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You Should Have Known Audiobook

You Should Have Known

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Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. Devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice, her days are full of familiar things: She lives in the very New York apartment in which she was raised, and sends Henry to the school she herself once attended. Dismayed by the ways in which women delude themselves, Grace is also the author of a book You Should Have Known, in which she cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them.

But weeks before the book is published a chasm opens in her own life: A violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only an ongoing chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.

©2014 Jean Hanff Korelitz (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    Jean Reston, Virginia 07-11-14
    Jean Reston, Virginia 07-11-14 Member Since 2008
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    "A real page turner, but..."

    I enjoyed this story. It kept me on the edge of my seat. The reader was excellent. My only problem was how clueless the main character seemed throughout the first half of the book. She never seemed to ask herself why the police were questioning her, why strange things were happening, why she couldn't reach her husband. It's as though on some subconscious level she knew but didn't want to know, which is a hard premise to swallow when she is a therapist who wrote a book called "You Should Have Known." This made the book less than great in my mind, even though it was a fun read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 06-14-14
    Susan 06-14-14
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    "loved this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Slow to grab my interest, but I'm very glad I stayed with it. Once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down (so to speak). Good narrator. Characters very interesting and believable. Twists and turns that were surprising, then made sense.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You Should Have Known?

    When Grace met her husband's family.


    Which character – as performed by Christina Delaine – was your favorite?

    Grace


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

    There were so many. one was when Grace and Henry were talking about what had happened.


    Any additional comments?

    If you get through the dryness of the first half, you will be rewarded!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sarahjean Midwest USA 04-03-14
    sarahjean Midwest USA 04-03-14 Member Since 2015
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    "wanted to love this book"
    Would you try another book from Jean Hanff Korelitz and/or Christina Delaine?

    perhaps one more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Henry. He was depicted as almost always calm and a mature young boy. He did have secrets- but not revealed until later part of book.


    What three words best describe Christina Delaine’s performance?

    consistent, very good with change-up to Henry and Grandpa.


    Did You Should Have Known inspire you to do anything?

    not reallly


    Any additional comments?

    waiting for something more to happen. plot line was predictable.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Manchester, NH, United States 04-24-14
    Suzanne Manchester, NH, United States 04-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Story"

    This is a good though predictable story. The evolution of Grace and her growth keeps you involved in the story. Also Jonathan is never "seen" in the story but the story revolves around him and you are kept wondering if he will show up and ruin the new life Grace is building. There are a few brief spots where I wanted the story to move a little faster but it is a good listen.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 05-26-14
    Christine 05-26-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Truly a "Page Turner""
    What did you love best about You Should Have Known?

    It was suspenseful and richly textured. I liked it even better than "Gone Girl".


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the two NYPD detectives that she encounters. They were the contrast needed to highlight the privileged world that the main character lived in.


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

    She was excellent at selecting different voices without going "over the top".


    If you could rename You Should Have Known, what would you call it?

    Fool Me Once.......


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carmila 04-26-14
    Carmila 04-26-14 Member Since 2008

    Music and book connosieur

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    "Quite a story"

    Captivating listen. I totally enjoyed it and definitely recommend it. All I can say is wow!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alison 05-29-14
    Alison 05-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great premise, unexpected plot twist, a fun listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the premise for this story and the irony inherent in a marriage counselor whose husband ends up being a murderous adulterer. Also always fun to see a perfect character get dragged through the mud. Some sections of the book were slow, though. The plot was so good you just wanted to get back to it whenever the story deviated to background.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, a fun story to listen to. There's a lot of reference to that Upper East Side lifestyle we've all seen a million times, so that part gets a little tedious as its very unoriginal but the plot is fun. There were times I wished it moved a little faster, but she did have me hooked enough to want to know what happens.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    H.llary 10-25-15
    H.llary 10-25-15
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    "Absolutely loved it"

    I loved it! The suspense killed me and there are a few things you never would've seen coming! Overall the only thing I would like is more! I couldn't get enough!

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    Linda 10-22-15
    Linda 10-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love is blind."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There was no mention of the couple's bank account and whether the husband dove into it as it is in most stories along this same line.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jean Hanff Korelitz? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would read another book by this author. I think she show great potential.


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

    One thing that comes to mind is that some times when interjecting your own voice in the written word,, you may miss some of the sarcasm that you catch when you listen to the audio version.


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

    Possibly, but it is a little too predicable to be a great movie.


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    James B Douglass 06-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    Lots of twists and turns. Long but totally held my interest. Could not put it down. Quite addictive.

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