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Distant Shores

Distant Shores

Написано Kristin Hannah

Озвучено Bernadette Quigley


Distant Shores

Написано Kristin Hannah

Озвучено Bernadette Quigley

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4/5 (172 оценки)
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10 hours
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Издано:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543611205
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become—and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.
Издатель:
Издано:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543611205
Формат:
Аудиокнига


Об авторе

Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK's 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read. Her New York Times bestselling novel The Nightingale, has been published in over thirty-nine languages.


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  • (2/5)
    The story was interesting, but lagged at times, often dragged down by too much description that didn't actually add anything to the action. Overall it was a typical Kristin Hannah book, with an inspirational message and slightly unbelievably outcome.
  • (3/5)
    good beach read
  • (3/5)
    This is an easy read for those who like such, maybe for airplanes or lazy summer days. You don't have to think much about the story. I found it extremely repetitious and wordy. The book could have been written in half the pages. It's a story of a lovely and talented wife, her highly successful husband who hasn't had a high profile job he wants in some time, their two girls in college. It's a family story detailing how unhappy this privileged couple are. (tired subject, in my book) I didn't like how each character's clothing was described in detail, changing in various scenes and day, down to the name brands of the clothing. So contrived. It didn't matter to the story and was a detraction to me. The story plodded at times because the very same things were repeated so many times. The characterizations of the girls seemed good to me, in that they were very different personalities and that so often happens in real life. The husband was a selfish clod, interested in only his own fame and fortune.

    There isn't much else to say. This is just not my type of book. It's too shallow. It was on my bookshelf and I'm trying to read and pare down some of my library, so this book goes.
  • (5/5)
    Once again Hannah delivers a very woman empowering novel. Elizabeth "Birdie" Shore has lost herself while being a great wife & mother. Birdie follows her famous, then not so famous husband around the country while he follow his dreams and she supports him. Birdie realizes that now her children are raised and her husband has once again become famous her own passion for life is missing. So she decides to do something about it. Hannah captures her characters so well it is like reading about your own life.
  • (5/5)
    Amazing life story. Recomend for every married couple. I loved it.
  • (3/5)
    Not my favorite from Kristen. It was long and got mundane at times.
  • (1/5)
    Dissappointed! Terrible narration! Tried to complete but too annoying to listen to!
  • (5/5)
    How do I find more audio books by Kristin Hannah
  • (4/5)
    Loved it. Would have given 4.5 stars. I save 5 star ratings to the best of the best like The Nightingale but I still read this fast and was able to get into the book right away. I love books about relationships of people in their 40s.
  • (5/5)
    Another heartwarming real life story about real life relationships and families.
  • (5/5)
    A beautiful story of love and self-discovery. I truly enjoyed the journey. For me, it was motivational and inspirational.

    I've never read Kristin Hannah before. She's been added to my must-read list now.
  • (3/5)
    This is one of those books that I would probably appreciate a lot more in ten years. It's the story of a marriage slowly falling apart at the seams and a woman who finds herself "passionless" and tired of waiting around for "her turn." Her husband was a promising NFL quarterback who blew out his knee and became addicted to pain-pills. Over the years he's worked his way up being a sports newscaster for different tv stations around the country. As a result she and her two kids have had to move houses time and again. Once they move into a beach cottage by Portland, Oregon he promises her they are done moving. And she's glad. She loves the view, the house. Their two daughters are in college on the east coast. Everything is going fine. Until her husband finally gets a big break and a huge new job in New York. Without consulting her. He's just so used to Birdie doing what he wants, that he never questions what SHE wants. Can their marriage weather this storm? Can she keep her dream home and rediscover her passions? Perfectly ok story. Ups and downs of a relationship. I think Kristin Hannah's newer stuff is a little more exciting.
  • (3/5)
    It was such a sad story. My heart goes out to the Shores family. I really didnt like how the story ended, though. It wasnt abrupt but it left a bit unanswered.
  • (4/5)
    I was drawn into this story and stayed up late to finish but it spent too much time on the failing relationship and not enough on the healing. I never got to like the hero and am not convinced of the happily ever after. Jack and Birdie's marriage goes stale after the kids go to college.
  • (3/5)
    3 1/2 stars.

    There were two things that kept me from giving this book four stars. First, the opening seemed to drag on and likewise I think that the length of the book itself could have been condensed.

    With that said, I think that this book successfully hit many of the notes that are true for middle aged women, especially ones who have allowed the relationships in their lives to overtake any goals they have once had. I think Hannah wrote this character very truly.
  • (5/5)
    Once again Hannah delivers a very woman empowering novel. Elizabeth "Birdie" Shore has lost herself while being a great wife & mother. Birdie follows her famous, then not so famous husband around the country while he follow his dreams and she supports him. Birdie realizes that now her children are raised and her husband has once again become famous her own passion for life is missing. So she decides to do something about it. Hannah captures her characters so well it is like reading about your own life.
  • (4/5)

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    Book was ok... but Scrib’s audiobook of it had many places where it skipped ahead so you missed parts. :(

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  • (3/5)

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    I was in the mood for a contemporary romance, so I went to the queen of romance hoping for a homerun. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed with this one. I really enjoyed this story when it started, but the longer it went out, the longer it dragged out. I enjoyed learning about Elizabeth and Jack: how they met, their marriage, their current struggles. I liked seeing Jack as an ex-football star and trying to find himself. When he broke the story around college athletes and rape, I thought this was going to be amazing. However; it really did not focus on much besides the relationship between Jack and Elizabeth, and it did this over and over again. It dragged on way too long for what it was. I found myself ready for something else to happen or to capture my attention.Jack was so selfish. I just never was routing for him. I was getting so mad with Elizabeth and wanted to scream at her. It just went back and forth with not being happy, but not making any changes or communicating about it. They never talked about their issues, just knew the both had concerns. It would have been fine if this happened once or twice, but it was the majority of the story. I feel like I could have read the first and last part, skipped the middle, and would not have missed a thing. Yes, there were still things I enjoyed or I would not have finished it. But, I was forcing myself to finish it towards the end. This does have triggers for rape and infidelity.Overall, I just did not connect with this one like I have with other Kristin Hannah reads.

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  • (4/5)
    This book is about a bird who falls out of her nest because she has forgotten how to fly. Elizabeth Shore aka "Birdie" realizes one day that her life is not all it is cracked up to be. She has a husband, and two wonderful kids but somewhere along the way she has lost herself. After a tragedy in the family shakes her foundation. Grief forces her from her nest and she realizes that has to find the deep down love for herself and her lost passions before she can fly up to her nest to be loved once more. Along the way there is hurt feelings, and a drastic brake-ups but in the end she gains more than she bargains for. I really enjoyed this book it reminded how important it is not to give up on my writing no matter how hectic my real life gets. The only problem I had with this book is that the pacing is painfully slow but maybe that was the point as it was a book about healing relationships and that process is never easy or quick. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance, or is struggling to find themselves.
  • (3/5)
    Kristin Hannah is an excelent author. This story deals with many challenges that meet us during our lifetime--a marriage in crisis, people trying to find themselves and the relationships that we all strive for in families and friends.
  • (4/5)
    Not the gutwrenching tear-jerker of Firefly Lane, but a book that made me think about love and how it isn't always easy, and needs to be nurtured. Not just love for others but love for yourself, too.
  • (4/5)
    At 46, Elizabeth Stone has been married for 24 years, followed her husband's job, raised their kids, and when he says they're moving again from the only home she ever loved, she decides to stay behind and find her life.