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Tumbleweed

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  • Perfection

  • By: Julie Metz
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Julie Metz's life changes forever on one ordinary January afternoon when her husband, Henry, collapses on the kitchen floor and dies in her arms. Suddenly, this mother of a six-year-old is the young widow in a bucolic small town. And this is only the beginning.

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  • By Ellen on 09-20-10

Dreary and Tedious

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-10

This book was like a bad Dr. Phil episode that wouldn't quit. The narrator's voice was flat which added to the dreariness of the narrative. I had to listen to the end to see if Julie Metz had some kind of redeeming epiphany but it was not to be. Having been married successfully to my best friend for almost four decades, I wasn't surprised that her marriage to this self-absorbed man was a failure. There was nothing there to anchor it together in a meaningful way! When you start popping anti-depressants and hide behind motherhood, you're doomed. Julie, I'm sorry you shared this. It may have been cathartic for you but a downer for some of your readers.