Before I Say Good-Bye (Abridged) Audiobook, by Mary Higgins Clark Play Audiobook Sample

Before I Say Good-Bye (Abridged) Audiobook

Before I Say Good-Bye (Abridged) Audiobook, by Mary Higgins Clark Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Jan Maxwell Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2000 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780743541916

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

4

Longest Chapter Length:

74:17 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

72:53 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

73:46 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

75

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Publisher Description

Mary Higgins Clark, America's "Queen of Suspense," delves into the mystery of psychic powers in her gripping new thriller, Before I Say Good-Bye.

When Adam Cauliff's new cabin cruiser, Cornelia II, blows up in New York harbor with him and several close business associates aboard, his wife, Nell MacDermott, is not only distraught at the loss but wracked with guilt because she and Adam had just had a serious quarrel and she had told him not to come home.

As the investigation into the boat's explosion proceeds, Nell is shocked by the official confirmation that it was not an accident but the result of foul play. Was Adam the target of the explosion? As Nell searches for the truth about Adam's death, she receives messages from Adam transmitted by a medium. What she does not know is that she is being closely watched, and the nearer she comes to learning what actually happened on the boat that night, the nearer she is to becoming the next victim of a ruthless killer.

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"As usual Mary Higgins Clark has done it again. A mystery that kept me going till the end. Couldn't put it down - Oh what a cad. Good girl Nell and Grandpa. Everyone was interlaced so well. Can't wait to find another of her books to read "

— Eleanor (5 out of 5 stars)

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  • “A smooth and easy read.” 

    — New York Post
  • “For someone who loves plot, Mary Higgins Clark’s Before I Say Goodbye should be like manna from heaven…America’s ‘Queen of Suspense’ clearly knows what her readers want. Here she provides it, in spades.” 

    — Los Angeles Times
  • “Fun and exciting…Clark provides her myriad of fans with another enthralling tale filled with action and adventure.” 

    — Midwest Book Review
  • “Vintage Mary Higgins Clark with lots of action and a terrific  climax.

    — Abilene Reporter News

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller

Before I Say Good-Bye Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " As I read this, it all came back to me--I read it years ago! I continued on and it was a pleasant read agian--likeable characters, good story, a fun and relaxing read! "

    — Sarahb., 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " It was when I was reading this book that it really dawned on me that all of Mary Higgins Clark's endings are echoes of each other. The stories can be different with plot, setting, and character...but it's always the close friend. Always. For some disguised reason not revealed until the very end... :P "

    — Rachael, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Too obvious - stopped about 1/4 through. Let me guess -- his boat blows up, and either he dies, or he fakes his death. Yes? Blah. "

    — Kris, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nell is a young professional who looses her husband in a freak boating accident. Her grandpa urges her to get into politics and pretty soon things start coming out about her husband that he may not be who just what he seemed "

    — Brenda, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Still reading. Trying to get in the time to read more. Getting interesting. "

    — Sandra, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Although this wasn't the best Mary Higgins Clark book I ever read, I did enjoy it. "

    — Lil, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Predictable and formulaic...a true "beach" book. "

    — Aimee, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good suspenseful novel. Thought I had it figured out , but of course, Mary Higgins Clark had fooled me again!! "

    — Allison, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm so happy I rediscovered Mary Higgins Clark. I really like her mysteries/thrillers. This story shows how we often don't know those who are closest to us. "

    — Katy, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Took a while to figure out who the criminals were. "

    — Kelly, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A whodunit. Not too deep. Not too difficult to figure out. "

    — Kirei, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this in one day. I must confess it has been a while since I read one of M H Clark's books. I found it suspenseful and the characters interesting. I never suspected the culprits. "

    — Elaine, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed the read. Excitedly, I did figure it out but some things were interesting on how she tied it together. "

    — Meredith, 12/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " good book maybe a few too many characters but I also read it in 3 days time too.. "

    — Mom, 12/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The book had a very unexpected ending that really took me by surprise. i enjoyed reading it. "

    — Peggy, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I had a hard time keeping the characters straight through most of the book because there are a bunch and each chapter switches to a different character. After I got them straight, it was a decent book and story. "

    — Aubrie, 10/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " One of MHC's thriller novel...Good story and good book..Fast moving also...Lots of twists n turns..but honestly,i predicted the end. "

    — Anupama, 7/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyable, like most Mary Higgins Clark books "

    — Sharon, 6/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Starts off well then gets slow and drawn out and the end is a page turner. I normally like her books, but it took me three shots at it to get all the way through this one. The end is very good-I wish the entire book at been that way!!! "

    — Joanna, 5/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this semi-mystery and look forward to reading more of her books. "

    — MaryAlice, 9/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Nell is so in love with her husband and lives in grief when he dies. as she goes deep in search of the murderer of her husband, many secrets are unraveled which changes her life. "

    — Ankita, 12/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm a fan of MHC. "

    — Beth, 8/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Had to give it up; too slow, too boring! "

    — Darleen, 7/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good book and it held my interest, but it's not her best book. "

    — Roxann, 6/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book but it was pretty predictable. "

    — Laurie, 4/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I didn't see that coming. The ending surprized me. "

    — Julie, 4/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fantástico, um thriller cheio de emoção! ( Antes de dizer adeus ) "

    — Babete, 2/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this in one day. I must confess it has been a while since I read one of M H Clark's books. I found it suspenseful and the characters interesting. I never suspected the culprits. "

    — Elaine, 2/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am currently reading this one. "

    — Sharon, 2/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good suspenseful novel. Thought I had it figured out , but of course, Mary Higgins Clark had fooled me again!! "

    — Allison, 2/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love her books and this one is brilliant too! But there is one thing that I didn't quite understand - how does the fortune teller know Adam?? "

    — Mizla, 2/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A whodunit. Not too deep. Not too difficult to figure out. "

    — Kirei, 12/25/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A woman is married to an architect. He goes to a meeting and his boat explodes. Very good. Mary Higgins Clark is a very easy read. I did like her. "

    — Vikki, 12/16/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I always love Mary Higgins Clark. "

    — Sally, 10/23/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Oh my gosh, it took me FOREVER to get through this thing! I just could not get into it. It wasn't terrible, but definitely was not a page turner...which is kind of the point of a mystery, right?? "

    — Tiffany, 10/22/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I always like a good Mary Higgins Clark book. Nothing like a murder-mystery to get you involved in the book and feeling like a detective. I think they could be made into some pretty good movies. "

    — Karen, 10/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Review haiku: Woman's husband killed. He speaks to her through psychic. Was he criminal? "

    — Dee, 8/19/2010

About Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark (1927–2020) was the author of worldwide bestsellers that sold more than one hundred million copies in the United States alone. Twenty-one of her books reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. She was chosen by Mystery Writers of America as Grand Master of the 2000 Edgar Awards. An annual Mary Higgins Clark Award sponsored by Simon & Schuster, to be given to authors of suspense fiction writing in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition, was launched by Mystery Writers of America in 2001. She was the 1987 president of Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, served on their board of directors. In 1988, she served as chairperson of the International Crime Congress.

About Jan Maxwell

Jan Maxwell is an American stage and television actress. She made her Broadway debut in the musical City of Angels and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. She won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her Broadway credits include Sixteen Wounded, Match, and The Dinner Party. She is the sister of Obie Award–winning playwright Richard Maxwell.