Where We Belong ~ Free Audiobook Giveaway!
By Chris Bell
Brilliantly written with brilliantly developed characters, Marian and Kirby are the main ones who go back in forth in this book telling their sides of the story. Each time the writer changes voice though, she does not repeat what we already know, instead the new voice propels the story forward. This book does not drag or rehash; it moves at a great pace.
At eighteen, Marian gives up her daughter, Kirby, for adoption. Now Kirby is eighteen and wants to meet her birth mom. Although both women have issues, both are extremely likeable. This is the same with all the supporting characters as well: Marian’s parents, friends, boyfriend and Kirby’s parents, friends, and birth father. How Giffin manages to make all the characters so likable and identifiable, even with all the faults they possess, is just amazing. Some of the characters did things I didn’t like, but I still liked them. Brilliant!
Parts of Marian reminded me of myself, but I think everyone will be able to identify with some aspects of these characters. I cried and laughed and truly wished the book wouldn’t end. There’s a lot more story to tell and I wonder if Giffin will write a follow up book. I’ll be first in line to get it!
The audiobook version is narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, whom I have heard read other books. Although not a fan of hers in the past, in Where We Belong, Cassidy does a superb job. Even when jumping into the middle of a chapter, you can clearly tell who is talking by the tone in her voice. Cassidy handles both young and old, male and female, exceptionally well.
Without a doubt, Where We Belong is my favorite book of the year. Give it a read or a listen – you won’t be disappointed.
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About the Author:
Emily Giffin is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, and Heart of the Matter. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children. Visit www.emilygiffin.com.
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