Audiobook Review: Evidence Of The Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Often, I feel overwhelmed by this sinking feeling in my heart that I will never be enough.”

Evidence Of The Affair is a short story by Taylor Jenkins Reid that follows the correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer which reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.

Rating:

Told entirely through the letters, Evidence Of The Affair is a heartfelt short story that explores the emotional turmoil of being betrayed by a loved one, but also the liberation of being set free.

I’ve read three books by TJR this year and she has quickly become one of my favourite authors. I always feel so invested in her characters, and it was no different with this novella.

I listened to the audiobook version in just over an hour but was completely drawn into the lives of these two characters and the effective emotional journey that TJR manages to take you on in only a short amount of time.

Concise and developed quickly, it does feel a tiny bit cliche and therefore a little predictable by the end, which a longer story would have allowed TJR to work around, but this is a brilliant example of her beautiful story-telling and characterisation.

After listening to this, I want all of my favourite authors to release hour-long audiobooks now, as they perfectly fill that spare gap in the day that you occasionally find yourself with.

Audiobook Review:

The audiobook is available on Kindle Unlimited and the two narrators tell the story brilliantly. I could have listened to them all day and really understood their conflicting emotions.

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