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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,153 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Abramson Narrator: Angela Brazil Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Unsaid is told from the perspective of Helena Colden, a veterinarian who has just died of breast cancer. Helena is forced to witness the rapid emotional deterioration of her husband David. With Helena’s passing, David, a successful Manhattan attorney, loses the only connection that made his life full. He tries to carry on the life that Helena had created for them, but he is too grief-stricken, too angry, and too quickly reabsorbed into the demands of his career. Helena’s animals likewise struggle with the loss of their understanding and compassionate human companion. Because of Helena, David becomes involved in a court case to save the life of a chimpanzee that may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of animals consciousness. Through this case all the threads of Helena’s life entwine and explode - unexpectedly, painfully, beautifully.

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  • Unsaid is an extraordinary story of animals, mortality, and the power of love. I found myself captivated by the world of this book. It will make you remember, rethink, and rejoice in every meaningful relationship you’ve ever had. Everyone needs to read this novel!”

    Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • “Rarely has a novel captured so movingly the deep bonds between people and the animals that share their lives.”

    Parade magazine

  • “Told from the perspective of a recently deceased veterinarian, Abramson’s book explores the connection between animals and humans in a new way…Interesting and engaging.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Heartfelt…touching and emotional.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ambramson’s first novel…raises powerful issues of communication, love, and responsibility between species.”

    Booklist

  • “Ambramson delivers a touching and dramatic story that is sure to please animal lovers…A solid story of loss and love.”

    Library Journal

  • Selected for the August 2011 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erina | 2/8/2014

    " As a veterinarian, I empathize with the struggles of the main character of this book, but I think I know "too much" to really appreciate this book for what it was trying to be. This book would probably be better suited to an animal lover with a very basic understanding of the field of veterinary medicine, or medicine in general.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tiki | 2/5/2014

    " I loved that the narrative was in the voice of the wife who had just died... it gave a whole new perspective. The characters' love of animals was touching. Maybe all those Asian consumers of dog meat should read this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/3/2014

    " Interesting perspective. Some parts are sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erica Bartnicki | 1/30/2014

    " A touching story... "

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