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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (215 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louise Dean Narrator: David Thorp Publisher: Isis Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Obsessed with death and planning his own funeral, Ken is determined to die in the bosom of his family. But it isn't that easy; his family don't want to know him. His oldest son Nick left home over 20 years ago and reinvented himself. At 40, he has returned home to Kent, and found happiness with his girlfriend Astrid and their 12-year-old daughter Laura, and he doesn't want the old man to spoil things. He's come a long way; he's a professional, a country gent, a a family man. But the past is coming back for Nick and it won't let him be.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lola425 | 2/20/2014

    " Quite funny, the characters are all, well, characters. Makes you think about perspective and the past, and how when you are ging through something your perspective is so skewed by the immediacy of the emotion and how the further past an event (or a life) you get the more you can reflect on it, probably gild it up a bit, but ultimately get something valuable from something that felt so horrible, or unbearable, in the moment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Louise | 2/20/2014

    " Marginal at best but it did have its funny moments. It just wasn't one of those books you're anxious to get back to reading. Maybe a 4 on my scale of 10. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bookmarks Magazine | 1/31/2014

    " Dean asks the big questions about love, commitment, and the changing boundaries among family members in this exploration of marriage and family. While critics generally agreed that The Old Romantic is light on plot, they nonetheless described it as a barbed social satire on class, love, and marriage in its various forms. Dean also offers many revelatory moments, though the Minneapolis Star Tribune thought that her insights, many as they are, lacked an emotional core. Despite that criticism, reviewers generally praised this story of family dysfunction, reunion, and, ultimately, of the quest for happiness and fulfillment. This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rheba Smith | 1/29/2014

    " This book is horrible. I couldn't distinguish the characters apart. Ms. Dean doesn't go by the rules for indention of paragraphs or punctuation so most of the time I couldn't even decipher who was talking. I read 50 pages and quit -- something I never do. Don't waste your money. "

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