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The Echo Wife
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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therubberduckninja
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What a crazy, twisted book! It was an interesting take on an old plot - Evelyn is an award winning scientist whose husband, Nathan, has an affair… with Evelyn‘s genetically replicated clone whom he‘s altered to be the “perfect” wife. (Think Stepford Wives, if you‘re old enough. 🙂) The story is told from Evelyn‘s point of view, and while she is certainly deserving of sympathy, she is also a deeply flawed, very complex character. Highly enjoyed.

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4thhouseontheleft
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My hubby was so sweet to make homemade chicken noodle soup last night, which was just what I needed.

Day 3 of Covid, and each day I feel worse, but getting by. I have started my next #TOB2022 book. Although I will probably spend more time watching TV than reading today. #tobshortlist

4thhouseontheleft And I just realized this is the same author that wrote Upright Women Wanted, and now I am a lot more excited to read it! 22h
Suet624 Oh gosh. I'm so sorry to hear this. Please take gentle care of yourself. 22h
4thhouseontheleft @Suet624 Thanks! I‘m grateful to have a spouse and daughter who are both quite self-sufficient, making it a lot easier for me to focus on rest and getting better! 21h
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BarbaraBB I am sorry to hear you've got it bad. Take care, wishing you a speedy recovery 🍀 21h
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB thank you! I qualify for the monoclonal antibody therapy so I have an appt for that this afternoon. 21h
BarbaraBB Good luck, I hope that'll help!
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thebluestocking I hope the therapy helps and that you feel better soon! 💙 20h
TrishB Take care ❤️ I felt worse until about day 5, then started to feel a bit better each day. Hope you‘re on the mend soon. 19h
slategreyskies Hope you‘re feeling better soon!! Also, those donut shaped noodles are so cool! I‘ve never seen ones like that before! :) sending hugs!! 💕 19h
Branwen Oh no! So sorry to hear you are sick, friend! *hugs* I had covid at the beginning of the month and it felt like it was never ending- but hang in there; you will get better a little bit more every day! 💕 Sending lots of love and healing thoughts your way! 18h
squirrelbrain Sorry to hear you‘re suffering so much - hope you turn a corner soon…. 18h
NovelGirl82 I‘m so sorry. I hope you‘re feeling better soon 17h
4thhouseontheleft @slategreyskies I buy them at our local Italian grocery, but it‘s the same brand as these on Amazon: Primeluci Anelletti Durum Wheat Semolina Pasta - 1 lb (Pack of 4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D0F0U0Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_CAAXCW5MRBP3KCAGR3... 17h
slategreyskies Oh, thank you so much!! I‘m going to try them out next time I make chicken noodle soup! 🥣 💕 16h
jessjess I'm sorry you're not feeling good!! 14h
CarolynM Hope you're well again soon💐 8h
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swynn
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(2021) Mixed feelings. I liked the themes of power and patriarchy, the unexpected plot twists, and the willingness to explore the story's ideas with unlikeable characters. But the world made no sense to me: some major ethical issues are ignored, the science is handwavey and inconsistent, and legal complications that seem obvious are just not a thing. It feels less like a story than an abstract thought exercise-- though an interesting one for sure

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Addison_Reads
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Great book!

After my recent reads it was nice to have something a bit more straight forward with the storytelling.

I'm a big fan of this author and this was a creative look into cloning and relationships. Gailey presents topics on the ethical and moral issues surrounding scientific discoveries, while also just writing an entertaining book.

