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The Last Original Wife Audiobook

The Last Original Wife

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish - till death did them part - for tanned-and-toned young Barbie brides. If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn't painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to the edge. She's had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he's doing her a favor keeping her around. Now, she's going to take some time forherself - in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown.
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Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish - till death did them part - for tanned-and-toned young Barbie brides.

If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn't painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to the edge. She's had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he's doing her a favor keeping her around. Now, she's going to take some time forherself - in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother's stately historic home, she's going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivan's Island. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants...and find the life of which she's always dreamed.

Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a low country breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.

©2013 Dorothea Benton Frank (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    J. Howard SAVOY, IL, US 11-05-14
    J. Howard SAVOY, IL, US 11-05-14 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great Book and Amazing Voice Acting!"
    Where does The Last Original Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say this is one of the top books I've listened to because the story was interesting and funny and the voice actor was amazing! She could read the dictionary and leave you unable to put it down.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Les...She became a strong woman who finally went after what she deserved and wanted.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The early therapist scenes with Wes. His mindset is so self focused it's hilarious


    If you could take any character from The Last Original Wife out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Harlin for his wonderful sense of style and historical knowledge.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be reading all of this author's other works. I'm so happy to have discovered her. I've always been a fan of Anne Rivers Siddons and was looking for a similar author. They have different narrative styles but both make Charleston and the south seem magical.

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    Vanessa California 07-15-14
    Vanessa California 07-15-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Amusing, Sweet, and Bittersweet"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Original Wife the most enjoyable?

    The main character was obviously giving herself a chance to care about her own happiness after too many years of setting her cares on the back burner.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Original Wife?

    I was so delighted when she "walked out".


    Have you listened to any of Robin Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I had to adjust to the narrator for several minutes. I often have to wait to see if I will like the reader or not.Ultimately I enjoyed her voice and I know she enhanced the story.


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    Teresa 07-09-14
    Teresa 07-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Highly recommend!yes, and"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, already recommended to 8 friends.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Original Wife?

    When Les leave Wes to go to Savanah


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

    Her accent gave the book authenticity for me.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Last Original Wife and why?

    Les


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    Laura Durand, WI, United States 02-18-14
    Laura Durand, WI, United States 02-18-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Nice Light enjoyable"

    So glad I found a beachy fun novel that's not xxrated 20 something romance. Perfect for the over 40 set.

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    Nancy ERIE, PA, United States 01-24-14
    Nancy ERIE, PA, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS BOOK!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Original Wife to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. You gain so much more of the character with the audio, the influctions in their voices.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Leslie. I loved her "I'm not takin this anymore" attitude and the way she took back control of her life. She proved you don't have to "settle" at any age.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think where Les tells her kids what she thinks of what they've done with their lives so far....especially loved when her son tells her the people in Kathmandu don't need to bathe more than once a year because the air is so thin, and Les tells him, "You're in Atlanta. Take a bath!" Loved her.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I listened to this book in the car, doing the laundry, cleaning the bathroom, grocery shopping. Couldn't put it down and was irritated with unnecessary interruptions.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first from this author. Will read many more!

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    Frances Sarabia Whittier, CA, United States 10-21-13
    Frances Sarabia Whittier, CA, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2012

    It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.

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    "Love it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Original Wife to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    From start to end, I loved the storyline.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's hard to tell, but if I have to choose it would be where Les tells off her family.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, where Les feels frustrated with her family, the way I feel about mine at the current time. We have young adults can't decide what they want to do with their life and they still depend on their parents to continue to support them.


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    Laurie San Jose, CA, United States 09-23-13
    Laurie San Jose, CA, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "This Reader is Hilarious!"
    If you could sum up The Last Original Wife in three words, what would they be?

    Fun Inspirational Warm


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters had so much personality. I loved them all - her brother, husband, children, and friends.


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

    This reader gave the book so much personality. I found myself laughing out loud many times during the story. Her accents and dramatic voices for the each character made the story truly entertaining. I loved when she did the voice of the perturbed, self-centered husband.


    If you could take any character from The Last Original Wife out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would love to go to dinner with Leslie, the main character. She's tough, strong, level-headed and calm. She seems like such a good friend and person.


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    Tiffanye Jasper, AL, United States 09-23-13
    Tiffanye Jasper, AL, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved every minute of this audio book!!!!"
    Where does The Last Original Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the top of my favorites list!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Leslie (Les) was my favorite character!


    Have you listened to any of Robin Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, couldn't wait to listen again and again.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the story!

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    Tina Murphey 08-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A Great Novel by one of the a Greatest Authors"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Dorothea Benton Frank is one of the Great Southern Fiction Authors and in this Novel she does not disappoint!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oh my favorite was Les! She has finesse, dignity, wit, and stamina all while going through a difficult time and having to make a very difficult decision. All the while she continues to maintain her beautiful spirit and character!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I anxiously await Dorothea Benton Frank's next novel!!!

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    Eleanor D. Foster Savannah, Georgia USA 08-14-13
    Eleanor D. Foster Savannah, Georgia USA 08-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    The story was good, but the accents distracted from it. Please, just read the story. No one can successfully fake a southern accent. I have lived in the South all of my life and I don't know anyone who talks like these characters did.

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