The Memory Game

  • by Nicci French
  • Narrated by Harriet Walter
  • 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Memory Game is a haunting psychological thriller from the top-ten best-selling author Nicci French.
You remember an idyllic childhood. But your memory is deceitful. And possibly deadly...
When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend Natalie, who went missing 25 years ago.
Encouraged by a therapist to recover lost memories, Jane hopes to find out what really took place when she was a child - and what happened to Natalie. But in learning the truth about her and Natalie's past, is Jane putting her own future at terrible risk?

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Audible Editor Reviews

The Memory Game, written by Nicci French is a chilling psychological thriller audiobook narrated by English actress Harriet Walter. At once a mystery but also a fascinating example of attempting to recover those early childhood memories people can never recall in adulthood. Two little girls always play in their garden until one goes mysteriously missing. Her body is not discovered until 25 years later, buried in the same garden. It is a dangerous task to unravel the mystery of who killed the girl. Available now from Audible.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Hard to care by the end-usually love Nicci French

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really time worth spent. The story seemed implausible, as if it was merely a vehicle for the authors to examine the concept of false memory syndrome. The characters weren't likeable, particularly the main character, Jane.


If you’ve listened to books by Nicci French before, how does this one compare?

Not good at all. I kept listening to it because I'd always enjoyed Nicci French books in the past so hoped it would get better. It didn't really.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Probably the final scene.


If this book were a film would you go see it?

I really would rather watch paint dry than sit through the film of this book.


Any additional comments?

I'm glad I've listened to other Nicci French books and enjoyed them immensely. If this is your first Nicci French book, don't let it put you off the authors - everything else they've done has been first-rate.

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- MarieLouise

Long drawn out but worth it..

Not the best Nicci French story, taking longer to play out the narrative than others, but worthwhile if you stick with it. Excellent narrator.
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- Martha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios