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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Lovely Narrator: Phil Gigante and Tanya Eby Sirois Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Alex Voorman, a cerebral 30-year-old archaeologist, is married to the woman of his dreams - a beautiful, ambitious botanist named Isabel. When Isabel is killed by a reckless driver, Alex reluctantly consents to donate her heart.

Janet Corcoran, a young, headstrong mother of two and an art teacher at an inner-city school in Chicago, is sick with heart disease. She is on the waiting list for a transplant, but her chances are slim. She watches the Weather Channel, secretly praying for foul weather and car accidents. The day Isabel dies, Janet gets her wish.

Flash forward a year. Janet sends Alex a letter. She'd like to learn something about the woman who saved her life. But Alex isn't interested in talking to the recipient of his dead wife's heart. Since Isabel's accident, he's still grief-stricken. Meanwhile, a local blues musician named Jasper, the man responsible for Isabel's death, attempts to atone for his misdeed.

Irreplaceable is the story of what happens after the transplant - not only to Alex but within the concentric circles of family that spiral outward from him and from Janet. Stephen Lovely takes us vividly inside the lives of these characters to reveal their true intentions - however misguided - and gives us a stunning debut novel of loss and love. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Snodgrass Callaway | 1/30/2014

    " Interesting read. Learned some things about heart replacement, as well as the emotional aspects of both the donor's family and recipients - good reasons for anonymity. Lovely is a good storyteller. Good book for book club as there is lots to talk about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amelia Chase | 1/26/2014

    " This was a difficult read; it really took a lot longer than I was planning. The story itself is a really good story and really draws the reader in with a desire to know what happens next. There are a few moments in the book that are jaw dropping and others that make it so you can't put it down until you get some closure to the situation. Good book, but again, very difficult to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ppflieger | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting book about the recipient of a heart transplant. Makes you consider your donor card more seriously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 12/19/2013

    " I enjoyed this book but parts of it made me a bit uneasy. I did like how the author went about explaining about organ donations as I knew nothing about them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/3/2013

    " Very heartfelt, but too much jibberish at times. The climax of the book happened at the very beginning and then comes the jibberish. Not horrible, just a little boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 11/4/2013

    " A story of the before and after of a heart transplant, told from both the donor's family and the recipient's family. Thoughtful, well written and insightful, and I recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/9/2013

    " it was okay. I wouldnt call it a great book. but it was okay "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica Blockburger | 7/4/2011

    " Irreplaceable brought to my attention the importance of donating organs. I found this book a little too sad for my taste, but there is a good moral to be found. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 6/25/2011

    " I feel weird saying that I liked this book because the subject is so heavy. It was well written and I couldn't put it down. There was a part towards the end that almost changed my opinion of the book, but it was short lived and I still enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille | 4/18/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. The characters were likeable and real. The emotions they expressed were genuine, also. The one part of the book that I did not like was toward the end and it involved the relationship between Alex and Bernice. Overall, a MUST READ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 4/8/2011

    " This was an Advance Reading Copy that I picked up at a Goodwill Store. This book was really hard for me to get into at first, but when I did, I stayed up all night to finish it. Wow, it really made me think about some decisions that I've had about organ donation. A wonderful book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ppflieger | 3/28/2011

    " Interesting book about the recipient of a heart transplant. Makes you consider your donor card more seriously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gale | 3/3/2011

    " Very good if you can get through technical descriptions of heart transplants. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 2/20/2011

    " Accurate heart transplant details, but extremely troubling relationship between mother-in-law and son-in-law. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 1/25/2011

    " Interesting read. Learned some things about heart replacement, as well as the emotional aspects of both the donor's family and recipients - good reasons for anonymity. Lovely is a good storyteller. Good book for book club as there is lots to talk about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 1/13/2011

    " Interesting. I learned a whole lot about organ donation: actual procedures and resultant physical aspects of the recipient's life after organ transplant. I didn't find any of the characters to be sympathetic, really. Most of them I just wanted to slap! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 1/10/2011

    " The front of this book said it best: "Wise, funny, heartbreaking and human in every way. 'Irreplaceable' is unforgettable." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/1/2011

    " I feel weird saying that I liked this book because the subject is so heavy. It was well written and I couldn't put it down. There was a part towards the end that almost changed my opinion of the book, but it was short lived and I still enjoyed it.

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