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Family Ties: A Novel Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,433 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Annie Ferguson was a bright young Manhattan architect. Talented, beautiful, just starting out with her first job, new apartment, and boyfriend, she had the world in the palm of her hand—until a single phone call altered the course of her life forever. Overnight, she became the mother to her sister’s three orphaned children, keeping a promise she never regretted making, even if it meant putting her own life indefinitely on hold.

Now, at forty-two, as independent as ever, with a satisfying career and a family that means everything to her, Annie is comfortable being single and staying that way. She appears to have no time for anything else. With her nephew and nieces now young adults and confronting major challenges of their own, Annie is navigating a parent’s difficult passage between lending them a hand and letting go, and suddenly facing an empty nest. The eldest, twenty-eight-year-old Liz, an overworked, struggling editor in a high-powered job at Vogue, has never allowed any man to come close enough to hurt her. Ted, at twenty-four a serious and hardworking law student, is captivated by a much older, much more experienced woman with children, who is leading him much further than he wants to go. And the youngest, twenty-one-year-old Katie—impulsive, artistic, rebellious—is an art student about to make a choice that will lead her to an entirely different world she is in no way prepared for but determined to embrace.

Then, just when least expected, a chance encounter changes Annie’s life yet again in the most unexpected direction of all.

From Manhattan to Paris and all the way to Tehran, Family Ties is a novel that reminds us how challenging and unpredictable life can be, and that the powerful bonds of family are the strongest of all.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Krista Aasland | 2/15/2014

    " The story idea was good, but the writing was absolutely horrible. I felt like I was reading a high school kids debut novel. I haven't read a Danielle Steel novel in a very long time, but hopefully she is popular because most of her writing is good? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Cheryl | 2/14/2014

    " I LOVE this book by Danielle Steel. I didn't really think nothing of it, but I didn't want to think it would be boring, so I kept reading. By the time I got to Ted's main part, I was drawn in, wanting to know if my suspicions of Pattie were correct. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Melissa Anelli | 2/12/2014

    " Typical Steele novel. I enjoyed it and read it in 1 day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Taryn | 2/12/2014

    " i thought this book was pretty good. the characters where developed nicly and it always kept you wondering what was going to happen next. i also enjoyed this book because i could relate to the charaters and what they were going through. "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 600 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has recorded approximately two hundred audiobooks by such authors as Nora Roberts, Alice Hoffman, Nadine Gordimer, Stuart Woods, and Charlotte Brontë and been awarded nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.