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The Silent Patient
- By: Alex Michaelides
- Narrated by: Jack Hawkins, Louise Brealey
- Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety.
Suspense at its best!
- By NBurkey on 02-10-19
Enjoyable but could have been a short story.
Oh Sigmon Freud, while you may not have been correct in all of your practices, you did allow an enjoyable book to be written using them.
I think that it was a fascinating story, however, it felt “stretched out”. This novel could have easily been a short story. Ironically, I still do not feel that there was much character development. But all-in-all, a fun and intriguing listen.
24 of 26 people found this review helpful
- A Novel
- By: J. P. Delaney
- Narrated by: Sally Scott, Matt Reeves, Lorelei King, and others
- Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected. Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions. Then the game changes. When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession.
Never want to hear the name "Baudelaire" again.
- By MarisaReads on 09-25-18
Stellar performance, but a mess of a story.
Before I discuss the story, let me say that the performance was impeccable. It was different than the typical audiobook, adding background noises during some scenes and different voices that made you feel like you were watching a performance in a theater. When it comes to the story I am quite conflicted. I don't want to fall into the group of people who all say that Delaney's books have been a "Gone Girl"/"Fifty Shades of Grey" mashup but...they have. To me, the story was simply over the top and unrealistic, not to mention the completely unnecessary BDSM. The sexual scenes felt like they were inserted "just because", adding no true depth to the story and honestly making me feel extremely uncomfortable to be listening to through a speaker. But hey, if you're looking for a BDSM psychological thriller, this may be just the book for you.