A Reliable Wife

  • by Robert Goolrick
  • Narrated by Mark Feuerstein
  • 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Robert Goolrick's riveting debut novel is both foreboding and sensual. When a wealthy man first meets his mail-order bride in 1907, he realizes this statuesque beauty is anything but a "simple missionary's daughter." But he doesn't know of her devious plan to leave Wisconsin as a rich widow. Nor does she know of the furious demons he longs to unleash during the lonely months of snowbound isolation.


What the Critics Say

"A sublime murder ballad that doesn't turn out at all the way one might expect." (Kirkus Reviews)
"This darkly nuanced psychological tale builds to a strong and satisfying close." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Narrator is awful

Plot is ok but author is far too melodramatic and long in their description of everything, making the characters unrealistic and ridiculous at times.
Narrator is awful so monotone and depressing.
Glad this book was one of my free choices as I would not have liked to pay to hear it. How can it be compared to Wuthering Heights or Rebecca I do not know? Something I read when I searched for similar stories to those and it came up with this one.
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- Mayb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-04-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books