The Wednesday Group

  • by Sylvia True
  • Narrated by Susan Bennett
  • 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gail. Hannah. Bridget. Lizzy. Flavia. Each of them has a shameful secret, and each is about to find out that she is not alone...
Gail, a prominent Boston judge, keeps receiving letters from her husband's latest girlfriend, while her husband, a theology professor, claims he's nine-months sober from sex with grad students. Hannah, a homemaker, catches her husband having sex with a male prostitute in a public restroom. Bridget, a psychiatric nurse at a state hospital, is sure she has a loving, doting spouse, until she learns that he is addicted to chat rooms and match-making websites. Lizzy, a high school teacher, is married to a porn addict, who is withdrawn and uninterested in sex with her. Flavia was working at the Boston Public library when someone brought her an article that stated her husband had been arrested for groping a teenage girl on the subway. He must face court, and Flavia must decide if she wants to stay with him. Finally, Kathryn, the young psychologist running the group, has as much at stake as all of the others.
As the women share never-before-uttered secrets and bond over painful truths, they work on coming to terms with their husbands' addictions and developing healthy boundaries for themselves. Meanwhile, their outside lives become more and more intertwined, until, finally, a series of events forces each woman to face her own denial, betrayal, and uncertain future head-on.
From author Sylvia True comes The Wednesday Group, a captivating, moving novel about friendship, marriage, and the bonds that connect us all.


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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! It is remarkably good. Beautifully written, perfectly narrated and totally engaging. The characters are exceptionally well drawn and I find myself caring deeply about them as if they were my friends.

Any additional comments?

I would have liked a 'more complete' ending. However, I respect the authors choice. After all, life isn't neat and tidy and it has stray threads.

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- Ann D

Much more than I expected.

There wasn't much about this book's description that seemed appealing or relevant to me, but it was consistently popping up in my recommendations. I looked into it a little more and based on so many positive reviews I thought it wouldn't hurt to at least start it. Nine hours later (give or take), I finished it.

I found it to be evocative in so many ways... fascinating, heartbreaking, heartwarming, poignant, angering, appalling, reaffirming... I could go on. :)
It may have been because I wasn't expecting to like it that I did so much. And while the specifics of the subject matter didn't resonate, there was so much more that did.

My only disappointment, and reason for only 4 stars, is simply because I thought it ended too soon.
A bit of a petty personal preference, as I'm sure it would have threatened the integrity and effectiveness, but I really wanted more resolution for some of the characters.
Highly recommend, though. For everyone!
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- AmyJo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-03-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio