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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (231 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Woodruff Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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Georgie and Peter, very much in love, move to London with their three children. Once there, Georgie's dormant acting career takes off and she wins the role of Dora Jordan in a one-woman show. Dora Jordan was the most famous comic actress of the 18th century (she had 13 illegitimate children, including 10 by the future king of England). As Georgie rehearses for her part, she becomes increasingly drawn to Dora Jordan, whom she sees as a working mother with struggles exactly like her own. And when Georgie can no longer fight her attraction to the playwright, she begins an affair with tragic results.

Narrated by Peter, a failed writer turned-businessman, My Wife's Affair is about infidelity, passion, duty, and about finally getting what you want and then wanting still more.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Khan | 2/4/2014

    " I loved it! Book was very emotional and touching. I am in love with the characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jolen | 2/3/2014

    " I feel guilty giving it a 4 because of its tragic end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savannah | 2/1/2014

    " The affair itself felt like the plot device that it was, and the narrative as well as the ending seemed melodramatic at times. I'm really unsure of the necessity of having Peter narrate the story when he was so rarely directly involved with what was going on. Even so, I liked Georgie and her family, I liked reading about the play, and I enjoyed the book in general. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 1/28/2014

    " This book is told from the husband's point of view with a lot of foreshadowing. The book details a historical character which makes it more interesting. The book grabbed me from page 1. It is an ending that you will not forget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Ishtayeh | 1/23/2014

    " I am always intrigued when people say they reread a book...this was one that I too wish to reread and also wish I had read on my Kindle so I could have easily marked passages. Full of intrigue and surprise this is a great read that will stand up to the test of time. The emotions are ones that men and women will both relate to. My favorite line is this: "But now I was a father, and being a father made you less of a man, I could see. It left you powerless to do what you really wanted to do, because you had these children, you loved these chidren, you needed them and they needed you. I could almost bring myself to despise Georgie for making me a father as much as I did for her infidelity." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte Green | 1/19/2014

    " Wonderful writing style; couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/9/2014

    " Interesting and unique interweaving of the plot with the one-woman play. Nancy Woodruff did a commendable job using a male narrator. Although it was rather slow in parts, the ending was a shocker and will stay with me for some time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/6/2014

    " The very real dissection of a marriage that drives at the end like a thriller, like a train wreck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/4/2014

    " A married couple's collision course to catastrophe. Haunting and nuanced. Woodruff writes with devastating honesty about the compromises and betrayals of family life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/28/2013

    " Wow. Didn't see that ending coming. Intense read, even with the "play within a story" premise. Finished it in a day... because I really wanted to know if they coud work it out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/14/2013

    " Too much of the play was quoted. Good plot...really surprising twist at the end. Kind of sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryann Cole | 12/7/2013

    " This was a pretty good intense read. It's the story of an unfulfilled housewife who returns to the stage and sets off a tragic chain of events. It's a novel filled with raw emotions about love and fidelity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 8/31/2013

    " I loved this book! It was told from the husband's point of view. Very well written, intriguing, with an outstanding ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 6/5/2013

    " I've been subsisting on a diet of romance novels... which My Wife's Affair was NOT. It was tender and brutal and felt very real. But it was BLEAK and it made me CRY. (Thanks very much Molly G. for this little does of reality. Like some kind of intervention! Jeesh!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/23/2013

    " I think a lot of Wives with a family can relate to a lot of what Georgie was going through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Wilder | 12/9/2012

    " Brutal, goddamn brutal. My god, did this break my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/10/2012

    " This is the first time out for Nancy Woodruff and it is a winner. Narrated by the husband, which adds to the novel becuse so often it is the wife's point ofview. And I do not see the ending coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 7/28/2012

    " This book broke my heart...the last two chapters were especially heart-wrenching. I just want to pull my little family close to me and NEVER let them go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maribeth | 2/28/2012

    " This book had it all: history, theatre, marriage, suspense!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie Trimble | 10/21/2011

    " This is good - slightly haunting. I recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enid | 9/5/2011

    " Well done - the intense foreshadowing is a bit much, but, nevertheless, the book is well written and compels you to zoom through the couple hundred pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/17/2011

    " a really interesting take on infidelity and the toll it takes on a family, as told by the husband who's been cheated on. it's a painful, raw story, and the shocking twist at the end will send you reeling! a great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri | 3/2/2011

    " Book was ok. Got kinda boring during play monologue. Yawn. And although I didn't know exactly how it would happen I was able to figure out the ending pretty easily. Overall downer of a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/27/2011

    " Held my interest more and more as I kept reading..loved it, interesting that it is told from the husbands perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/5/2011

    " This is the first time out for Nancy Woodruff and it is a winner. Narrated by the husband, which adds to the novel becuse so often it is the wife's point ofview. And I do not see the ending coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 2/1/2011

    " This book is told from the husband's point of view with a lot of foreshadowing. The book details a historical character which makes it more interesting. The book grabbed me from page 1. It is an ending that you will not forget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lou | 11/26/2010

    " This book was calling out for 4 stars all the way through and the powerful ending notched it up to 5. Beautifully written book where the language did not interfere with the story, which was compelling (actually both parallel stories were compelling). Very hard to put down, so I rarely did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enid | 11/4/2010

    " Well done - the intense foreshadowing is a bit much, but, nevertheless, the book is well written and compels you to zoom through the couple hundred pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 9/20/2010

    " pretty good tale that ends tragically.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 9/3/2010

    " Wonderful writing style; couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jolen | 8/20/2010

    " I feel guilty giving it a 4 because of its tragic end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/16/2010

    " A beautifully written page turner. Written from the perspective of the husband but with insight and clarity that might surprise one. I would like to read more from this author. "

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About the Author

Nancy Woodruff received her MFA from Columbia University, where she won the Henfield/Transatlantic Review Award. She taught writing at Columbia and SUNY Purchase before moving in 1997 to London, where she taught for eight years at Richmond, the American International University. The author of Someone Else’s Child, Woodruff currently teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, sons, and daughter.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.