Alfoster Yes! I liked it too!❤️👏 5d
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ImperfectCJ
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I snuck in a little novel listening during our hike this morning when my son wasn't talking to me about Switzerland and my daughter wasn't talking to me about the nature of good and evil. Caught a glimpse of the ocean, too...sort of.

kspenmoll Hiking conversations 😃 5d
allureofbeauty So beautiful. Also I hope you got the book okay 🖤 5d
ImperfectCJ @allureofbeauty Yep! The book arrived safe and sound. :-) 5d
allureofbeauty OK that‘s good. I still haven‘t gotten the next one from the previous person myself, hopefully soon. 5d
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ImperfectCJ
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First book for 2022 #ToB done. I devoured this one despite a few nagging things about it. The main character is an interesting mix of self-aware and self-deceptive, and the ethical questions raised are quite juicy, but something about a couple of the relationships feels off to me and the ending didn't fit at all in my estimation. And of course, the science requires a lot of suspension of disbelief. So, fun book in spite of its flaws.

Addison_Reads Great review. I have about 45 mins left of this audiobook and life keeps distracting me from finishing. 6d
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Angitron
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2021 was a kind of a disappointing reading year for me in terms of what I read, so one of my reading goals this year is to DNF early and often. If a book doesn‘t grab me by roughly 25% in, it‘s a no. This was a no.

BarbaraBB Can‘t blame you. Just wrote my review too. 1w
Angitron @BarbaraBB I really liked your review! 1w
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Chelsea.Poole
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This has been on my radar for awhile, but felt compelled to take the plunge for #ToB. Not blown away by this domestic thriller, but it was decently entertaining. I get that the author is using the a sci-fi element to drive home themes of power, control and manipulation. I re-listened to a section because it got a little convoluted for me.

she.epeolatry I just read it a few weeks ago. I enjoyed it as well. 1w
BarbaraBB That was clever of the author indeed, I have to give her that! 1w
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BarbaraBB
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A solid read about a female scientist, renowned for her work in the field of cloning, who meets a clone representing herself. This woman is her ex husband‘s new lover. A great start, an engaging middle and a weak ending make for a soft pick. I don‘t think it should have made the #ToB22 shortlist. I do think that of several books this year 🥴

