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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (47,525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Jennifer Weiner Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9780743543057
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Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner creates a tale of romance, forgiveness, and extreme sleep deprivation, as four very different women navigate one of life's most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journey of new motherhood.

  

Rebecca Rothstein Rabinowitz is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderful husband, a restaurant that's received citywide acclaim, a beautiful baby girl and the mother-in-law from hell.

Kelly Day's life looks picture-perfect. But behind the doors, she's struggling to balance work, motherhood and marriage, while dealing with an unemployed husband who seems content to channel- surf for eight hours a day.

Ayinde Towne's already on shaky ground, when her basketball superstar husband breaks her trust at the most vulnerable moment in her life, putting their marriage in peril -- and thrusting their new family further into the public eye.

Then there's Lia Frederick, a Philadelphia native who has left Los Angeles behind, along with her glamorous Hollywood career, her husband, and a tragic secret.

With her trademark warmth and humor, Weiner tells the story of what happens after happily ever after.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Weiner, a wonderful natural writer and storyteller, renders her characters and their lives in details that resonate as the real deal.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “ Immensely readable… Weiner's gift lies in her ability to create characters who both amuse us and make us care. ”

    Washington Post

  • “Lively, witty, and often touching…Weiner's snappy dialogue and captivating characters make Little Earthquakes endlessly appealing.”

    People

  • “ Hilarious, heartbreaking, and insightful. ”

    Miami Herald

  • “Weiner seamlessly and gracefully weaves the four women's stories together. The fact that her second novel, In Her Shoes (2002), is being made into a movie…should draw plenty of readers; once they pick up the book, they'll find a warm, often funny, touching look at the challenges and joys of new motherhood and marriage.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale Meyer-curley | 2/17/2014

    " Taking a break from my usual scifi stuff. Thanks Barnes and Noble for the free ebook! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kirsten | 2/8/2014

    " ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... vapid, one-dimensional, sterotypical, uninspiring characters leading boring lives going nowhere. Bonus - several key "plot" devices were stunningly unrealistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Sibole | 2/6/2014

    " I read this while I was pregnant and really enjoyed it. I read it again recently, when my daughter was about 8 or 9 months old, and I appreciated it much more. It was better the second time simply because I could connect even more to the characters because I was going through exactly what they were going through in the book. Definitely a good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/27/2014

    " Loved this book!! Not exactly literature but laugh out loud funny! Weiner put a voice to the thoughts that run through every new mother's mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigid | 1/21/2014

    " Given I have a 7 month old, I could really identify with parts of this. It's amazing how the common experience and challenge of being a new mother can bring some otherwise very different women together. I definitely enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 1/16/2014

    " I found ways to relate to the characters even though I don't have kids. I thought the loose ends tied up a little too neatly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeepster | 1/11/2014

    " This book touched a lot of topics that hit close to home as a mom. I can relate to the characters in most of the situations during that time after having a baby where you are struggling to find that balance between being a wife and mom while not forgetting who you are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/7/2014

    " This is my favorite of Jennifer Weiner's books. "

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

    " I thought this was a good easy read. I was able relate to most of the characters at some point in the book. It really drives home the point that life doesn't always turn out the way you plan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly Costa | 12/15/2013

    " not my type of book but it's o.k "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 12/14/2013

    " While the writing is somewhat contrived (do people in real life really throw back their heads and laugh?) and the characters are a bit predictable, Jennifer Weiner did a fantastic job capturing the emotions of new motherhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/13/2013

    " I read this at a time in my life when I had nothing in common with these four women, but I still liked their stories! That's gotta say something about the author, right? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 8/28/2013

    " Audio book. More mommy/pregnancy-lit. I'm sorry, I can't help my addiction. Maybe I'll re-read Jane Eyre to counterbalance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 6/26/2013

    " A great little read, one to take to the airport! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 6/14/2013

    " I highly recommend this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meaghan | 3/9/2013

    " Very cute and easy to read. Perfect for summer traveling or laying by the pool! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/19/2013

    " What a great, easy read. I really enjoyed this book and even though it went in between 4 different characters, it was easy to keep up with them and their "life stories". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/12/2012

    " I thought this book was pretty funny. If you are a mom I think you'll enjoy this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet | 9/22/2012

    " Didn't care for all the baby stories. I guess it was the wrong book for me to read, since I'm WAY past baby-days. Although Weiner's funny and flowing writing made reading it not unpleasant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 9/11/2012

    " Definitely a chick lit book, but I really liked the characters and the story. A fun, light read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 1/17/2012

    " This is my favorite Jennifer Weiner book. I loved the different perspectives and could really identify with these characters becoming mothers for the first time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Bybee | 9/25/2011

    " Basic Jennifer Weiner novel - easy read, predictable ending; and I loved every page of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Gearhart | 8/24/2011

    " Takes a chapter or 2 to get into, but then I sailed right through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 8/13/2011

    " Wonderful story about life and adjusting to motherhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 7/7/2011

    " This book reaffirmed my decision not to have children :) At the same time I really enjoyed the story and how Jennifer Weiner develops her characters. At the end of the book I felt like I knew them in real life. Cute story to remind me of why I never want a baby! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Engel | 6/20/2011

    " Since when is it OK to switch between third person and first person storytelling within a chapter? This confused me mightily at first. One character speaks in first person; the rest we hear from in third person. Other than that, it was a fun read, with some truly hilarious moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 5/27/2011

    " a must read. loved it! you can relate to at least one of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 5/24/2011

    " This is my second favorite book by Jennifer Weiner. I love how all the stories intertwine and how they help each other. In fact I need to re-read it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/20/2011

    " not my type of book but it's o.k "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 5/19/2011

    " This was fine as a beach book; it seemed somewhat like one of those movies that ramble along, until it's suddenly time to wrap it up. Everything was resolved just a little too neatly for this world in which we live. Still think Good in Bed is her best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 5/17/2011

    " I really liked this book. I like that the babies brought all the ladies together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/11/2011

    " i really liked this book a lot. i laughed, i cried, i held my breath...it was just so real. i will admit, i was a little sad with the way it ended...was just sort of a letdown or something, i dunno. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vonetta | 5/10/2011

    " Wonderful story of friendship! The added bonus of the pregnancy of each character will tug at your motherhood heart string or biological clock. I loved each character. They were very realistic and easy to identify with because they all came from so many different walks of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 4/29/2011

    " I read this one while I was pregnant with my first child. I think every expecting/first time mom needs to give this one a read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 4/28/2011

    " ok...but started getting burnt out on J Weiner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mallory | 4/19/2011

    " Great. Funny. A clever and witty quick read. The story-telling style reminded me of Tara Road...but this was a more updated storyline with a humorous twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 4/14/2011

    " Easy 'in the car' listen. So far, it's ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 4/12/2011

    " Another great book by Jennifer Weiner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edie | 4/12/2011

    " a novel bout motherhood. very enjoyable. likeable characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 4/12/2011

    " Wow, I forgot that chick lit was so fun. Good thing she has so many books, since my brain is on permanent vacation these days. "

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About the Author
Author Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels. After graduating with a degree in English literature from Princeton, she worked as a newspaper reporter in a number of states but became a full-time writer after the publication of her first novel in 2001. Her novel In Her Shoes was made into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, and she is the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family show State of Georgia. As a public speaker, Weiner has appeared on the Today show, the Martha Stewart Show, and her work has appeared in such publications as Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, and others.