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Rosemarie

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  • We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (418)
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    Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his 16th birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin’s horrific rampage, in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin.

    aaron says: "A smart, chilling story. Told in a very unique way"
    "Controversial subject, excellent treatment"
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    I loved this book, if one can say loved about a story told strictly from the viewpoint of a tragic yet sometimes unsympathetic character such as Eva, the mother of Kevin. I wish I had listened to the book prior to seeing the movie; the twists of plot would have been that much more unexpected. However, I was thrilled to learn there was a book behind the movie that so disturbed me that I could not put it out of my mind; it continued to roil and simmer alternatively. I highly recommend the audiobook; the narration was excellent. After you have digested this multidimensional work, definitely rent the movie and enjoy the tour-de-force that is Tilda Swinton as Eva. I look forward to exploring additional works by Lionel Shriver, a most perceptive and courageous writer to have undertaken a story such as this.

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