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The Question

By: Zena Wynn
Narrated by: Victoria Mei
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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What would you do for a friend? What sacrifice would you make? This is the issue facing Gail Henderson when her best friend, Crystal Al Jabbar, asks her to be a surrogate for her and her husband, Rashid, using Gail's own eggs. Further complicating her decision is the loss of Gail’s husband and toddler son in a fatal car accident, two years earlier. After much contemplation, Gail reluctantly agrees. Her decision sets off a chain of events none of them could have anticipated.

©2009 Zena Wynn (P)2019 Zena Wynn

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Better in Audio after all these years.

A modern book that with this day and ages issues with fertility, isn't something that's too farfetched here in the USA. A romance lovers dream, a happily ever story that lets you feel a full range of emotions from Gail, a women who is relatable, and like able. No matter the choices we make, there are always regrets. Ms. Wynn takes you through a hard situation and is able to bring you out of the other side without too much heartache, but enough to make you tear up and want to keep reading to find out how it's all going to end.

I listened to this book in almost 1 sitting, and had to force myself to pause it after I got home even with having read the ebook more than 10 times. The story is just one that forces me to go through a full range of emotions, and I sometimes crave that with a book. If I'm almost crying just from listening to a story, it's written well. The only critique from me, a few of the sex scenes were cringey but only because it wasn't something I partially enjoyed. But, not the fault of the author, that's a me problem.

The narration on this book was done skillfully. The voice of Crystal could of been taken too far, and luckily she was perfectly annoying, but in a tone that wasn't grating.


I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Loved The Question!

I read The Question years ago and fell in love with these characters, after having the narrator read the story to me I can't I'm having a hard time deciding which version I enjoyed the most. What I can tell you is that no matter which version you decide to choose, you will absolutely love this story. The narrator weaved a emotional tale of how far the bonds of friendship can be stretched before they snap, and in the aftermath can the new relationship that forms survive . I loved the characters and how they handled their struggles together as well as apart. This will definitely be one story that I will reading again and again. Kudos to the author for penning a wonderful love story and the narrator for helping the author's well written characters express their emotions in a way that made them come more alive.

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Great book

I normal do not read it listen to audiobooks,but this books was done nice. The narrator did a great job. Great job

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Loved this book!

Omg I loved this book ! The narrator did an awesome job each character is distinct . I cant wait to for the next book in the series!

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  • 07-27-19

Loved it!😍

Really loved this book! Read it before it was on audible and now I'm more in love with it. The performance of the narrator was great. She did a good job.👏🏾

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  • 07-27-19

More Than A Love Story

I read the ebook a few years ago. But as I listened to the audiobook I realized I missed many beautiful nuggets. Ms. Wynn is a master storyteller. The way she showed how people can allow their insecurities and wants to dictate decisions that may be detrimental to them and others was sublime. When I read The Question, I got a sense that Crystal was selfish, but the narrator was able to highlight it in such a way that helped me to understand the story better. I also loved the way she helped us readers relate to Gail's fears and understand her feelings and emotions when it came to Rashid.

Through narration, we see how the author was trying to show the reader that if you put two people in a situation that they didn't ask for, they may bond with each other, whether it's friendship or romance. It showed that we must be very careful and sure of the decisions we make in life, because those decisions not only affect you but also others. The narration shows you a man who was deeply committed to his wife and wanted to please her but was pushed to his breaking point, while still having hope for his marriage. We also got to see a friend who was caught in the middle of the wife shenanigans.

I felt for Gail and Rashid because here were two people doing everything that Crystal wanted; one being a faithful friend and the other being a faithful husband. Falling in love with your friend's husband is not an option. Readers, don't worry, this is not a story about an affair. It's a love story between two people who try to do everything by the book, to the point of denying that they love each other even when it's okay for them to be together. To me, it's one of those stories I call a life story. There are many lessons to learn in The Question. They are subtle messages that one may miss if they aren't really paying attention.

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Amazingly deep love story

Ms. Wynn writes an AMAZING, beautifully well-written book. This book is so rich in content and drama, The storyline is emotional, diverse, and challenging!

Victoria Mei delivers a fabulous performance. She brings the characters and story to life from the pages to your ears. Thank you for the great listen.

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