Sophie Hannah (I've already listened to a later book of hers), but would probably avoid Charlotte Strevens unless she was reading a book I really wanted to hear.


    What was most disappointing about Sophie Hannah’s story?

    As mentioned above, I'd already read The Point of Rescue, which is a later book that features Simon and Charlie in the police roles. In that story I found them both likeable and interesting characters - the same cannot be said for them in Little Face. So the police characters weren't engaging; what about the others? Vile, every one of them!


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Charlotte Strevens?

    I was recently very impressed with Tracy-Ann Oberman as a narrator and would love to hear her reading something else. I'm afraid Charlotte Strevens' tone was very irritating to me - I felt like I was back in the 1950's hearing "Listen with Mother".


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Little Face?

    The first few chapters, when the circumstances of the situation were being laid out for the readers/listeners were very well done, but I resent the time I spent reading beyond that. As another reviewer said, I persevered to the end in the hope that a reasonable resolution/explanation would redeem this book. It didn't.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't often review my Audible reads - only the very best and the very worst. I appreciate that it's my personal opinion, but I wouldn't be recommending Little Face to a friend I wished to stay friends with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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