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Long Time Coming Audiobook
Long Time Coming
Written by: 
Edie Claire
Narrated by: 
Gabrielle de Cuir
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Long Time Coming Audiobook

Long Time Coming

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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 Crescent City, CA 03-16-16
    Amazon Customer Crescent City, CA 03-16-16 Member Since 2010
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    "very unexpected"

    Was not sure at first as it seemed slow to start, but was pulled in and enjoyed the story. Few times seemed to explain over and over. But was an nice suprise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angel Mom 02-20-16
    Angel Mom 02-20-16
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    "A good story"

    This was a good story. It kept me curious and interested enough to continue BUT I personally found it rather obvious. Many of the plot twists didn't feel like twists to me because I saw them coming. Still, I found the characters well developed the premise intriguing and it was certainly worth listening to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer BROOKLYN, NY United States 07-19-15
    Kindle Customer BROOKLYN, NY United States 07-19-15
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    "Great read"

    Love the story line. It was not just merely about the death of her friend or the house that maybe haunted it was about forgiveness and the various levels of grief people experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brandie Spencer 06-22-15

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    "interesting story"

    kept me interested until the end and had great visuals. would reccomend the author again.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ally Fair Oaks, CA, United States 05-22-14
    Ally Fair Oaks, CA, United States 05-22-14 Member Since 2015
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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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Candra Evans 07-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice performance but a bit whiny..."
    What did you love best about Long Time Coming?

    The story was well written and kept my interest. The ending was not predictable.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I wish the voice of Joy was not so whiny. I understood her grief and desperation to know the truth, but she often sounded like a 5 year old not getting her way. She whined when she was angry, sad, frustrated... I frequently skipped ahead during those scenes. However, I wanted to the finish the book because the story was good.


    Any additional comments?

    I probably would have enjoyed this book more if I read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    B. Fowler 06-03-16
    B. Fowler 06-03-16
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    "I love YA--but WOW! This is worth your time. CLEAN"
    Would you listen to Long Time Coming again? Why?

    Absolutely.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The descriptions within create a full storyworld. I loved the characters and how we felt their inner struggles.


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

    Absolutely.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terri United States 03-15-16
    Terri United States 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved this book!"

    This is a cozy suspenseful mystery about a woman who can;t remember the details of a friend dying long ago. As she puts the pieces together, she learns the truth about the death and finds love at the same time. She also has made some enemies along the way who add their little scores into the story too. This is a very good book. The loved the story line, loved the plot and more than anything, I loved how long the book is! Adding a ghost into the story only made this book much more exciting to read! If I am paying big bucks for an audio book, I like the book to be long.

    This is my first read by the author, Edie Claire. I was first attracted to this book by the cover. When I read the synopsis, I had to buy the book. The narrator, Gabrielle de Cuir delivered a flawless story to us complete with multiple voices, accents and emotions. Well done!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandie 05-07-15
    Sandie 05-07-15
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    "Good Listen."

    I couldn't put it down. A little too much first person thinking for my taste. I Would've liked more dialogue.

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    6/25/15
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    "Could this story have been dragged out any further?"

    I found the main character to be very dislikable - self absorbed and thoroughly tedious. The plot line was so predictable with only one twist which was pretty absurd and not fully developed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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