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  • Listen to the Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: John Jay Osborn
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156


Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they’ve started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of 10 months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselor’s office, John Jay Osborn’s Listen to the Marriage is the story of a fractured couple in a moment of crisis, and of the person who tries to get them to see each other again.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely real.

  • By Brian D Adams on 10-26-18


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Reviewed: 11-20-18

this is some of the most incredible storycrafting i can recall, and the outsider's POV is one of my favorite techniques. plus, Zackman's narration and voicing were just the right level of identifiable without being overly theatrical. i zoomed through this in barely over a day, and have to force myself to wait and let the story settle before i listen again to look for the finer details. this definitely bears a reread/relisten.