#pop22 #OnomatopoeiaInTitle

Laughterhp Yeah, this one was a low pick for me as well. 1w
4thhouseontheleft I didn‘t even think to use this for the onomatopoeia prompt! I‘ll do that too, although All‘s Well just won out over The Echo Wife as my next #tobshortlist read 1w
Suet624 Smart idea for a story. Too bad it seems it didn‘t quite hit the mark. 1w
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squirrelbrain I agree - I enjoyed it but it just wasn‘t ‘enough‘ to make the shortlist. Love your pic! ❤️ 1w
BarbaraBB @4thhouseontheleft I was pretty pleased with myself for using this book for the onomatopoeia prompt 😉 1w
BarbaraBB @Suet624 No it didn‘t. It‘s definitely an entertaining read but the ToB? No… 1w
Cinfhen Awesome use of prompt challenge!!! I liked this book, wayyyy more than Klara but I agree, not best book to make the shortlist. Also gorgeous photo!!!!!! 1w
Megabooks That prompt 💯! I was just okay on this, too. Low pick for sure 👍🏻 1w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I think I liked Klara better. I am a bit annoyed by the ending of this one. 1w
BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @squirrelbrain @Megabooks too many low picks on this year‘s shortlist if you ask me 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
Megabooks Yes, I either loved them or they were just blah. Not many middle of the road. 1w
julesG Great picture. This book is on my #MountTBR. I don't understand what part of the title makes it onomatopoeic though, but I might be a bit nitpicky. Don't want to criticise, just curious. 1w
Ruthiella Let‘s see what the judge says...a few readers on Goodreads are noting that the author intended the book to reflect how young women are groomed by their abusers. But this isn‘t something I picked up on when reading it. (edited) 1w
BarbaraBB @julesG I thought (though am not sure, English is not my first language) that it‘s a word that‘s written the way it sounds? Well, the word echo echoed is echo… I was quite pleased with it but maybe I‘m interpreting it wrong 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella In her afterword the author emphasizes to stand up against domestic violence indeed. But I didn‘t pick that up while reading either. 1w
Cinfhen I think it works as onomatopoeia 😘😘and I was MORE annoyed by the ending of Klara. Regardless, I agree, too many meh or so-so books made the final 16! 1w
sarahbarnes Great review. I‘m definitely on the fence about reading this one. 1w
4thhouseontheleft @julesG @BarbaraBB @cinfhen well, echo is an onomatopoeia if you yell echo! 😂 But it also works for the mirror image on cover prompt. 1w
julesG Barbara, yes, you are right. I thought more along the lines of 1w
julesG @4thhouseontheleft I was way too far off thinking about stupid words you can yell in a canyon to get a slur as a reply than to actually realise "echo" was onomatopoeic. 1w
thebluestocking I agree with you in the ending of this one. I also just felt liked it pushed up against (and maybe past) my willingness to suspend disbelief that some of the shenanigans weren‘t discovered. 🤷‍♀️ 1w
Chelsea.Poole I finished this last week and just now getting to my review. I felt the same way you did 😊 1w
Sharpeipup I bailed in the middle and feel better knowing it has a week ending. Thank you for that! 1w
kwmg40 I agree with your assessment of the book, but I did really enjoy this one despite the flaws. 1w
BarbaraBB @thebluestocking @Chelsea.Poole @Sharpeipup I found it so improbable that someone who was living solely for science would throw that all away for someone who she despised in the first place. I could get over that because I liked the way their relationship developed but after that ending also being improbable I feel a bit let down! 1w
BarbaraBB @kwmg40 That is true, it certainly is enjoyable! 1w
Mindyrecycles I liked it but am surprised it‘s in the tourney, too. Not what I would consider literary. Interesting premise, though, and kept my attention. My husband read it, too, after I told him a little about it. That‘s never happened before with a tob contender! 6d
BarbaraBB @Mindyrecycles That‘s true, it kept my attention too. What did your husband think of it? 6d
Mindyrecycles He liked it but didn‘t love it. 5d
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cariashley
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This was an eerie, macabre read that I liked a lot. The tone was effectively clinical and arms length, which worked given the content. Best to not know a lot going in. I‘m not sure how far this will make it in #TOB22 but it‘s an interesting contender. Highly recommend the audiobook as the narrator is excellent. Book 5 of 18 down!

BarbaraBB Just started this one too. Your review is encouraging! 2w
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BarbaraBB
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#WeeklyForecast 02/22

I am focusing on a first good month of #ReadingAfrica2022 and the #ToB22. Of course I hope to tick off some prompts of other challenges as well and so far that‘s been easy - as it always is at the start of the year. Happy reading!

Graywacke I struggled with The Shadow King on audio, but maybe it works better in text. Curious what you will think. 2w
BarbaraBB @Graywacke I am partly listening on audio too and agree it‘s difficult. I try to mix it a bit to keep track of what‘s happening. 2w
Megabooks I have the shadow king lined up for this year as well. 👍🏻 2w
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JillR Looking forward to hearing what you think about The Shadow King… 2w
BarbaraBB @JillR Have you read it? What did you think? 2w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Of course 👯‍♀️ 2w
JillR @barbarabb yes I read it last year, and will admit I struggled with it 2w
JennyM Have a good week 📚😘 (edited) 2w
Cinfhen I hope you like 2w
Cinfhen I bailed on Shadow King on audio last year @Graywacke im not sure why but it wasn‘t working for me 2w
BarbaraBB @JennyM Thank you Jenny 😘 2w
BarbaraBB @JillR you too? I hear that a lot. I will keep my expectations low. It‘s a difficult book for sure. 2w
vivastory I struggled with Shadow King, but I found it worth the effort in the end. I liked it. Didn't love it. 2w
CarolynM I downloaded a copy of The Echo Wife on impulse after reading a rave review from an author I like. I might give it a go this week too. 2w
BarbaraBB @CarolynM I‘m a few chapters in. It‘s entertaining 🤍 2w
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ClairesReads
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The Echo Wife did not go where I expected it to but it was still a solid read. It‘s quite difficult to write a review without spoilers but I can say this novel goes from 0 to 100 in the space of about 25 pages and the drama doesn‘t let up from there. There‘s a whole lot of moral ambiguity, a bit of questionable narration, and heaps of action. It requires you to suspend your disbelief a little, but on this summer‘s day I was prepared to do that.

