A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hers....
Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater; she lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds; she likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps; she has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the listener from its opening lines and never lets go.
©2013 A. S. A. Harrison (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks
Don't know since I did not read the print version. Was nice to have to male and female voices defined. It gave the characters some personality that I might not have heard otherwise.
The girl. Can't remember her name now but she seemed like a firecracker.
The ending. Surprising!
This book was recommended as an "if you liked Gone Girl, you will like this" type of book but I actually read it first and then followed with Gone Girl. This book was so much better that it made me really dislike GG. I listened to 19 hours of a crappy story and wouldn't give up since I used one of my precious credits on it. Save yourself the trouble and just listed to this book instead.
There is not one thing I liked about this audiobook. Not one. I am asking for a refund.
It is hard to determine what the subject matter was - how to be a doormat all your life? How to be an incredibly immature, narcissistic cliche of a middle aged man? This book was utter nonsense that had one dimensional, boring characters and a plot that went absolutely nowhere.
Both narrators were rubbish. They had completely wrong tones for the characters. The male narrator made the character sound like a petulant college boy and I had to constantly remind myself that the character was a 46 year old man. The female narrator was all over the place, speaking in an annoyingly breathy voice and pausing at odd intervals (not following proper punctuation) which made it very hard and jarring to listen to.
If I could play editor, I would have deleted the book altogether. There is no redemption for this book.
SAVE YOUR MONEY AND/ OR CREDITS AND STEER CLEAR OF THIS DUD!!!!!
Love, immaturity, sadness.
I am willing to try another book be ASA Harrison, although there are parts of this one that didn't seem to connect as smoothly, as I would have liked.
As I listened all the characters were my favorite at one time or another. That being said, there were moments when I disliked all of them, except the dog. I think it takes a great talent to write so this will happen.
No, not really.
I enjoyed the listen but it did not leave me wanting to run to Audible to find a sequel. Recently I have listened to several books that did make me feel that way. Or at least left me 'missing' and thinking about the characters.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
AMONG THE TOP HALF
TODD. HE WAS SUCH A MACHO. NOT MY FAVORITE CHARACTER TYPE. BUT I LIKED LISTENING TO HIS SELF CENTERED SELF.
MANY UNTIL THE BOOK GOT RUINED BY THAT MURDER.
KING FISH GET CAUGHT
NO MATTER HOW THE BOOK ENDED I WOULD HAVE LOVED IT UNTIL THE MURDER. I THINK THE MURDER MUDDLED THE STORY AND RUINED IT IN THE END. THE AUTHOR SHOULD HAVE JUST LET LIFE GO ONE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
No - I'm glad I got it on a offer and didn't waste extra money on it.
No - Karen White was hard to listen to...her reading was strangely stilted to the point of annoyance. I would get disappointed when it was her turn to speak because she was so hard to listen to.
The characters..all of them...were unlikable. Too much arbitrary descriptions of things that had no bearing on the storyline. I was disappointed in this story.
The entire story just wasn’t good and I do not recommend it
None the book was a waste of money.
all not worth making it
Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!
I love a book that catches me by surprise and this one definitely did! I'll not spoil it for anyone but I will say I was pleasantly surprised by the twist in this story. The story is written from both his and her perspectives and I like knowing what all the characters are thinking. Its physiologically challenging and makes you really think about life after a 20 year relationship. The leading man, Todd, is a complete jerk but I think is written much more like a real man than most women want. The reader gets a good perspective on how some men truly think through his character. I wanted to scream at Jodi on several occasions to stop being such a push over but she really come through for me in the end. The story overall is about the digression of a relationship, an affair with a younger woman and the eventual marital separation (with a twist!). If you're looking for something to break the monotony of your usual pace, I recommend this read. I hope you too will be surprised.
the narrators, esp Karen White, were fantastic.
there were many, they came creeping... i suppose several at the end (which i wont give away)
the tension and timbre of their voices. excellent performances
Could not stand Karen Whites voice... put me to sleep!
this book was slow and very drug out... end was very disappointing
Love being lost in a story!
Yes, but before they read "Gone Girl" that way they are not let down by the end.
The end was such a let down after all the build up through out the book. Almost made me mad I had invested the time but I did enjoy the story up until then.
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