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As Long as We Both Shall Live

A Novel
Written by: JoAnn Chaney
Narrated by: Christina Delaine
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them....

As Long as We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney’s wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong, a marriage with lots of secrets.... 

“My wife! I think she’s dead!” Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren’t hopeful: No one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident. 

But Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt.  

Detectives Loren and Spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer. They dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, it’s got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s tough to rip yourself free. 

So what happens when you’re done making it work?

©2019 JoAnn Chaney (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

What the critics say

“Unputdownable….This novel is anything but predictable. The female characters are forces of nature, and the plot twists are deliciously demented, a la Gone Girl and Big Little Lies.” (People)

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  • Cory Yniguez Pironti
  • 2019-01-28

Great story, weird narrator

I loved this story but the narrator was too dramatic. The story was captivating, I just cringed a lot with the weird voices and accents the narrator used...I’d recommend reading this book over listening to it.

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  • Nancy K. DalPezzo
  • 2019-01-20

A compelling listen

This novel is not your typical story of a marriage. Rather, it is a tale of secrets, deviousness, and hatred within the confines of a 24 year marriage between two people who probably should never have ended up together. There are many twists and turns that will keep the reader in suspense, and it is doubtful that one will be able to guess the outcome of this mystery in advance. The story moved quickly and held my interest throughout. The narration was also good and overall this was a pleasant listen. I recommend this book to people who like mysteries and suspense.

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  • Martha L. Strand
  • 2019-01-19

Skip book

The story line for this book is okay but it is way over the top. The detectives portrayed are coarse, vulgar, and uncaring and the narrator sounds like he/she is something out of a Phiip Marlow 1920s movie. Don't waste time or money on this one.

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  • donnacdavis
  • 2019-01-25

Makes you think about your marriage.

I listened to only the first 30 minutes. It was depressing. Nothing nice to say about it. I returned it.

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  • Maureen Zadorski
  • 2019-03-13

Good story/ annoying reader

Y The reader read each character like they were very angry and wanted to kill somebody. I felt like that was overkill, no pun intended! I was intrigued by the story but could only listen to it in small doses. It made me feel so edgy listening to that angry style of reading.