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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,919 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Jordan Bridges, Mary Catherine Garrison Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jennifer Weiner's talent shines like never before in this collection of short stories, following the tender, often hilarious, progress of love and relationships over the course of a lifetime.

We meet Marlie Davidow, home alone with her new baby late one night, when she wanders onto her ex's online wedding registry and wonders what if she had wound up with the guy not taken. We find Jessica Norton listing her beloved river-view apartment in the hope of winning her broker's heart. And we follow an unlikely friendship between two very different new mothers, and the choices that bring them together -- and pull them apart.

The Guy Not Taken demonstrates Weiner's amazing ability to create characters who "feel like they could be your best friend" (Janet Maslin) and to find hope and humor, longing and love in the hidden corners of our common experiences.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Guy Not Taken takes Weiner to next level as author...With her latest collection Weiner is proving that the masters of the oft-maligned chick lit genre are voices to be reckoned with. An accessible anthology that takes readers on a ride through divorce, heartbreak, insecurity and what might have been, The Guy Not Taken is a tender, thought-provoking read that puts Weiner on the map as one of her generation’s best literary voices.” 

    USA Today

  • “These stories range from an old lady held hostage to a New Yorker who gives up killer real estate for a guy. Weiner’s fans will recognize the kooky-kid-sister sagas, but it’s the new territory notably Swim and Dora on the Beach that shouldn’t be missed.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Eleven sharply written short stories about women struggling—with humor and resolve—to get love right.”

    Life Magazine

  • “One roots for Weiner’s characters as they come to terms—and in some cases, heal—from disappointment and neglect.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Though the stories are refreshingly different from one another, Weiner’s style is consistent enough to keep readers tethered to her voice.”

    Daily News

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Snogged | 2/8/2014

    " This was my first introduction to Jennifer Weiner and I can't say I was disappointed. I will say that of the 11 stories, some stood out to me as more exceptional than others did. I really enjoyed "Swim," "Oranges from Florida" and "Dora on The Beach" (where an elderly women living in a beach-side retirement community gets "kidnapped" by two young women.) I also got a kick out of the story that inspired the title because the woman goes through an "It's A Wonderful Life" sort-of scenario after locating an ex-boyfriend's wedding registry and hacking the account. I suspect that I would benefit from reading one of her longer books though just so I can really experience her writing to it's fullest. "

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

    " There were some stories that I could relate to. I enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hannah | 1/29/2014

    " entertaining short stories perfect for when only have a short time to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judith | 1/26/2014

    " I enjoy her short stories more than full length novels. I tend to like the endings. "

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