Custody

Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A secret in a woman’s past returns to change her life forever in this riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Now available for the first time in audio!

Ambitious, brilliant, and engaged to a wonderful guy, Kelly MacLeod feels like her dreams are coming true when she lands a prestigious appointment as a judge in the Massachusetts Family Court. A passionate advocate on behalf of children of divorce, she can at long last put her fierce intellect to good use in the courtroom.

But a chance meeting with a charismatic man forever changes Kelly’s life. Randall Madison is a successful doctor locked in a custody battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife. The two are soon swept into a passionate affair. But then Kelly realizes that a secret ties her inextricably to Randall’s case, and she finds herself torn between her moral judgment and her deepest desires.

Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer

“The queen of beach books.” (The Star-Ledger)

“Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.” (Elin Hilderbrand)

“Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.” (Houston Chronicle)

“One of my favorite writers.” (Susan Wiggs)

“Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.” (The Miami Herald)

“Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.” (Dorothea Benton Frank)

©2001 Nancy Thayer (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Introduction © 2014 by Nancy Thayer.

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Tempered and Forged by the Kiln of Experience

I purchased this book as a fan of narrator Angela Dawe. If you are a fan of this narrator, don’t miss mystery author Marcia Clark series Samantha Brinkman
I do use the 1.25x speed to match the author’s intent. I do purchase by narrator first unless I am a long time fan of an author. Eg Sandra Brown, Julie James, Rachel Gibson
This story came to life and was made better by Ms Dawe’s talent to portray our hero and heroine spot on.
Author used soul connected conversations with vivid portraits of emotions and surroundings for this story of hope and new beginnings. Well read people will enjoy the tale as the editing is very good, and it’s worthy of a book club.
I see this author has tried a number of different narrators to showcase her work, and l am thrilled she selected Ms Dawe to narrate this story. Well done!
I will check out a fave narrator, Karen White’s, read of this author, Beachcombers. Ms White does the Julie James FBI/US Attorney series, GREAT
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I really did not want it to end

I am loving the books of this author, just for audible. I think this may be my favorite. The characters are so real and story had me wanting to listen all the time. An excellent book.

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Custody

I could not stop listening! Nancy Thayer is a favorite of mine and this book kept my interest! I will listen again.

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Good to listen to. Good story.

Easy listen good story line. I enjoyed the narrator. I thought it ended oddly. I would have liked to know more about Randall and Kelly's future life.

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Custody

This book was very good, great story. I love being an Audible customer. NANCY Thayer is a great story teller.

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Well done!

Definitely could feel the experience and the characters experiencing the store as it progressed. Read well by narrator. Custody is recommended by me!

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Lousy ending

Can’t figure out what the title of the book has to do with the story. Built up & then it ended just as it could have gotten good. Really bad ending... lots of loose ends.

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Another good story

I thought this was a very good story. A little short on details and occasionally you would expect the characters to make much better decisions… Can’t say much more or it will be a spoiler.

I really enjoyed most of Nancy players books, and this was a good one.