• The Guilty Wife

  • By: Nina Manning
  • Narrated by: Nicky Diss
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (1,605 ratings)

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The Guilty Wife

By: Nina Manning
Narrated by: Nicky Diss
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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of The Daughter in Law.

One mother's past could cost her everything....

Frankie Keegan is struggling. While she tries to make strides in her career, life at home is slowly unravelling as she is haunted by the secrets of her past.

Someone else remembers....

As the dark nights draw in, the anniversary of the loss of her brother looms, and Frankie is drawn back to the memories of that fateful night 20 years previously. As she descends into a guilt-ridden state, she begins to suspect that someone else is also remembering that night and they are determined to terrify her....

Can she confront her past before it's too late?

From the best-selling author of The Daughter in Law, a gripping psychological thriller about family, secrecy and grief - with a twist you won't see coming. Perfect for fans of K L Slater, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell.

©2020 Nina Manning (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Hard to hear end of each sentence. Boring.

My big problem with this audio is the narration.Every sentence is read with the same intonation And gets so quiet and low at the end of each sentence that it sounds like there is a problem with the audio. You can hardly hear the last couple of words of each sentence. The voice finds like a smoker’s voice and she does children’s voices very poorly. Story just doesn’t grab you.

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Story ok. Recording is Difficult to Hear

The narrator's voice kept dropping at the end of sentences making it hard to hear.

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Hours And Hours To Say Nothing…

Well,.. this author took many hours of my time to say a half hours worth of
“Story”….. interminable and repetitive cannot begin to convey the tedium..

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Her darkest fear

I hardly read books this definitely would have been a good book to read. I liked how the story kept me interested and couldn’t wait to listen again. It definitely keeps you guessing what will happen next. I really enjoyed listening.

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Terrible audiobook production!

I listened to the audiobook since it was working Audible’s Plus Catalog (free). First off, the protagonist is filled with guilt and we know the event that causes her to feel this way. However, it takes the whole story to reveal why and it is not explained how her character develops afterwards. There were suspenseful moments, but overall the story was too simple for me and the ending seemed too unbelievable. I’d skip this one. Lastly, the audiobook narration was just reading, not character narration and the production quality was very poor. I often could not hear the last word of the sentence or a few words in the sentence when the narrator took a breath because the production team did not increase the sound for those words - very annoying.

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Bored!

The story was long and kind of boring. There was small flashback about something that happened in the past, and then it was all reviled in the last 20 min and it was just weird, not exiting.

Not worth the listen.

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Can’t hear the reader

Even at full volume the reader is so quiet at the end of most sentences that you can’t hear what is being said. You can’t get into a book if you are constantly trying to figure out what was said. It was a free download and I only made it part way through. I don’t even know what happened as I was too busy trying to hear her.

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Enjoy this author.

This is the 3rd book I’ve read by Nina Manning. Her stories are raw, suspenseful, and well-crafted. So glad I discovered her!

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Narrator drops voice at the end of sentences.

i found myself frequently adjusting volume. The story was well developed and written. My rating would have been higher if not for narrator issue.

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Nicky Diss voice goes in a downward/almost whisper

Hard to hear the narrator a lot of the time. good story for the most part

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  • carol reynolds
  • 07-25-20

Story okay

The narration really lets this book down. I don’t understand what they are trying to get across but it just felt like she was very depressed. Each sentence starts off loudly and then goes quieter. It’s all I could think about rather than listening story. It was a relief when she was doing a character voice. The only time she spoke properly. Really disappointing

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  • steven
  • 09-06-21

What is going on with the narrator????

I read the reviews abs had to hear it for myself. Wow the reviews were so right I couldn’t get past the 1st chapter because of the narrator it’s like she’s an oscillating fan and at the end of every sentence she’s been turned away from the microphone! Is almost comical how bad it is, please re-recorded it with another narrator.

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  • CW
  • 08-26-21

Good story but terrible production

I almost didn't carry on with this after reading the other reviews on the narration. It goes so quiet at the end of almost every sentence I couldn't hear it on my Echo.
I've listened to two other books by this author with a different narrator and they were great so thought I'd give this one last chance but just listening to it using my phone speaker. Hurrah I could hear it just about but still missed the odd word.
Good story with a lot of twists and turns.

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  • Fee
  • 08-15-21

HER darkest fear?!

Interminable! Throughly unlikeable main character. No thought for anyone but herself and a glass of wine. And whine was what she did best.

