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Extended Audio Sample Fortunes Rocks, by Anita Shreve
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anita Shreve Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On a beach in New Hampshire at the turn of the century, a woman is drawn into a disastrous passage to adulthood. Olympia Biddeford is the only child of a prominent Boston couple - a precocious and well-educated daughter, alive with ideas and flush with the first stirrings of maturity. Her summer at the family's vacation home in Fortune's Rocks is transformed by the arrival of a doctor, a friend of her father's. She and the doctor - a married man, a father, and nearly three times her age - come together in an unthinkable, torturous, passionate affair. Throwing aside propriety and self-preservation, Olympia plunges forward with cataclysmic results that are the price of straying in an unforgiving era. Fortune's Rocks is the story of Olympia's determination to reinvent her life - and claim the one thing she finds she cannot live without.

A meditation on the erotic life of women, an exploration of class prejudices, and most of all a portrayal of the thoughts and actions of an unforgettable young woman, Fortune's Rocks is a masterpiece of narrative drama, beautifully written by one of the most accomplished novelists of our time.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katy | 2/13/2014

    " Might be my favorite book of the summer! It took about 50 pages to get into it but then I couldn't put it down! Loved it, and well written too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 2/9/2014

    " I didn't think i would like this book to begin with, but as the story developed and deepened, I appreciated it more and more. Overall, a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kfigueroa | 1/24/2014

    " Loved it! Young woman on vacation falls for older married man. Complicated and fabulous. So far, seems I'll read anything Anita Shreve writes. She is great with character development and getting me to feel the emotions and turmoils and joys of her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelley | 1/24/2014

    " This was an interesting story. I did think that it would have been better written in the first person as Olympia. It was odd in the third person. I was able to guess almost every turn. But it was enjoyable. "

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