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The Silent Wife: A Novel | [A. S. A. Harrison]

The Silent Wife: A Novel

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    HolmesRN 01-16-15
    HolmesRN 01-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    Grabs you from the start. I couldn't put it down. The reading is stellar too. Interesting perspective one chapter his perspective, the next hers.

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    nyc10128 NEW YORK, NY USA 01-15-15
    nyc10128 NEW YORK, NY USA 01-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The Not so silent wife!!"

    psychology and the "therapy sessions" of the book was the best part. I thought it was a little predictable. An easy read.

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    Brenda Clarksville, TN, United States 11-07-14
    Brenda Clarksville, TN, United States 11-07-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Surprising how far we can go from love to hate"
    What made the experience of listening to The Silent Wife the most enjoyable?

    The book had a great storyline with interesting characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silent Wife?

    The action the wife chooses to take on her husband and her lack of regret.


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    Leigh 06-14-14
    Leigh 06-14-14
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    "So much better than Gone Girl"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Silent Wife to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The girl. Can't remember her name now but she seemed like a firecracker.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending. Surprising!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Natasha Zar Australia 06-06-14
    Natasha Zar Australia 06-06-14 Member Since 2013

    TZar

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    "Waste. Of. Time."
    Would you try another book from A. S. A. Harrison and/or Karen White and Donald Corren ?

    There is not one thing I liked about this audiobook. Not one. I am asking for a refund.


    Has The Silent Wife turned you off from other books in this genre?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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 you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Silent Wife?

    If I could play editor, I would have deleted the book altogether. There is no redemption for this book.


    Any additional comments?

    SAVE YOUR MONEY AND/ OR CREDITS AND STEER CLEAR OF THIS DUD!!!!!

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    Carole EAST FALMOUTH, MA, United States 05-20-14
    Carole EAST FALMOUTH, MA, United States 05-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up The Silent Wife in three words, what would they be?

    Love, immaturity, sadness.


    Would you be willing to try another book from A. S. A. Harrison? Why or why not?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Karen White and Donald Corren – was your favorite?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, not really.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 03-08-14
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2012

    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!

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    "ENJOYED THIS BOOK. IT COULD HAVE BEEN A FIVE STAR"
    Where does The Silent Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    AMONG THE TOP HALF


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    TODD. HE WAS SUCH A MACHO. NOT MY FAVORITE CHARACTER TYPE. BUT I LIKED LISTENING TO HIS SELF CENTERED SELF.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    MANY UNTIL THE BOOK GOT RUINED BY THAT MURDER.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    KING FISH GET CAUGHT


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    JC Western Maryland 03-06-14
    JC Western Maryland 03-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Definitely not Gone Girl"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No - I'm glad I got it on a offer and didn't waste extra money on it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen White and Donald Corren ’s performances?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Kim FRONT ROYAL, VA, United States 02-07-14
    Kim FRONT ROYAL, VA, United States 02-07-14
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    "I was so disappointed in this book I returned it."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The entire story just wasn’t good and I do not recommend it


    Has The Silent Wife turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None the book was a waste of money.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Silent Wife?

    all not worth making it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gwendolyn Oklahoma City, OK, United States 01-22-14
    Gwendolyn Oklahoma City, OK, United States 01-22-14 Member Since 2010

    Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!

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    "Silently Deceptive!"

    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.

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