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If I Could Turn Back Time Audiobook

If I Could Turn Back Time: A Novel

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Told with Beth Harbison's wit and warmth, If I Could Turn Back Time is the fantasy of every woman who has ever thought, If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I'd do things so differently...

Thirty-seven-year-old Ramie Phillips has led a very successful life. She made her fortune, and now she hobnobs with the very rich and occasionally the semifamous, and she enjoys luxuries she only dreamed of as a middle-class kid growing up in Potomac, Maryland. But despite it all, she can't ignore the fact that she isn't necessarily happy. In fact lately Ramie has begun to feel more than a little empty.

On a boat with friends off the Florida coast, she tries to fight her feelings of discontent with steel will and hard liquor. No one even notices as she gets up and goes to the diving board and dives off....

Suddenly Ramie is waking up, straining to understand a voice calling in the distance.... It's her mother: "Wake up! You're going to be late for school again. I'm not writing a note this time...."

Ramie finds herself back on the eve of her 18th birthday, with a second chance to see the people she's lost and change the choices she regrets. How did she get back here? Has she gone off the deep end? Is she really back in time? Above all she'll have to answer the question that no one else can: What it is that she really wants from the past and for her future?

©2015 Beth Harbison (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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    Brooke Conway, SC, United States 12-03-15
    Brooke Conway, SC, United States 12-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    Have you listened to any of Orlagh Cassidy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Orlagh Cassidy is perfect for Beth Harbison books. Every time I start a new book by Harbison, it's like being reunited with an old friend.


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    Great story, as usual from Harbison!

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    Kari Homan 10-03-15
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    Even though I don't believe in what happens in the end, I love the way Beth Harbison spins a tale that holds intrigue, laughter, and enough suspense so that you finish the book the same day!!!

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    Pamela Sader 06-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not her best..."

    I loveBeth Harbison but this was not her best story.
    It kind of dragged on.

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    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 04-13-16
    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 04-13-16 Member Since 2012

    I'm married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Love to read books, and love to listen to audio books. Genre's UF/Sci-Fi/ dystopian/ fiction and mystery/thrillers

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    I enjoyed this book very much. The narrator did a great job. I highly recommend it.

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    Tascha 09-28-15
    Tascha 09-28-15
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    Overall, I enjoyed the story. However, too many inconsistencies dragged it down for me.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    For the author to keep the same story consistently. There were places where she said one thing happened, then in 50 pages it was completely different. I'm not sure how to expand on that without giving away plot, but it had nothing to do with the time travel aspect.


    What does Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is a great narrator, expressive, with good changes between characters.


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

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    I wanted to love this book and I did like the overall story. It just felt like an editor had never laid eyes on it to point out the glaring inconsistencies in the subplot.

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    Me & My Girls 08-02-15 Member Since 2016

    The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey

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    I managed to convince everyone to take a chance on "Driving With the Top Down;" one of the authors previous books. Well, we all loved it; even the old man. This is the second selection of the author's we've tried since we finished that one and they've both been wasted credits. A very slow beginning didn't exactly set up the crux of the story very well and I gave it up way before the story was finished. Do yourself a favor and save yourself the bother of returning it.

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