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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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  • 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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    Manchester
    4/24/16
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    "Not as good as expected"

    Story jumped around a lot. Overall it seemed to plod along and not really go anywhere. Ending was poor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    4/13/16
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    Story
    "All over the place"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing


    Would you ever listen to anything by Christobel Kent again?

    probably not


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

    Not really. Over complicated. None of the characters were believable and very unsatisfactory conclusion.


    2 of 3 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..!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M W.
    9/12/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved this book, yes it jumps about a bit but it's a clever complex story, keeps you guessing until the very end, you have to concentrate on it! Great narrator too. 5 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • andrea white
    8/14/16
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    "I can't praise this book enough"

    Absolutely riveting and magnificent narration.
    I was captivated and amazed by the quality of the writing and do glad I chose to buy it as an audio book.
    5*

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chriss Stringer
    8/14/16
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    "Finish a sentence please....."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The main character Fran actually said something worthwhile!


    What was most disappointing about Christobel Kent’s story?

    I'm giving up on this one it's too frustrating the main character never says anything except cut short sectances and thoughts it may be due to her situation but it's just driving me nuts and the book moves at such a slow pace because of it


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Clare Corbett?

    She did a good job under the circumstances


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hanoria
    7/11/16
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    "Plot too laboured"

    Too many twists and turns in the story. It became very laboured and unbelievable. Disappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lilly
    6/29/16
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    "annoying gaps in narration"
    If you could sum up The Loving Husband in three words, what would they be?

    overall good story with a bleak picture painted of the area the book was set in
    but voice and long gaps at odd moments was highly irritating and spoiled it. i think it would be better read rather than audio book


    Would you recommend The Loving Husband to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes if in book format


    How could the performance have been better?

    no annoying gaps


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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