• The Club

  • A Novel
  • By: Ellery Lloyd
  • Narrated by: Tamaryn Payne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (1,861 ratings)

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By: Ellery Lloyd
Narrated by: Tamaryn Payne
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of People Like Her, a smart and sinister murder mystery set in the secretive world of exclusive celebrity clubs, where the A-list members and the staff who serve them all have something to hide.

The Club

The A-List is Dying to Join

Envisioned as a luxurious home-away from-home for Very Important People, The Home Group is a collection of celebrity members clubs dotted across the globe, from London to Lisbon, Malibu to Manhattan, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media. 

The most spectacular and exclusive of all is Island Home—a sprawling, closely-guarded complex of faux-rustic guest cabins, spas, bars and restaurants just off the English coast. To mark its opening, Home's mercurial CEO Ned Groom and his team have planned a glamorous three-day launch party, easily the most coveted A-list invite of the year.   

But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point. Years behind schedule and vastly over budget, the project has stretched a long-serving and long-suffering team to their limits. There's Ned's trusted PA, who has over decades maneuvered her way from coat-check girl to Home's inner circle; Ned's younger brother, who has sacrificed his marriage and morals to be Ned's right-hand man; the Head of Membership keeping the world's most spoiled and jaded individuals entertained using any means necessary; the Head of Housekeeping, who plays silent witness to the guests' very worst excesses. All of them have something to hide—and that's before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island. 

As tempers fray and behavior worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home's members begin to wish they'd never RSVP'd at all. 

Because at this club, if your name's on the list, you're not getting out . . .

©2022 Ellery Lloyd (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Wasted Potentail

This story had a brilliant setup, in a phenomenal location, with a unique and interesting cast of characters.
The book should’ve been bingeworthy.
However, it is so muddled. There are too many characters and none of them are well developed enough to empathize with or relate to.
It was like a slow moving car crash.
I couldn’t stop listening, initially because I was certain that at some point all of the chaos would make sense.
I went back to this book 3 different times because I just had to believe it would get clearer, more streamlined, more interesting.
I was wrong.
It is truly just a confused mess. The oddly shifting timeline, the barrage of different personalities (none of whom we ever really get to know), it was disappointing on every level.
The should’ve been a fascinating listen.
Instead, it was one of the most frustrating audiobooks I’ve ever heard.
The only redeeming aspect was the narration, which was superb.
I couldn’t even finish it.
And I don’t understand how a concept could be loaded with potentiality and fail so miserably at the end of the day.
A huge letdown.
I saw that it was a book club pick and had a positive review and because the plot sounded mesmerizing I was sure I’d love it.
Unfortunately, it was just another fluff piece with no real direction or substance.
I wanted to love it, I simply couldn’t.
If you’re looking for a book with this same kind of setup that won’t totally let you down, I’d opt for something like “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley or “The Woman In Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware.
Save your credit, there’s nothing to new to see here.

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Don't bother with this one.

I am over 3 hours in and it was hard to last this long. I want my credit back!! I bought this book based on the fact that I loved her last book People Like Her and I recommend that book. I feel nauseated and bored by this book. The rich and famous are so good and so bad and so odd and so interesting and so cool and so weird and fabulous and so selfish..........want to hear more,,,,...get the book and believe me you will. If it goes somewhere by the end then that's great, but I CAN NOT force myself to listen anymore and I have some interesting audiobooks just waiting to begin.

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hang in for the ending

this would have been better read. the narrator, while amazing, was hard to follow due to converging POV. heavy narrative and inner monolgue. unlikable characters but they all get theirs in the end. read it as a Reeses Book Club pick, their obsession with the rich a famous is becoming a snooze.

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Building up story line

Easy read, loved the turn of events unfolding as you read, keeping you on your toes to read the next chapter and the next and the next. Loved everything about it. Reese was right you literally cannot leave it from your hands. Really recommend it. If I had to save 1 character I would save Adam just because he was a very influenced and naive person, at least this is how it sounded to me. A very well spent credit !!

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Scandalous

Loved the storyline of the rich and famous seeking exclusive VIP status to an opening party of Home’s getaway on Butchers Island. Home is an exclusive multi property private getaway for only the most fabulous celebs in the business.
Cell phones and cameras aren’t allowed at Home and it’s a place where the celebs can be themselves without any chance of anyone ever seeing or hearing about it.
This book shows the ultimate twisted portrait of how wealth and power can lead to a very dark and evil side in people. Highly recommend this scandalous sensational read.

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Couldn’t got into “The Club”…

… and for good reason. I didn’t want to! Author Ellery Lloyd and narrator Tamaryn Payne slaughter this one to pieces. Going from one character to another, Payne’s narration is quite a pain. The mystery of this book remains a mystery. This was from Audible’s 2-for-1 sale which remains unfinished.

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I couldnt stop listening

This was a great story. I dont usually enjoy stories about celebrity junk- but this was a lot about the staff who would serve the celebs- and that is what I enjoyed listening to. It was a great twister. I binged it over a weekend. Its totally worth a credit!

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Overall I enjoyed but…

The abundant use of the F word was really unnecessary to the story. I liked the development of the characters and the twists and turns to everyone’s secrets. It kept me engaged.

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Interesting story

Interesting story, I wish it were longer! I listen to a lot of books and finished this one in a few days. I liked the characters, story, and the narrator. Not my favorite audiobook by any means but I’m not mad I spent the credit. If you like murder mystery dramas and can’t settle on anything else this is a good choice!

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Fun story but structure is needlessly convoluted

Fun celebrity club murder mystery set up, but why so convoluted?? Ends up feeling lazy and padded. Narrator is very good except for painful male American accented voice which was unspeakably bad. Second book I've read by this author duo which offers a juicy "ripped from headlines" vibe, but ultimately feels like unsatisfying empty calories.

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