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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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Disappointed

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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

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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  • Karen
  • Marion, IL, United States
  • 09-16-12

So far - So good!

Just downloaded Part 2. Went through Part 1 fairly quick. Good storyline and keeps you wanting to listen! Well worth a credit.

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It was just okay

I have been a fan of hers, Emily Giffin. This book was a bit different. I liked the two different perspectives between the kid and the mom. I will say that the ending just left me for more, maybe another book? Hmmmm

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  • stacy
  • Sioux Falls, SD, United States
  • 09-15-12

Light-hearted, Great book

What did you love best about Where We Belong?


"Great Book, Great Performance"


Another book in the normal "genre" I like to listen to, and exactly what I was after. A light-hearted story that kept my attention throughout. I was happy I picked it.

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  • Janice
  • Geneva, FL, United States
  • 09-12-12

Not her best.

Would you try another book from Emily Giffin and/or Orlagh Cassidy?

Yes

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I liked the way it was told from Marian's and Kirby's perspectives.

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

Not much.

Could you see Where We Belong being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes.

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Best of Emily Giffin - Bar None

What made the experience of listening to Where We Belong the most enjoyable?

Great listen. If you like Emily Giffin's work. You will love this book. The narration was wonderful as well.

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A Good Listen

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes. It has a solid story.

Which character – as performed by Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

Marion.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Likable characters. Easy to identify with. Real life situations.

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Loved it!

I enjoyed listening to this book. The characters where well developed and real. I felt as though I knew them by the end of the novel. Emily Giffin wrote another wonderful book.

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  • M. Urban
  • Eastern Shore, Maryland
  • 09-04-12

Emily Giffin does not disappoint. Great story!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I like the way it went back between each character's point of view.

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

When they met Conrad.

What about Orlagh Cassidy’s performance did you like?

I like how she didn't over do their voices.

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

The daughter. She was very complex.