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Apples Never Fall

By: Liane Moriarty
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
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Publisher's summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The Sunday Times best seller from the worldwide best-selling author of Amazon Prime's Nine Perfect Strangers and the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series Big Little Lies.

The Delaney family love one another dearly - it's just that sometimes they want to murder each other....

Joy Delaney and husband Stan have done well. Four wonderful grown-up children. A family business to envy. The golden years of retirement ahead of them.

So when Joy Delaney vanishes - no note, no calls, her bike missing - it's natural that tongues will wag.

How did Stan scratch his face? And who was the stranger who entered and suddenly left their lives? What are they all hiding?

But for the Delaney children there is a much more terrifying question: did they ever know their parents at all?

Apples Never Fall has been optioned for TV by Heyday Television.

©2021 Liane Moriarty (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"A tour-de-force of a novel; brilliantly plotted and superbly written.... The tension builds to a conclusion alive with ingenious twists. Smart, sharp and utterly riveting." (Daily Mail)

"Utterly and completely wonderful. I've loved all of Liane's books but Apples Never Fall is next-level writing: an intelligent, forensic portrait of a family." (Marian Keyes)

"A fantastic storyteller. Apples Never Fall is gripping, getting to the dark underbelly of a seemingly perfect family. A cracking read." (Lorraine Kelly, ITV)

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Not worth your time

The plot held promises but never really went anywhere worth your time. The reading was over dramatic, as if it is an Eistedfodd performance by a teen. The jump from characters and times and situations happens too fast and a lot of things get repeated without reason. Least favourite book of 2021 and worst audiobook by far.

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Terrible Narrator

Although the twists and plots of the story were great, the narration grated on me from beginning to end. If a friend had not recommended this book to me, I probably would have stopped listening after the first chapter and missed out on a really good mystery.

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Liane Moriarty is brilliant

Fabulous book and I will be downloading more of hers. I’m riveted every time. Brilliant writing

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Narration

I struggled to finish this book....and in the end I did give up. The narration is harsh and grating. If I had read the book myself, I would have enjoyed it far more.

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Liane Moriarty at her best!!!

This book was amazing! The twists and turns, the small detail with BIG meanings. I just can't put in words how much I enjoyed every part. I know a lot of people stopped listening because of the narrator. But I absolutely love Caroline Lee, the way her performance pics up on the small nuances of the Australian dialect, gives the story extra flare.
I am devastated that the book is finished.
More more more please!

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Great story, annoying performance

I am loving the story but the narrator is not for me. I have decided to rather buy the book.

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Narrator fail

Enjoyed the story, however found the narrator very annoying and her performance of the book extremely strange!

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