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Widows

By: Lynda La Plante
Narrated by: Annie Aldington
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Publisher's Summary

The ground-breaking thriller from the queen of crime drama and the basis for Steve McQueen's major motion picture. Widows is a fast-paced heist thriller with an all-female cast you won't forget.

Facing life alone, they turned to crime together....

A security van heist goes disastrously wrong, and three women are left widowed.

When Dolly Rawlins discovers her gang boss husband's plans for the failed hijack, an idea starts to form....

Could she and the other wives finish the job their husbands started?

As the women rehearse the raid, it becomes clear that someone else must have been involved.

But only three bodies were found in the wreckage.

Who was the fourth man?

And where is he now?

©2021 Lynda La Plante (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

Critic Reviews

"The perfect summer read." (My Weekly)

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  • Vince H.
  • 01-14-22

Brilliantly read

Very good story with good characters.
The best narrator I've yet to hear, great pace with believable and consistent portrayals of each character.

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  • Sarah
  • 03-02-22

classic

I have read this book before.. long time ago and was really pleased to be able to listen to it on Audible. The narrative was exactly as I had imagined it in my head when I read the book so it was a bit like catching up with old friends. Great story .. never gets old.. true classic. Lynda la Plante never disappoints does she?
I also listened to the preview of Widows Revenge afterwards and was disappointed to note it was a different narrator.. I shall reserve judgement and see how it changes my feelings on the story after I have heard the whole book.

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  • Grace Bradford
  • 02-15-22

Enjoyable in a Carry On kind of way!

I enjoyed listening to this book but wasn’t quite sure how to take it as it felt almost like an episode of Eastenders meets a Carry On film…this is probably due to the voices used by the reader. Nevertheless it was an easy listen and I’ve started the next in the series.

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  • good2go
  • 12-19-21

first time

first time listening to this author's story am now on the next book widows revenge I like it that much

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  • P Farley
  • 01-23-22

excellent

excellent story line , kept me gripped the ,narrator Annie Aldington is brilliant at what ever she reads ,she is just brilliant and makes the character,s of the book come alive .

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  • Mike
  • 01-22-22

Fantastic!

Loved this! The best audio book experience since i began with Audible 5 years ago. Amazing characters, brilliant plot, great writing, superb (the best ever) narration. What's not to love.?

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  • Caz01
  • 12-19-21

Linda laPlante does it again

Really enjoyed listening to this book, it was much better than the tv version. The narration and characterization really brought it to life, excellent.

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  • JSM
  • 12-10-21

Brilliant

This is probably my favourite LaPlante audiobook. Fantastic characters with a well written story and the reading was in keeping with the characters and story.

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  • Forestwalker
  • 12-10-21

Loved this

Linda LaPlante never disappoints, and the storyline is compelling. I had several very late nights on the 'just one more chapter' principle. But what makes this audiobook exceptional is the narrator, Annie Aldington. She is amazing, and manages a unique and distinctive accent for each of the many characters, male and female. Fantastic, and very enjoyable.

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  • Amina Jaffar
  • 09-13-22

Great book!

Fantastic book with a great plot and great characters. Cannot wait to listen to the sequel!

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  • squizmum
  • 01-27-22

The Ladies Do It l

Love Lgndas books.. Hard to leave, this story show the deretmination and strength of women. Great narration. Now for book 2