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Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: James Colby, Nicole Poole Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442342415
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Some bonds can never be broken...

Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever. That’s what Addie believes after Valerie moves across the street when they’re both nine years old. But in the wake of betrayal during their teenage years, Val is swept into the popular crowd, while mousy, sullen Addie becomes her school’s scapegoat.

Flash-forward fifteen years. Valerie Adler has found a measure of fame and fortune working as the weathergirl at the local TV station. Addie Downs lives alone in her parents’ house in their small hometown of La Prairie, Illinois, caring for a troubled brother and trying to meet Prince Charming on the Internet. She’s just returned from Bad Date #6, when she opens her door to find her long-gone best friend standing there, with a terrified look on her face and blood on the sleeve of her coat. “Something horrible has happened,” Val tells Addie, “and you’re the only one who can help.”

Best Friends Forever is a grand, hilarious, edge-of-your-seat adventure; a story about betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets. It’s about living through tragedy, finding love where you least expect it, and the ties that keep best friends together. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Addie Downs—the ‘Everygirl’ at the center of Jennifer Weiner’s latest novel—just could turn out to be one of our favorite heroines of the summer...Another superlative novel by Weiner.” 

    USA Today

  • “Addie’s story...deserves to be savored.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “In Addie, Weiner has created a steely, sympathetic narrator...The novel is a welcome addition to the author’s collection of tales about strong, clever women who carve their own niche in this world—much like Weiner.”

    Miami Herald

  • “[Best Friends Forever] contains her usual wit, comedy, and emotional wisdom; Addie is an especially compelling ‘nice girl’ creation...Weiner’s novel hits close to home on many levels.”

    Bookmarks magazine

  • “This beach read will win readers over with its wit and wisdom. A clever, sad, and sweet turn on Thelma and Louise.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Weiner’s latest showcases her talent for creating richly drawn, realistic characters. She deftly weaves in multiple back stories and subplots and punctuates the story with plenty of humor. Highly recommended for all fans of women’s fiction.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Honeybee | 5/23/2011

    " Another Jennifer Weiner winner! I <3 her writing style and storytelling abilities. The perfect Christmas break read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cassie | 5/22/2011

    " This book was very good. I liked that way they showed their childhood and the story itself kept me hooked and wanting to know what happens next! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 5/20/2011

    " I read this awhile back and expected something great. It was okay - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luz | 5/17/2011

    " Entertaining, pretty much what you can expect from this author. You don't select Jennifer Weiner for any deep literary reading, just a fun, quick read with a few laughs here and there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 5/16/2011

    " A story of friendship, lost and recovered and a story of learning how to live as yourself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 5/15/2011

    " This book was ok, not great but occupied a day and a half car ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rpleshette | 5/13/2011

    " I read while on vacation and I thought it was pretty good...until the end. What? Jordan makes out with Addie in Florida? crazy. Addie is preggers by Dr. Vijay? So random. But in all the book was good, well written and pretty funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 5/10/2011

    " I kept thinking it would get funny but never really did. Actually a downer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/9/2011

    " This was an odd book. Kind of a weird storyline, but with a good message, I guess you could say. True friends can withstand any fight and the test of time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 5/5/2011

    " I wasn't really thrilled with this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/5/2011

    " Real bad. Someone loan me something quality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 5/4/2011

    " I think Weiner writes a solid book. The plot felt predictable to me, but I read it on vacation and it kept me engaged. "

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels. After graduating with a degree in English literature from Princeton, she worked as a newspaper reporter in a number of states but became a full-time writer after the publication of her first novel in 2001. Her novel In Her Shoes was made into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, and she is the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family show State of Georgia. As a public speaker, Weiner has appeared on the Today show, the Martha Stewart Show, and her work has appeared in such publications as Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, and others.

About the Narrators

James Colby is an actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator.

Nicole Poole is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, commercial voice talent, veteran soundpainter, and owner of the O. Gail Poole Collection. She is also a staunch supporter of the arts and travels around the globe with a mobile recording studio.