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The Life She Wants Audiobook

The Life She Wants

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Robyn Carr creates an emotional and uplifting ensemble of characters in this rags-to-riches-to-rags novel about women, friendship, and the complex path to happiness.

In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City, and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County.

But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she'd rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan. Riley and Emma were like sisters - until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can't escape her husband's reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she'd ever ask for help - her former best friend.

It's an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they've made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other - and themselves - can each of them find the life she wants.

©2016 Robyn Carr (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    Roxanne Gross 10-26-16

    Audio Books is my new passion. They have made my time in the car the last few years something to look forward to. Just Lovin Life!

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    "Good Story. Entertaining Enough."

    This was a good story and I enjoyed listening but it was very close to "Swept Away" by Robyn Carr. I guess I listened to them too close together. Seems almost like the same story. But I would still recommend.

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    Artkeep Gulfport, MS 10-16-16
    Artkeep Gulfport, MS 10-16-16 Member Since 2016

    Dianne

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    "CARR/PLUMMER ALWAYS A HIT!!!!!"

    There aren't many books by Robyn Carr that I haven't listened to in the past. Therese Plummer's narrating skills always makes me feel like I'm coming home. It's a warm and cozy sensation that I sincerely can't explain. As usual, I was sad to have this book end. I think it's the ending on most of her books that fulfills and satisfies within. Robyn...PLEASE keep writing...and could you hurry a little?

    The CARR/PLUMMER team never disappoints!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 10-31-16
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 10-31-16 Member Since 2015

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Another great story by Robyn Carr"

    What a giving story, it had its challenging moments, but it was still a story about forgiveness and love, and it will make you feel good at the end.
    There are few authors that I automatically buy and listen to because they are real and uplifting stories with caring and loving people in them and Robyn Carr is one of them. I start with Virgin River and have read almost all of her stories and have never regretted it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Holden 01-11-17 Member Since 2015

    Wife,Mother 2 a amazing Daughter,& 4 legged furbabies,Retired Nurse,fighting aterminal illness called pulmonary hypertension!Fight 2 the end

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    "Started going then lost steam"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It's a quick read I hate to say it this way, because in some sense it was a good read but a let down, those who need the filler book before a awaited book comes out!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robyn Carr? Why or why not?

    Yes, on a norm I love her books this was just one of theses ahhhhhhhhhh


    What three words best describe Therese Plummer’s voice?

    .??? Not sure what's being asked. Did I miss something?!?!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The sneak ,She was all ready kicked down,let to try new relationships,that was built on taking her down.


    Any additional comments?

    If your a first time reader of this Author,don't give up on her! This was the first book that I felt rushed and you knew what was around the corner,to me this was not her norm!!

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    Nicole H 01-09-17
    Nicole H 01-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Neat and Tidy"

    It was a pleasant audiobook. A little predictable. Storyline not too deep. Reminds me a little bit of a Hallmark movie, in the form of an audiobook.

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    Molly2031 12-19-16
    Molly2031 12-19-16
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    "Nicely done! "

    This was an easy listen. Loved the characters and would listen again to a follow up book to see how they are doing. ☺️ Gave me a new perspective about innocent family members that get caught up in scandal.

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    Natalie Badolato AZ 12-17-16
    Natalie Badolato AZ 12-17-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Can it get any better?"

    I gasped. I got misty. I laughed. I got angry., and everything in between. Everything I want to happen in a book.

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    Amazon Customer SAVANNAH, GA, US 12-13-16
    Amazon Customer SAVANNAH, GA, US 12-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good book"
    What did you love best about The Life She Wants?

    Good story. I wish the main character would have been more responsible. Seems every heroin ends up pregnant in a book that has a relationship involved. Even if she thought she was infertile, she had sex with a guy she hasn't seen in 15 years without a condom!


    Would you recommend The Life She Wants to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, if they can stand the pregnancy cliche


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    The narrator is awesome!


    If you could take any character from The Life She Wants out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Lyle, he is fun, and Ethan to see if he really doesn't like Emma


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    Margot SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 12-09-16
    Margot SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 12-09-16 Member Since 2007

    Must make a correction to prior statement. My house is never clean because I am too busy having fun.

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    "A sweet story"

    I enjoyed the characters and the struggles they had among themselves and the larger world. I am a sucker for "best friend" stories esp when strong, proud and hard working women are involved. It's plausible with a dash of some of the worst situations I can imagine

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    Cindee 11-25-16
    Cindee 11-25-16
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    "Great Pair!!!"

    Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer are awesome!! Another great story!! Can't wait for the next one!!

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