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Where We Belong Audiobook

Where We Belong

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Publisher's Summary

The author of five blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty, and love that binds them together.

Marian Caldwell is a 36-year-old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door ... only to find Kirby Rose, an 18-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world - and her very identity - will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her.

For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves - a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.

©2012 Emily Giffin (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Laura Grosse Pointe Park, MI, United States 01-24-13
    Laura Grosse Pointe Park, MI, United States 01-24-13
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    "Another Great One From Giffin!"
    Would you listen to Where We Belong again? Why?

    Yes. It was well written, had good narration, and was enjoyable to listen to overall.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kirby was my favorite character mostly because I could relate to her. I'm close to her age and I was also adopted, though I have never met my birth parents. I have always wanted to meet them though, so I think one reason I liked the story so much is because I was able to do that through Kirby.


    What about Orlagh Cassidy’s performance did you like?

    Everything about it was great. She changed her voice well with the change of each character, which helps keep everyone straight.


    If you could take any character from Where We Belong out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I think I would probably take Conrad. I liked the way that he was able to bond with Kirby so quickly and I just really like his laid back personality.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it! You won't regret it!

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    Av 01-18-13
    Av 01-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The story was very interesting and had me wanting to know more even it ended.


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    Jamie Maumelle, AR, United States 12-11-12
    Jamie Maumelle, AR, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable"

    This book is exactly what I expected it to be, a nicely written story that had a happy ending. It was predictable, no real surprises and a nice story line that is nicely written. I would recommend this book but I wouldn't say it is a "must read/listen." You aren't really missing anything if you don't get it, but you will enjoy it if you do.

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    College Parent 11-29-12
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    "Sweet but predictable..."
    What did you like best about Where We Belong? What did you like least?

    I always enjoy Orlagh Cassidy. The story was charming and I found myself liking both primary characters, the young girl and the woman who gave her up for adoption 18 years earlier. Unfortunately, about half-way through I found I could predict the ending and the author did not surprise.


    If you’ve listened to books by Emily Giffin before, how does this one compare?

    I have enjoyed other Giffen books more.


    Have you listened to any of Orlagh Cassidy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Cassidy does a good job switching between the two primary characters. The teen girl's voice may have been a bit too "girly," but I was not bothered by it.


    Did Where We Belong inspire you to do anything?

    Other than getting my laundry done while I listened? No...I am not sure adoption stories ever wrap up that neatly.


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    Kindle Customer Gillett, PA, United States 11-27-12
    Kindle Customer Gillett, PA, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing Story"
    What did you love best about Where We Belong?

    I loved how it was realistic !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Where We Belong?

    To me it is the scene where Kirby is playing her music in her fathers pub!


    Who was the most memorable character of Where We Belong and why?

    Kirby, very deep and multidimentional!


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    Marion Cicero, NY, United States 11-02-12
    Marion Cicero, NY, United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2016
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    "where we belong"
    Where does Where We Belong rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed this book and it did not turn out anything like i thought it would, which is good I guess. love a good plot twist. I dont find this to be one of my all time favorites, but that is because I am ranking it not because i don't like it. I will definitely recommend this book


    What does Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    When I hear the narrators voice, that is the determination of whether i read or listen to the book. this narrator is wonderful and helps capture all the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book, with all the elements to keep you interested and involved.

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    Katlyn Haverhill, MA, United States 10-23-12
    Katlyn Haverhill, MA, United States 10-23-12
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    "Best Giffin Novel Yet"

    This story was so well written, I found myself listening everywhere-at work, in the car, at the grocery store...I could not put it down! I have read all of EG's books and this is by far my favorite.

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    Allison 09-24-12
    Allison 09-24-12
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    "Charming story!"

    I loved feeling the emotion and the evolving relationships between all of the characters. I was interesting how my emotion could change so quickly depending on which character was prominent in the moment. Oh and I fell in love with Phillip. He was just too dang cute.

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    Julio A. Zuleta JESSUP, MD, United States 09-18-12
    Julio A. Zuleta JESSUP, MD, United States 09-18-12

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    I wanted to LOVE this book. As an avid Giffin fan I was ready to devour this one up. But unfortunately it was a big let down. A lot of build-up for a sub par ending. I love the idea of the story just not the execution.

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    Edward OMAHA, NE, United States 09-17-12
    Edward OMAHA, NE, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Emily Giffin hit!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Where We Belong to be better than the print version?

    I think the audio version adds a certain dynamic to the story.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Emily Giffin? Why or why not?

    I have read almost everything she has written, so I'd definitely try another one.


    What does Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She definitely gets Kirby's sarcastic attitude spot-on.


    If you could take any character from Where We Belong out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    It would be hard to choose. There are so many characters with so much to offer.


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