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The Party Audiobook

The Party: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet 16 birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

One invitation. A lifetime of regrets.

Sweet 16. It's an exciting coming of age, a milestone, and a rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah - a sweet girl with good grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant, indulgent affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, cake, movies, and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong?

But things do go wrong, horrifically so. After a tragic accident occurs, Jeff and Kim's flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb suddenly begins to come apart. In the ugly aftermath, friends become enemies, dark secrets are revealed in the Sanders' marriage, and the truth about their perfect daughter, Hannah, is exposed.

Harkening to Herman Koch's The Dinner, Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap, and Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, The Party takes us behind the façade of the picture-perfect family, exposing the lies, betrayals, and moral lapses that neighbors don't see - and the secrets that children and parents keep from themselves and each other.

©2017 Robyn Harding (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Nikole 06-18-17
    Nikole 06-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story. Interesting characters and my favorite narrator."

    Worth the money or credit. Story is consistent and delivers a decent ending. Easy listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny West 08-16-17
    Jenny West 08-16-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Compelling and engaging!"
    If you could sum up The Party in three words, what would they be?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and performance. I could relate to several character perspectives - and appreciated the author and narrator facilitating this fluidity. I appreciated the author's ability to equally convey the nuances of adolescent concerns and adult/parental insecurities. Definitely worth a credit.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Just Another Story 07-18-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Not good"

    I quit this book after about 3 1/2 hours of listening (130 pages), I just could not take it anymore. The characters were insufferable and their problems weren't problems. They were entitled rich people, worries about their image.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mia 07-13-17
    Mia 07-13-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.

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    "Had five-star moments"

    How overproduction can go badly. Add group-pressure and U..S.-suing.policy ad welcome to the party. This story would have been better structured for audio with a different narrator for each character.

    The book's last third should have been a beginning on a second book. Instead it is hurriedly crafted. I said. "another great book ruined."

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie De Georgia 07-01-17
    Debbie De Georgia 07-01-17

    I totally enjoy a well written novel with a great narrator!

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    "The Just wasn't a blast"

    The narration was done exquisitely by Cassandra Cambell, unfortunately I found the surrounding storyline weak. Robin Harding left out so much detail in this novel I feel completly numb. There could have been so much more to this storyline that was left out that would have made it great, instead it was like a firecracker that barely left you with an explosion.
    That's all Folks.... I got nothing left to say.......
    Official DeAnn DeVille review

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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