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Precious Thing Audiobook

Precious Thing

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I know her inside out. I know what she’s thinking, I know what she wants. So I can’t give up on her, she knows I never will. Some friendships fizzle out. Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last forever. They met in high school when Rachel was the shy, awkward new girl and Clara was the friend everyone wanted. Instantly, they fell under each other’s spell, and nothing would be the same again. Now they are in their late twenties, and Rachel has the television career, the apartment, and the boyfriend, while Clara’s life is spiraling out of control. Despite everything, they remain inextricably bound. Then Rachel’s news editor assigns her to cover a police press conference, and she is shocked when she arrives to learn that the subject is Clara, who has been reported missing. Is it an abduction, a suicide, or something else altogether? Imagine discovering something about your oldest friend that forces you to question everything you’ve shared together. The truth is always there. But only if you choose to see it. In Colette McBeth’s mesmerizing debut, the story of a friendship and a missing person investigation are expertly wound tighter and tighter from the opening lines until the final, stunning conclusion.

©2013 Colette McBeth (P)2013 Headline Publishing Group, all rights reserved. Published by Brilliance Audio. Published by arrangement with Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, LLC

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    ROBIN SODDY DAISY, TN, United States 09-04-15
    ROBIN SODDY DAISY, TN, United States 09-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "BEST of my 2015 list !!"

    This was such a fantastically different novel, in so many ways !! Made better only by the incredible narration. I am looking forward to more from Colette McBeth, and Penelope Rawlins (together or separately) . Outstanding really... shot right to the top of my list of favorite audio books ever.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    heather Pleasantville 04-30-16
    heather Pleasantville 04-30-16

    Ask me no questions I will tell you no lies❤️

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    "Slow thing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Absolutely slowest book ever, okay not the slowest, but slow. With the two main protagonists being absolute weirdos I could not relate to them in any way. I did not care what happened to either one of them.


    What three words best describe Penelope Rawlins’s performance?

    Decent, well paced, fair


    Could you see Precious Thing being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Well anymore they make movies that are utter garbage so yes, that is plausible.


    Any additional comments?

    I only finished this because I had it on while I slept. This book is not really a mystery but it pretends to be and the writer asks us to believe to much at the end. I would not waste a credit again on it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily B. 03-07-16
    Emily B. 03-07-16
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    "Drags On & On..."
    Would you ever listen to anything by Colette McBeth again?

    Eh... If all of her writing is this repetitive, I don't think I would choose this author again.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where the dots connected & we saw 'why' Clara killed Johnny with the sleeping pills...


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I have not yet finished this book... and honestly, I probably would stop listening now if it wasn't for the fact that I only have 2 hours left & I really don't have anything better do on my drive to/from work. With that said, this book really wasn't anything that could SPARK any type reaction from me. This book goes on and on and on with the main character, Rachel, repeating her general thoughts & ideas throughout the book in a way that makes you roll your eyes & say, "we get it already!!!!!" out loud to yourself multiple times. There are a couple events in the book that are just ridiculous (ie: Rachel being threatened by Clara and not reporting it to anyone) that make you lose interest in the story. Overall, I feel like I am listening to this book by obligation since I paid for it; I am not super excited to get into my car & start listening like I am with most books. I am hoping that maybe the ending will be AMAZING & I will have to come back and retract my 2 stars - but, after listening for 6 hours... I am not guessing I will not be surprised.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Carmell 01-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "the narrator made the story!"

    I enjoyed this very much. The narrator did an amazing job.. such a twisted story. very entertaining. I would definitely recommend.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly 02-19-16
    Kelly 02-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Twisted & delicious!"

    This book was on the same level as Gone Girl and girl on a train, both of which I really enjoyed! The writing was top-notch and the reader was very good, I had to laugh at her pronunciation of words with emphasis on the wrong syllable ( on purpose?) frustration was one of them, although she did all the voices expertly! I did not see the ending coming at all which I really appreciated.
    Kelly V

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christina M. Defrank Atlanta, GA 09-10-16
    Christina M. Defrank Atlanta, GA 09-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A mystery down to the last minute."

    Performance was great! Kept me wanting to hear more. I definitely recommend this audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RENEE ROSSI 05-25-16
    RENEE ROSSI 05-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I loved it!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. It was so interesting and well written. I found myself needing to listen and finish it, which doesn't happen often. the character development was on point. Great ending!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jan miller Los Angeles CA 05-06-16
    jan miller Los Angeles CA 05-06-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth the Wait"

    Slow to start but excellent plot line develops and keeps you riveted until the end

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    Kindle Customer 04-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Keep you wondering"

    Sometimes unreliable narrators seem reliable - and their story develops in such a way that you are drawn in to their world. Such is the case in this page turner!! Enjoy the ride!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Fremont, MI, United States 04-22-16
    Debra Fremont, MI, United States 04-22-16 Member Since 2015

    DeeWhee

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    "Good Read!"

    I loved this book. I like the way it was told with flashbacks. The ending wasn't predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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