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Victoriahoperose
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This one really got me in the beginning with the twist of what was going on. The author did a good job of not revealing too much until she was ready and I was shocked. I really liked the story and I felt like it was a modern take on Stepford Wives in some way. It wasn‘t fully original in that sense, but I thought it came together and ended perfectly. Definitely a must read, in my opinion.

ClairesReads Just finished this too- didn‘t go where I was expecting either but really compelling anyway! 3w
Victoriahoperose @ClairesReads I agree. It was definitely different than what I thought, but I liked it a lot. Definitely didn‘t want to put this one down!! 3w
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Chelsea.Poole
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Eeeppp!! My first #BookSpin (tagged) and #doublespin (tagged in comments)! And I‘m so excited. 🌀
Thanks @TheAromaofBooks for putting this together and for the tag! I‘m excited to get some of these books read that I‘ve been meaning to for a long time. Reading The Echo Wife for #ToB22 #tournamentofbooks

CaroPi I really enjoy the Echo Wife. Maybe one of my favorite books of 2021 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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thebluestocking
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PSA for my #tob friends and anyone else who is interested! The Echo Wife is currently on sale for Kindle (at least in the US). #tob2022 #tob22

I listened to this on audio a few weeks ago. It has a super compelling premise (hint: the main character is developing a cloning technique for humans) and a permeating sense of dread.

Ruthiella Thanks for the tip! 3w
thebluestocking @Ruthiella I just saw that you read it. I think we had similar feelings about it. I wanted to see what happened and there were some interesting ideas, but it doesn‘t hold up to much scrutiny after the fact. 💙 3w
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mklong Thanks for the tip! I just got the audio book from the library so I‘ll be listening soon 3w
Megabooks This was fantastic! I read the audiobook as well. 3w
BkClubCare Thanks- I have it on hold at the library and hoping that timing works for my consumption rate 😂 3w
Cinfhen I loved this on audio!! Thanks for sharing 💕 3w
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squirrelbrain
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Henry‘s first Litsy pose with a book; the first of many I‘m sure!

As for the book.... 😁This was a page-turner for sure. I liked that it felt near-future and rather plausible. I thought the ending was a bit weak. It‘s kind of middling in my own personal #ToBshortlist.

Sharpeipup Adorable! 1mo
julesG 😍😍😍 I've been meaning to read the book. I'll have to put it on my #MountTBR 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh Henry !! You are adorable 1mo
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Cathythoughts I still havnt read this .. only 1 page 🙄 1mo
Soubhiville I love him! I want puppy hugs! He‘s very handsome. 1mo
AmyG Henry is a beautiful boy! 1mo
BarbaraBB You have a pup! I didn‘t know! Welcome Henry 🐶 🤍 1mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Sweet Henry is a great book model 🐾❤️ 1mo
Megabooks What a handsome fellow! Middle of the road for me too. (edited) 1mo
Mollyanna Henry is super cute! 🐶🥰 1mo
JamieArc Oh my! So much cuteness 😍. Looking forward to many more of Henry‘s appearances! 1mo
Tamra Cutie! I recognize that labby face! 😍 1mo
DGRachel Henry is adorable! I can‘t wait to see him in more pictures! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly I look forward to many more Henry poses in 2022! 😍 1mo
Reggie What a handsome guy! 1mo
Ruthiella Oh Henry! ❤️I found this title to be entertaining, but that‘s it. Still, I‘m stoked at the inclusion of a speculative/SFF title to the TOB. 1mo
LeahBergen Henry!!! 🥰🥰 1mo
Hooked_on_books Henry is a doll! I look forward to his ongoing book modeling. He‘s a natural! 1mo
Itchyfeetreader Henry is a stunner - I hope you are keeping well? 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m good thanks Jo @Itchyfeetreader - hope you are too! 1mo
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Ruthiella
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A soft pick. I often have trouble with thrillers because the plotting can seem implausible. I kept turning the pages because I did genuinely want to know what would happen next, but there were a few things that made me go hmmm... I also found the signposting in this novel heavy handed. I don‘t see this making it past the first round of the #ToB2022.

