Inheriting Edith

A Novel
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (166 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of Driving Lessons, Saving Ruth, and Balancing Acts comes a poignant breakout novel about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat - she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it.

For years Maggie Sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering homes of wealthy New York City clients, scrubbing, dusting, mopping, and doing all she can to keep her head above water as a single mother. Everything changes when a former employer dies, leaving Maggie a staggering inheritance - a house in Sag Harbor. The catch? It comes with an inhabitant: the deceased's 82-year old mother, Edith.

Edith has Alzheimer's - or so the doctors tell her - but she remembers exactly how her daughter, Liza, could light up a room or bring dark clouds in her wake. And now Liza's gone by her own hand, and Edith has been left - like a chaise or strand of pearls - to a poorly dressed young woman with a toddler in tow.

Maggie and Edith are both certain this arrangement will be an utter disaster. But as summer days wane, a tenuous bond forms, and Edith, who feels the urgency of her diagnosis, shares a secret that she's held close for five decades, launching Maggie on a mission that might just lead them both to what they are looking for.

©2016 Zoe Fishman (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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A beautiful book

A book about relationships and healing. The characters came to life for me. The narration was brilliant.

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Zoe can weave a tale.

I thought this book was a heartfelt journey that introduced the reader to a number of unforgettable characters. The process of transformation and change is so much a part of all of our lives , and in this book we were able to experience something identifiable and real. The only thing that bothered me was giving a two-year-old such an extensive vocabulary, which unless she is considered a gifted child was not realistic. The narrative was exceptional until she did the child's voice.

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Narrator is distracting.

The whiny, baby talk is very annoying. There is no need to portray a child’s voice like that.

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good story but.....

I really thought this was a good story line but the whole thing just kind of fell flat. I listened till the end waiting for more. However, I didn't get what I waited for. So much more could of happen. I hate saying anything negative about a book or the narrator because Lord knows I couldn't do either myself. But, both were lacking somehow. I found myself not liking the main character very much. I am not sure if it was due to how she was written or how the narrator portrayed her. She seemed a litte condescending and a bit of a prude and her sing song voice kind of drove me crazy at times. Also, the little girl thing was annoying sometimes as well. But that is just me and again I'm sorry to say anything negative at all. i truly wanted to like it.

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Slowest narration ever!! Enough baby talk!

The story was ok and was ultimately ruined by the “baby talk” of a two year old character with a six year old vocabulary. I have never sped up a narration to 1.5 but I could t get through this thing without doing so. All in all it was ok.

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first time using audible

Iloved the narrator! I would love to here other novels read by her.as for the story "Inheriting Edith", it was a little slow going.

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Great Read!!

Zoe Fishman weaves a heart warming story of the true love of others! Great read, must read!!

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Another wonderful narration by Cassandra Campbell! Brava!

I’ll be honest, I got this book because of Cassandra’s skilful narration (I follow her to my next book), but I ended up really enjoying the story - a book well done, Zoe Fishman! I genre I normally wouldn’t be that much interested, but I surprized myself by falling into the story head first. A really great story with a lot of twists - A LOT! I was disappointed to hear the guy at the end say - This is Audible, and we hope you’ve enjoyed.... Thank you, ladies for an enjoyable trip! Can’t wait for the next one!

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Love this book

I wish you had her other books. I would like to listen to them. And Cassandra Campbell is a great reader.

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Charming

I inherited my father too. We had a complicated relationship but came to the same wonderful kind of resolve as Maggie and Edith. For many this book will be relevant.