By

Read By

Hannah Murray, Gemma Whelan, Morfydd Clark

Length

7 hrs and 10 mins

Audiobook Review

The Water Cure

Genre(s)

Sophie Mackintosh

Overall
Performance

A Sinister Story Cleverly Told

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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💜 It's a difficult story About The Worst Sorts of Exploitation and it unfolds piece by piece, layering one horror over another. On second reading, I've come to appreciate just how cleverly it's written.

💚 Sophie Mackintosh is very good at creating a sense of disorientation so that by the end you are barely in the same reality as where you started.

🧡 So much of this made me so angry. The thing is, it's supposed to.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 The narrators in this audiobook, Hannah Murray, Gemma Whelan and Morfydd Clark, are masterful. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed a written version nearly as much. Lia in particular is portrayed as a mix of young girl and young woman which, in the context of this story, is very powerful.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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This has definite parallels with The Grace Year.
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ABOUT

The Water Cure

THE BLURB

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, read by Hannah Murray, Gemma Whelan and Morfydd Clark.

Once upon a time, damaged women came here to be cured. We took them in, fed them glasses of our clean, good water, let them scream at the waves till their lips split like ripe fruit. Now no one is left but my sisters and me. King died a year ago, quite suddenly. Mother has vanished, no one knows where. And the safe compound they built around us, far away from the toxic world, has finally been breached.

Three men arrived last week, washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent. We remember now what our father taught us. 'If the men come to you, show yourself some mercy. Don't stick around and wait for them to put you out of your misery.'