We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Be Safe I Love You Audiobook

Be Safe I Love You: A Novel

Regular Price:$18.86
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Lauren Clay has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq just in time to spend the holidays with her family. Before she enlisted, Lauren, a classically trained singer, and her brother, Danny, a bright young boy obsessed with Arctic exploration, made the most of their modest circumstances, escaping into their imaginations and forming an indestructible bond. Joining the army allowed Lauren to continue to provide for her family, but it came at a great cost.

When she arrives home unexpectedly, it’s clear to everyone in their rural New York town that something is wrong. But her father is so happy to have her home that he ignores her odd behavior and the repeated phone calls from an army psychologist. He wants to give Lauren time and space to acclimate to civilian life.

Things seem better when Lauren offers to take Danny on a trip to visit their mother upstate. Instead, she guides them into the glacial woods of Canada on a quest to visit the Jeanne d’Arc basin, the site of an oil field that has become her strange obsession. As they set up camp in an abandoned hunting lodge, Lauren believes she’s teaching Danny survival skills for the day when she’s no longer able to take care of him.

But where does she think she’s going, and what happened to her in Iraq that set her on this path?

From a writer who The New York Times Book Review says, "writes with a restraint that makes poetry of pain", Be Safe I Love You is a novel about war and homecoming, love and duty, and an impassioned look at the effects of war on women - as soldiers and caregivers, both at home and on the front lines.

©2014 Cara Hoffman (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.2 (9 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
3.1 (9 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.8 (9 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Wes1961 Charlotte, NC USA 06-26-14
    Wes1961 Charlotte, NC USA 06-26-14 Member Since 2016

    Val

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I wanted to like this more"
    What disappointed you about Be Safe I Love You?

    The story was slow. It took more than half way through the book to see where the story was heading and for something to start happening. Also, was too far into the book before you could figure out what the issue was with her father. The language was a little rough as well.


    What could Cara Hoffman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think some of the characters could have been developed more or had a better story line.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was good. I enjoyed listening and the narrator definitely made the story more exciting. I would have found just reading it quite dull.


    Any additional comments?

    I had hoped to like this book. Just very disappointed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.