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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elin Hilderbrand Narrator: Kathleen McInerney, Erin Bennett, Rick Zieff Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9781478954675
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Two couples’ lives become scandalously entwined in the latest from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.

Nantucket writer Madeline King has a new novel coming out, The Rumor, and it’s got bestseller potential. But Madeline is terrified, because in her desperation to revive her career, she’s done the unthinkable: The Rumor reveals the truth behind an actual affair involving her best friend, Grace.

And that’s not the only strain on Madeline and Grace’s friendship; one fateful night, the two women argue, voicing jealousies and resentments that have built for twenty years. Bereft of each other, they get caught in the snares of a mysterious and destructive stranger. Their fate hinges on The Rumor—and the secret it reveals.

The Rumor is an irresistible novel about the power of gossip to change the course of events and the desire of people to find their way back to what really matters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It wouldn’t be summer without a breezy, sensual Nantucket tale from Hilderbrand, and her latest…doesn’t disappoint. Intricately plotted and filled with fast-paced dialogue, it’s as sweetly satisfying as a glass of Sancerre.”

    People

  • “Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer. Rich people behaving badly—perfect poolside.”

    New York Post

  • “Be forewarned: scandal and swirling tension aside, Elin’s descriptions of the idyllic setting in this perfect beach read may inspire readers to book a getaway.”

    Hello! Canada

  • "[The Rumor] explores human nature and the truth behind the gossip that people love to be the first to share.”

    Cape Codder

  • “Hilderbrand’s latest cautionary tale exposes the toxic—and hilarious—impact of gossip on even the most sophisticated of islands.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This multivoice recording brings bestselling author Hilderbrand’s fifteenth Nantucket novel to life…This is another juicy domestic drama from Hilderbrand.”

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  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 9 Hot Beach Reads You’ll Remember All Summer
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A June 2015 LibraryReads Pick
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About the Author
Author Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for several of her novels. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa’s graduate fiction workshop.

About the Narrators

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voice-over.

Erin Bennett is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a stage actress who played Carlie Roberts in the BBC radio drama Torchwood: Submission. She can be heard on several video games. Regional theater appearances include the Intiman, Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Laguna Playhouse, and the Getty Villa. She trained at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Rick Zieff has been immersed in the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years. His dynamic and entertaining coaching style makes him a sought-after lecturer throughout the country. He is a regular speaker at both the Showbiz Expo and Actorfest, and is a guest teacher at many popular LA acting workshops. He has narrated several audiobooks, including The Road to El Dorado and Toy Story.