- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 13 hours and 29 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: April 29, 2008
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0018OQ2FO
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Charley's Web Audible – Unabridged
|New from||Used from|
|Free with your Audible trial|
Listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Joy Fielding has been one of my favorite authors for many years. I'm so happy she still continues to write good books. I'm looking forward to the next book.
Charlene (Charley) Webb is a reporter carved from stone and dipped in iron. Her job as a writer is her way of living up to her name. Her sisters are Ann and Emily and her brother, Bram (instead of Branwell) are named in honor of the Bronte family. It should come as no surprise that one of Charley's sisters has an illustrious literary career and the other a toehold in the acting world. Charley's mother has left the family for another woman and Charley and her siblings see neither hide nor hair of her for many years. The Webb children were aged 2-10 when their mother left their bitter father, a self-pitying, unloving man who is determined to wallow in misery for her partner in Australia.
Charley spoofs on her name as well, by linking the literary thread to "Charlotte's Web," a classic in children's literature. Her own two children, Franny, 8 and James, 5 have different fathers and Charley was not married to either man. She remains cordial with them. As another reviewer on the US boards pointed out, Charley is the object of every man's desire whenever she follows leads about Jill's case. That was very implausible to me. Readers are tacitly expected to table reality and buy into Charley's sexual magnetism that draws every man she meets like the magnet attracts metal.
Jill Rohmer, who is jailed for child molestation and murder contacts Charley as she wants a book written about her case. She directs Charley to a lawyer she feels can write a book about the case. Jailed and awaiting her 15 minutes of fame, Jill slithers throughout the book like a serpent. She drops hints that she had a partner whom she calls "Jack.Read more ›
Single mother of two, sister to three, disowned daughter of a self-proclaimed bitter old man and recently reclaimed child of a runaway mom, Charley has a host of family issues to deal with. Real whoppers. But her children -- Franny, her serious eight-year-old daughter, and James, her younger, more artistic son --- mean everything to her. Maybe because of her dysfunctional background or because she just loves them with her whole heart; whatever the reason, any hint of danger surrounding the two sends Charley into a panic.
While her life is pretty full lately, Charley has been going through a dry spell when it comes to men. That's okay, though, because she's not sure she's all that successful in the relationship arena. In fact, she's not sure she's successful at a lot of things: being a good friend (she has none), or neighbor (she annoys hers), or co-worker (she doesn't talk to them). She's convinced, though, that she excels in her parenting skills.
Everything seems to be going along fine (considering) until Charley gets a letter from convicted child killer Jill Rohmer. The letter proposes that Charley write a book revealing the true story behind the murders. What writer could resist such an offer? Certainly not Charley.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It wouldn't be a stretch to say this is probably the best Joy Fielding book I have read so far. It really kept me guessing until the very end. Well developed characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lily
As a fan of Joy Fielding's I really enjoyed her venture in the development of a non-traditional female character and her incorporation of humor into this novel. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Expertly written with one twist after another, Charley's Web was a well-spun tale. Some of the themes were quite disturbing, yet I found myself trapped in the storyteller's web,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kendra
Columnist "Charley" Webb writes a weekly "potpourri" type of article that lets her share her thoughts on any topic that interests her. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Helene Stephens