Audiobook Review

The One

By
John Marrs
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LENGTH

11 hrs 1 min

READ BY

Clare Corbett, Vicki Hall, Simon Bubb, Jot Davies, Sophie Aldred

average rating is 5 out of 5
Performance
average rating is 4 out of 5
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

Enthralling, Twisted, Intriguing

THE BIRDICT

💙 This is Gattaca meets Psycho meets The Wife Between Us.

💜 The concept of DNA matching couples is sci-fi catnip and a seriously good idea. And one Marrs runs with to all sorts of delectably dark places.

💚 Switching between story lines, each with their own surprises, kept me on my toes. Marrs revels in the possible repercussions of a technology that promises to match people with their genetic soulmate. Divorce, love triangles, deception and disappointment are just the tip of the consequential iceberg.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 The cast of narrators is a real vocal a-list and honestly this production is flawless. Clare Corbett, Vicky Hall, Simon Bubb, Jot Davies and Sophie Aldred each take on separate strands of the plot. Not only does this provide a range of voices, styles and accents to keep things interesting, but there's no mistaking which plot you're following at any given time.

🎧 The standout for me was Corbett as Ellie. There's one particularly chilling bit (view spoiler) which she delivers to spine-tingling perfection.

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The One

THE BLURB

How far would you go to find The One?

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.

That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.

Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…