My second finished book for #DashingDecember. 🥳

CarolynM That's often how I feel about thrillers too. 1mo
Cinfhen Interesting….I think I liked this one because of the audio narration. I‘m not sure I would‘ve enjoyed it as much in print. 1mo
Cathythoughts I have this book … but I find it‘s hard to get a good thriller ( & I love them when they are good 1mo
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squirrelbrain I have this one on hold at the library - interesting that it‘s getting mixed reviews…. 1mo
Megabooks I can see what you‘re saying. 💯 with @Cinfhen that the audiobook narration was great! 1mo
BarbaraBB I feel exactly like you and @Cathythoughts and @CarolynM so I‘ll keep my expectations low. I did but my copy just today! 1mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1mo
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kwmg40
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A clever and thought-provoking story from the #TournamentOfBooks shortlist. It starts with a scientist discovering that her husband has been having an affair with her clone, and it just gets weirder and scarier from there. #ToB22

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #HolidayHorrors #LittenListen #AVeryMerryReadathon #BookSpinBingo #DashingDecember
@StayCurious @PatchShank @aperfectmjk @TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

TheSpineView Fantastic! 📖📚 1mo
BarbaraBB Looking forward to this one! 1mo
LitStephanie Well, that sound intriguing! 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Sounds creepy!!! 1mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
kwmg40 @TheSpineView @Andrew65 Thanks for stopping by!

@BarbaraBB I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of this one.

@LitStephanie The plot had a lot of surprises!

@TheAromaofBooks It was! Much darker than I'd expected.
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everfree7
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I enjoyed this one.

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rsteve388
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#TOB22 #TOBReads #WinterGames 10 pts impulse read
The book had layers upon layers of.issues and twists and turns I didn't see coming, I thought it was thoroughly engrossing and it kept me.engaged. it brought up so many questions about ethics of cloning, identity, what makes us who we are? Issues of women wanting a career vs a family. Excellent read. Loved it. 5 ⭐

StayCurious great review 1mo
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rsteve388
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#WinterGames2021 #WinterGames

I am looking forward to reading some sci-fi this month.
I can't remember what team I am on, but I am looking forward to this last month of reading.

StayCurious You're on my team #TeamGameSleighers! 1mo
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Megabooks
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Send in the clones! This #ToBLonglist choice was a surprise hit. I‘m generally not a fan of domestic thrillers, but apparently if you add a sci fi element, I enjoy them a lot more!

This story of a woman, her clone, and their dead husband had just the right amount of tension and kept me guessing until the end. A contender for the shortlist imo. 👯‍♀️

Xe Sands‘ narration of the #audiobook is great.

