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The Good Goodbye Audiobook

The Good Goodbye

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Publisher's Summary

Two cousins, Rory and Arden, lie unconscious in a hospital burn unit. The fire, which broke out in their shared college dorm room, killed another student, and the police want answers. Tension between Rory and Arden's parents was already at an all-time high before the fire, owing to a recent financial crisis and the decline of the family business. As the parents huddle anxiously in the waiting room, carefully avoiding the subject of their own unraveling relationships, disturbing truths come to light. This is the deeply moving story of a family's struggle to hold together while their secrets threaten to tear them apart.

Carla Buckley is the author of The Deepest Secret, Invisible, and The Things That Keep Us Here, which was nominated for a Thriller Award as a best first novel and the Ohioana Book Award for fiction.

©2016 Carla Schwarz Buckley (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    C Reese 07-04-16
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    "So sad!"

    I really liked this book a lot. The narration was impeccable. The story was different and very interesting. I was surprised I liked it so much because typically prefer more action and less drama, but there was a lot of suspense throughout and it was hard to stop listening. I will try other books by this author, and definitely look for more read by these narrators.

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    christine d. berkeley 03-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow, great book!"

    Great production, the narrators did a wonderful job, portraying their characters well enough to make them seem real! Very engaging story, with a great ending. The only very minor criticism I might add would be that I mixed up the characters some, but that is probably my fault, there are many parallels and similarities between the families involved. I would highly recommend this audiobook, primarily to women, I suspect my husband would consider it a "chick" book, but that's not a negative. The character development is so very good, with all the twists and turns long relationships carry with them. Very, very good audiobook!

    28 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra K. Rode 07-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A very good listen"

    This book was well worth listening too. I was drawn in to the swirling dynamics of all the people involved. A warning be prepared to cry.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Teri Audio Mom 07-23-16
    Teri Audio Mom 07-23-16 Member Since 2013

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    "A plus all around."

    Loved the story and narrators did a great job. 1st Buckley book, looking forward to hearing some more of her stories.

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    Amy Davis 05-29-16
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    "I could not stop listening."

    This is the first time I have ever written a full review despite having been listening to audiobooks for many years. This book was so suspenseful, it's storyline so engaging and it's characters so well-developed, I could not stop listening. I liked it to the point of distraction! I highly recommend it.
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    Sheila Champaign, IL, United States 06-28-16
    Sheila Champaign, IL, United States 06-28-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Awake till 2 AM!"

    This book kept me enthralled until I finally finished listening at 2:00 am. Moving, suspenseful , emotional... I have college aged daughters which added angst knowing that we never really know what is going on in their worlds, even though we want to believe they are happy and adjusted and more mature than they truly can be at that age.

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    TenaC. Stanton, KY, US 06-24-16
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    "beautiful"

    A very beautifully written and gripping novel. The narration was simply perfect. Truly unforgettable. Haunting.

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    che 01-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "LIFETIME MOVIE"

    This needs to be made into a lifetime movie....would be a hit! Very good story line.

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    Heather 03-19-16
    Heather 03-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Quick end"

    Well developed characters and story line. But disappointed with the abrupt ending. I kept expecting a little more.

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    Doris Steamboat springs, CO, United States 06-30-16
    Doris Steamboat springs, CO, United States 06-30-16 Member Since 2007
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    "This book is not right"

    If you want your soul ripped out through your mouth then read this book it's not right in many ways but very emotional

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful

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