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3.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 5 3.49 (51 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Hannah Narrator: Bernadette Quigley Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597102124
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Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a future together. But after the children leave home, they quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job offer, Elizabeth puts her needs aside to follow him across the country. Until the sudden death of her father changes everything. Grieving and alone, she retreats to an isolated beach house where she packs away the last remnants of her parents' lives. There, the pieces of a past she never knew unfold to reveal a tender story of lasting devotion, the kind of steadfast commitment that Elizabeth admits is missing from her own marriage. Faced with her own disillusionment, she makes a terrifying decision, risking everything she has for a second chance at happiness. Download and start listening now!

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 2/20/2014

    " Kristin Hannah is probably one of my all time favorite authors. She has this amazing ability to pour her heart and soul into her characters and just make you fall in love with them. This book is no exception to that as the main woman, Elizabeth (or as everyone calls her Birdie), is such a moving and wonderful character that you instantly feel for her. Distant Shores takes you on a very emotional ride through one family's ups and downs and looks at a marriage that hasn't necessarily fallen apart, but isn't quite all there. It's truly a beautiful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Solla | 2/20/2014

    " Good story about a married couple. The husband is infamous and trying to rebuild his reputation. The wife is finally putting down roots after following her husband as he moves from location to location trying to better himself. The couple are married for a long time and the wife seems to have lost herself and is finally standing up for herself. The husband is getting his big break, but seemingly at the expense of his marriage. It ends well, that's all I'll say. The thing I didn't like is the author's 'poetic license' in describing the NFL life of the husband. But then most of you who will read this book probably won't even care. It's a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 2/17/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Kristin Hannah makes believable true to life characters that you really get to know. I am never disappointed when I read her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandie | 2/1/2014

    " This book ended just the way I wanted it to!!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura D | 1/27/2014

    " Def not one of my favorites from Kristin Hannah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ranae Stoakes | 1/27/2014

    " Good reminder of how marriage can go stagnant, as well as how women can lose their personal identity in the everyday trenches of motherhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/24/2014

    " One of her best books..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/23/2014

    " I had never read any Kristan Hannah, so picked it up and read it in an afternoon. Predictable but an enjoyable read on a rainy day. Some people read mysteries to escape, I read these kind of books. Am sure I won't remember it in a month. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 1/18/2014

    " This was a okay book. It was different from the other books that I have read by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, but I must say, the author needs to research her sports. Collegiate swimmers do not wear noseplugs. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca Sutton | 1/9/2014

    " I think the problem with this book is the fact that the characters are not that likable. I wasn't really concerned with what they were going through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Thacker | 1/7/2014

    " Another well written story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debi Lyman | 1/4/2014

    " This is a really good book about a couple that has been married for a long time and are struggling. It was interesting to read each side of the couple. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise Hartzler | 12/27/2013

    " The one thing I enjoyed about this book was the POV of the husband. I thought she wrote his struggle well. Predictable & a bit stereotypical portrayal of an empty nester. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda L | 12/8/2013

    " This is a story of an unraveling mariage. Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. This is a book that I could relate to ... They were able to reach out and become the people they want to be in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnell Irving | 12/5/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and the plot was entertaining. A great, easy vacation read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tula | 12/5/2013

    " It was a bit slow in the beginning but then got more interesting as I read on. I like this author so I was hoping to enjoy this book as I have all the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michel Boucher | 10/16/2013

    " I love everything written by Kristin Hannah...she knows how to create stories and characters that bring hidden tears and emotions to the surface. She writes about ordinary women during extraordinary times in their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 8/6/2013

    " Took me awhile to read this one. But I can really relate to how Elizabeth feels in this story. Funny how I'm about the same age and can completely understands. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becki Couch tompkins | 6/25/2013

    " a must read for all women. follow your dream. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 3/9/2013

    " Not worth the discount price. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen. The husband was an ass! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Mulholland | 1/16/2013

    " did not want this book to end. Really liked it...I found myself identifying with the lead character more and more as I read on.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lainey | 12/20/2012

    " Not one of her best. Characters were not engaging. Very obvious ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 7/27/2012

    " Not as good as her other works that I have read yet still entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 3/19/2012

    " Technically a 3.5. Good writing, good story. Reminiscent of Jodi Picoult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Szymanski | 2/10/2012

    " Just finished this book. I like it a lot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne Viggiano | 2/5/2012

    " little struggle starting off.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corrina Gaillard | 11/28/2011

    " Just perfect for the person who thinks they may have lost themselves along the way of caring for everyone else. This was a must read for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 9/27/2011

    " Not one of the best Kristin Hannah books I've read... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/20/2011

    " Distant Shores was an okay, easy read. Nothing to write home about. Predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 8/19/2011

    " Kristin Hannah is an amazing writing. When I read her books,I can relate to the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darielle | 6/27/2011

    " I really enjoy all of her books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsha Olson | 6/25/2011

    " This was a dumb downer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin Bonacci | 6/13/2011

    " I'm continuing getting in the beach book mode. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 5/12/2011

    " it broke my heart, :( . i wept after reading the book. good thing it was past 2 am in the morning my sister was already asleep . :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 4/15/2011

    " I listened to this as a book on cd. It was ok. Not my favorite by Kristin Hannah.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tula | 4/4/2011

    " It was a bit slow in the beginning but then got more interesting as I read on. I like this author so I was hoping to enjoy this book as I have all the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natascha | 3/14/2011

    " i didnt enjoy this book as well as some of her others, but maybe b/c i am not to that point in my life where i could relate to the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 3/13/2011

    " I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It's not the kind of book I usually read.
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/10/2011

    " SLOW...and I mean slow. I kept on glancing back at the cover making sure I had the correct book, especially being such a huge Kristen Hannah fan. All I can come up with was that it was one of her earlier works?!#* Who knows. But I'm still a huge fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 3/8/2011

    " Just finished this book. I like it a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 3/8/2011

    " A real tear jerker. Very engaging story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 2/28/2011

    " Great store about life and marriage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/27/2011

    " I am a big Kristin Hannah fan, however I found this book a little hard to get my attention. Once I got into it, I really enjoyed it. I will say the subject matter ( a couple at a low point in their marriage) is not the happiest, but Kristin Hannah has such a great way of writing relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/22/2011

    " Another book by Kristin Hannah that helps put life in perspective. Although I have been married for a decade I can see how one spouse may loose themself within a marriage as time passes. This was a great book to read about self-discovery and the joy of finding a lost love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lschneier | 1/29/2011

    " This book stresses the importance of going after one's dreams and never giving up on them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taabie | 1/24/2011

    " This was the very first Kristin Hannah novel I read. In fact, it was the first fiction novel I read period (for pleasure...ie: excluding anything mandating in school) which ultimately made me cross over from the non-fiction realms. Have never looked back! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 1/24/2011

    " It's nice to read a story with a happy ending between a husband and wife (not to mention teen daughters and a stepmom). Inspiring, too, how Elizabeth finally got her mojo back and putting her passion for painting on hold for so many years. A feel-good read, very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 1/7/2011

    " I did not finish this because I am terrible and remembered I read this about 2-3 years ago. Ugh! I hate when I do that. Although I remember liking it and it was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/5/2011

    " Very good book, doesn't get my Wow!rating, but a good read about marriage, relationships and growth!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 12/18/2010

    " Reminded me of another one of her books I just read, but still good. "

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About the Author
Author Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of On Mystic Lake, Angel Falls, Distant Shores, Between Sisters, and The Things We Do For Love. Born in Southern California, she lives with her husband and son in the Pacific Northwest.