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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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    Robbi Lafayette, CO, United States 09-03-12
    Robbi Lafayette, CO, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2007
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    "wonderful book - I only wish ..."
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    … that I had a little more wrap up in the end. … Read and you'll see. Or maybe I'm just too much of a hopeless romantic?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Kirby getting on stage and playing a set with her birth father.


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    Merrilee Big Rapids, MI, USA 09-03-12
    Merrilee Big Rapids, MI, USA 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    If you could sum up Where We Belong in three words, what would they be?

    Good contemporary fiction.


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

    The characters came to life and had individual personalities.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I love Emily Giffin and have liked everything written by her thus far.

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    L.W. 09-01-12
    L.W. 09-01-12
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    "Best Giffen Book yet, Fabulous Narration"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this story, these characters, and the narration was just perfect. What a story. I believe anyone can relate in some ways to this story. I appreciated the story, the characters were so well developed, the timing so good. This narrator was smooth, versatile, and gave each person their "voice". That makes the listen a pleasure. I have read all of her books and for me, "Where We Belong" is the best.

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    Angela Hoth Milwaukee, WI 08-29-12
    Angela Hoth Milwaukee, WI 08-29-12
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    "Book great, narrator just okay."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd probably recommend this audiobook to a friend. I wasn't in love with the narrator but the book was so good I could get past it. I really enjoyed listening to this at work.


    What other book might you compare Where We Belong to and why?

    If you like Emily Giffin's other books, you'll like this one too.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Orlagh Cassidy’s performances?

    I would most likely not try another Orlagh Cassidy performance. It would have to be a book I really really really wanted to read/listen to. I definitely wouldn't seek out any books read by her. I didn't like her performance as Kirby at all. She made her sound nasaly and rude most of the time. I didn't think it was portrayed how Kirby is really written. As far as her regular voice, I didn't like it much either. She sounded "old" and "teacher-y". As someone in her early 30s, with Marion being 36, I would've expected a younger sounding voice. Not this warm, grandmother voice.


    If you could rename Where We Belong, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't rename the book. It's fine.


    Any additional comments?

    At first, I thought I wasn't going to like this story because I was completely appalled by what Marion did, with the lying. She seemed to continue her life like that, and be someone who didn't face her issues. As the story continued, I did grow to like her, which was a relief. I can't stand a book where I don't like one of the main characters.

    This is another great Emily Giffin book. If you like her work, you will like this book. I hope she writes another book about these characters. I'm about as attached to them now as I was/am to Darcy and Rachel.

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    Stacey Guyton, GA, United States 08-27-12
    Stacey Guyton, GA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Story, as usual coming from EmilyGiffin!"
    Where does Where We Belong rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely in the top 10%


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story was very different from any that I have read or listened to lately.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene on the sidewalk in front of Conrad's apartment, when the high school sweethearts were first reunited!


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

    I wanted to, but that is unrealistic for me. I listen in the car or when exercising.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep them coming, Emily!

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    Robin 08-27-12
    Robin 08-27-12
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    "interesting story, even if you are not 20something"

    this book has an interesting premise, and good characters and narration. the real appeal is that it is not directed necessarily to the 20-something reader.

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    Natalia Arecibo, Puerto Rico 08-23-12
    Natalia Arecibo, Puerto Rico 08-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book!"

    Just what I was waiting for! I wanted a little more at the end, but it was great anyways!!!!

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    J.H. New York 08-22-12
    J.H. New York 08-22-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Good til the end..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Where We Belong to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoyed listening to this book -- the story was engrossing and I had trouble turning it off. However, and not to ruin it, but I was really disappointed by how the author chose to end the book. I think she could have easily gone in a couple different direction that would have made the reader happier and she chose none of those. So overall, I would say it was good until the end which again, I found lacking.


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    Tina West hills, CA, United States 08-22-12
    Tina West hills, CA, United States 08-22-12
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    "good book"

    very good book with a very good story and i liked the performance. If you like romance you should listen to this book.

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    Pamela edina, MN, United States 08-21-12
    Pamela edina, MN, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "quite enjoyable!"

    Love Emily Giffin's books! I wish she could crank out more then one every few years!
    Her characters are so real and believable - and her subject matters are real as well. Yes - it's pretty much "chick -lit" but - that doesn't bother me (since I'm a "chick"). The narrator was awesome as well!! I will admit - that when I saw what the book was about (the subject matter - about - giving up a child for adoption) - I was slightly hesitant as to if I was going to like the book/story very much. But I got sucked in immediately! I also like that the author brings back old characters from her other novels. Great book to get lost in!!!!

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