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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,863 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zoe Heller Narrator: Andrea Martin Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When radical New York lawyer Joel Litvinoff is felled by a stroke, his wife, Audrey, uncovers a secret that forces her to reexamine everything she thought she knew about their 40-year marriage. Joel's children will soon have to come to terms with this discovery themselves, but for the meantime, they are struggling with their own dilemmas and doubts.

Rosa, a disillusioned revolutionary, has found herself drawn into the world of Orthodox Judaism and is now being pressed to make a commitment to that religion. Karla, a devoted social worker hoping to adopt a child with her husband, is falling in love with the owner of a newspaper stand outside her office. Ne'er-do-well Lenny is living at home, approaching another relapse into heroin addiction.

In the course of battling their own demons - and one another - the Litvinoff clan is called upon to examine long-held articles of faith that have formed the basis of their lives together and their identities as individuals. In the end, all the family members will have to answer their own questions and decide what - if anything - they still believe in. The Believers explores big ideas with a light touch, delivering a tragic, comic family story as unsparing as it is filled with compassion. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jan | 1/30/2014

    " wonderful. highly recommend. searing social satire with a heart. my complaint is that all the characters seemed british, but only one was supposed to be. heller's got a great narrative style, command of language, and graceful flow. keeps you reading! i LOVE how everyone reveals their utterly nasty, judgmental sides -- and most of them i could relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adrienne | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoy Zoe Heller's prose, and the storytelling. I felt like she wanted to make a point though, with this particular book, and I didn't see one. I learned a bit though, and that's always a hope of mine with everything I read, so I'm glad to have read this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rosie | 1/16/2014

    " Wonderful writing, marvellous use of language "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather Mcginley | 1/12/2014

    " Acerbic, not for everyone, but I really enjoyed it "

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