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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,077 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Kelly Narrator: Jeff Woodma Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A brilliantly written epic tale of a quirky, dysfunctional family in the tradition of The Corrections and The Hotel New Hampshire.

Collie Flanagan was named after his mother's favorite breed of dog. His brother, Bingo, was named for an Irish setter. Their names are the least of their worries because they're Flanagans, members of a wildly wealthy, impossibly articulate family that also includes a philandering father, pigeon-racing uncle, radical activist mother, and domineering media mogul father whose own daughter has accused him of being a murderer.

As Collie searches for his place in the world, somewhere beyond the big, raucous family home on Martha's Vineyard, he suffers insurmountable loss and does his best to be brave as he copes with people he has no choice but to love.

A coming-of-age tale centered on family life, Apologize, Apologize! is full of sparkling prose, surprises, tenderness, and dogs, both real and in name only. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Linda | 2/17/2014

    " This didn't do it for me. Didn't have a bigger point other than that rich families can be eccentric and a young man's life near destroyed by a tragic event. I just faded away there at the end, couldn't tell you how this ended. Couldn't shake the feeling the main character was little more than a good-looking jerk. Oh well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Suzanne | 2/5/2014

    " Kind of a John Irving wannabe... I'd rather read the real thing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Kirchner | 2/1/2014

    " laughed and cried can't put it down- "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ana | 1/29/2014

    " I couldn't put this book down. The characters are rather stereotypical, but insane enough that I kept waiting to see what they would do next. Coming from a very large, very emotional family, I readily identified with Collie's 'tossed at sea' attitude. Many of the one-liners are downright fabulous, if sometimes out of place. My only complaint, I think, is that the plot seems to completely fall apart midway through the book. In a way it seems fitting for a book like this, with no particular beginning and no particular ending - just a haphazard account of someone's life - but at the same time, I had fallen in love with many of the characters, and wish they had been given a more solid ending. "

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