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Audiobook Review

Wife Support System

Kathleen Whyman
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average rating is 4 out of 5
average rating is 4 out of 5

Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects


A fun, playful, witty listen with plenty of personality.


💚 Definitely recommend this as a fun, lighthearted read. It was exactly what I had hoped it would be; a mix of humour, mum realisms and the odd twist.
💜 The style reminded me of some of my favourite Wendy Holden audiobooks, complete with quirky humour and snark. I came away with a smile.

Big thanks to NetGalley and Saga Egmont Audio for providing me with an audio ARC in return for an honest review.


I really enjoyed Natalie Dew’s narration. It was my first time listening to her and she did a fantastic job of portraying and differentiating the characters.

Looking forward to seeing what both Kathleen Whyman and Natalie Dew do next.


No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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Wife Support System


We’ve got the balance all wrong. Instead of living with our partners, struggling to do everything by ourselves and only seeing each other now and then, we should do it the other way round. We should live together and see them now and then.

Erica knows her suggestion sounds extreme, but when her nanny leaves without notice, she’s extremely desperate. Polly and Louise aren’t convinced, but when circumstances force them to move into Polly’s enormous but run-down house, they have to admit that life’s much easier when the childcare and workload is shared.

At first, communal living seems like the answer to all their prayers - childcare on tap, rotas for cleaning, and someone always available to cook dinner (no more last-minute pizza delivery!). But over time, resentment starts to grow as they judge each other’s parenting styles and bicker over cleaning, cooking and whose turn it is to buy toilet rolls.

And as one woman has her head turned by a handsome colleague, one resorts to spying on her husband and another fights to keep a dark secret, they need each other more than ever. But can Polly, Louise and Erica keep their friendship and relationships strong? Or will their perfect mumtopia fall apart?

Essential reading for anyone fed up with never-ending housework/homeschooling/preparing healthy meals that their kids reject … Will have you shrieking with laughter! Fans of Why Mummy Drinks, Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life? and Beth O’Leary won’t want to miss this one!
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