• As Long as We Both Shall Live

  • A Novel
  • By: JoAnn Chaney
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (202 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them....

As Long as We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney’s wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong, a marriage with lots of secrets.... 

“My wife! I think she’s dead!” Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren’t hopeful: No one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident. 

But Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt.  

Detectives Loren and Spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer. They dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, it’s got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s tough to rip yourself free. 

So what happens when you’re done making it work?

©2019 JoAnn Chaney (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

“Unputdownable….This novel is anything but predictable. The female characters are forces of nature, and the plot twists are deliciously demented, a la Gone Girl and Big Little Lies.” (People)

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Great story, weird narrator

I loved this story but the narrator was too dramatic. The story was captivating, I just cringed a lot with the weird voices and accents the narrator used...I’d recommend reading this book over listening to it.

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A compelling listen

This novel is not your typical story of a marriage. Rather, it is a tale of secrets, deviousness, and hatred within the confines of a 24 year marriage between two people who probably should never have ended up together. There are many twists and turns that will keep the reader in suspense, and it is doubtful that one will be able to guess the outcome of this mystery in advance. The story moved quickly and held my interest throughout. The narration was also good and overall this was a pleasant listen. I recommend this book to people who like mysteries and suspense.

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Makes you think about your marriage.

I listened to only the first 30 minutes. It was depressing. Nothing nice to say about it. I returned it.

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Great Book

I loved it! Best book I have "read" in a while. It really Kept you guessing until the very end!

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Quadruple cross!

The story seems very straight forward at first, but it runs through so many twists and turns. Double cross leads to triple cross leads to quadruple cross?!?!?!!! (Is that possible?)

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engaging

very well told story. would have prefered a male voice for the male parts but was able to deal with it.

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Good story/ annoying reader

Y The reader read each character like they were very angry and wanted to kill somebody. I felt like that was overkill, no pun intended! I was intrigued by the story but could only listen to it in small doses. It made me feel so edgy listening to that angry style of reading.

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Hated it

I can’t stand the narration I. This book! Just can’t listen to that person beyond the few minutes I’ve already endured.
Maybe the story is good, I’ll never know unless U also pay for a print book.

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This is just a plain NO from me.

I struggled to make it through this book. The narrator wasn't very good and the plot and writing style were TERRIBLE. There was one point where the author described what a characters arms were doing while he jogged over to someone else. This did nothing for the plot or for that characters development. It was like this book was an assignment for school and she needed extra words so she just added in random crap that was never really relevant (there was an entire side plot that I swear was just there to make the book longer) Honestly if you like good books, save yourself the time and don't get this one. It's actually one of the worst ones I've ever read or listened to. And I don't say that lightly.

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Great Book

Just a great Book!!! I rarely give 5 stars, this book is excellent! Well told story with great twists. Great characters. People saying negative things about narrator are being ridiculous. She did a fantastic job. Never gets boring!

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