Ruthiella I will definitely read it, even if it doesn‘t make the shortlist! I like thrillers but am often disappointed by implausible plotting. 2mo
Megabooks @Ruthiella I think that‘s why I like the sci fi aspect. There‘s no way of knowing how you‘d react if your clone killed your husband. (Not a spoiler.) 2mo
KathyWheeler I love Xe Sands; I‘ve listened to books before just because she was the narrator. 2mo
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Well-ReadNeck I want this one to make the short list because I just want to read someone‘s analysis/ reaction. 2mo
BarbaraBB Sounds great. And I agree with you @Well-ReadNeck. #stacked 2mo
Cinfhen Fantastic review!!! Agree with everything you said!!! 2mo
Cinfhen Love that opening #SendInTheClones 😂😂😂 2mo
squirrelbrain I think I might have to use my next Audible credit on this one, as it‘s not available on Scribd or Libby over here yet. 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds like a good one Meg 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler she‘s excellent and can sway me to audio as well. 2mo
Megabooks @Well-ReadNeck this would be a good one for analysis. 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks 😁😁😁 2mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain I was lucky my Libby had it. Interested to read what you think! 2mo
Cathythoughts I just ordered it 👍🏻 2mo
Megabooks @Cathythoughts eagerly awaiting your review! 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Hell yeah!! I REALLY enjoyed this twisty tale. Evelyn Caldwell is a geneticist who is hyper focused on her career, her husband Nathan wishes he could tweak her just a tiny bit. Parts Frankenstein/ parts Stepford Wives this book about AI cloning was a zillion times better than Klara & the Sun. Im so glad I discovered this gem on the #ToB22LongList I thought the audio narration was deadpan perfect for Evelyn‘s sterile personality. #Hoopla 🙌🏻🎧🧡

Cinfhen I‘d LOVE to see this book advance!!!!! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Yes, I loved this book! So good! 2mo
Cinfhen Yay!! It totally sucked me in @Hooked_on_books and although I‘m no scientist I found this book plausible enough 🤓 2mo
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Bookgirl Great review - added! 2mo
squirrelbrain Sounds great! This is one that I can‘t get hold of (for free!) yet…. 2mo
Ruthiella Excellent! I will read it then, even if it doesn‘t make the shortlist! 👍 2mo
Megabooks Cool! I think my library has this. I‘ll put it on my December TBR. 2mo
Megabooks Just checked it out from the library. 👍🏻 2mo
Cinfhen I liked it a lot @Megabooks @Ruthiella @squirrelbrain @Bookgirl hope you will too!!! I was SUPER disappointed with Klara but I have a feeling that book might cancel out this one☹️ 2mo
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rachelsbrittain
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This is fine. This is normal. Totally not freaking out about being tweeted at by an author I adore.

Tripex 👏👏👏 2mo
julesG 🎉😁 2mo
Texreader That‘s so cool! 2mo
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eeclayton
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Great premise, lots of surprises, just the right amount of creepy, ethical dilemmas to think about. The book held my attention throughout in spite of the unlikeable main character, but I was somewhat disappointed by ending.

This was my #doublespin for November @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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BekaReid
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With a setting akin to the contemporary world we live in, this speculative fiction/murder story builds gradually and poses some questions on ethics, personhood, and individuality. And bonus: it has the perfect blend of creepiness to make it an appropriate October read.

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Clwojick
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Twisted but so so good! I devoured this one, and will definitely be thinking about it for months to come. 💍

#OutstandingOctober #BookSpinBingo #ReadWithUs #Spookoween #Screamathon #LittenListen #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #wickedathon

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
TieDyeDude I was pleasantly surprised by this one! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
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Kris10H
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⚡
This book would make a great movie (*paging Tatiana Maslany*)
I rarely read science fiction, which is a shame, because Dark Matter (Crouch) is one if my favourite books, and I also really enjoyed this one. The audio book reading was very clinical, for lack of a better word. However, as it turns out, this voice suited the main character very well. Definitely worth the read.

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The_Literary_Jedi
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📚📚📚📚📚 A 5 stack for my first Sci-Fi-Tember read. This book winds its way forward and back simultaneously through the narrators life and her twisted reality. A scientist working in cloning, Evelyn Caldwell is brilliant, cold, alone. Until she discovers her husbands dark secret. This story goes through domestic & child abuse inference as well as grooming situations. Scientific without being overwhelming the story is gripping.

