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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,850 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lionel Shriver Narrator: Tanya Eby Sirois Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Children's book illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a quiet and settled life in London with her partner, fellow American expatriate Lawrence Trainer, a smart, loyal, disciplined intellectual at a prestigious think tank. To their small circle of friends, their relationship is rock solid, until the night Irina unaccountably finds herself dying to kiss another man: their old friend from South London, the stylish, extravagant, passionate top-ranking snooker player Ramsey Acton.

The decision to give in to temptation will have consequences for her career, her relationships with family and friends, and perhaps, most importantly, the texture of her daily life.

Hinging on a single kiss, this enchanting work of fiction depicts Irina's alternating futures with two men temperamentally worlds apart yet equally honorable. With which true love Irina is better off is neither obvious nor easy to determine, but Shriver's exploration of the two destinies is memorable and gripping. Poignant and deeply honest, written with the subtlety and wit that are the hallmarks of Shriver's work, The Post-Birthday World appeals to the what-if in us all. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lina | 2/10/2014

    " Terrible book. Waste of time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cassie | 2/9/2014

    " Annoying from start to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gabrielle | 2/9/2014

    " Life is never perfect-- "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tiffany | 2/2/2014

    " I started this book in June and had to take a break for books that could hold my interest. I had to make myself finish it over Christmas break. It wasn't a horrible read, I just thought it was drawn-out and a little predictable in the end. Perhaps I had too high of expectations because of the interesting premise. "

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