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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,798 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781455883011
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Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey—full of tests and trials—as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.

Gabby, Billy, Izzie, Andy, and Sean—each bursting with their own personality, strikingly different looks and talents, in sports, science, and the arts. Each drawn by the magical spark of connection that happens to the young. At the exclusive Atwood School, on a bright September day, starting in kindergarten, they become an inseparable group known to outsiders as the Big Five. In this rarefied world, five families grow closer, and five children bloom beside one another, unaware of the storms gathering around them.

As they turn from grade-schoolers to teenagers, seemingly perfect lives are buffeted by unraveling families, unfortunate missteps, and losses and victories great and small. And, one by one, they turn back to the Big Five to regain their footing and their steady course. But as they emerge from Atwood and enter the college years, the way forward is neither safe nor clear. As their lives separate and diverge, the challenges and risks become greater, the losses sharper, and the right paths harder to choose, in a journey of friendship, survival, and love.

In what may be her most intricate and emotionally powerful novel yet, Danielle Steel tells a heart-wrenching, ultimately triumphant story that spans decades, weaves together a vivid cast of characters, and captures the challenges we face in life—sometimes, if we’re lucky, with a friend forever by our side.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/18/2014

    " I enjoyed this story -- Easy read!! "

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

    " Great story of Tallie and how her world was turned upside down by acts of betrayal. I started this book yesterday and had a hard time putting it down. The storyline is strong and keeps your attention and the characters are very relatable. One of my favorite Danielle Steel books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 La Fini | 2/17/2014

    " Danielle Stell has never disappointed me.....each one is better than the one before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marta | 2/6/2014

    " not the best but a good read nevertheless "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 2/4/2014

    " As usual Ms. Steel does NOT dissapoint! An easy read and an enjoyable one at that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June Guymon | 1/25/2014

    " Started off typical, figured out who did it right away. Then the twists and turns made it a really good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandra | 1/24/2014

    " This book was so bad I didn't even bother to finish it...don't waste your time reading this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 1/19/2014

    " It was one of her better books. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Tiscareno | 1/17/2014

    " classic, predictable, easy to read danielle steel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jann | 1/5/2014

    " Typical Danielle Steel book which I loved! Actually a different type of story and I enjoyed the quick escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donalee | 12/18/2013

    " It took up to chapter five for me to really get interested in this book. But at that point I couldn't put it down. Not sure why we had to know all about her accountants young wife. Felt like I missed something there. Enjoyed the trust and love at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrystal | 12/11/2013

    " Haven't liked a Danielle Steel book in a long time, but really enjoyed this one! "

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

    " I'm sure this will be a quick read. I liked the plot and of course a nice, man was there to pick up the pieces. "

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

    " A must read. Steel captured me from the very first page. I read the entire book in one day. I felt an emotional connection to the characters which is extremely important to me when I read a book. Good job Steel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/16/2013

    " I liked it couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 11/14/2013

    " A novel about broken friendship, success, betrayal, love, trust, money... it's all so real, you can really see some similarity with real life and the story really got me. Another masterpiece of Mrs. Steel, it was a joy to read it, I cried a lot and was angry too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betts Stevens | 11/12/2013

    " Good book but I am beginning to think there is too much happily ever after in Danielle Steele's books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 8/21/2013

    " typical Danielle Steel with a twist in the plot. easy read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie White | 7/4/2013

    " Easy to read book with a good story and again a happy ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Dennington | 7/1/2013

    " I really enjoyed this novel. The beginning started off predictable in some ways, but I wanted to keep reading to discover other answers! And some more surprises came up.... worthwhile read!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noura Farhan | 6/28/2013

    " Very slow-paced plot and predictable ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Guyo | 6/14/2013

    " the plot of this book was not hard to discover the person close to you is the one who will break your heart. However the main character finds love at the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 6/2/2013

    " Not the usual book from Danielle Steel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Lewis | 1/30/2013

    " I like this book, it was a little repetitive, and the woman it was about -Tally, of course was perfect, beautiful, great job, great kid, lots of money, so that was a little much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/24/2013

    " Dang! The main character was betrayed by so many people. The title is fitting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rowlak5 | 1/23/2013

    " Even though it's been a while since I really enjoyed Danielle Steel, I still read every novel she writes hoping for a good one. This was a good one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/1/2013

    " I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissi Gesme | 12/25/2012

    " The Danielle Steel we all love is back! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 ~G1 | 11/30/2012

    " Too slow pace and just wouldn't end! Too much repetition of the same facts - 'ok, I get that already. Lets move forward with the story!' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 10/29/2012

    " Fast read once you get right into it.. I almost felt like this was a true story. I can see this happening quite often out there in Hollywood with so many dishonest people around.. "

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