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The Loving Husband Audiobook

The Loving Husband

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Publisher's Summary

For fans of Apple Tree Yard and The Silent Wife, The Loving Husband draws readers into a marriage where nothing is as it seems....

Fran Hall and her husband Nathan have moved with their two children to a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens - a chance to get away from London and have a fresh start.

But when Fran wakes one night to find Nathan gone, she makes a devastating discovery. As questions about her husband and her relationships start to mount, Fran's life begins to spiral out of control.

What is she hiding from the police about her marriage, and does she really know the man she shared her bed with?

The Loving Husband is read by Clare Corbett, the acclaimed narrator of The Girl on the Train and The Widow.

A Richard & Judy Book Club pick.

©2015 Christobel Kent (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Beware sleep deprivation. Christobel Kent is one mesmerising writer." (Alex Marwood)

"Sinister...Christobel Kent always writes with skill and elegance." (Literary Review)

"Wow. This one will keep your bedside light on until the small hours - it's unputdownable." (Richard & Judy)

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    Bjerkana Australia 01-23-17
    Bjerkana Australia 01-23-17 Member Since 2017

    Love the outdoors and like to spirit a good book or audiobook into my pack. Live in the bush, grow much of my food and make stuff by hand.

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    "Gripping, intriguing"

    I've recently become a fan of Christobel Kent, with her almost stream-of-consciousness style of unfolding a narrative. The story is told very much from the perspective of her protagonist and develops in the manner of thought, with random connections, recollections and ideas provoked by what's going on in the action, so that the story unfolds in patches, with a misty confusion like real life. The characters come into focus and then recede as the heroine interprets and then reinterprets their motivations, keeping the suspense level high. My only quibble is that there are some aspects of the plot which are a little extreme but Kent maintains the willing suspension of disbelief through her masterful unravelling of the facts of the story. The narration is excellent and contributes to the drama.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Janet
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    5/6/16
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    "Was so excited waiting for this one!"

    Sadly a little disappointed, the plot sounded like this book was right up my street, it did take me a couple of attempts to really get into this book, I was determined I wasn't going to give up. I did enjoy the book, a couple of things in the plot didn't ring true to me, won't spoil it for you though. But yes I did enjoy it, however the ending was a little disappointing. This book didn't leave me sat in the drive outside the house in the car, desperate to hear the next twist or turn, unlike many others I have listened to recently, Overall just a shame it didn't live up to my expectations.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • MareG
    Kilmarnock, UK
    4/10/16
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    "Brilliant story and narration"

    I loved this story, kept me up late at night and couldn't wait to get back to it. Finished it in 2 days. Narration was brilliant too.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Joan Callaghan
    Lancashire
    10/26/16
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    "A Really Captivating Audio Book"

    A gripping story with lots of intrigue and weaving. It is amongst the books that I was really sorry to finish. Narrated brilliantly too. I look forward to reading more from this Author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A.Connor
    9/27/16
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    "the most laborious audible 'read' I have had.."

    This for me unfortunately, felt endless.
    'breathless edgy staccato narration & a couple of ludicrously stereotyped characters made this one I had to stop before the end; I've no idea how this tale completes but heyho.
    The writer clearly has talent with language but the plot..!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul+Catherine
    United Kingdom
    10/23/16
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    "Rubbish"

    Another story of a weak woman who can't string a sentence together. Was hoping this book would get better so stuck with it to the end, sadly no.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. L. Lawson
    uk
    4/27/17
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    "Surprise"

    Enjoy reading this book,what man can !Ives with a woman who he has no love for . he added other into a website of lie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    London, United Kingdom
    3/15/17
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    "Is it just me?"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No idea


    What could Christobel Kent have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write a straightforward book. I am absolutely fed up with reading/listening to books which dart about - one chapter by one character/at one date and the next by another character/at a different date - backwards and forwards. I'm sick of it.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Clare Corbett?

    Yes I like Clare Corbett


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

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could know before I buy the book whether it's going to be a straightforward book from one date onwards and written by or about the same characters from chapter to chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs A
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    1/12/17
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    "Fair amount of waffle..."

    The first 3rd and the last 3rd are great - suspenseful, exciting, page turning, but the middle 3rd is a little dull. It drones on and on trying to build suspense and failed, in my opinion. It makes the main character sound whiny!
    The narration is excellent and to be honest, this is the only reason I continued to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    Worcestershire UK
    1/2/17
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    "Confusing"
    Which character – as performed by Clare Corbett – was your favourite?

    The characters spoken by the narrator were excellent and clear.


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

    I did have an emotional reaction to this book and I only just made it to the end. After a few chapters I was beginning to get quite upset the way a new scene would start, then a fraction into the scene the story would dart back a bit, then dart forward, then back again - just little vignettes, but enough to mess with one's mind! And far too many half finished sentences - I guess used to create tension. It certainly made me tense!


    Any additional comments?

    I believe this was a sound story as far as I could pick out from the toing and froing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • vikkietwr
    11/30/16
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    "amazing book"

    Not what I expected at all, but once I started I was totally hooked! Not to be missed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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