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2.99970437524635 out of 52.99970437524635 out of 52.99970437524635 out of 52.99970437524635 out of 52.99970437524635 out of 5 3.00 (10,148 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elin Hilderbrand Narrator: Janet Metzger, Marianne Fraulo Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781609412944
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Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, and her social standing, because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.

Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie’s had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can’t offer complete escape, and they’re plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie’s brother Toby, Meredith’s high school boyfriend, arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had.

Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Silver Girl delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hilderbrand’s tone is breezy and easy as always.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Hilderbrand captivates with racy narrative, topical references, and characters who are both familiar and memorable.”

    People

  • “Takes the chick-lit trope of reclaimed friendship and updates it with a timely twist…Hilderbrand throws in a handful of plot twists that bounce the story along like a funky old jeep…Silver Girl is the kind of safe investment beachgoers should adore.”

    Boston Globe

  • “The Ponzi scheme that Meredith’s husband was involved in is a perfect setting for our times, and her glam social life had everything under the sun. It was all taken away quickly; so watching her remember the things that made her who she was and the woman she will have to become makes for an enjoyable read.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • “It provides a pacey read, with colorful characters that have fascinating motivations. I couldn’t get them out of my head for days.”

    Sunday Express (London)

  • “Hilderbrand’s specialty is grown-up relationships in grown-up situations.”

    Cape Cod Times

  • “In Hilderbrand’s absorbing latest…much of the novel is told in flashback as Connie and Meredith work through their crises, but Hilderbrand’s talents keep those memories as resonant as the present day. Longtime fans and newcomers alike will delight in this timely, touching story of loss, love, friendship, and forgiveness.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hilderbrand does a wonderful job of painting a picture of a confused and angry yet lovestruck wife. She reminds us of the extent women will go to to protect their husbands, even if their husbands are in the wrong. The incorporation of past events is woven seamlessly into the present, and all of the details and characters are crucial to the plot….All in all it is a solid story.”

    RT Reviews

  • “Beach reading par excellence.”

    Library Journal

  • “Another winner from Hilderbrand, who in this sensitive and suspenseful tale succeeds in portraying a seemingly unlikable character, besieged Meredith, and making her human.”

    Booklist

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lark | 2/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and I would have rated it a 5 other than the predictable romance theme of the book, with the complicated relationships of the characters the romances were just too typical of most romance novels "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Van wassenhove | 2/4/2014

    " I think that this book was really a good book. I am enjoying reading Elin Hilderbrand alot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah Kile | 1/23/2014

    " It was a decent book. A little slow, and I thought some of her other stuff was better. But, still wanted to know what happened at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerrle Gericke | 1/20/2014

    " I'm not one to read "chick lit" which I considered this novel to be,but I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 1/3/2014

    " I was interested in hedge fund jerks!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Rowland | 1/1/2014

    " I love Elin Hilderbrand- this was one of her best "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deedee | 12/31/2013

    " A mindless beach read where all the characters are totally good or totally bad but if that's what you're in the mood for, this is entertaining enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oceandreamer001 | 12/30/2013

    " I liked this one, perfect beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia Copeskey | 12/30/2013

    " Probably not what really happened between Ruth and Bernie, but an interesting fictionalized take on the situation. LOVE the backdrop of Nantucket. Will definitely read more of her books for easy reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Missy | 12/17/2013

    " Boring! Did NOT enjoy this one at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel Fuller | 11/28/2013

    " I love this author! She is a perfect summer read! All her books are set in Nantucket and she is an mazing story writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel Sloan | 11/20/2013

    " I liked this book better than the only other book I've read by Elinor. I think I liked it enough to try another of hers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Junkans | 10/16/2013

    " I know this book is not necessarily great literature, but I loved everything about it. I loved the characters, the setting, the story, everything. I have loved all of Elin Hilderbrand's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Ludwig | 10/4/2013

    " This book was okay, just okay. I wanted to know more about the husband, the criminal who stole people's fortunes by illegally investing their money into a Ponzi scheme. I kept reading, thinking it would tell me more about Frank and his motives and thoughts, but it never did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 10/2/2013

    " If there were a 3.5 stars I would have given it that. It was a typical Hilderbrand chic novel. She wrote a novel putting a character in the situation of going thru what Bernie Madoff's wife might have went thru. It was ok. To me, a bit contrived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 9/30/2013

    " This book deserves a 5++++! Hilderbrand outdid herself--read this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie Revert | 9/23/2013

    " I loved this story! It was very personal to me, and thanks to being sick, I read it all in one day. Not recommending for anyone else-----just me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 8/29/2013

    " A story I loved to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 4/10/2013

    " blah...didn't care about any of the characters. Not a page turner for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candy | 2/25/2013

    " Enjoyable from point of view from the wife of Ponzzi schemer...fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tawnya | 2/20/2013

    " Great book--just like all of Elin Hilderbrand's novels are!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 6/6/2012

    " predictable and sort of ridiculous, but entertaining and a fast, mindless read. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaitlyn Wb | 5/16/2012

    " A bit surreal reading about Ruth Madoff (right down to the anecdote about how she can't get her hair done anymore) but pretty entertaining nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 4/29/2012

    " On of my favorites that I've read of hers. Right up there with The Island and The Blue Bistro. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/25/2012

    " TRITE! Could not finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Bervoets | 1/10/2012

    " Elin Hilderbrand's books are good beach reads - light, don't have to think too much. But this one was better than the others I'd read. The main character is modeled after Bernie Madoff's wife. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 12/26/2011

    " This one starts out slow and at first I felt like it kept repeating itself. As the story progressed I really started to enjoy it. By the end, I couldn't put it down. Unfortunately I didn't love the ending, but it was probably how it would have played out "in real life". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Kayden | 9/6/2011

    " Great book and at first, it was hard to see Meredith as a sympathetic character but as you read more back story, it was easier to believe. Glad to see both characters get their happy ending and to see some recurring island characters from precious books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mare | 6/6/2011

    " I picked this book up on vacation to read on the beach. It was well written and kept my interest. I enjoyed the writing so much that I bought and read all of her books in print. Reminds us of putting ourselves in others shoes and not judging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 5/30/2011

    " Fun summer beachy read! Definitely take it with you on vacation. In fact, take all of Elin's books on vacation because you'll want to read one every day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 5/23/2011

    " Think Bernie Madoff then his wife, Ruth. Could she possibly not know? This issue is examined in Elin Hulderbrand latest book set, guess where, in Nantucket. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Red | 4/5/2011

    " Another great beach read from Elin Hilderbrand! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/13/2011

    " This was a great book...very traditional "summer read" by Elin Hilderbrand...but that is exactly what I expect from her...a great story with terrific characters...a little romance a little conflict...and a nice ending wrapped up with a bow :) "

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About the Author
Author Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for several of her novels. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa’s graduate fiction workshop.

About the Narrators

Janet Metzger has performed as a stage, television, voice, and film actor and as a jazz vocalist in hotels and supper clubs. For five years she was the voice of Headline News, now HLN, during which time she also promoted features and news stories for CNN and CNN International. A graduate of Florida State University, she currently lives in Atlanta.

Marianne Fraulo has run the gamut from experimental theater in Italy to club comedy in NYC. Marianne is a founding member and former artistic director of Theatrical Outfit.