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The_Literary_Jedi
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SCI-FI-Tember is here! My stack from my WTR Shelf is: Leviathan Wakes, The Doors of Eden, The Mountain, & Recursion. Bonus reads: The Echo Wife, Hyperion & Dune. Mood read: Fawkes. #starwarsbuddyread - Queen‘s Peril.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh! Why didn‘t I plan a #SciFiTember that needs to be the new annual plan, I love it! 4mo
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I love the premise of the book; however, I was very disappointed in it. I love stories about clones; my favorite show centers around clones. However, I found much of this book to be cliched and boring. I felt minimal suspense or eagerness to know what was going to happen. I predicted the "twists." I wish there was more character and plot development. There are much more interesting and developed stories on clones out there.

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5 💫💫💫💫💫 This was an awesome #scifi #thriller. It was so good the book left indentations on my hands from holding it so tight. 🤣 This is a story about cloning. Fascinating new take on it, read it in one sitting. There's a successful scientist wife and the husband works in the same field. Their relationship turns distorted in more ways than one. Wow what a thrill ride. Just the perfect amount of science in it too.

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I like it, I hate it, I like it, this is how i felt listening to the book. I only say its a pick because I can see this book having a sequel. It finally got you interested at the end on how is this going to last? Is Evelyn going to get what she deserves? Is Martine going to get the life she thinks she should have? Is Nathan going to figure out whats going on? Its a strange book.

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ErraticElle
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Cool, creepy, & unique. The writing is really well done, with a lot of scientific information. I can't vouch for the legitimacy of it, but I enjoyed it. Extremely rich atmosphere that was very gothic & tinted dark. Excellently crafted protagonist. Evelyn was not necessarily a person I would like in real life, but she was very well fleshed out. Though the plot can be a bit predictable, there is a good aire of tension & mystery. Highly recommend.

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NikkiKey94
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I‘ve had this book in my TBR pile for a while and I finally got around to reading it. I really enjoyed this one. It was a different type of mystery and I enjoyed every page of it. I definitely plan to read other books by this author! 🌟🌟🌟🌟!

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theladygreer
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Favorite audiobook of the year so far! When a groundbreaking researcher‘s estranged husband steals her research to make a clone — OF HER — the results spiral into twists, turns, damage, vengeance, revelations, ethical dilemmas, and more. Great writing from Gailey, and the audio performance is another hit from one of my favorite narrators, Xe Sands.

Alfoster Loved this one too!❤️👏 7mo
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DGRachel
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This is a reluctant pick. A “brilliant” scientist discovers her husband has been cheating (I hate infidelity tropes) and he leaves her for the other woman. Except, the other woman is her clone. Literally. There‘s a ton of navel gazing, and the first person narrator is abhorrent, but there are also great twists. The book raises serious questions about the ethics of certain types of research and what makes a body human.

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valeriegeary
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Starting this one today!

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WOWreader
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☆☆☆☆

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BookBr
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Not so much a mystery as the aftermath of one, just as messy and heartbreaking as you‘d expect. Betrayals and surprises abound, and the gradual darker shadings of the main character are fascinating to watch.

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Mogoeg
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This is a hell of a book. Not only is it an incredible thriller, but somewhere the ghost of Mary Shelley is pumping her fist & saying ‘YES!‘ A story of monsters & the monsters they create - this is the best riff on Frankenstein I‘ve read in ages.

I‘m not surprised the film rights were snapped up - with the right cast & a female director (please) it has the potential to be a future sci-fi classic.

Absolutely searing. Highly recommended.

Cinfhen Wonderful review!! #stacked 9mo
eeclayton Sounds intriguing! Stacked. 9mo
ElizaMarie Also had to #stack this one!!! Thanks for posting it! 9mo
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sebrittainclark
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4/5

This book is so interesting. Evelyn researches cloning, which makes the fact that her ex-husband is now engaged to the clone he made of her particularly awful. But circumstances force Evelyn to work together with her clone, Martine. Evelyn isn't the most reliable narrator, especially when it comes to Martine, which is one of the many wonderful things about this book.

