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Publisher's Summary

A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hers....

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater; she lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds; she likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps; she has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the listener from its opening lines and never lets go.

©2013 A. S. A. Harrison (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • Glenda
  • Bolton, MA, United States
  • 05-01-17

Wake me when it's over!

This book was selected by our book group -- my reason for purchasing it. Most of the book group seemed to enjoy reading it, but I kept waiting for the good parts. While I was glad to complete it, it felt like an abridged version. Other than the main character, there was little depth or development of the other characters. I found it very tedious and will be anxious for the book club meeting to see if I'm alone on this one.

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Engaging story / bad narration

Would you try another book from A. S. A. Harrison and/or Karen White and Donald Corren ?

I think Donald did a decent job narrating, but I was really surprised at Karen White's terrible narration. I've listened to a couple of other books narrated by her and she did not use the robotic voice she uses in this book. She uses a monotone out of breath voice and she pauses after almost every word. It's pretty unbearable, but the story kept me engaged enough to try and ignore the narration.

Any additional comments?

I feel bad for authors who end up with bad narrators. A bad narrator can really ruin an audiobook, no matter how good the book.

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Weak female lead

Originally, my book club chose this book based off of a list of books similar to Gone Girl. Maybe our hopes were set a bit too high, but this book was slow and honestly pretty boring. The female lead was whiney and such a pushover, who let her boyfriend run all over her. The whole twist was very anticlimactic as well. Overall, I would not recommend this book.

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great read!

I didn't want it to end! I will look for other titles by this author.

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Slower than 3 Days of rain.

The story was average at very best. But the part that was hard to get through was the narration. Very over the top, and not at all believable. Hard to listen to.

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The Silent wife

Hard to stay interested in this book . To boring but I listened to it tried to stay interested in . But kind of liked the ending.

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Verbose & unmemorable

I'm always up for a good description, and this story has it in spades, but ultimately goes too far, with descriptions of small, unimportant events taking. Up page after page, often at the detriment of the storyline.

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VERY WORST FEMALE NARRATOR

I managed to listen on 1.25 speed . A pity because the story is quite good.

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All I can say is thank you Audible for the refund

This is the worst book I have ever listened to. The story and the narrator were equally bad.

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Don't bother

Boring. Finished it only because I had already started it. The narrator is as boring as the female character - Jodi.