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2.47 out of 52.47 out of 52.47 out of 52.47 out of 52.47 out of 5 2.47 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Beattie Narrator: Jeff Woodman, Katherine Kellgren, Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781440795787
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A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ann Beattie has won three O. Henry Awards and the PEN/Bernard Malamud Award. The Washington Post says “few novelists are more adept at creating fictional atmospheres.” This novel, framed in a trilogy of voices, is a complex portrait of one family and the fictions a mother, son, and daughter create to navigate their lives.

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Listener Opinions

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

    " Too depressing for my taste. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mirjam | 3/18/2012

    " hmmm...so far I don't like this book very much, yet I continue to read it? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyce | 2/3/2012

    " ... All unhappy families are unhappy in their own way... This novel has really good character development. 2.8 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Joynton | 1/23/2012

    " Nina and Andrew grow up in the dysfunctional "Doc's House." Alcoholic mother overbearing, abusive father Andrew, all grown up, looks back, making appts with all the girls be knew. Sex-addict Nina isolates herself and takes care of her brother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherie | 1/5/2012

    " B Very interesting and engaging, but the changing of POV was not my fave thing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 lbh. | 6/20/2011

    " i think my ann beattie kick is officially over. i was looking for another _chilly scenes of winter_, but: sigh. no such. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyce | 2/21/2011

    " ... All unhappy families are unhappy in their own way... This novel has really good character development. 2.8 stars
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mirjam | 3/15/2010

    " hmmm...so far I don't like this book very much, yet I continue to read it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/27/2008

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 lbh. | 9/3/2007

    " i think my ann beattie kick is officially over. i was looking for another _chilly scenes of winter_, but: sigh. no such. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherie | 8/24/2007

    " B Very interesting and engaging, but the changing of POV was not my fave thing "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ty | 6/19/2007

    " 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. "

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About the Author

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike’s The Best American Short Stories of the Century. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Virginia.

About the Narrators

Jeff Woodman is an actor and narrator. He is a winner of the prestigious Audie Award and a six-time finalist. He has received twenty Earphones Awards and was named the 2008 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics, as well as one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine. As an actor, he originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S. F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby.

Suzanne Toren has over thirty years of experience in narration. She has won the American Foundation for the Blind’s Scourby Award for Narrator of the Year, and AudioFile magazine named her the 2009 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture. She is also the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards. She performs on and off-Broadway and in regional theaters and has appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.

Katherine Kellgren (1969–2018), narrator and actress, appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt, including in the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. In recognition of her mastery of audiobook narration, she received many honors, including the prestigious Audie Awards, with four for best female narrator; the Odyssey Award; Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award; dozens of AudioFile magazine Earphones Awards; an AudioFile Golden Voice Award; Booklist Voice of Choice award; and acclaim from press and listener reviews.