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How to Walk Away: A Novel

How to Walk Away: A Novel

Written by Katherine Center

Narrated by Therese Plummer


How to Walk Away: A Novel

Written by Katherine Center

Narrated by Therese Plummer

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4.5/5 (176 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Publisher:
Released:
May 15, 2018
ISBN:
9781427296863
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Audiobook

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Description

From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable audiobook about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she's worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment.

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect.

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best—a masterpiece of an audiobook that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave.

Publisher:
Released:
May 15, 2018
ISBN:
9781427296863
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Katherine Center is the author of several novels about love and family: The Bright Side of Disaster, Everyone Is Beautiful, Get Lucky, and The Lost Husband. Her books and essays have appeared in Redbook, People, USA Today, Vanity Fair, and Real Simple—as well as the anthologies Because I Love Her, CRUSH, and My Parents Were Awesome. Katherine is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. She lives in Houston with her husband and two sweet children.



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  • (3/5)
    The book was simple, expected and straight forward. It seems it lacked ‘deepness’ however it was easy enough to follow, and had some good descriptions of situations the heroine was in.
  • (5/5)
    The story was heartwarming, and though a bit predictable at times it’s great for a quick uplifting read.
  • (4/5)
    Heartbreaking & so touching ❤️ the way maggie faced everything she lost, the way she handled the pressure, the way the pain was described ?? and Kitty is just a total different story & if she represents something she represents a true meaning of family!!
  • (3/5)
    Thoroughly enjoyed the story, but the narrator has the singularly worst Scottish accent I have heard from anyone who has ever been paid to do one. It sounds like bad Russian with an occasional hint of cockney at very best. It was dire.

    If I’d had the time, I’d have read the paperback rather than suffer through that narration. It’s okay for a bit part, but if a main character has an accent is should be a prerequisite that the narrator can actually pull off the accent!
  • (5/5)
    I thought the narration was excellent, unlike some other listeners. The final chapter completed the book so well. I read as little as possible about a book, before reading it. I want to form my own conclusions.
  • (5/5)
    This story was beautiful and funny. Full of heart. Glad it had a happy ending. No smut here folks.