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Whisper Network

A Novel
Auteur(s): Chandler Baker
Narrateur(s): Almarie Guerra
Durée: 12 h et 44 min
4 out of 5 stars (179 évaluations)

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER!

“Honest, timely, and completely thrilling.” (Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) 

Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc., for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge. But the world has changed, and the women are watching this promotion differently. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they aren’t willing to let it go. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough. 

Sloane and her colleagues’ decision to take a stand sets in motion a catastrophic shift in the office. Lies will be uncovered. Secrets will be exposed. And not everyone will survive. All of their lives - as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries - will change dramatically as a result. 

"If only you had listened to us,” they tell us in Chandler Baker's Whisper Network, “none of this would have happened."

Praise for Whisper Network:

"Narrator Almarie Guerra projects the Southern accent and sassy tone that are needed in this audiobook.... Guerra captivates listeners by creating energetic portrayals.... This is an intense listen about women who triumph over injustice in the workplace." (AudioFile Magazine)

“Don't be fooled by its title. Whisper Network is a primal roar of a novel. Furiously funny and just plain furious, it's as timely as today's headlines and as big-hearted as your best work friend. A fantastic read.” (Riley Sager, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Time I Lied

“Exciting and sprinkled with razor-sharp insights about what it is to be a woman today, Whisper Network is a witty and timely story that will make you cheer for sisterhood.” (Liv Constantine, USA Today best-selling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

©2019 Chandler Baker (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

“Don't be fooled by its title. Whisper Network is a primal roar of a novel. Furiously funny and just plain furious, it's as timely as today's headlines and as big-hearted as your best work friend. A fantastic read.” (Riley Sager, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Time I Lied)

Whisper Network manages to be provocative, timely, and a ripping good read: A murder mystery and a manifesto all rolled up into one. I couldn’t put it down.” (Janelle Brown, New York Times best-selling author of Watch Me Disappear

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Whisper Network

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  • Au global
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Makes you think & reflect.

Great story lines. Resonated with many experiences I've had and witnessed. Loved it. Highly recommend

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  • Au global
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Meh

Just wasn’t my cup of tea I guess! I found it slow at times. I actually stopped it and only restarted it I the later.

  • Au global
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  • Histoire
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Not what I expected but good!

It didn’t fit my love Liane Moriarty books like I had hope but it’s still a good mystery with a few twists as bd turns. It does however hit the nail on the head with confronting everyday issues and moral conflicts still lived by woman today.

  • Au global
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    3 out of 5 stars

Pretty good!

Not as gripping as some, but a nice listen! Great narrator. Likeable characters. Female driven.

  • Au global
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Enjoyed - well done

I really loved how she weaves in the challenges faced by working moms and women in today’s workplace. Well done - funny, yet poignant. All tied together with intrigue and suspense. Great job

  • Au global
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Don't bother.

I wasn't a fan of this one at all. I felt strung along and by the end, I was left confused and let down.

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Could not get into it

I had heard this book was great, but 4 chapters in I still could not get into it. Found it was disjointed, confusing and boring.

  • Au global
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More substance than you’d think

I think the author really gets the complicated world women have to navigate. The characters are flawed which make them much more relatable than they first seem. Overall, very thought-provoking and timely.

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Why are we whispering?

This clever, timely account of the insidious nature of sexual harassment and its ramifications makes for an enjoyable and thought-provoking experience. The girlfriend nature of the main characters rings true as does the challenges of work/life balance for women. For both women of means and those without, being a woman in the workforce and beyond comes with a different set of rules and limitations than experienced by men. The shared experiences of all the women in the novel exemplified this reality.

The pace and unexpected turns compelled me to listen at every opportunity. While some of the characters may have been a bit too stereotypic, they represented more than a single person.

I especially appreciated the epilogue. As Ms. Baker asserts, it's time to stop whispering. Whose secrets are we keeping anyway?

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Not for me

Wasnt impressed with this read. I did however finish it. Just couldn't speak my interest though

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  • Gretchen SLP
  • 2019-07-18

👄👂🏻👁💪#MeToo-Era Suspense 💄👠💼💅🤳🏻

I realized about midway through this book that it was basically a mashup of two better books, Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies and Joshua Ferris’s amazing debut novel Then We Came to the End. I was also painfully aware at several points that for a suspense thriller, it’s more than a little lacking in suspense or thrills. The narrative isn’t linear; it jumps around in time a lot, which can be confusing. Also, the narrator isn’t great. She’s too chipper-chirpy, she mispronounces words (“uncarcacuristic”/ uncharacteristic), and she reads so slowly that I had to increase to 1.25x speed to keep from getting bored. Even so, the book is well worth your time and a credit for a few important reasons: it’s well-written, it’s coherent, and above all, it’s timely. Everyone, male or female, should read it. Women’s real-world workplace stories are just beginning to be told, and this book, which the author’s postscript makes clear was based on her own experiences as well as those of friends, acquaintances, clients and colleagues, makes a wonderful first salvo in the war for truth and justice in our current era of (all too often) “alternative facts.”

Grade: B+/A-
Bechdel test: Pass, albeit self-consciously (a character actually expresses concern at one point that she and her friends are in danger of failing the Bechdel test)

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  • Au global
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  • Kimberly
  • 2019-07-03

I WANTED to like this book...

