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Family Pictures Audiobook

Family Pictures

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best seller Jane Green delivers a riveting novel about two women whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealed.

From the author of Another Piece of My Heart comes the gripping story of two women who live on opposite coasts but whose lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined. Both women are wives and mothers to children who are about to leave the nest for school. They're both in their 40s and have husbands who travel more than either of them would like. They are both feeling an emptiness neither had expected. But when a shocking secret is exposed, their lives are blown apart. As dark truths from the past reveal themselves, will these two women be able to learn to forgive, for the sake of their children, if not for themselves?

©2013 Jane Green (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    Jessica Atkinson 05-20-14
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    "Ugh!"
    What was most disappointing about Jane Green’s story?

    The story could have been so much more interesting.


    What didn’t you like about Amy Quint’s performance?

    The whole book was read in a sing song voice. I found rather annoying.


    Any additional comments?

    It was an awful book. I struggled to get through it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AGT 04-30-14
    AGT 04-30-14
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    "Enjoyed the story, but not the narration."
    If you could sum up Family Pictures in three words, what would they be?

    Predictable, with unlikeable characters, yet somehow engaging.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think I preferred Eve to them all. She seemed the most consistent. Though most of the characters were almost flat and felt somehow unrealistic.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It seemed like the narrator had an affected voice. This might just be her natural way of speaking, but I found it distracting. The only character that was okay with this way of speaking was Maggie, as her character was supposed to be affected.


    Who was the most memorable character of Family Pictures and why?

    There wasn't much depth to these characters in my opinion. The only woman who I enjoyed was Sylvie's friend. She seemed the most real.


    Any additional comments?

    Though I was anxious to hear how the story turned out, I was disappointed that we never got to hear from the character who the whole story revolves around - Mark. The story was hard to take not of the main plot, but because it seemed like the children were afterthoughts in their parents' lives. For Maggie this odd behavior had an explanation, but Sylvie did not seem involved with Eve at all either despite her setup as being a polar opposite of Maggie. Sylvie seemed content to just let Eve go to New York, disappear for a few days, and then ignored the whole anorexia thing for quite a while. It just doesn't jive with what the author seemed to want to portray about Sylvie's family v Maggie's family.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon West 10-22-15
    Sharon West 10-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Worst narration ever!"

    I read the reviews on this book before listening and many poorly rated the narration but I had read that before on other books and hound the narration didn't ruin the book. That is not the case here. Not only was her voice annoying but her tone was always wrong. In somber, serious moments her voice was high and vapid, which really through off the entire story. I only kept listening because Jane Green is one oft favorites and my loyalty to her saw me through to the end but it was hard. I won't listen to anymore books by this narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jasmine 10-11-13
    Jasmine 10-11-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Predictable but Nice"

    Upon reading the summary of this book, I had a feeling how the plot would go. Let's just say I was right. As for you, whatever you are thinking this book is about - it is. Besides the predictability of the storyline, it was a good listen. It kept my attention throughout and it was a nice light listen, which is ironic because a lot of events in the plot are not anything to take lightly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DFW South MS 09-13-17
    DFW South MS 09-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "You Just Never Know"
    What did you love best about Family Pictures?

    It was very intriguing to see that one man could be married to two women and keep it a secret from both of them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Each woman thought that the other one had the perfect life but they finally found out that neither of them were perfect or had a perfect life.


    Which character – as performed by Amy Quint – was your favorite?

    Maggie.


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

    No. I had to stop and think about what was happening and speculate about what would happen next and what I might do in this situation. Apparently it does happen in real life...


    Any additional comments?

    Good book. Worth the credit or the $$s.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Perham 06-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting book of a family affair"

    good..kept my interest throughout and I do love anything Jane Green writes. another success

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    SingingGina 05-31-16
    SingingGina 05-31-16
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    "Great voice"

    I almost stopped listening at least 4x I kept waiting for the point where the story gets good and you can't stop playing it. It didn't happen until almost the very end. Poor storyline and whacky bounce around style. Didn't like it at all however the deliver was great !

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    KassyD 03-07-15
    KassyD 03-07-15
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    "Excellent story!"

    Loved loved loved this story. Characters were real and relatable. I couldn't wait to get back to the story ever time I had to put it down. Highly recommend.

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    Judith D. Collins West Palm Beach, Fl 09-20-13
    Judith D. Collins West Palm Beach, Fl 09-20-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Best of Jane Green"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, felt this was the best of Jane Green's books


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Family Pictures?

    How all the women grew during the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Some scenes with Maggie when she was a snob and after losing it all her life in the country.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Family Drama


    Any additional comments?

    I have read quite a few books by Jane Green; however, Family Pictures was one of her best! Without giving away the book, it is a heartfelt story of two women with two families and find they have a lot in common. Only when one daughter visits the other, their world crumble.

    There are many take-a-ways from this book – people are not always as they seem, and it takes something bad to happen in order for us to find our true selves. Things do not bring happiness and you find out your true friends when lose it all. You really learn to love Maggie towards the end of the book and sometimes---we can find family in others when we cannot find it the biological way. Highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E. J. Dixon 06-22-13
    E. J. Dixon 06-22-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Compelling Story But Annoying"
    Would you try another book from Jane Green and/or Amy Quint?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dan Brown


    What didn’t you like about Amy Quint’s performance?

    A bit flat


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Story was a good premise, but couldn't even finish


    Any additional comments?

    This story about a young girl with emotional difficulties is a very compelling story. However, it was so unrealistically written that I couldn't even finish it.

    The story was written with a lot of very mature terms such a bulimia and binging. These are not terms that a girl of the protagonists age would use, nor would she recognize the symptoms or being admitting to them at the early stages of the book.

    It was so unrealistic that I kept trying to listen and finally couldn't take it any more and gave up!

    Bad choice on my part! Shame on me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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