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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,336 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice Hoffman Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For more than a century, the small town of Haddan, Massachusetts, has been divided, as if by a line drawn down the center of Main Street, separating those born and bred in the village from those who attend the prestigious Haddan School. But one October night, an inexplicable death thrusts the two worlds together, and the town's divided history is revealed in all its complexity.

The lives of everyone involved are unraveled, from Carlin Leander, the 15-year-old girl who is as loyal as she is proud, to Betsy Chase, a woman running from her own destiny; from August Pierce, a boy who unexpectedly finds courage in his darkest hour; to Abel Grey, the police officer who refuses to let unspeakable actions - both past and present - slide by without notice.

Entertainment Weekly has declared that Alice Hoffman's worlds are replete with miracles, and The Boston Globe has praised her iridescent prose, taut narrative suspense, and alluring atmosphere. Now she brings us a novel as compelling as it is daring, an exploration of forgiveness and hope, a wondrous tale of innocence and evil, and of the secrets we keep. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tracy | 2/19/2014

    " Excellent! I love Alice Hoffman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jaime | 2/13/2014

    " I bought this book--a small-town mystery and message of morality--because Jodi Picoult, one of my favorite authors, said Alice Hoffman is one of her greatest inspirations. "The River King" being my introduction to Alice Hoffman, I found the plot disappointing. It lack the twists and turns I've come to expect with Picoult's books. Perhaps the story is a bit too predictable? It starts slow and gets more interesting about halfway through but by the end I was underwhelmed. I like Hoffman's style enough, and characters Carlin and Gus are certainly memorable, so I am looking forward to reading of one of her other books .. perhaps Practical Magic or Here on Earth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/11/2014

    " Loved this book, my fav Alice Hoffman. Bullying at it's worst with tragic outcome and a bit of supernatural thrown in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pampa | 2/10/2014

    " This book was sad and disturbing at many levels. Many of the characters were repulsive at best. However, I think that is exactly was the author wanted readers to feel. If you're looking for a feel good book with everything neatly tied up at the end, then this is not the book for you. However it is a book that will make you think about people and rouse up some feelings for justice to be served.It is preciously these feeling that made this a good read for me.I would give it a 3.5 stars. "

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