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Happy Birthday Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living and the arbiter of taste with a successful televsion show. Since her long-ago divorce, she’s worked hard to reach the pinnacle of her profession and to create a camera-ready life in her Fifth Avenue penthouse. So why is she so depressed? All the hours with her personal trainer, the careful work of New York’s best hairdressers, cosmetic surgeons, and her own God-given bone structure and great looks can’t fudge the truth or her lies about it: Valerie is turning sixty. Valerie’s daughter, April, has no love life, no rest, and no prospect of that changing in the foreseeable future. Her popular one-of-a-kind restaurant in downtown New York, where she is chef and owner, consumes every ounce of her attention and energy. Ready or not, though, April’s life is about to change, in a tumultuous transformation that begins the morning it hits her: She’s thirty. And what does she have to show for it? A restaurant, no man, no kids. Jack Adams once threw a football like a guided missile. Twelve years after retiring from the NFL, he is the most charismatic sports analyst on television, a man who has his pick of the most desirable twentysomething women. But after a particularly memorable Halloween party, Jack wakes up on his fiftieth birthday, his back thrown out of whack, feeling every year his age. A terrifying act of violence, an out-of-the-blue blessing, and two extremely unlikely love affairs soon turn lives inside out and upside down.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Debbie | 2/15/2014

    " I generally like Danielle Steel's books, but some fall flat for me, so I'm always a little unsure when I pick one up. This book was enjoyable. I thought the story struck a nice balance between happiness and sadness, and the characters were well-drawn. I found the main character to be a bit unbelievable in several ways, and I had some trouble relating to her, but that was just a small quibble. A certain amount of suspension of disbelief is required for many of Ms. Steel's books and if you're willing to go with that, a book such as this one can be pleasurable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Jeananna | 2/14/2014

    " I great feel good story with a predictable ending. Quick read... Was choppy at parts. Been awhile since I had read a DS and forgot that her style is a little different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Tammy | 2/14/2014

    " This was a nice easy read that kept me interested to the end I enjoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Jan | 2/13/2014

    " pretty much a regular Danielle Steel story line. Its getting boring. "

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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

Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Dawe’s career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles.