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The Family Way Audiobook

The Family Way

Molly Murphy - now Molly Sullivan - is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She’s restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn’t hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective. On the same day, Molly learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month.
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Molly Murphy - now Molly Sullivan - is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She’s restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn’t hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective. On the same day, Molly learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month.

Refusing to let Molly help with the kidnapping investigation, Daniel sends her away to spend the summer with his mother. But even in the quiet, leafy suburbs, Molly’s own pending motherhood makes her unable to ignore these missing children. What she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her life - and that of her baby - in danger.

The Family Way, the latest entry in Rhys Bowen’s best-selling Molly Murphy series, will delight fans and win over newcomers with its elegantly plotted mystery, atmospheric historical detail, and vivid characters.

©2013 Rhys Bowen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Alice 04-01-14
    Alice 04-01-14 Member Since 2011

    I don't try write a review as if it were the only review a potential reader will see. I write things that I noticed.

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    "Anyone else finding Daniel insufferable?"
    What was most disappointing about Rhys Bowen’s story?

    I am only halfway through and Molly and Daniel's relationship is driving me into rages. He is acting like an insufferable, tyrannical parent and she is acting like a sneaky pre-teen. She agrees to his controlling ultimatums and then goes out and takes stupid risks. The talk past each other. I don't think "that's how it was then" is a good enough excuse. Shakespeare, Dickens, and Austen, among many others, portray healthy, balanced marital partnerships.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Whatsczup? 09-18-14
    Whatsczup? 09-18-14
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    "Great book, great story but bad noise edits."

    I've never heard pages turned or the narrator taking a drink of water in any other

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Clermont, FL, United States 09-04-14
    Terry Clermont, FL, United States 09-04-14
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    "Not her best"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was tiresome and somewhat silly. Not up to Rhys usual standards.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    it was tiresome.


    What three words best describe Nicola Barber’s performance?

    not pleasent


    Could you see The Family Way being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    not by a long shot


    Any additional comments?

    was disappointed with the story. I expect much more from the author

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    lilr3dstar Chattanooga, TN, United States 03-29-14
    lilr3dstar Chattanooga, TN, United States 03-29-14
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    "Read Royal Spyness instead"
    Would you try another book from Rhys Bowen and/or Nicola Barber?

    Yes, the Royal Spyness series is better overall.


    Has The Family Way turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No but it made me regret starting this series.


    What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

    She was great and I like her accents. I don't know how accurate they are but her delivery is good.


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

    Based on the sample reading, I started this series instead of Royal Spyness and I wished I had stopped at the 3rd book in this series. I was thinking she would stay independent, headstrong, and witty. Instead of pretending to be submissive to appease her husband, I think she becomes submissive with each book. I also find Molly's relationship with Daniel a bit unhealthy/abusive.


    Any additional comments?

    In the end, the amazing coincidences, the lack of common sense, and icky love story has made me stop with this series. However, I am so glad that I started Royal Spyness because I think Ms. Bowen can create great characters.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Anne Limone 05-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "High hopes dashed!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I had high hopes for Daniel at the beginning of the series, but now I find him horrid. The character did not develop and in fact regressed. I do not think the excuse "that's how it was at those times" is plausible.


    If you’ve listened to books by Rhys Bowen before, how does this one compare?

    Disappointing. I'm reading now just to get to the end of the series.


    What does Nicola Barber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing. She's an average narrator. I would not seek out books she reads.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


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    Gaghan Eureka, CA, United States 04-20-16
    Gaghan Eureka, CA, United States 04-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Molly is at it again"

    I truly enjoy the Molly Murphy series. I was afraid that when Molly married Daniel the books would become stale and boring. However, two books into marriage Molly is still solving mysteries and as good as ever.

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    Amazon Customer 03-08-16
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    "story fine, awful narrator"

    This was an acceptable installation in this enjoyable series. The narrator was horrible though. she has apparently only two expressions, simpering and annoyed. Read the book, don't get the audible version. ugh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya 02-18-16
    Tanya 02-18-16 Member Since 2012
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    "love this series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love anything about Ireland and life there. The characters are well formed and ever evoleing.


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    Laura 02-01-16
    Laura 02-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Audio poorly edited"

    I love this series, but this particular installment is poorly edited. They left in a bunch of long silences and audio of the narrator swallowing/taking deep breaths. It's a little distracting.

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    Tamara 11-18-15
    Tamara 11-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great as Molly Murphy!"

    Good, entertaining, with fascinating twists and breathtaking development, Molly charming and stubborn as ever!
    Highly recommended. Will be better if longer.

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