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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (452 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kris Radish Narrator: Barbara McCulloh Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781436126571
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After 28 years, Addie is fed up with her husband. She plots to revive her dreams, and she invites her workout buddies along. Soon the men in little Parker realize that their marital responsibilities involve more than punching the remotes in their recliner Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Radish proves she’s the everywoman author with this amusing story about the dangers of married life in suburbia. Women will relate to her funny and normal characters, and they’ll alternately cheer and curse their decisions in this quick but worthwhile read.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Radish’s latest warm-fuzzy…is a summer of separation, discovering personal desires, and strong female friendships…Girl-power readers will get a kick out of the hokey girl get-togethers, and women will surely connect with Radish’s empowered femmes.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “McCulloh’s performance highlights all of Addy’s resentments and turmoil. And as she begins to discover her own needs and enjoy the company of an understanding group of women, McCulloh makes Addy’s personal awakening empowering.”

    AudioFile

  • “Radish’s many fans will not be disappointed with her hardcover debut as she delivers her message of sisterhood for all women while encouraging men to find their common bond with women and themselves.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jennbunny Byrkit | 2/13/2014

    " I love Kris Radish books. They give you the pick me up and excitement to go out and conquer anything in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 1/29/2014

    " This took me a little longer to get into, but I think that was due to what was going on in my life - and then as usual I couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/26/2014

    " This was a fun, irreverant book. A him and her battle breaks out in the small town on Parker, PA. As, Addie a 50 year old woman tries to make sense of her life and her stale marriage with the help of her dear friends and wild sister. I loved that this book had a happy ending. (There is some conversational swearing in the book, the characters drink and smoke LOTS, and a few mentions of sex) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whikmn | 1/26/2014

    " All women should read this book. Addy gets overly dramatic at times. I enjoyed what the women of the town did to change their men. Paradise was in Addy's own backyard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joycebrosnahan | 1/25/2014

    " Appropriate retirement gift from my cousin, since she lived near Parker, Pa and I also do. It brought back memories of the fun we had on the farm, even though it is fictional. Some scenarios could be fairly accurate, and the cluttered garage-well, just ask my daughter about that!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anita Haufler | 1/24/2014

    " I really liked Annie Freeman's Traveling Funeral. I could hardly make it through this one. "

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

    " Cute, but unrealistic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicky | 1/11/2014

    " I just read about 50 pages of this and I don't think I can take anymore. It's so bad! This was on a list of books in Woman's Day magazine that were supposed to be great summer reads. I do not recommend this book at all- don't waste your time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celine | 1/1/2014

    " Midlife crisis--falling in and out of love with your husband--finding oneself--all this with the help of friends and the whole town---a thinker book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Krill | 12/21/2013

    " I really enjoy how Kris Radish defines her characters, flaws and all! this one put a whole new meaning on relationships for me. This is a book that one can relate to with the characters how their lives just fell into place and a way to dig yourself out of a rut! A quick fun read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vickymcfadden | 12/19/2013

    " The concept and characters were good. The ending was a little wishy, washy and a tad disappointing, felt like a quick ending was more important than a well developed ending. Some parts are very humorous and you can get drawn into the friend group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 12/18/2013

    " Quick humorous read about need for spousal renewal after many years of marriage. Relationships change. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeanne | 12/1/2013

    " So many cliches... so much bitterness...ugh. Stopped 1/3 of the way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 12/1/2013

    " After reading "Annie Freemans Fabulous Traveling Funeral", when the advance copy showed up at work, I had to read "Searching for Paradise". This book was equally as good, a little bit of sad, a little bit of bitter, and a lot funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 5/27/2013

    " Light hearted and thought provoking look at life - a little contrived but enjoyable; definitely a vacation or plane read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kalpana | 10/19/2012

    " It is very entertaining and funny. Something you read when you travel. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 7/8/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book though it certainly does not unseat the previous Kris Radish books I've read as my favorite. I thought it was a funny and touching story about marriage, family and small-town living. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 6/1/2012

    " Book about Addy and Lucky - midlife crisis in their marriage - son Mitchell with an adoption theme running through as well - redundant in places but overall good story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 5/16/2012

    " THis one just hit me when I was in the right place. THis is the second book I've read by this author and I love them both. All my girls should read them both. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 4/20/2012

    " The final idea that marriage takes hard work was good; getting to that point in the book wallowed too much into caring for self only for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/21/2012

    " Radish writes about The Kingdom of Crap - boy can I identify with this. A refreshing read, yet really quite stereotypical. One of my more enjoyed Kris Radish books. Just goes to show that people can change if they put their mind to it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deb | 1/6/2012

    " Drivel. Do you really care about one more unhappily married woman who bonds with her girlfriends to form a man-hating club? I think not. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 6/13/2011

    " ARGH!!! I enjoyed 2 other of Kris' books, but I couldn't wait to get to the end of this one. To be kind, I'll say that it just wasn't my cup of tea... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fanficfan44 | 3/30/2011

    " Book was okay but I think the intended audience is a little older than I am - at times the OC and her friends just annoyed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whikmn | 3/6/2011

    " All women should read this book. Addy gets overly dramatic at times. I enjoyed what the women of the town did to change their men. Paradise was in Addy's own backyard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 3/3/2011

    " I read all of Kris Radish and feel like each book has some insight to offer. Divorce is the main topic in this book and though I am happily married, I still feel like it spoke to me about relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 11/12/2010

    " I lreally enjoy reading this author's books. The female friendships are inspiring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 5/4/2010

    " The final idea that marriage takes hard work was good; getting to that point in the book wallowed too much into caring for self only for my taste. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 2/24/2010

    " Don't think I'll make it through this one. Not a good story line for me right now. The only redeeming part is Addy's sister Hell and the workout ladies (they are a riot!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jennbunny | 2/18/2010

    " I love Kris Radish books. They give you the pick me up and excitement to go out and conquer anything in life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vickymcfadden | 1/19/2010

    " The concept and characters were good. The ending was a little wishy, washy and a tad disappointing, felt like a quick ending was more important than a well developed ending. Some parts are very humorous and you can get drawn into the friend group. "

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