Apple Tree Yard

  • by Louise Doughty
  • Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
  • 14 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage. But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair.Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first. But she can’t control what happens next.


Audible Editor Reviews

Louise Doughty’s gripping psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard is the story of Yvonne Carmichael: happy wife and career woman. When she embarks on an affair with an attractive stranger, at first it seems simple enough to compartmentalise the different facets of her life… but not for long. Narrated by the terrific Juliet Stevenson, Apple Tree Yard is a thrilling audiobook (available from Audible) that will have crime literature fans utterly gripped. Admirers of the book include such luminaries of the crime thriller genre as Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Hilary Mantel and S.J. Watson.


What the Critics Say

"Brilliant and bruising. Obsession, betrayal and blood-letting..." (Ian Rankin)
"A superb novel... I really didn’t want to finish it. And I don’t say that very often." (Julie Myerson)
"Realised I’d been holding my breath for the last forty pages. Gripping." (Val McDermid) ‘Once you start you can’t stop reading. Terrific.’ Helen Dunmore ‘Doughty is a brilliant storyteller who knows how to build suspense to breaking point.’ Kate Saunders, The Times


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Multi-layered and absorbing

I really enjoyed this book. Excellent characterization, complex plot and very thought-provoking indeed. Juliet Stevenson's narration is utterly superb. I had never heard of this author before; I'm glad I decided to follow the recommendations of other readers, she is a great discovery!
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- Jill

Brilliant Recommendation!

What made the experience of listening to Apple Tree Yard the most enjoyable?

What a great choice of narrator, Juliet Stephenson used just the right tempo and intonation in her voice, which is like silk, to keep you wanting to hear more.

What did you like best about this story?

The way the story unfolds as Yvonne narrates her experiences, leaving you wanting to listen more and more. The twists and turns in the plot keep you guessing continually about the outcome.

Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I haven't but I will be checking out other books that she has narrated.

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- Mrs. Helen M. Herbert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2014
  • Publisher: Canongate Books