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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,131 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rivers Siddons Narrator: Kate Burton Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9780060879273
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The bestselling author of Downtown and Colony brings us the story of a model wife who throws caution to the wind by joining her daughter and sister for a trip along the San Andreas fault...just as an earthquake hits. The quake strands them for days, leaving behind impressive damage, along with three strong women who will never be the same. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Siddons is one of the giants in contemporary Southern fiction, a storyteller who turns out bestseller after bestseller…Her themes are universal, and the messages she delivers and the stories she tells are universal. Everyone can read and enjoy this story and learn from it. It is Siddon’s best, without a doubt.”

    Chattanooga Times

  • “As she has done in the past, Siddons creates here a cast of strong, engaging women, emblematic of the contemporary South, and her writing, lush with compelling details, carries you along effortlessly. In short Fault Lines is another Siddons success.”

    Southern Living

  • “An immensely readable narrative…Siddons nicely traces the flowering of her heroine’s self-image during several crises and a bittersweet love affair.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Siddons deliciously portrays the story of three women who have failed to find internal happiness…Keeps readers absorbed until the climactic ending…Recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 2/18/2014

    " Borrowed this one from Annie (or possibly Joy). The relationships between the women were well drawn but I hated the ending. I've stayed away from her books since reading this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/11/2014

    " I partly chose this book because of the mention on the cover that it involved a trip up the California coast, into the Santa Cruz mountains... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/10/2014

    " Intrigueing plot and character development. I think it speaks to our "wild side" -- that part of us that would sometimes like to throw off our responsibilities and our orderly lives and just experience something new, exciting, daring, romantic -- even though to do so puts our lives and our relationships at great risk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 2/9/2014

    " Love all of her books, especially the older ones, been reading her for 20 years "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Velta | 2/9/2014

    " Parts of this book were a bit much to believe - like how many times can you afford to just not show up for a last minuted booked cross country flight? But as a care giver myself, the story really engrossed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ☮Karen | 2/6/2014

    " Even though I found it hard to really identify with any of the three main characters, I liked this book a lot. It is very much a book about women and the roles we play in our loved ones' lives. The story goes from Atlanta, where Merrick does nothing but take care of everyone -- her mother-in-law with Alzeimer's who almost sets the house on fire, her teenage daughter recovering from anorexia, and her often-absent doctor husband -- to Hollywood, where Merrick's younger sister is trying to become an actress and also will need her help. Merrick slowly realizes that she needs to start taking care of herself too, but it is a long, wild, journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debby | 1/14/2014

    " Story of a woman dealing with various members of her family. Goes on an odyssey to CA to help her sister, finds love, reconnects with her daughter. The author takes liberties with actual earthquakes in the Santa Cruz mountains of CA "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 1/13/2014

    " Any book by Anne Rivers Siddons is GREAT "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 1/13/2014

    " This wasn't my favorite of Siddons (Sweetwater Creek is my favorite) but it was ok. Got a little far-fetched towards the end and kind of predictable. Parts reminded me of Bridges of Madison COunty and countless others with the once-in-a-lifetime forbidden affair that's true love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 1/7/2014

    " Anne Rivers Siddons is one of my guilty pleasures, but this is not one of her strongest books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Hoskinson | 1/7/2014

    " Siddons is slow to start but I really enjoyed this book. I found myself crying at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn S | 12/1/2013

    " Took a long time, mostly because of me, but did enjoy the book. Lots of twists and good surprising ending make me enjoy this book. Lots of information about earthquakes and I had a 4.6 earthquake while I was reading this book. So power to the mind and may the good earth keep us safe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toby Neal | 11/23/2013

    " My favorite of her books, maybe for the suspense. She should get out of the South more often! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 11/22/2013

    " Light reading. A little too much of the romance novel for me and not much depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 11/18/2013

    " I always like Siddons, some more than others, but I like the way she develops her characters, and her psychological insights into what molds and drives them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dixie | 11/7/2013

    " This was another really "haunting" book - wonder where the characters ended up. Great read. Made me want to read everything else she's written (and I'm working on that....) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula | 9/14/2013

    " If you like books that delve into the characters more than the action that is going on this would be a book you might like to read. She was a little to racy for my tastes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 2/4/2013

    " Well written. I learned a lot about earthquakes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 1/13/2013

    " Quite formulaic and hard to take seriously. Really falls apart at the end. Romantic tragedy....yuck! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/23/2012

    " While I enjoyed the book, it definitely wasn't my favorite. It was highly improbable and a little predictible. It was a good summer read and didn't tax my brain too much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne | 9/16/2012

    " I read about a third of this book and just couldn't finish it....did't like the story line or the characters. I've read a couple of her other books - Outer Banks and Low Country and enjoyed them. Not this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda Moorhead | 5/25/2012

    " Great vacation read. Interesting to learn about earthquake country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Fitzpatrick | 3/31/2012

    " Not your typical hero/heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 3/8/2012

    " This was not my favorite Anne Rivers Siddons book, but it was a good, entertaining read for a long airplane flight. My favorite ARS books are Peachtree Road, Colony, and Islands. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Polly | 11/11/2011

    " Read while traveling ATL->SFO->ATL "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carole | 10/13/2011

    " I usually love Anne Rivers Siddons but this one just seemed a bit too trite with regard to middle-aged women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Les | 9/17/2011

    " I usually love Ms. Siddons. This lacked her usual lyrical writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryEllen Cassells | 8/13/2011

    " Anne River Siddons takes us from the Carolinas as her usual site to California and redwoods forests, Hollywood, and an earthquake. Her weaving of characters and discriptions is great... as always. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 7/22/2011

    " Plot was just dumb, unrealistic, and overly gushy. Sorry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/21/2011

    " While I enjoyed the book, it definitely wasn't my favorite. It was highly improbable and a little predictible. It was a good summer read and didn't tax my brain too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 6/20/2011

    " Great vacation read. Interesting to learn about earthquake country. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carole | 4/18/2011

    " I usually love Anne Rivers Siddons but this one just seemed a bit too trite with regard to middle-aged women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toby | 3/16/2011

    " My favorite of her books, maybe for the suspense. She should get out of the South more often! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/24/2011

    " One of those stories that you think is going to alter your life... heartwrenching! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fletcher | 2/16/2011

    " Nice easy read...expectations were met. I like her stuff because I don't get too involved. Just like the stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The Reading Cove | 2/11/2011

    " 36th: FAULT LINES - Anne Rivers Siddon
    Trivia Winner - Lynette

    ~COVE OPINION: C, Okay story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryEllen | 10/12/2010

    " Anne River Siddons takes us from the Carolinas as her usual site to California and redwoods forests, Hollywood, and an earthquake. Her weaving of characters and discriptions is great... as always.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula | 8/18/2010

    " If you like books that delve into the characters more than the action that is going on this would be a book you might like to read. She was a little to racy for my tastes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/15/2010

    " A nice light read for a busy week. Suffers from some of the tropes that the author repeats from book to book - seriously, how many people really look like medieval effigies? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 2/7/2010

    " Borrowed this one from Annie (or possibly Joy). The relationships between the women were well drawn but I hated the ending. I've stayed away from her books since reading this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 9/5/2009

    " This wasn't my favorite of Siddons (Sweetwater Creek is my favorite) but it was ok. Got a little far-fetched towards the end and kind of predictable. Parts reminded me of Bridges of Madison COunty and countless others with the once-in-a-lifetime forbidden affair that's true love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dixie | 8/30/2009

    " This was another really "haunting" book - wonder where the characters ended up. Great read. Made me want to read everything else she's written (and I'm working on that....) "

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