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  • lisa lotter
  • 11-28-21

Don’t bother

This had the potential to be a good story….. I think….. I couldn’t actually finish it.
The narration was awful as the voice tailed off at the end of each sentence to an almost inaudible volume and I ended up just getting irritated with it.
Coupled with the fact the protagonist was just basically an annoying whiner who was either drunk, drinking alcohol or hungry. The whole thing just lacked any depth. Couldn’t invest in any of the characters. Got to about halfway through and gave up. I don’t feel like I missed much.

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  • Win Whiting
  • 08-26-21

Totally uninspiring,boring story

This is the story of a whinging, whining woman. I had zero sympathy for the main character and didn't like her. She talks about her dead brother as though he is a dead lover. The baddie turned out to be ridiculous . The narrator was dull and monotone. Don't waste a credit. I picked it after reading the reviews but wished I hadn't.

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  • sandy d
  • 09-06-21

bad narration

struggled to hear the last words of each sentence ...stopped listening after first five chapters ..

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  • M. J. Byrne
  • 08-04-21

Disappointed at the end

I was enjoying this book throughout but expected a twist at the end that never came. The ending itself was in my mind far fetched and slightly ridiculous (to the point I could almost see it as a comedy sketch in my head had it not meant to be tragic) and I’d expected so much more. It made the rest of the story feel a bit superfluous and pointless.
The narration is a bit weird and the narrators voice keeps going quiet at the end of sentences. I had just bought new ear buds and actually thought there was a problem with them until I read one of the other reviews that mentions this exact same thing. I’m just relieved I don’t have to return the ear buds. I can’t recommend this book because I felt so let down by the ending when there were so many interesting options available to the author.

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  • Colette Hodson
  • 07-27-22

Not Good...Not Bad

This story wouldn't have been too bad if I'd have finished it....maybe!
It really was so frustrating to listen to, the narrator had a lovely voice but it was constantly irritating when one couldn't hear the end of each sentence. I was constantly rewinding to hear what was said. It was more like an act than a narration! I did want to finish it to find out if my guessing of the story was correct or not , but I'm sorry it was too irritating.

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  • Lavalier Season
  • 07-23-22

Fairly dreadful

I have to admit that I didn't fancy this book from the off, but I got so fed up with Audible placing it at number one on my "recommended" list that in a moment of weakness I gave way.
Sadly I wasn't pleasantly surprised. the narration is awful - for some reason she pronounces every single sentence really portentously as if it's a bad horror movie - but worse than that is the production. The noise equalisation is really, really poor. The beginning and especially the ends of the sentences are practically inaudible which is terribly annoying.
As for the plot...well, meh. I guessed whodunnit but more to the point I didn't really care by that point because none of the characters really enamoured themselves to me. I found Francesca's saviours complex for Todd, the homeless character, a bit sickening too.
So it's a thumbs down from me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-21

A good listen, but…

The storyline was good enough and kept me engaged throughout.
The narrators voice lovely and easy to listen to.
Problem was, at the end of a lot of sentences the narrators voice fades away and words missed. Often i had to rewind. I kept thinking i had an incoming call, or text. Disconcerting.
Otherwise a good listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-19-21

interesting

Enjoyed this story especially after some average storyline. Enough going on to keep you interested. Only fault was some of the narration was quiet apart from that was fine. overall a good book.

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  • Julie
  • 10-13-21

Reasonably Good story

I really struggled with this one. The narrator basically whispered the last 2 or 3 words in every sentence, it was very difficult to hear, even with earphones in. Made it hard to follow the story. The story itself was good but got a bit hard to follow the back and forwards, and did get quite repetitive at times.
Still, had a nice little twist to the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-22

Absolutely captivating!

Couldn't tear myself away. I finished this in just 3 sessions! Such a good read & the twist at the end. Oof that was a good one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-22

not bad but not great

The narrator did a good job in a somewhat monotone novel.
The main character spends to much time wallowingin her own misery, and the relationship with her brother is a bit to intense.

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  • Robyn Smith
  • 05-02-22

solid story

Great, easy listening story although narrator was occasionally a bit soft to hear at times.

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  • Marie
  • 04-22-22

guilty wife

yet another fab story by Nina.
reader was a bit annoying as last word in every sentence she drifted off to quiet in..had to turn v up to be slightly too loud just to hear these words

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-11-22

Such a shame

Really badly produced. It’s not that the narrator had an unpleasant voice but what was going on with the constant changes in volume? I missed what she said so turned it up - then it was loud.

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  • David Jones
  • 02-05-22

Not good

Voice goes up and down the story put me to sleep more then once it really was really really Bad

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  • Michelle
  • 02-01-22

Better to read the book

The narrator spoilt it, she kept trailing off at the end of sentences, which distracted me and I would miss what was said.