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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,635 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Green Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9781429586313
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Paul, a freelance journalist, is happily married to Anna, a fashion entrepreneur, but they’re struggling to have children. Saffron lives in Los Angeles; she’s had many roles but is hoping for that one big break as she navigates a secret love affair with one of the most famous men in the world. Olivia, always the wallflower of the group, runs an animal shelter in London and finds herself single after her long-time lover walks out.

And the hostess, Holly, is married to the perfect man, has two perfect children, and lives in the perfect house—or does she?

When their friend Tom is killed in a terrorist attack, the group gathers to mourn, and as they do, they rediscover the power of friendship, the politics of change, and the true meaning of midlife crisis. Mesmerizing and deliciously appealing, Second Chance will strike a chord with anyone who is still trying to figure life out.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 2/18/2014

    " I thought this book was really good... I love books with multiple characters and storylines. Also, I have read all of Jane Green's books, and will not add them all, but they are all very good... the only one that I wasn't too fond of is Jemima J, which I reviewed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 2/13/2014

    " I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book - it was one of many books a friend gave me when she moved. It turned out to be a good story and I really enjoyed reading it. The author showed how a tragic situation can bring people together, and while losing someone close is awful, people can grow from the experience and life does go on, even if it has significantly changed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 2/8/2014

    " So far this book has much more social commentary compared to Jane Green's usual chick lit stories and I really like this about Second Chance. It's a bit more than the love story she usually focuses on. "

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

    " Good book - easy read. Made me reflect on friendships in my life, and I like how it always talks about that comfortable kind of friendship you have with people you've known FOREVER. Liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/24/2014

    " Absolutely loved this book. Very reminiscent of The Big Chill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marisa Zimmerman | 1/16/2014

    " One of the few books I can say would probably make a better movie than a book. It's a British version of the Big Chill, essentially, with less interesting characters (although the obvious still happens: alcoholism, adultery, divorce, pregnancy). If you have a long flight, it's an easy read, but nothing more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Schares | 1/15/2014

    " It was a quick read. I liked the characters, and the outcome wasn't as predictable as I thought it was going to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reina | 12/31/2013

    " I really like the plot of an old friend's death bringing old friends together. Jane Green's writing hs a certain focus on relationships and brigning people together. I find that heart-warming "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany Allen | 12/30/2013

    " I really love this Author but this book seemed like it was waiting for some dramatic climax that never happened. i still like her books but this one wasn't as good as some others i have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/7/2013

    " Entertaining. Like a romantic comedy that you wouldn't bother seeing in the theatre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/13/2013

    " Everything I could ask for in a great beach read! A wonderful story of old friends, new lives, and the road not planned, expected, or asked for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minavar Abdulla | 10/31/2013

    " beautiful book for adults and mature (lol) young adults. nice ending, and simply a wicked book :D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 10/8/2013

    " It was fine... not overly exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 10/5/2013

    " Very good book. Read "The Beach House" last summer, then read this one. Perfect for summer pleasure reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 9/27/2013

    " A beach (or in my case, lake) read for certain, but I enjoyed the story and liked the characters. Solid Jane Green novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen Swaney | 9/19/2013

    " Took me a few chapters to get into this book. Enjoyed a couple of the plot twists though once I was in. Fine brainless summer read that has a positive message. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 9/17/2013

    " Hypnotic. Absolutely stellar for doing those boring household tasks and driving long distances. No heavy lifting. No social commentary. Delightfully superficial and beautifully read. Four old friends weather four different pre-mid-life crises together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esiobhanmitchell | 9/16/2013

    " The beginning was eh, but it got better towards the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire (Just Another Bookworm) Denman | 8/9/2013

    " This is a book you don't have to think about! Easy and enjoyable. Not one of Jane Green's best but still a good chick lit book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie Korda | 6/28/2013

    " Finding this novel a bit hard to get into, compared to her others. We'll see. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa Maher | 4/12/2013

    " Thanks Lauren, for loaning me this book. It was good, easy reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 niki | 2/14/2013

    " This book was good, this is my first book by Jane Green. I throughly enjoyed it. It had me thinking about friendships and wishing I had some really good friends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 1/2/2013

    " Wanted to give it a higher rating as I enjoyed the book. But I didn't like the way Holly casually dismissed her marriage of 14 years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Jacobsmeyer | 7/29/2012

    " Semi delicious summer beach read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Britt Griffith | 6/9/2012

    " Not bad. Better than I expected. I give it a C+. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 5/15/2012

    " Wanted this book, thought I would love it, had a few surprises, and made me think that even when we think we know what we want, sometimes we really have no idea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 1/30/2012

    " Easy reading...perfect book for at night before bed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sallie | 11/6/2011

    " good, light, enjoyable read. happy sappy ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara Branson | 10/31/2011

    " Took me half way through the book to get the vibe of the story. Wasn't particularly easy to follow because the characters were everywhere. Was glad to see the last page!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Cole | 8/21/2011

    " I have this as an audio book rather than an actual book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan McManus | 3/28/2011

    " I didn't read this book, I devoured it! The plot was interesting. This book is the perfect summer read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martas | 3/21/2011

    " Loved it. I found the plot very engaging and loved watching all the different character develop and really learn what a second chance means to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/12/2011

    " Good solid enjoyable chick lit. Nothing fancy or extra special. Just an easy enjoyable read. I liked it :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 3/5/2011

    " It was okay. It got confusing at times because the book would jump from in a character's head and then out of it. It was slightly predictable though and it made it pretty boring for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 3/5/2011

    " A chick-lit read that took a while to get into. Once I did, it was still just okay as the story was very predictable and sappy sweet. Entertaining enough for listening to on my commute, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/20/2011

    " I liked how the characters were so easy to relate to - easy read that made me want to get all of her books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 2/1/2011

    " Easy reading...perfect book for at night before bed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fabiana | 1/29/2011

    " Not a bad book, but I didn't like the end. Now I'm curious to know what happened to Will, since it's one of the characters that wasn't in the last chapter in that sort of happy ending.

    It could have a better end, I think. Not that is so bad at all, but I feel it's missing something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/28/2011

    " A little "fluff"-y but a cute, quick read. Wasn't overly surpsied at the ending, there wasn't a lot of suspense but I did like the characters and it was a "fun" read.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 1/24/2011

    " I read this one a long time ago. It was fine, but I didn't remember reading it until I started it. I didn't like it enough to take the time to reread it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/11/2011

    " I've read all her books and they are great easy summer reading material when you have other important things to look at. "

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About the Author
Author Jane Green

Jane Green is a former journalist in the United Kingdom and a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York. She has written seventeen novels, sixteen of them New York Times bestsellers. Her novels are published in over twenty-five languages, and she has more than ten million books in print worldwide. She writes a daily blog and contributes to various publications including the Huffington Post, the Sunday Times, and Self.

About the Narrator

Rosalyn Landor has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the Audie Award. She has worked as an actor since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. Her extensive list of credits includes leading roles in film, theater, and audio productions, as well as in various miniseries on all the major television networks and in such productions as Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and Rumpole of the Bailey.