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Publisher's Summary

From Liane Moriarty, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, comes Apples Never Fall, an audiobook that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.

The Delaney family love one another dearly - it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other....

If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father?

This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings.

The Delaneys are fixtures in their community. The parents, Stan and Joy, are the envy of all of their friends. They’re killers on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after 50 years of marriage, they’ve finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are Stan and Joy so miserable?

The four Delaney children - Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke - were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had what it took to go all the way. But that’s okay, now that they’re all successful grown-ups and there is the wonderful possibility of grandchildren on the horizon.

One night a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy’s door, bleeding after a fight with her boyfriend. The Delaneys are more than happy to give her the small kindness she sorely needs. If only that was all she wanted.

Later, when Joy goes missing, and Savannah is nowhere to be found, the police question the one person who remains: Stan. But for someone who claims to be innocent, he, like many spouses, seems to have a lot to hide. Two of the Delaney children think their father is innocent, two are not so sure - but as the two sides square off against each other in perhaps their biggest match ever, all of the Delaneys will start to reexamine their shared family history in a very new light.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2021 Liane Moriarty (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Not for me

I have always enjoyed Liane Moriarty’s books, so I was very excited to hear this one. However I couldn’t even get into this one. The story is slow, I found myself skipping chapters at a time to hurry along the story. It was hard to listen to as well, the performance of the book read was just not for me either.

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Well written, well narrated.

I have listened to all her books and this one is her best. Heartbreaking observations about all the ways we hurt the people we love the most. I have never felt as understood as sibling until I read this and saw a reflection of my family.

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  • Jamie Roberts
  • 2021-09-16

I love this narrator.

I saw the reviews complaining about the narrator and I don't get it. I love this narrator. She's the same one who narrated Big Little Lies. I love listening to her. She's one of my favorites. I'll rate the rest of the book when I'm finished with it, but so far she sounds the same as always and I love her narration.

Later... I finished the book and I loved it.

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  • 2021-09-15

Grating narration

I am about a third of the way through the book and will finish it but I am tempted to return it because the narration is so distracting that I am having difficulty following the plot. The narrator’s voice is hard to listen to as it sounds like her voice is raised most the time even with the sound turned down.

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  • Lovetoreview
  • 2021-09-16

Author Never Fails

Liane Moriarty has done it again! I swore I was going to listen to her new book slowly because I love them so much. I wanted to spread it out over at least a week. However, I listened nonstop and finished it in two days because it is soooo good!!!! I loved the characters and story and I had to know what they were going to do next. The narrator, Caroline Lee, is so incredibly talented….I would hug her and tell her how much I love her work just as much as the author. I recommend to all!!!

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  • Kayla B.
  • 2021-09-16

Narrator is incredible

Great story and the narrator is one of the best I’ve ever heard. This made my commute so much fun

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  • 2021-09-15

Narrator’s voice is grating on my nerves.

Narrator’s voice is grating on my nerves. Hard to keep listening. Makes it hard to get into the story.

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  • 2021-09-15

can't listen to reader's voice anymore!

keep trying, but her voice is so hard to listen to! usually love this author. very dissappointed

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  • Amy B.
  • 2021-09-17

Loved it!

I normally love Liane’s books, but was NOT a fan of Nine Perfect Strangers, so I was a little nervous about this one, but it really touched a chord with me. The family dynamics hit home. So glad I bought it!

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  • Bv5678
  • 2021-09-16

Narration is terrible

Can’t even listen or follow story line bc narrator is like nails on chalkboard. I am going to have to try and return this book.

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  • Amanda
  • 2021-09-18

Loved the story and the narration!

The narration is great. She’s narrated every other L.M. book and she’s a delight to listen to every time. The negative reviews about the performance are a touch ridiculous. As for the story- loved it! Yet another gem from a stellar author.

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  • 2021-09-17

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I never write reviews, but I had to for this one. The story was really good, the person reading it, ugh. Worst accent and reading I have ever heard.

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