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3.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeanne Ray Narrator: Coleen Marlo Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9780449010556
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 A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she’s only really missed when dinner isn’t on the table on time. Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she’s invisible—truly invisible. She panics, but when her husband and son sit down to dinner, nothing is amiss. Even though she’s been with her husband, Arthur, since college, her condition goes unnoticed. Her friend Gilda immediately observes that Clover is invisible, which relieves Clover immensely—she’s not losing her mind after all!—but she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew she was invisible.

Clover discovers that there are other women like her, women of a certain age who seem to have disappeared.  As she uses her invisibility to get to know her family and her town better, Clover leads the way in helping invisible women become recognized and appreciated no matter what their role. Smart and hilarious, with indomitable female characters, Calling Invisible Women will appeal to anyone who has ever felt invisible.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 2/19/2014

    " liked the premise, but the ending failed for me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 2/8/2014

    " Very good and thought-provoking "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Thorn | 2/7/2014

    " This book was such a delightful surprise. I was starting to think that my practice of not knowing anything about a book before reading it was my downfall. I have had a series of reads that were slow to develop and irritating. This book opened up and surprised me immediately. It was surprising and farfetched, but I loved the ridiculousness of it all. It was so well written that it didn't feel absurd, and I loved the unspoken commentary and metaphors. One of the best books I've read in a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Britany | 1/29/2014

    " This was a cute, fun, quick read. I was a little leary of the whole woman wakes up invisible thing, but the author made it work in a way that made you appreciate your life and the people you have surrounding you. Make an effort to acknowledge people instead of letting them come in and out of your life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/25/2014

    " Weird premise. Picked up the book because I have enjoyed other books by Ray. This one is not one if her better efforts. Weird. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy Sinden | 1/21/2014

    " Jeanne Ray has written delightful books concerning the fact that life is not over till it is over. What a motto to live up to. Being invisible due to taking drugs to cover up ailments of progressing age is not the answer. Somehow this tale brings out the best of all concerned and one can look at it though the eye of determination instead of the age of depression and doing nothing. Its fictional through and through but what if it were really true. I started this book on April 27, and finished on April 29, 2013. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 tara Lombardi | 1/16/2014

    " very vanilla. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karol M | 1/15/2014

    " Clever. Fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monique Johnson | 1/8/2014

    " Odd book. Interesting albeit very far fetched premise, meh on the execution. Ending super rushed. 2.5 stars but i'll round up for the quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Smith | 12/15/2013

    " Cute and different... makes you think about some things... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 11/27/2013

    " This was a one day read - since I often feel invisible the title pulled me in. This is just a funny little read about maybe changing up things in your life - doing some good and then hopefully you too will finally be noticed again by your family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Seaman | 9/21/2013

    " Entertaining and funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 5/6/2013

    " Enjoyable, quirky read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clkaric | 4/4/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book! Short but sweet. What a great (and fantastical) premise and an important message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Agrafojo | 2/16/2013

    " This would be a great BC novel. There are so many conversations here! Great characters - easily relatable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernice Noble | 2/14/2013

    " This an excellent book that points out in a very funny and also a serious way that all women feel invisible at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julianne Adams | 1/15/2013

    " this is such a fun read! I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/24/2012

    " Deliciously satirical and laugh out loud funny! Recommended for all - not just menopausal women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 6/10/2012

    " This a cute little book, give it about 90 pages, then you'll be glad that you read it! "

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About the Author

Jeanne Ray is the New York Times bestselling author of Julie and Romeo and four other novels. She worked as a registered nurse for forty years before she wrote her first novel at the age of sixty. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and her dog, Red.

About the Narrator

Coleen Marlo is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been nominated for an Audie Award twice, winning in 2011. She has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly and an AudioFile Audiobook of the Year Award in 2011 and was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year for 2010 by Publishers Weekly. She is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Marlo is a proud founding member of Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry and Technology.