Hello I’m delighted to be sharing my review on the audio blog tour for Strangers by C.L. Taylor. Thanks to Ellie Pilcher at Avon Books UK for the invite, and for my digital copy via the NetGalley app. Before I share my review, here’s what the book is all about:
Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before. Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life. Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards. And Alice is being stalked. None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die. Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening. Includes a bonus Q&A with the author and narrator.
I loved being on the blog tour for Sleep last year and couldn’t resist this blog tour invite for Strangers, especially as Clare Corbett was narrating again.
This was a fab audiobook. Alice, Gareth and Ursula were great characters, with lots going on in their lives. I liked Alice and Gareth but I must admit it took a while to warm to Ursula, probably because I could identify more with their situations than Ursula’s.
I loved how the author weaved together the story of these three unconnected people, and wondered how on earth they were gong to become involved.
I had so many questions going around my head whilst listening to this. Who was Alice’s stalker? Who was sending Gareth the postcards? Why did Ursula do the things she did?
I had my suspicions about the postcards and the stalker, but was totally wrong! One of my theories about a character was partly right, but not spot on. Oh yes and I loved the surprise ending, it had me chuckling out loud to myself. It really was the perfect ending! I’m sorry for being so vague, but I can’t reveal too much as I’d definitely spoil this fab story for you.
Clare Corbett’s narration was perfect! I loved the way she brought each character to life, and particularly enjoyed her Bristol accents.
At the end of the audiobook was a wonderful interview between the author and narrator. I loved hearing about Clare Corbett’s experience as a narrator and some of the secrets of her profession.
I definitely recommend this if you enjoy brilliantly narrated, character driven audiobooks!