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The Twilight Wife

Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
4 out of 5 stars (170 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author A.J. Banner comes a dazzling new novel of psychological suspense in the vein of S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep and Mary Kubica's The Good Girl that questions just how much we can trust the people around us.

Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, Jacob.

But all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions - or are they memories? - of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends.

As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare. A twisty, immersive thriller, The Twilight Wife will keep listeners enthralled through the final, shocking twist.

©2016 Anjali Writes, LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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Mediocre, ordinary listen. Would not recommend.

With all the great books of the psychological thriller and women's story genre out there these days, this read is a waste of time. It had all the right components, but the timeline is rough, uneven and therefore difficult to follow. Characters we're uninteresting and lines we're repeated over and over (I'm sorry, are you OK, I'm fine ) with no progression. These factors combine to make it very difficult to hold the reader's interest. Time after time, I would have to rewind and repeat because my mind had wandered. I struggled to finish. Just didn't care.

I usually enjoy Ms. Campbell's narrations and chose this book because of her, but her usually crisp, clear voice had been replaced by a ridiculous breathy, wispy version of Marilyn Monroe. Very annoying and difficult to imagine any kind of strength or intelligence behind it! Pass.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Narration was torture

The story was very entertaining and had a surprisingly fun twist at the end. The narrator's slow, breathy voice was so painful to listen to, however, that I had to actually speed up the narration to make it sound like a normal person speaking.

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Great Read!

This book had me hooked from the first chapter. I immediately felt in sync with the main character and couldn't wait to unravel her story.

The storyline reminds me of The Girl On The Train- dark deception that slowly reveals itself through memories and flashbacks. I loved the way the flashbacks were seamlessly intertwined into the present day narrative.

It was a tiny bit slow and repetitive in some parts and I would have liked the 'big reveal' (of Kyra finding out the truth) to go on a bit longer without Jacob finding out- the ending came very quickly for me. That being said I still really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good and easy mystery read!

+ the audible narration is two thumbs up!

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Annoying Narrator Decent Story

Decently entertaining story with a good twist. I couldn't stand the narrator though. She made the character speak in a really annoying soft whisper. The main character was annoying too. just really...dumb. Another character would say something and she would reply "Oh?" or repeat what they say as a question. "My mother had a garden." "A garden?" 3 stars. Will be avoiding​ this narrator on future books as she made the character seem like a soft spoken, vapid idiot.

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Good

Takes a little while to pick up but it does. Good narration. At first some of the transitions were fast and seemed out of place until you realize this is reflecting the kyra's way of processing thought after the accident.

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It might just be me...

But I wasn't the biggest fan of the voice-actor in this. She spoke so softly I found my mind drifting while she was talking. But the story did surprise me. I thought I had it all figured out and it really flipped towards the end. Overall worth the listen, but I feel like because of the performance I kind of missed half of the book.

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Twisted memory

Somewhat predictable, but did hold my interest. I would recommend it to someone who likes the suspense and psych type.#twisted#obsessed#Tagsgiving#Sweepstakes

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The story has potential but narration was painful!

As other reviewers have noted, the breathy and demure voice used for the main character was totally off-putting and was a painful distraction from the story. Several times I thought about just quitting it, but I was intrigued just enough to see how the twist played out. I think the story itself could have been really good if the writing was less repetitive and even cheesy in some passages. Over all, I would not recommend on audio book, maybe in paperback form.

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A struggle to get through

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I got very bored of this book. My mind would wander to other things. I want a book to take my mind off of mundane things and this book did the opposite

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting was the story itself. Lost memories, who can you trust etc. The least interesting was that is was so slow paced. The main character seemed and spoke like an idiot.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator sounds almost whiny the entire time. She drove me crazy

Could you see The Twilight Wife being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No. I am not sure how one could compare this to Girl on the Train or any other of those books however I'm sure if this was made into a movie it would probably be written better than this book.

Any additional comments?

Not a recommendation. Not sure if I even care to bother finishing it.

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transparent writing.

I could piece together almost every bit of storyline. pretty predictable book. I got bored.