We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Marriage Lie Audiobook

The Marriage Lie

Regular Price:$24.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Everyone has secrets.

Iris and Will have been married for seven years, and their marriage is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Florida, Iris' happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board, and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers.

Grief stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? What is in Seattle? And what else had he lied about?

As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to find out what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she receives will shock her to her very core.

©2016 Kimberly Swaak-Maleski (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (625 )
5 star
 (287)
4 star
 (176)
3 star
 (99)
2 star
 (35)
1 star
 (28)
Overall
4.0 (577 )
5 star
 (244)
4 star
 (173)
3 star
 (99)
2 star
 (34)
1 star
 (27)
Story
4.1 (579 )
5 star
 (278)
4 star
 (157)
3 star
 (73)
2 star
 (40)
1 star
 (31)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 01-22-17
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 01-22-17 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2004
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    847
    309
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    337
    23
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just a Middling Story --Long & Trite at Times"

    This book didn't quite captivate me -- perhaps because it just sounded like a whiny, good-wifey person trying to figure out what her husband had done to their marriage throughout most of the story. Of course, she found out -- although the finding out was tedious and somewhat contrived it seemed to me. In the end, the whiny wife got her revenge -- but it wasn't a satisfying ending to the story at all. It just seemed that two evil, immature people found each other and made a mockery of marriage. If I could do it over, I wouldn't spend the time or money.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Jongeneel 01-24-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hated it"

    I don't even really know where to start. Unrealistic plot. Overly whiny and naive main character who also had no growth throughout the book. Horrible narrator who used an awful fake southern accent at time, other times she just spoke normally (for the same character). Introduced characters who implied they'd have more of a part of the book yet disappeared. Frustrating read and waste of a credit.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    amazonian seattle 02-24-17
    amazonian seattle 02-24-17 Member Since 2016

    yipeia

    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    53
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Putrid"

    The main character in this book would have to be severely retarded to make the storyline even slightly plausible. The narrator is hideous (especially her version of a mans voice). I cannot believe I bothered with this giant bowl clogger.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  •  
    B Alexo 02-20-17
    B Alexo 02-20-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    41
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    256
    36
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Ridiculous"

    This is without a doubt the most ridiculous book I've ever read. How it got so many good reviews I'll nvr understand. The narrator is awful also. Do not waste a credit. You've been warned.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jill Lutz 04-26-17
    Jill Lutz 04-26-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A wild ride"

    Kept me guessing all the way through. Loved the emotional rollercoaster! What a thrill

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brian 04-25-17
    Brian 04-25-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very Good !"

    very good story , I thought it could have much ended sooner, very good narrator!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Glb 04-14-17
    Glb 04-14-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mindblown!"

    This was such a good book. Highly recommend getting it. The ending was the best!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    SpathLady 01-14-17
    SpathLady 01-14-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Waste of my money"

    Literally one of the WORST narrators I've ever listened to. Poor story and terrible writing. Inadequate character development also. Choose another book.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Miranda 12-31-16
    Miranda 12-31-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story!"

    This book was a great one! From the first word, to the last I was hanging on every turn. I couldn't finish it fast enough! I enjoyed the story, the characters, the delivery, word choice, inflection, everything! Outstanding story and outstanding performance! This work was brought to life and I felt every emotion along the way.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
  •  
    dewdropvelvet 04-16-17 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Last third of the book doesn't hold up"
    Any additional comments?

    Ultimately disappointing. Kind of a romance book mixed with a thriller, or a thriller about a romance. The husband's motives for lying to his wife and not going to Florida felt pretty weak. Then they threw in this handy new love interest who also happens to be a lawyer, (Evan) so he can now help Iris with looking into Will's background, chasing leads, and dealing with the police. He makes Will look bad in comparison, with what meager shading in of his character we do get; plus he's more interested in saving and protecting Iris than almost anything else, despite the fact that he just lost his wife and child in the same plane crash. He even invites her to stay at his home for her safety, saying he can't stand how empty it feels. Idk, i just feel like a lot of the characters motivations seemed manufactured for plot ease.

    On the other hand, it's a pretty good thriller, better than your typical dime mystery whodunit, and I liked the twist at the end (the last sentence.) Not a big twist, but kind of an ironic twist; a cynical statement about forgiveness and reprisals, I suppose. Like other reviewers said, it's pretty strong for the first 2/3rds. And it's not as if the last third is weak, exactly, I just felt disappointed by the answers

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.