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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,842 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Perrotta Narrator: George Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781449803315
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If you think parents of preschoolers live boring lives, you haven't been paying attention. A wickedly funny tale of what happens when a child molester moves back to town and restless parents begin an affair <#150> that goes further than either of them co Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi | 2/16/2014

    " Never thought I could develop sympathy for such a horrible and despicable character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 2/11/2014

    " This book surprised me. I felt sympathy for people I would normally hate because their lives were so screwed up. Makes you think. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mavis | 2/9/2014

    " The author creates one-dimensional characters who are cliches of suburban life. I wondered why he bothered to write about characters for whom he had such apparent contempt, or why he imagined the reader would care about them. The plot was shallow and, for the most part, predictable. It would not have taken very much imagination to create characters with more humanity and depth than the ones in Little Children, but the author doesn't seem interested in doing so. The book seems written for the sole purpose of reaching what the author conceives as a dramatic ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany Day | 2/5/2014

    " I adored this book! An author has talent when (s)he can stir emotions - and Perrotta managed to stir many w/ LC: I laughed. I shuttered. I wallowed. Human emotions are raw and real and the author shows a continued knack for honing in and the all-too-gray nature in us all. 4 1/2 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ric | 2/2/2014

    " I love this book. It makes you smile on the precise and witty character routines of people we all know and call "grown ups" . While secretly we know that they (we) have never left their (our) childhood, and are only just pretending to get through this thing called maturity. I love Tom Perrotta's dead on portrayals of suburban living, Starbuck drinking, serious minded Americans, and the realization that there is really not a pure saint among us. We are just simply everyday people trying to hide our childhood fears, and at the end of the day that realization is just fine. Delicious.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin | 1/29/2014

    " A quick and entertaining read. It did give a depressing view of marriage though, and I felt it ended abruptly and too neatly. Even so, I still would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megnificentfig | 1/24/2014

    " Much better than the movie, a page-turner (I unfortunately realized this during midterms in grad school) about the scandals of suburbia. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/20/2014

    " Amazing! Could not put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hallie | 1/12/2014

    " i thought this book was brilliant! all the jumping around and the horribly behaved adults! there were genuinely suspenseful moments too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terriscales | 1/9/2014

    " Having grown up in the hypocracy of the suburbs and struggled with the whole issue of giving up one's identity to have children, this book really struck a nerve with me. Witty, intelligent dark humor at its best. And the movie was terrific, too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 12/9/2013

    " i thought it had a basically good story line but was lightweight "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 11/24/2013

    " So juicy. I can't wait to read more of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rene Jones | 11/23/2013

    " Not great - it was a book club read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Jo Steele | 11/15/2013

    " The book was unremarkable and a little dull. The movie, however...was pretty great. One of those rare times when the transfer from book to screen worked much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley Strom | 11/11/2013

    " I ended up quite liking this book. I think the author's style of writing is a bit different for me, perhaps, because it's satirical. Strangely enough I found myself agreeing with the thoughts of his characters. Just picked up this movie from the Library so hopefully it's a win-win! =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan Miller | 11/11/2013

    " Sex. This book is hot. And slightly disturbing and hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasha | 5/5/2013

    " I have no idea why anyone thought I would enjoy this movie. The book was pretty dark but you kept reading it because you knew that everything would go wrong and end badly. I guess I was not in the mood for a "dark book". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beryl (Brown) Piccolantonio | 10/5/2012

    " Ok until the abrupt ending...then the rest of the book seemed pointless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Bowerman | 8/26/2012

    " I really liked this book-more at the end then anyplace in the beginning or middle. It was a quick read with predictable characters but then got very interesting at the end. I wish it had ended in a more dramatic way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 8/20/2012

    " I actually saw this movie before I read the book and that is how I would recommend doing it if you want to both see the movie and read the book. The book greatly outshines the film even though it is a good movie in its own right. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catrina Edgar | 2/7/2012

    " Corny. Like a REALLY bad 80's movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Black | 1/10/2012

    " This book kept your attention well, but I must admit that this is one of the few cases where I liked the movie more then the book (Gasp, sacrilege!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry DellaCava | 12/30/2011

    " CHick lit with a man "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 5/18/2011

    " One of my favorite books ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sausageclaire | 5/10/2011

    " This book was so good I couldn't put it down. It is a very cleverly written book and very entertaining! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 5/4/2011

    " I am currently really loving this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffanie | 4/23/2011

    " This book kept me on the edge of my seat. surprisingly good with a shocking turn of events. loved every minute of it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasha | 4/17/2011

    " I have no idea why anyone thought I would enjoy this movie. The book was pretty dark but you kept reading it because you knew that everything would go wrong and end badly. I guess I was not in the mood for a "dark book". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heatherannwurtz | 4/9/2011

    " Had a sense of deja vu as I read this one. I think I had seen the movie a while ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 4/8/2011

    " Enjoyed the satirical look at suburban motherhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tarott | 3/15/2011

    " It started off a little dry but further along in the book I could more and more identify with some of the characters. I watched the movie within a few minutes of finishing the book. I felt the movie was better (that rarely happens). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 2/21/2011

    " The first day I read 100 pages. Could not put it down, but had too. I am not a fast reader due to life in general, so for me to read a book in a week, it had to be good. I enjoyed everything about this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/16/2011

    " This was a book that I think many people can relate to on many levels. Could not put it down and didn't want to! Very well written! Now to watch the movie... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 2/15/2011

    " I enjoyed the book, although some of the writing was a little choppy between characters. It is a character driven book and makes you think about how much you compromise of yourself before you lose yourself. "

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About the Author
Author Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the author of several previous work of fiction, including Bad Haircut, The Wishbones, Election, and the New York Times bestsellers Joe College and Little Children. Election was made into the acclaimed 1999 movie directed by Alexander. When Little Children was released as a movie in 2006, Perrotta received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for best screenplay. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

George Wilson (1927–2014) received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1949 from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was an author and former Washington Post reporter who covered the military from the perspective of soldiers crawling in the mud and from the offices of decision-makers in Washington, and who played a notable role in the Pentagon Papers case.