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Widows

By: Lynda La Plante
Narrated by: Annie Aldington
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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

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"The perfect summer read." (My Weekly)

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Easy , compelling listen

Not read any of authors books previously so not sure what to expect. Enjoyable and great narrator. Sequel sounded disappointing as narration not as good .

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Queen Dolly

I never saw the tv series so wasn’t sure what to expect, but knowing what a great writer Lynda La Plante is I decided to give this book a listen. And I wasn’t disappointed. Right from the start I was willing Dolly to succeed in her plan to rob a security van - whether she succeeded, you will have to listen to find out.

To recommend this book to you, I have now started on the second book & have also downloaded the final book in this series.


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Great story, proper old fashioned romp, great fun great characters, no surprise it’s being made into a film, I’ll go and watch it!

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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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Widows' Pique

My first by this author, and probably my last. Overly and unnecessarily dramatic with the pathetic brainless tedious continual cross-questioning by the non compatible female "gang" throughout the whole book which made me realize why I usually give books with too many female MCs a definite miss, (unless it's Georgette Heyer).

A good enough tale when you finally make it to the end, but you feel like you've been roughed up like Reznik. IT WAS OK

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Wonderful story and narrator

Great storyline, well worth a listen and looking forward to book 2. Narrator was very clear with good accents

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Unlikely premise

This book was quite entertaining, well performed and a good light hearted listen, but the premise felt a little unlikely, dont think i will be investing into the sequel

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No wonder it’s now a film

Another master class of story telling by Lynda La Plante. Very easy listening and will want to move on to book 2 to find out what the widows get up to next.

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Go Dolly

Loved the book , had to go back and watch the tv series . Narration was excellent.

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Excellent narrator

Really enjoyed this story and it was brilliantly performed by Annie Aldington- one of the best audible readings I’ve listened to!

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