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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,914 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sally Koslow Narrator: Tanya Eby Sirois Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Until she was found dead along the bank of the Hudson River, Molly Marx led an enviable life. A young wife and mother, Molly now finds herself in The Duration, where with the help of a refreshingly unorthodox guide, she can observe the friends and family she left behind: her philandering plastic surgeon husband, the irresistible colleague who became her lover, a competitive twin sister, her controlling mother-in-law, a loyal but confused friend, and - most importantly - her purest love, a three-year-old daughter. As Molly watches them try to untangle the events leading to her mysterious end, she relives her past and learns the fates of those she loved most (and least).

Exploring marriage, fidelity, friendship, family, and mortality, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx is a funny, yet tender love story about a flawed but appealing woman forced - better late than never - to take responsibilities for the choices in her complicated life. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam | 2/14/2014

    " The charming book cover and review on the back of the book is what drew me to read this book. I thought the book would be cute and funny but for me it was a bit bland and I found myself skimming the book just to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/13/2014

    " This was suppose to be a light, fun read for me. But I was surprised it also deeply moved me sometimes as I considered the pain of what leaving behind your child would be like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/6/2014

    " This was a good one. Not sure where I found out about this book, but I know it's been on my shelf for a long time. Finally read it, and I'm glad I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucy | 1/31/2014

    " This was a fun read but I was disappointed by the ending. Felt like the whole book was leading up to something big and then the ending barely flushed out all the details. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 1/29/2014

    " Hated this book... for the sake of my 7th grade teacher I read it in its entirety hoping that it would pick up it's pace or that the characters would stop being anything but shallow and selfish. The main character is whiney and her "special power" offers only the insight that the people in her life are just as selfish and 2 dimensional as she is. She's the kind of girl that lets life happen to her- not the other way around. The book tries to make you feel something for the people that she left behind but the author doesn't have the finesse or skills to set that up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 1/21/2014

    " I liked this book very much -- except ..... It's an interesting premise -- a woman is dead, who was young and healthy with a husband and child, and we don't know if this was murder, suicide, or an accident. Her family and friends mourn while she watches from "The Duration," a place LDS people might recognize as the spirit world. She has some powers now that she has passed on -- it takes her no time at all to move from one place to another, she can watch people's actions but can also hear their thoughts, and she has a "bull-shit meter" -- she can tell when people are lying. She reviews her life as she hangs around her friends and family. The characters are well-drawn, consistent, multi-faceted, so you can both love and hate them all. The writing is tender but incisive. If I could give this book 3-1/2 stars, I would, because what ruined it for me is what ruins most "modern" books -- the easy acceptance of adultery (as long as love is involved), promiscuity, homosexuality, and shallow materialism. As if all that were normal. And apparently, to this author, it is. Almost innocently so. I find that attitude so disturbing -- it bothers me as much as the mysogeny of Austen's world bothers most modern women. There is some bad language, some sex (not too graphic). Too bad -- I'd like to read this author more, but I won't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Routh | 1/20/2014

    " It was good but really, really sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 12/28/2013

    " LOVED IT!!! Although I was a little disappointed with the ending--who killed her damnit?!? You have to be obvious and spell it out none of this artsy crap where I have to do a lot of inferring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 11/17/2013

    " This book felt like Sex and the City met The Lovely Bones. It wasn't a bad read, but I didn't really like the basis for the novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/4/2013

    " Molly takes you along as she views her family and friends from the Duration--the place she inhabits after her death. It's a quick, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/4/2013

    " I don't know why this book was such a struggle for me to get through. It was very interesting, but a slow read. I was a little disappointed with the ending, but can't think of any other way it should have ended. I just felt like I stayed with the story the whole time, and nothing really happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 10/13/2013

    " I really liked this book.It's an easy read and very funny. It makes you think what it would be like if you were deceased and how your family copes with your passing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 9/28/2013

    " Quirky storyline - interesting take on what might happen in the afterlife. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 8/30/2013

    " this was a great easy summer read...yes it contained death and hardships but it was lighthearted in nature and relfectively balanced "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary (BookHounds) | 1/13/2013

    " I can't gush enough about this book! This is going to be the perfect book for this summer. The only issue I had with the story was that you aren't specifically told "whodunit"! I think it is an easy guess though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 8/9/2012

    " Quick read. I would give it 3.5 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 7/15/2012

    " Cute..very easy read. The end kinda leaves you with some questions though so that is a bit frustrating. But still a good read.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anittah | 1/19/2012

    " Fun, smart, interesting, quirky, and a breeze to read. I like that this is not a book dominated by WASPs, too, as I've already read plenty of those kinds of novels. Great for a beach / flight / when you have a cold / or for no reason at all. Plus, my friend's mom wrote it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 10/10/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was just a fun read for the summertime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/21/2011

    " Overall enjoyed it, but it started to drag a bit after awhile. And the question that the whole story is based around was wrapped up really quickly at the end after a whole lot of build-up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 9/12/2011

    " It was an interesting read, it was written in the perspective of a deceased Molly Marx. It was a little creepy on first but then you just think of her as another charactor and not a dead woman. Fast read, read it in about a week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/15/2011

    " Like many other readers I expected the deep sorrow of The Lovely Bones, but this book is light-hearted and fun. It's a fast and painless read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheena | 6/10/2011

    " Disappointing. Sounded like a very promising story but I couldn't muster any real empathy for the title character. Would not recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reenie | 5/22/2011

    " Good, interesting to think about. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Annie | 5/12/2011

    " I did not care for this book and cannot recommend it. There was a lot of swearing and sexual content. While there were some funny lines, I thought the main character was hard to relate to, the story was anticlimatic, and there was no depth. I stopped reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 4/12/2011

    " really liked how it was written - ending kinda just ended but i really enjoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 4/1/2011

    " Fun weekend read; would generate discussion well.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/29/2011

    " Needed some brain candy after Cutting for Stone. Now that I have finished it, that's exactly what it was. I'd put it in the same genre as Nanny Diaries and Devil Wears Prada. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 3/10/2011

    " From the moment I started reading this book, I knew it was a keeper. The story was full of love, scandal, family memories, and mystery. It was worth every minute of my time and I was sad to read the last page:( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 3/3/2011

    " Captivating. Not a mystery lover, but this one was different. A light read, that did make me want to see what happens next. Liked the ending a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 2/25/2011

    " Amusing, fun read. I thought the descriptive writing was excellent. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann | 2/22/2011

    " If I could give 0 stars I would, but that's not an option. This was a book club book, so I've already vented. If any other goodreads friends want more info, just ask...but really, it was an awful book and you shouldn't waste your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/15/2011

    " Cute..very easy read. The end kinda leaves you with some questions though so that is a bit frustrating. But still a good read.... "

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Author Sally Koslow

Sally Koslow, born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, is the former editor-in-chief of McCall’s magazine. Married and the mother of two sons, she lives in New York City.