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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,524 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this acclaimed novel that inspired the Academy Award–winning motion picture, Larry McMurtry created two unforgettable characters who won the hearts of readers and moviegoers everywhere: Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma.

Aurora is the kind of woman who makes the whole world orbit around her, including a string of devoted suitors. Widowed and overprotective of her daughter, Aurora adapts at her own pace—until life sends two enormous challenges her way: Emma’s hasty marriage and subsequent battle with cancer.

Terms of Endearment is the Oscar-winning story of a memorable mother and her feisty daughter and their struggle to find the courage and humor to live through life’s hazards—and to love each other as never before.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Very special...it will make you laugh and cry.”

    New York Times

  • “McMurtry at his best! He is one of the few male authors who can write convincingly from the woman’s point of view.”


  • “A vivid and richly detailed novel about ourselves and those we love.”

    New Republic

  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick for Life Changing Books to Read with Your Mom

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laurel-Rain | 2/13/2014

    " A unique mother-daughter relationship that highlights all the differences between generations, while focusing on the similarities that bind them together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mika Takushima | 2/7/2014

    " i liked the movie better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by KJ Luepke | 1/31/2014

    " The characters grow on you with the exception of Emma - who you wish would quit being so laissez faire about her owns life. She's just so frumpy that you almost can't respect her. Why is she with her husband? They don't even like each other. I gradually grew to like Aurora and enjoy her random funny self-righteous comments. If she were in my life though she would be someone I would agitate on purpose to watch them dance in frustration and self-satisfaction like a performing monkey. Strangely enough after all is said and done I'm not really sure what the point of the story was. It was a bunch of people who just road the tides of their lives without really taking the reigns, dealing appropriately with whatever mental crap was holding them back, and in the result, just kind of fizzle out through life. They are like neighbors you watch burning branches in their backyard every weekend as if they looked forward to it all week. All you can do is think to yourself, "What is the point?" and "They are the oddest people." and "Could he be a pyro?" (in the book characters' cases, masochistic? Why did Aurora never go with the man she loved? Why did Emma just take the blandness of her life and never work toward something better? etc) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah Beth | 1/24/2014

    " just go watch the movie instead. really. "

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