Cinfhen Intriguing!!! 9mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I really enjoyed this one, especially the relationship between the two women. 9mo
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shanaqui
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Whoa! The acknowledgements are a whole thing in themselves: wow.

I surprised myself by reading this in two big gulps, though I really shouldn't have been surprised. Sarah Gailey's books often work like that for me.

Though it's ostensibly sci-fi, it's much more about abuse and the marks others leave on us, and what we then do to others as a result.

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Well-ReadNeck
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mariaku21 I've heard good things about this one! 9mo
Q84 I've been wanting to read this 9mo
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TieDyeDude
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1. I feel it speaks for itself 😜

2. Saturday or Sunday morning, with a cat in my lap

3. The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey was really good. Lots of twists and turns.

4. Two humans, two dogs, a cat, a frog, a bird and a spider (plus some crickets, but they're frog food)

#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Eggs Your own menagerie! (And a tie dyed mask 😷). Thanks for playing 💚📗💚 9mo
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sakeriver
The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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I stayed up too late finishing this, reading the final two-thirds in one sitting, but it‘s that kind of book. A gripping thriller that delves into trauma and asks the reader to consider how we got to be the way we are. The ending is satisfying and chilling in a way that reminds me of the ending of Gene Wolfe‘s “The Fifth Head of Cerberus.”

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TieDyeDude
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I've been MIA for a while. Our landlord told us a week before Christmas that he was considering selling the house we were renting. So, we were in a mad dash to find something in a seller's market. We were fortunate to have found an affordable house and the loans to buy it. I consequently started looking for a new job and was fortunate to find one less than a mile from our new home. All in all, it's been a wild few months. (Continued in comments)

TieDyeDude One of many positives is that my new schedule allows for much more reading time 😁 This was a tense thriller that was original and engaging. I stayed up quite late Friday night finishing it. I bought Magic for Liars when it was released, but I'm more motivated than ever to read it! 9mo
Avanders Congrats on the good that has come from the stressful! 🙌🏽🙏🏽 9mo
batsy That sounds so stressful! Glad that it worked out 💛 9mo
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Jess Congrats on the new place, new job and more reading time! 9mo
kyraleseberg Glad it all worked out! Congratulations on the new home and job! 9mo
MicheleinPhilly A wild few months indeed! Glad everything worked out successfully. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
ValerieAndBooks Glad everything went well for you in the current crazy real estate and job markets. Same town in Colorado? 9mo
TieDyeDude @ValerieAndBooks Thanks. The next town over, which out here is about 15 miles away 😁 9mo
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Lindy
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I love novels about difficult women, so I was fascinated by Evelyn, a brilliant scientist with a laser focus on her work cloning humans. I also love novels about big ideas: how we create our identity; ethics in medical technology. Based on Sarah Gailey‘s previous work, I had expected lesbian content, but instead this is something different—maybe queer adjacent. Thought-provoking and satisfying. #Audiobook read by Xe Sands.

TrishB And only 99p on kindle today 😁👍🏻 10mo
Lindy @TrishB Excellent tip! 10mo
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DavidDiamond
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A futuristic-day take on Frankenstein that also explores misogyny, moral dilemmas, abuse and clones.
Lots of clones.
Compelling characters with an interesting but somewhat anemic storyline.

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bookandbedandtea
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This book was a wild ride. It just got crazier and crazier but in a good way! (I am left with questions, see below) but this was a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience.

bookandbedandtea Like: do clones share their original's fingerprints? How and where did Nathan outfit a full lab and use it 12 times without anyone (except Seyed) noticing? Did Seyed know he did it 12 times?? How did Nathan dispose of the false Martine? If he buried her in the yard did he miraculously miss all the other bodies? Will Evelyn eventually drive Martine to the same extremes Evelyn's mother was driven to? 10mo
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