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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,925 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Berg Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597106689
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Griffin is a happy man. Settled comfortably in a Chicago suburb, he adores his eight-year-old daughter, Zoe, and his wife, Ellen - shy, bookish Ellen, who is as dependable as she is dependent on him for his stability and his talent for gently controlling the world they inhabit. But when he wakes one morning to hear of his wife’s love affair with another man and her request for a divorce, Griffin’s view of life is irrevocably altered. Overnight he goes from being Ellen’s husband to being her roommate, from a lover to a man denied passion and companionship. Now he must either move on or fight for his marriage, forgive his wife or condemn her for her betrayal, deny or face up to his part in the sudden undoing of his seemingly perfect life. From the New York Times bestselling author of Open House and True to Form comes a brilliant novel that charts the days and nights of a family whose normalcy has been shattered. With startling clarity and a trademark blend of humor and poignancy, Say When follows a man on an emotional journey to redefine his notions about love and happiness and asks questions relevant to any contemporary couple: when is a relationship worth saving and when is it better to let it go? Might a man and a woman define betrayal differently? How honest are we with those to whom we are ostensibly closest? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tkal | 2/20/2014

    " It was okay, but got bored with it quickly. I didn't care what happened the the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Blessedutopia | 2/17/2014

    " That's it Elizabeth. Two books of yours I read...two stink-a-roo's. I can't handle anymore. Open House sucked, but it was world's better than this piece of crap. What a horrid waste of precious moment's of my life. Will they get back together?? Will they chose the new person?!?! WHO CARES! And the kid! Good LORD what a brat she is! I have a 9 year old daughter, so I can speak from experience...8 year olds don't talk the way this little brat did. Such a pointless book. Peace out Ms. Berg...it was...well...boring while it lasted. You're just not my cup of tea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 2/16/2014

    " I usually enjoy Berg's books, but with this one I found myself skimming to the end to see the conclusion which I assumed. I really didn't become emotionally invested in the characters the way I normally do with her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danthony74 | 2/9/2014

    " I really really liked this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 2/8/2014

    " I liked this story but it seems it wasn't very memorable as I found I had read it before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/30/2014

    " good story...perservering husband "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa H | 1/22/2014

    " Loved this. A breakup of a marriage, written from a husband's point of view. Was so touched by his willingness to fight for his marriage. I love everything by Elizabeth Berg, but this is one of her best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie | 1/10/2014

    " Not my favorite Elizabeth Berg novel. Did not care for the end- it was too open ended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 treehugger | 1/1/2014

    " This was the worst Elizabeth Berg novel I have ever read. I hated all the characters, thought they were pathetic and sniveley. Sorta surprised I made it through the whole thing. Not recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Shields-Szostak | 12/30/2013

    " 1st edition, signed by author "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 8/29/2013

    " I usually like Elizabeth Berg's books very much. This one - not so much. Couldn't get into the characters or the plot. Glad that I'm done with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 8/23/2013

    " I liked is book. A good examination of what happens when a marriage unravels and neither party is the Bad Guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 4/13/2013

    " Ellen tells Griffin he wants a divorce. He knew she was seeing someone but he is willing to overlook her actions to keep the family together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/27/2012

    " Say When is about Griffin and Ellen who hit a rough patch in their marriage. Ellen has an affair and wants a divorce. It really brought back memories of my parents divorce but the ending is way different. I can identify with how Ellen is feeling in her marriage. A very Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/19/2012

    " Another hit by Berg! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Revier | 7/24/2012

    " great piece! Well done. marriage and divorce are the themes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/3/2012

    " I like a lot of Berg's books, but I found this one rather light-weight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 8/9/2011

    " Usually like Berg's books, but this was depressing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 1/21/2011

    " I just didn't care about the characters. It seems like some other Berg book I read, only it was from the husband's point of view. One thing the author does do well is that the characters ooze emotions, and they always grow and learn throughout the book. Over all just okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie | 7/23/2010

    " Good book. However, it was pretty much one-sided view even though it was written in the third person. I would have liked to know what the wife was thinking and feeling. Disappointing in that respect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie Miller | 2/27/2010

    " Easy read. Interestingly told from a man's point of view! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire Cross | 10/13/2009

    " Light reading... Sweet story of love gone wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 7/15/2009

    " This is not my very favorite Elizabeth Berg novel ever, but some of the passages regarding marriage/long-term relationships are so spot on that I think I might need a copy to keep. I think Berg writes everyday life so very, very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/12/2009

    " The second Elizabeth Berg novel I've read. Another pleasure. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg, the author of three New York Times bestsellers, won the NEBA Award for her body of work and was an ABBY Award finalist for her book Talk before Sleep. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Ladies’ Home Journal, Redbook, and the New York Times. Berg also teaches writing workshops at Radcliffe College.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.