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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evan Hunter Narrator: Dan Futterman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2002 ISBN: 9780743568005
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It's two o'clock in the morning when Andrew Gulliver gets a phone call from his mother, who tells him his twin sister, Annie, is gone. This is not the first time. Ever since she was sixteen, she's been taking off without notice to places as far distant as Papua New Guinea, then returning unexpectedly, only to disappear yet another time, again and again and again.

But this time is different.

Last month, Annie got into serious trouble in Sicily and was briefly held in a mental hospital, where an Italian doctor diagnosed her as schizophrenic. Andrew's divorced mother refuses to accept this diagnosis. Andrew himself just isn't sure. But during the course of a desperate twelve hours in New York City, he and the Gulliver family piece together the past and cope with the present in a journey of revelation and self-discovery. Recognizing the truth at last, Andrew can only hope to find his beloved sister before she harms herself or someone else.

The Moment She Was Gone, a shattering novel of a family confronting its collective secrets, marks the high point in a writing career spanning almost five decades. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A harrowing journey of self-discovery.” 

    Denver Rocky Mountain News 

  • “Surprising, disturbing, and not easily forgotten.” 

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

  • “A superb read.” 

    Philadelphia Inquirer 

  • “Hunter shrewdly balances sitcom domestic scrapes and japes with genre-issue melodramatics: a dysfunctional family portrait that’s sharper and deeper than either formula would allow on its own.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 12/25/2012

    " This was a quick read. The story was ok. It was kind of sad and real look at the way mental illness impacts the dynamics of a family. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 12/12/2012

    " Lots of potential; I thought there would be more secrets, etc. 37 year old Annie goes missing. Flashbacks of her life with mom, twin brother, famous artist dad. She is schizophrenic so the flashbacks are all about episodes, her fits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 10/14/2012

    " A glimpse into a family dealing with the heartbreak of mental illnesss. Andrew's twin sister, Annie, is a schizophrenic; he struggles to understand and to integrate her into the family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hank | 6/16/2011

    " This is Ed McBain's pen name. An intriguing novel pertaining to the mentally ill. It's does a good job in looking at different points of view of all the main characters. I found my self really empathizing with what the loved ones and acquaintances of the mentally ill go through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al Stoess | 3/6/2011

    " Hunter writes strange book. I wondered if it were a true story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Bell | 1/26/2011

    " I like it so far - I haven't read this author before and I like the voice he uses. Looking forward to finishing this one - a fast read, I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 4/21/2010

    " I like it so far - I haven't read this author before and I like the voice he uses. Looking forward to finishing this one - a fast read, I think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 7/21/2008

    " Lots of potential; I thought there would be more secrets, etc. 37 year old Annie goes missing. Flashbacks of her life with mom, twin brother, famous artist dad. She is schizophrenic so the flashbacks are all about episodes, her fits. "

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About the Author
Author Evan Hunter

Evan Hunter’s first novel, The Blackboard Jungle, was an instant bestseller. His novels have sold over one hundred million copies worldwide, and he holds the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award. He is the only American ever to receive the British Crime Writers Association’s prestigious Diamond Dagger Award.

About the Narrator

Dan Futterman is a narrator and an actor of film, television, and stage as well as an award-winning screenwriter. His acting awards include a shared Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the cast of The Birdcage and the Seattle International Film Festival’s best actor award for Urbania. He wrote the screenplay for Capote, which was nominated for an Oscar and eight other major awards nominations, and it won the best screenplay award from six major film organizations.