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3.0001482359917 out of 53.0001482359917 out of 53.0001482359917 out of 53.0001482359917 out of 53.0001482359917 out of 5 3.00 (6,746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kyung-Sook Shin Narrator: Mark Bramhall, Samantha Quan, Janet Song, Bruce Turk Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A million-plus-copy best seller in South Korea and poised to become an international sensation, Please Look After Mom is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family's search for their mother, and of the desires, heartaches, and secrets they discover she harbored within.< /p>

On a family visit to the city, Mom is right behind her husband when the train pulls out of Seoul Station without her, and she is lost, possibly forever. As her children argue over how to find her and her husband returns to their countryside home to wait for her, they each recall their lives with her, their memories often more surprising than comforting. Have they lived up to her expectations? Was she happy? Through the piercing voices of daughter, son, and husband, and through Mom's own words in the novel's shattering conclusion, we learn what happened that day, and explore an even deeper mystery - of motherhood itself.

At once steeped in the beauty and complexities of the East and rich with a universal tenderness, Please Look After Mom has a revelatory emotional power. You will never think of your mother the same way again after you've heard this book.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Elizabeth (Soluna) | 1/17/2014

    " I know this book has gotten rave reviews, and I was really looking forward to reading it. But, from the very first the narrator is using second person. "You did this. You knew that" and so it reads like second person. Ugh. I find second person unreadable and therefore put the book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Margaret | 1/17/2014

    " Kind of sad reflection on how wonderful a mother/wife was only made after she goes missing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenny Kim | 1/7/2014

    " I was completely engrossed in this story, from start to finish. A rare feat. The narrative is written in second-person, which is a useful tool in a novel that pushes the reader to consider the things we take for granted and that haunt our lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather Dolbeare | 9/4/2013

    " I loved the concept of this book, but was a little sad in its execution. I found many parts of it to be a quite boring read. I guess I wanted more to happen. I did think it was quite heartbreaking how little the children and husband truly new of their mother/wife, but it was also sad the mom felt she had to sacrifice everything including her happiness to fulfill the duty of housewife and mom. There were flashes of literary brilliance that shown through occasionally, but it just wasnt enough to allow me to truly enjoy reading the book. In fact, I found it quite a chore to read--although upon reflection, I enjoyed thinking about the book once I was finished more than I did while I was reading it. Overall, the author had a terrific idea, I just dont think it was executed as greatly as it could have been "

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