• The Question

  • By: Jane Asher
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-31-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.1 (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A casual remark on the telephone leads Eleanor Hamilton to an appalling and deeply disturbing discovery: John, her husband of 20 years, has been leading a life of duplicity and betrayal. Shock, jealousy, and anger drive Eleanor to extraordinary limits in her desire for revenge. But then fate intervenes in the shape of a terrible accident.
©1998 Jane Asher; (P)2005 Oakhill Publishing Ltd.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on 07-21-09

Very British...quite brilliant

I absolutely loved this book, couldn't stop listening to it until its quite satisfying conclusion! The writing is superb, the narration equally so. But I will admit that it likely would be more appealing to older female readers. A big thumbs up from me!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Karen Campbell on 10-24-07

Short but sweet

The Question takes an interesting plot and doesn't quite develop it far enough. The development of the story is intriguing but slightly marred by the characters, none of whom are likeable. The narrator is quite good but she portrays the main character very shrilly which can get annoying. Overall worth listening to but not gripping

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3 out of 5 stars
By Kirstine on 10-26-08

Not great, but OK story, well read

I bought this as a bargain book and as such was OK. The reader was excellent, really differentiating the characters by using varying tones of voice and accents. There were certain similarities to Fay Weldon's style of book, but I kept feeling how much better the writing would have been had the latter been the author. Asher's style verges on being cliched and the characters are not really realistic, but I suppose it was intended that the main character, Elenor, be a nasty creation and her rival, Barbara, be pathetically wet. It would have been a better novel if the contrast between the two women had not been so simplistic.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Anushka on 09-04-07

Not what you might expect ...

A real surprise. My normal diet is suspense, thriller, intrigue, books that catch my imagination.
This is that kind of story. The reader uses phrasing, pausing and perfect inflection, that gets your anticipation 'taste bugs' into action. At one point you may have a picture of the story board, but don't be fooled! It's not that predictable and it's a very satisfying tale. Enjoy the characters and the empathetic emotions you might find that it evokes.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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