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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,464 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shannon Hale Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale makes her adult fiction debut with The Actor and the Housewife.

When Becky, a housewife with screenwriting dreams, attracts the interest of Felix, a Hollywood star, the two quickly become friends. Though the sexual tension is obvious, Becky has no intention of cheating on her husband—but would Felix cheat on his wife? As their friendship blossoms, rumors and suspicion threaten to derail their platonic love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hale keeps the prose crackling with humor and has a sure hand in creating nuanced, believable characters.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hale offers a pure wish-fulfillment fantasy, one that readers, especially housewives, will thoroughly enjoy.” 


  • “Christina Moore delivers the witty dialogue with panache when screenwriter and Mormon housewife Becky Jack meets dashing movie star Felix Callahan.”  


  • “Hale’s prose is friendly and funny.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the July 2009 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ali Williams | 2/12/2014

    " Such a fun read. I love the voice of the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/7/2014

    " This is a fun read that made me picture Hugh Jackman for some reason even though he's Australian and not British. I really liked the story and it had some surprising twists and turns. (view spoiler)[ I didn't like the ending at all though. I wanted her to love love Felix. Even though I know they are probably better off as friends, the romantic in me wanted to see them happily ever after bantering away with each other. But oh, well, it was still a good story. (hide spoiler)] "

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

    " I'm not sure if I would have liked this book if I were not a Mormon housewife with three kids, and from Davis County, no less. I told myself that I would not finish reading this book if the author took the relationship somewhere that made me uncomfortable. I finished it. Of Hale's books that I've read so far, I think I like the books written for youth better. I should say that I'm not a big fan of Mormon fiction, though, which may be why I hesitate to say I loved this book. I don't think it was intended to be Mormon fiction, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Loni | 1/19/2014

    " Laughed and cried reading this book. AMAZING! "

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