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Long Time Coming | [Edie Claire]

Long Time Coming

Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her... Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after - determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.
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Publisher's Summary

Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her... Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after - determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.

Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can't identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises - Jenny's erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny's horrendous death - and Joy's own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed - and the childhood friendship she treasured - now suddenly seem very much alive...

©2003 Edie Claire (P)2013 Edie Claire

What the Critics Say

All the reasons for Gabrielle de Cuir's success as a prolific narrator are apparent here. She slowly reels the listener in with this compelling story as she expertly weaves between voices and accents. Veterinarian Joy Hudson returns to her small Kentucky hometown, having left 18 years before, after her best friend Jenny was killed in an auto accident. Living with gaps inher recollections, Joy must turn to the man she blames for her friend's death, handsome doctor Jeff Bradford, who was in the car when Jenny died, to discover the truth about that night. De Cuir can act and she turns it on here, building the tension and suspense as the story takes some surprising turns. The addition of a paranormal aspect adds to its appeal. -(A.C.P. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine) [Published: APRIL 2014]

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    Amazon Customer Williamsport, PA, United States 06-03-14
    Amazon Customer Williamsport, PA, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2008

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    "waste of credit"
    What did you like best about Long Time Coming? What did you like least?

    The narrator was pretty good. The story was never ending and was so much angst that it was difficult to get through.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Edie Claire again?

    I don't know that I would. This really wasn't my type of book.


    Have you listened to any of Gabrielle de Cuir’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was Long Time Coming worth the listening time?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harriett Fair Oaks, CA, United States 05-22-14
    Harriett Fair Oaks, CA, United States 05-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Annoying heroine"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A teenager.


    What could Edie Claire have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I found Joy extremely self-engrossed and annoying. For a veterinarian, she was very immature and judgmental. She would get an idea, think about it shortly, decide it was true and then start accusing like she knew for an absolute fact it was fact.


    Did Gabrielle de Cuir do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yes - she was fine


    What character would you cut from Long Time Coming?

    Joy


    Any additional comments?

    I would never trust my pet with someone so unstable and over-reacting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-29-14
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    "just ok"
    What did you like best about Long Time Coming? What did you like least?

    Seemed to drag out then they get together and it is over


    What could Edie Claire have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Give characters more of a rekationship


    What about Gabrielle de Cuir’s performance did you like?

    Yes good job


    Did Long Time Coming inspire you to do anything?

    Not really kept waiting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susannah Corona, CA, United States 01-13-14
    Susannah Corona, CA, United States 01-13-14

    I am musician and mom of several little musicians. Love good narrators. Love good stories. Love Audible.

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    "Romance and Mystery!"
    If you could sum up Long Time Coming in three words, what would they be?

    Well Told Tale.


    What other book might you compare Long Time Coming to and why?

    I am new to romance stories. I am a great mystery fan. The author has combined the two elements to good effect. It reminded me of Truth Stained Lies by Kingsbury but without the Christian slant.


    What about Gabrielle de Cuir’s performance did you like?

    I think the reader's performance actually improved the novel. I enjoyed the character of the Southern mother and the Sheriff suitor. The story did go on and on at times, but the reader made it very personal, so I kept listening.


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

    The opening chapter was very good and moody, when the protagonist first encounters the ghost of her friend.


    Any additional comments?

    Book could have been sized down a bit, and I feel the ghost elements could have been turned up a bit. But then, I prefer mysteries over romance, as a rule. I would listen to more by this author, but I don't see other of her works listed in audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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