We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
Just Breathe | [Susan Wiggs]

Just Breathe

Chicago cartoonist Sarah Moon tackles life's real issues with a healthy dose of sharp wit in her syndicated comic strip Just Breathe. As Sarah's cartoon alter ego, Shirl, undergoes artificial insemination, her situation begins to mirror Sarah's own difficult attempts to conceive. However, Sarah's dreams of the future did not include her husband's infidelity: snag number two in Sarah's so-called perfect life.
Regular Price:$22.39
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Chicago cartoonist Sarah Moon tackles life's real issues with a healthy dose of sharp wit in her syndicated comic strip Just Breathe. As Sarah's cartoon alter ego, Shirl, undergoes artificial insemination, her situation begins to mirror Sarah's own difficult attempts to conceive. However, Sarah's dreams of the future did not include her husband's infidelity: snag number two in Sarah's so-called perfect life.

With Chicago - and her marriage - in the rearview mirror, she flees to the small Northern California coastal town where she grew up, a place she couldn't wait to leave. Now she finds herself revisiting the past - an emotionally distant father and the unanswered questions left by her mother's death.

As she comes to terms with her lost marriage, Sarah encounters a man she never expected to meet again: Will Bonner, the high-school heartthrob she'd skewered mercilessly in her old comics. Now a local firefighter, he's been through some changes himself. But just as her heart is about to reawaken, Sarah discovers she is pregnant - with her ex's twins.

It's hardly the most traditional of new beginnings, but who says life and love are predictable...or perfect? The winds of change have led Sarah here. Now all she can do is just close her eyes...and breathe.

©2008 Susan Wiggs; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Wiggs takes serious situations and weaves them into an emotionally wrought story that will have readers reaching for the Kleenex one moment and snickering out loud the next." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (128 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (43)
3 star
 (33)
2 star
 (13)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.8 (33 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.9 (33 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (14)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    TRACY HARTFORD, KS, United States 02-11-09
    TRACY HARTFORD, KS, United States 02-11-09 Member Since 2005

    Hard core Audble listener, been listening to recorded books since they were on casset tape...

    HELPFUL VOTES
    45
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    151
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Predictable"

    The premise for the story was cute, the cartoonist part, but the rest could have been summed up in about 3 chapters.
    I try not to criticize the readers, but this one made the men sound so much like robots I kept waiting for one of them to say "danger Will Robinson"! It was a bit of a distraction.
    If you want a very, very light read, this is for you.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan boston, MA, USA 10-22-09
    Susan boston, MA, USA 10-22-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Nothing to spend too much time on"

    This is basic brain candy, no surprises, not terribly funny, very predictable. It sounded a lot better in the description than it was to listen too. Unless you get this for a very reduced price there are better things on this site to spend time listening to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathryn Humphries 10-09-09 Listener Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    175
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "tedious"

    couldn't finish this one... you'd think drama and tedium were mutually exclusive, but somehow this book managed too much of both.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tracy Alberta, AB, Canada 10-02-09
    Tracy Alberta, AB, Canada 10-02-09 Member Since 2008

    Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    182
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    376
    79
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    21
    6
    Overall
    "just breathe"

    Great!
    Looking for a good story with a few laughs along with some real life? This one is it. Terrifically narrated, offering different voices for characters this is a wonderful listen.
    Not anything like my own life or probably yours there is much of everyday relationships and living in this book put together with love, friendship, and humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-11-13
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-11-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    657
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    354
    354
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    82
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I enjoyed her journey, the parenting issues,"

    and the small town life.

    If I were reading this as a physical book, I might rate it lower, but as an audiobook it “hit the spot.” I had just finished some intense mystery suspense books and needed something lighter. It was very good for keeping me company as I drove, cooked, etc. It’s about a woman who discovers her husband’s infidelity, leaves him, divorces him, and starts a new life.

    This is not hot and heavy passion and romance. Instead a friendship develops which eventually turns into more, but children have priority over romantic relationships. There are two sex scenes. They are referred to, no details.

    One weakness was the secondary story about arson was not complete. At the end we are told X is the arsonist but nothing else. We don’t see why X did it, how it was done, and what happened to X and X’s family after.

    The narrator had a lovely voice for women, but I did not like her voice for 13 year old Aurora. She sounded like a talking doll or a 5 year old. I also did not like her voices for men. They sounded weird.

    Genre: women’s fiction with romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Avonelle White Plains, NY, United States 04-02-12
    Avonelle White Plains, NY, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not my favorite :-("

    I didn't like this one.
    there's a formula out there right now that is "woman living cloistered/cosseted/protected/privileged life finds out husband is cheating. woman leaves. woman realizes she wasn't happy in said c/c/p/p life. unexpected stuff happens. new boy arrives. girl falls for boy. they live happily ever after." Some of them are charming. I wasn't charmed by Just Breathe.

    The "mystery" subplot was under explored. The teenage step-daughter-to-be is half-heartedly developed and the climax of her storyline happens so fast it doesn't feel real to the reader.

    Simply put, the story chafed. it was brain candy at best, but I've enjoyed other brain candy 100% more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andrea Fulcher Marco Island, FL United States 07-04-09
    Andrea Fulcher Marco Island, FL United States 07-04-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Just Breathe"

    Loved this book!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelly Del rio, TX, USA 09-30-09
    Kelly Del rio, TX, USA 09-30-09 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    2
    Overall
    "Great!"

    I really enjoyed this book! From the beginning it captured my attention and I was hooked! I couldn't wait to find time to listen to more! Totally recommend as a fun, captivating, light listen. ENJOY!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-8 of 8 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.