I feel like it I should have liked this book; I think it’s probably a timely and important book, but I just couldn’t. The plot was disjointed and convoluted, and it was packed with a huge cast of extremely unlikeable characters. I listened to the bitter end, but you don’t need to punish yourself. Buy something else....ANYTHING else...

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  • C. Klein
  • 2019-07-04

3 hours into the audiobook and I have to give up..

I really wanted to like this book but first the narration is SO bad that sometimes it is hard to follow which character is speaking. There are too many characters and my GOD is it bitter. What a shame, pass on this one.

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  • Alli
  • 2019-07-06

Loved

I loved this book. It is funny, interesting, accurate, and relevant. The only thing was that the narrator mis-pronounced several words and that kept throwing me off. Also, if you are going to do a book with Southern characters, it would be nice to have a Southern narrator instead of trying to imitate the accent. It’s definitely would the read or listen

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  • JessB
  • 2019-07-05

What to expect when starting this book--

This book is great, but also IMO you have to give it a while to set up. I struggled in the beginning to remember and figure out who each character was. (This could likely be remedied by reading it versus listening to it.) Once you get that down though (in the approximate first 1/4 of the book) you're golden and the story really starts moving along from there.

The interesting thing about this book is it isn't JUST a good mystery and well-written story, it strongly shows via both thoughts and events how working women in society are at a (oftentimes unconscious) disadvantage compared to men, the moment they start at any workplace. A few notes I have here personally... As a 38-year-old woman, I found many of the inner commentaries of the women regarding how women have to act at work, as right on the money. Once the comment was made that we have to essentially "act like men" at work and as the character went into detail why she felt that way, and upon really mulling that over, it dawned on me how true that IS. The comment was also made that if women have children their value to a company plummets, but you're also looked at differently if you DON'T have children, like you have given up children for career. Either way we lose. Women will identify with this; hopefully men will realize how hard we have it just by BEing female. It is what it is and we have to deal with it, but it doesn't make it fun or ok. The author's notes the last few minutes of the audiobook file made me realize why so many of her thoughts on being a working woman and the struggles of being hit on and what that can mean to a career, were so insightful. I didn't feel this was PUSHED on the reader during the story though; it was just a very important part of the storyline.

Separately, this book does a great job of pointing out that not just women that modern society deems "attractive" are subject to the advances or assaults of their male co-workers or superiors; and also it's not just women that have frequent interaction with these males either. After all, it was unveiled subtly that Artie was overweight; and another character (I won't spoil it) was not even a women who had a boss in that office but was subject to it in that office as well!-- it was kind of a wrong place at the wrong time scenario for her.

Now that those notes have been made... the story is really good. You are kept guessing at certain events, little clues are unveiled here and there, and it's entertaining once you have ascertained who each character is and what their role may be. I read a lot of psychological fiction and not that I'd put it in that category, but the twists and turns and unveiling of information was pretty excellent. I was trying to figure out what was really happening, quite a few times.

So overall, very recommended!

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  • Sheila S
  • 2019-07-06

Contrived tale

This was not an easy listen. I found it necessary to replay sections of the book (especially in the beginning) because I had lost track of the story or wasn't sure of which character was speaking. The ending seemed to be highly contrived--I felt like shrugging my shoulders before starting a more involving selection.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-03

FANTASTIC book!

This book was a riot and I loved every minute of it. Fast paced, well developed characters, razor sharp wit from Baker, and an edge of your seat story that kept me dialed-in from beginning to end. I can totally see this book becoming an anthem for working women in America. A modern version of 9 to 5 on steroids - easily my favorite book of 2019.

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  • Shelly S
  • 2019-07-12

Hard to get through

I found the first 40 chapters hard to get through. It was an intense bashing of every aspect of a woman’s interactions with others including motherhood. It felt as if the author was implying that every man is awful, every new mother treated awful, etc etc etc. I wanted to give up on reading this so many times, but then she would write one line that I could agree with or understand on its own. As a whole I felt that this book took every complaint or wrong doing any woman has ever experienced and gave it ALL to 4 characters. As a woman, I understand and agree that the stories told here have happened to some woman, but it had an “ALL women” feel to it that I disliked very much. I do not feel motivated as a woman to march with pink hats and a mega phone and I very much enjoy having male friends and hugs to and from my co-workers as an extrovert, so can not understand this ALL #MeToo mentality. BUT I do very much hope that our future generations will speak up instead of whisper and on that note I will 100% agree with the author that in specific instances action is required and repercussions must be made.

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  • RueRue
  • 2020-05-22

Heavy on the "Me too" message

The Me too message was LOUD and clear, to the detriment of a good story. I don't enjoy being preached to when I'm reading for entertainment, and that happens in this book. The story and characters were entertaining when they weren't being self-pitying, manipulative, and/or dishonest. Narration was just ok.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Book.Lover 1350
  • 2019-07-09

It just didn’t work

I really wanted to like this book but it just didn’t work for me. As someone all too familiar with sexism in corporate world, I definitely find the subject important and long overdue, however the story was weak at best. I didn’t care for any of the characters and I just wanted the story to end. It also didn’t help that it was just wayyyy too long. I wouldn’t recommend it.

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