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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma Donoghue Narrator: Laura Hicks Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538465714
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A delightful, old-fashioned love story with a uniquely twenty-first-century twist, Landing is a romantic comedy that explores the pleasures and sorrows of long-distance relationships—the kind millions of us now maintain mostly by plane, phone, and Internet.

Síle is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant who’s traveled the world. Jude is a twenty-five-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to the tiny town of Ireland, Ontario, in which she was born and raised. On her first plane trip, Jude’s and Síle’s worlds touch and snag at Heathrow Airport. In the course of the next year, their lives, and those of their friends and families, will be drawn into a new, shaky orbit.

This sparkling, lively story explores age-old questions: Does where you live matter more than who you live with? What would you give up for love, and would you be a fool to do so?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Charming…warmhearted, readable and entertaining. It rises above the commonplace with its razor-sharp prose, full-bodied portraits and shrewd observations.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Explores with a light, sure touch the subject of desire across distances of various kinds: generational, cultural, even spiritual. Donoghue handles the complexities of the women’s relationship with ease.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Donoghue's sprightly novel is a comedy of manners, a romantic romp with a teasing twist.  Like much of the talented writer’s fiction, the book is clever, well populated with eccentric characters and full of surprises…succeeds in catching the tenor of the times.”

    London Free Press

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 5/23/2011

    " Best book I've read in a while. Fast-paced and suspenseful. Unique voice and perspective. Surprising and unpredictable. Broad appeal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/23/2011

    " Narrated by a 5 year old boy, Jack, who has lived in a room with his mother for his entire life. It was a disturbing tale, but a fascinating one at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drea | 5/22/2011

    " I found Jack difficult to tolerate sometimes. And really couldn't believe that his mom hatched his faked death plot and expected that kid to save them both. How desperate she must of been.
    All that being said, I liked it. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona | 5/22/2011

    " Interesting construct, well executed. Examines motherhood in unique, 'raw' circumstances. What is motherhood stripped of cultural influences? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamila | 5/22/2011

    " Room was one of the few book that I HAD to read in one sitting. The pace of the book was a bit slow, but it always had me thinking "What would I have done in a situation like this?" The whole book I felt what the characters would be feeling and I don't regret anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/22/2011

    " The concept of this book is pretty screwed up, but the way it was written and the uniqueness of the story sucked me in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ladlis | 5/22/2011

    " Loved the risk Emma Donoghue took when writing this novel. Told from the perspective of a 5 year old. In almost all the places it really works. I was sucked in immediately and wasn't disappointed through the rest of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paula | 5/22/2011

    " I really did not like this book. Odd and grating characters. "

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About the Author
Author Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue, born in Dublin, is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the New York Times bestseller Room, which was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange prizes. Her story collections are Touchy Subjects, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and Kissing the Witch, which was shortlisted for the Tiptree Award. She also writes literary history and plays for stage and radio.

About the Narrator

Laura Hicks is an Obie Award–winning actress who has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theater, film, and television. A native New Yorker and a Juilliard graduate, she has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia, Austria, Italy, and Ireland.