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Belong to Me Audiobook

Belong to Me

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Publisher's Summary

Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others to protect those we love.

A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised herself when she was gripped by the sudden desire to head for an idyllic suburb. Though she knows she's made the right move, she approaches her new life with trepidation and struggles to forge friendships. Cornelia's mettle is quickly tested by judgmental neighbor Piper Truitt, the embodiment of everything Cornelia feared she would find in suburbia. A saving grace soon appears in the form of Lake, and Cornelia develops an instant bond with this warm yet elusive woman.

As their individual stories unfold, the women become entangled in a web of trust, betrayal, love, and loss that challenges them in ways they never imagined, and that ultimately teaches them what it means for one human being to belong to another.

©2008 Marisa de los Santos; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Pamela Harvey The Coast of Rhode Island 04-08-08
    Pamela Harvey The Coast of Rhode Island 04-08-08 Member Since 2016

    glam

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    "Entertaining but shallow"

    This book reads like the audio version of "Desperate Housewives", with its benign suburban setting, the musical, gossipy tone of the narrator and the intermittent soundtrack that transitioned the scenes. The story was pleasant enough but everything was just too perfect and the author never really effected the transition of the shallow, loathsome Piper Truitt into a caring individual with any real depth. In short, everything in this book was just too "beautiful and wondrous", with its fairy tale narrator, to be believed.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Elizabethtown, PA, USA 04-16-08
    Jennifer Elizabethtown, PA, USA 04-16-08
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    "Readable"

    Make no mistake, this is not chick lit! Shes a great fiction writer, and it is not a cheesy sequel. Corniela and Teo have moved to the suburbs and me some interesting people, definitely interesting characters, there is some reference to Claire from the last book, but this is a great book from a more mature author!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LilyB 10-01-15
    LilyB 10-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Overall good"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the story, but did not always agree with the narrators interpretation of the characters' feelings within the dialogue. Unfortunately, the music at certain chapters of the book was beyond annoying. Especially when the music played while the narrator read the story. I probably would not have finished the book if I did not have the paper version of the book as well.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no music in books, please, especially in such a loud volume compared to the reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Derek Union, KY, United States 05-21-08
    Derek Union, KY, United States 05-21-08
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    "Great Story!"

    This was a story with believable characters. I felt I knew every person in the book. The narration was very well done. The only distracting part was the music that seemed to be randomly inserted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 11-01-08
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 11-01-08 Member Since 2012
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    "I'd rather not"

    Sorry, but this book was really very strange. One part was a comment on life in the suburbs, another part chronicled a dying woman's last days, and yet another section was about a 12 year old boy. Then the author tried to fit all the pieces together at the end - just did not work. It seemed as if the author was trying to write 3 novels and then got lazy and just combined them into one. No thanks.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Angela May 06-14-16
    Angela May 06-14-16
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    "BORING!!!!!"
    What disappointed you about Belong to Me?

    This book had no plot whatsoever. It was so painful to listen to because it went absolutely nowhere. I found it impossible to even remotely care about any of the characters. Whatever you do save 15 hours of your life and don't bother with this book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nope this book was the most painful thing I have attempted in a long time and with 5 hours left I decided those are 5 hours I will never get back if I try and press on.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Mommy Booknerd (Mrs Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews) #MMBBR Appleton, WI 02-21-16 Member Since 2014

    Lover of life!

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    "an interesting story"
    Any additional comments?

    This is an engaging family drama, that maintained my interest throughout. There were a few plot twists I did not see coming. Worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    erin miller MERCER, PA, US 07-14-09
    erin miller MERCER, PA, US 07-14-09 Member Since 2015
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    "great book!"

    I thought this was a fantastic book. i read the reviews before i bought it and debated it out. glad i didnt listen to some of them...very much real to life with some surprising twists. Going to continue listening to this author!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan jeffersonville, VT, USA 07-30-08
    Susan jeffersonville, VT, USA 07-30-08
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    "Good read"

    This is a good read. One that you could relax to on the beach.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Csue Charleston, SC, United States 06-25-08
    Csue Charleston, SC, United States 06-25-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book."

    The book and the narrator made for a very enjoyable listen. I was very sorry when it ended! I will be looking for more books by this author as well as the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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