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Download The Doctor's House Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Doctors House (Unabridged), by Ann Beattie
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Beattie Narrator: Katherine Kellgren, Suzanne Toren, Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An impeccable ear for language, an eye for the smallest shifts in the cultural landscape, and a preternatural understanding of motivation and behavior, Ann Beattie's renowned storytelling abilities are on dazzling display in The Doctor's House.

The novel opens with Nina's account of her brother's sexual appetites and betrayals, and leads into her mother's narrative. As new shadows and light are cast on Nina's story, painful secrets of life in her father's house, the doctor's house, emerge. In the dramatic third movement, the brother gives us his perspective. Through subtle shifts, The Doctor's House chronicles the fictions three people fabricate in order to survive their lives and showcases the keen observances of family and culture that have made Beattie one of our most admired voices.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marguerite | 6/14/2013

    " Three interior views of a dysfunctional family, in search of resolution. It made me count my blessings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 4/21/2013

    " nobody seems to like this book but i loved it. ann beattie is an enormously talented writer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ty Powers | 2/28/2013

    " Probably should have read some of Beattie's short stories first. I found the story disappointing; oddly, it was difficult to empathize with any of the characters. I found myself wishing for character development along the lines of Anne Tyler. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pamela | 2/18/2013

    " Too depressing for my taste. "

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