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Publisher's Summary

Sarah Gailey's The Echo Wife is “a trippy domestic thriller which takes the extramarital affair trope in some intriguingly weird new directions.” (Entertainment Weekly)

I’m embarrassed, still, by how long it took me to notice. Everything was right there in the open, right there in front of me, but it still took me so long to see the person I had married.

It took me so long to hate him.

Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell’s award-winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be.

And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’s husband.

Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and both Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up.

Good thing Evelyn Caldwell is used to getting her hands dirty.  

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2021 Sarah Gailey (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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  • Rachelle
  • 2021-02-18

So many levels

Sarah Gailey just keeps getting better. Gailey adds layers and layers and a good dose of suspense to the standard literary tropes of cloning. I went in blind and was glad I did. Xe Sands was great, as always.

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  • S.A. Palmer
  • 2021-03-03

One sitting

Couldn’t stop till the very end. Really enjoyed this original story. Narrator is just amazing!!

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  • xtinaluvspink
  • 2021-02-25

Unexpected plot twists led to a quality story

I picked this mostly on a whim and am glad I did so! What seemed predictable at the beginning turned into a story with some unpredictable plot twists that challenge the listener's stance on morality when it comes to "created" beings and if/how they differ from "birthed" beings. Really good story with expert-level vocabulary that certainly kept me interested.

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  • Avanna
  • 2021-03-01

BORING

This wasn't a thriller. Its pretty boring. I loved the theme of it but the actual thought out the book nothing happened really.

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  • Carolina Rush
  • 2021-02-28

Distracting Narration -- Story Had Potential

Attempted to listen several times as the story drew me in from the start. Unfortunately, the narration was distracting and lacked natural conversation flow. It sounded like narrator was reading in a much lower register than her usual voice, which came across as gritty, forced and, perhaps, a suggestion of "use your sexy voice when reading this."

Will happily purchase book as Kindle.

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  • Nadia
  • 2021-02-26

No thrill, no suspense... nothing.

Bland, boring.
I kept waiting for the story to get interesting, but it didn't.
As for the narrator.. I know Xe Sands, she's great. Her voice is very.. pleasant. But here... she sounds so tired and weary, that you just want to hit the main heroine on the head and stop her misery.

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  • Lisa
  • 2021-02-22

Bland story. Excellent narrator.

There were so many opportunities in this story that could've (should've) gone a more sinister route. Interesting concept but nothing new and nothing you can really sink your teeth into. Wish it hadn't cost me a credit.

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  • Lisa
  • 2021-02-22

A really interesting story!

I was not sure about the narration at first but I was so interested to hear what happened next I quickly got over it. I would definitely buy it again!