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The Marriage Pact Audiobook

The Marriage Pact: A Novel

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Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice's prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as the Pact.

The goal of the Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And most of its rules make sense: Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. Never mention the Pact to anyone. Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples. And then one of them breaks the rules. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to the Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And the Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

©2017 Michelle Richmond (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Not your usual suspense subject matter. Fast-paced, intricate and fascinating. Your mind will thank you.

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    Thought the book had an interesting storyline. I really enjoyed the fictional concept but could imagine how a good idea can evolve into something frightening due to greed and overblown egos.

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    Deb 08-10-17
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    "Excellent!"

    I couldn't stop listening. Good writing kept me wanting to know what would happen next. Only bogged down a few times and got a little wordy in places. Even had some good advice mixed in. Highly recommended!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maria United States 08-09-17
    Maria United States 08-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "This was an interesting book!"

    This had a pretty unique plot - a newly married couple gets invited to become part of an exclusive club, designed to help keep couples married for life. The premise was really creative, and the author did a terrific job of building up the conflict. What's interesting about this book is just like any other cult or abusive relationship -- in passing conversation, you think, "How could they possibly get caught up in that?" But it's the frog slowly boiling in water scenario, and the author really knocked it out of the park with the build-up. The character development was outstanding, and the narrator was superb. I'm not sure I liked the ending, though. Not going to give it away here to spoil it, but all in all it was a pretty fun listen. I barely put it down... highly recommend for anyone who enjoys suspenseful drama.

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    "Wow!! Not a self-help book...must read"

    I was hooked..I couldn't stop listening.
    some great take aways (pact gifts!) What a scary concept...eeek!

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    "Twilight zone meet Stephen kings 1980s Cat's eye"

    So I'm a huge fan of both the above series and Book (movie) and it is true that this The book is very reminiscent of both however.... with that said,it took me much longer to finish this section then most of my listens and honestly it was just a little to bizarre so I almost had to force to press play and wait for the ending. Not one for my faves folder.

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    "What a good idea that was completely wasted"

    The author had a great idea for a story but got lost with the characters. Alice and Jake were made to appear so stupid I felt no connection with them. It was as if the book repeated itself to be longer. The end was perhaps the worst cop out I've ever encountered.

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    Tamela 11-24-17
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    I read the other reviews and added this to my wish list then i decided well... I’ll take a chance. This book was so interesting and crazy that i couldn’t stop listening. They were careless, trusting, and so naive that it was comical that certain things should’ve been instinct. All in all it was a solid listen and i was not disappointed. I only wish the book was a little longer...

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    "Different and Engaging"

    This is my first book by Michelle Richmond and it will not be my last. I really enjoyed the character development, the thought put into their backstory and the protagonist's personal psychological explanations.
    I admire the way Michelle was able to make the story so believable. Very suspenseful story!
    I was a bit disappointed at the ending, it felt rushed and not at all complete. But otherwise a very enjoyable read!

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    Totally unbelievable yarn that was never really a story. Not sure what point the author was trying to make about marriage. Absolute tosh

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    finished it it one setting ,couldn't wait to find out what happens .great read fantastic

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    Original story but a little too repetitious for me. Well narrated but got bored towards the end

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    "Overall, disappointing"

    This novel started well but went downhill around the middle. The ending was disappointing. I felt it could have concluded better.

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    "Interesting but not a book for everyone/me."

    This book started off gripping and interesting and I got invested in the characters and the idea. It's written well and the Narator is good but the plot quickly gets uncomfortable and then deeply disturbing. I feel the need to finish it so I can hopefully get to a satisfying ending/closure but I am currently finding it very distressing to listen too. I won't give away too many details but if you find humiliation/degradation and abuse difficult to hear about then avoid this book. Reminds me of the "stanford prison experiment" or the Nazis. Not a book for me. As a movie It would be psychological thriller and an 18Rating.

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    "Gripping, wanted to rush to the end!"

    gripping story line, thought provoking and a little uncomfortable in places but a great ending. would recommend

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