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Maggie's Turn

Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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Maggie has always put her family's needs in front of her own, until one day - without forethought - she drives away, leaving behind her indifferent husband and two sulking teenagers.

As she begins a quest of self-exploration, she meets new people, enjoys new adventures, and rediscovers long-neglected passions. For the first time in years, Maggie contemplates what she wants from life and soon realizes that her deteriorating marriage can no longer continue as it is. Can she and Andrew repair their broken relationship, or is their marriage over?

Left to his own devices, Andrew is forced to take over the household responsibilities and bridge the growing divide between himself and his children. Slowly, he begins to understand what drove Maggie away - and how he can't bear to live without her. But is it too late? Will Andrew lose Maggie forever?

©2013 Deanna Lynn Sletten. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Relationship problems

Maggy hit a brick wall one day while driving home from work, when she realized how unhappy she was with her husband. So she kept on driving and took some time away from her family to sort out her feelings about her husband. A very good story that was very enjoyable to listen to. Many surprises along the way.

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Maggie & Second Chances

I saw myself so much in the very real, authentic portrayal of Maggie. Many readers will relate.

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very well written as if I was in the story.

it turned out it was one of those books that was very hard to put down. I did not expect that but was very glad.

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Maggie’s turn

This book was really good and spoke to how couples lose their relationship and want to run away. Very realistically protests how marriages and families fall apart. Great read.

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  • Marily
  • Aurora, CO, United States
  • 11-29-17

It is her turn that is LONG overdue.

Giving up her dreams, She is there for her husband, and always there for her children. Cooking and cleaning, shoping and meeting everyones schedules has gone on for years. She helps with homework, and has been very involved with the children's schools and PTA. Smoothing out everyone's lives is expected!
At work she is also doing for others. Assisting at a home for the disabled fills the remaining bit of her time. Too bad everyone thinks it is her duty. Her family just takes her for granted. No one gives her any thanks. Emotionally and physically burned out, she must do something!
After delivering her daughter to school, she just turns the car the wrong way at an intersection and drives away.

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Predictable and Enjoyable!

This story of life and love was well paced and nonpartisan,meaning both sides of a long-standing marriage were presented. Writer keeps you wondering right to the end, but doesn't drag it out. Family life is a challenge which requires work, dedication but not always self sacrifice. Author presented these thoughts well without being too mushy.

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A woman I can relate to!!

Great story that seems to speak to many women who are struggling with the many 'hats' they wear, and who, if anyone, appreciates it!

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Enjoyable!

Overall, I enjoyed this story and its characters and places. Though it is sometimes predictable and repetitive, this novel is a comforting listen for the beach, car, or home! The narrator is quite good too.

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Excellent book!

I could relate to this book so easily. If someone can write this story, other people must go through these trials too. Thanks for the understanding and well written book!

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I enjoyed this book

I related to this book as I too have felt like getting in my car and leaving my family behind for a week or two. The book was well written. The only thing I did not enjoy was the narrators voice of Andrew. The narrator was very pleasing to listen to other than that.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-11-18

Maggie's Turn.

A lovely holiday romance. Had to listen to it in one sitting. The reader was so good that you wanted to hear the end and felt unable to turn it off.

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  • Susan
  • 05-25-18

Couldn't get on board with it

I stopped listening to this book fairly early on because I just couldn't believe the main character's motivations for her behaviour. She's supposed to be staid and reliable and the author doesn't even come up with a convincing scenario where she would pick up and leave everything without even calling her family. She's distracted by a song so she drives to a hotel and stays all night thinking "no-one would notice" even though the author briefly tries to instil that she's the backbone of the household. It's just lazy. a bit more of a description of the pressure she felt or how undervalued she felt she was would have made it that bit more believable.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-06-17

Brilliant

What a wonderful story very well written too I would advice everyone to add this to their reading list. Superbly narrated I thoroughly enjoyed it Thank You All

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  • GLYNN
  • 04-07-17

Uncomplicated easy listening

Story line predictable and lacked rigour. Nevertheless it was a quite a pleasant experience. Four stars because I finished the book - if it was really bad, I would have baled on it!