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Publisher's Summary

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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Good enjoyable book.

Would you consider the audio edition of Maggie's Turn to be better than the print version?

don't know

What was one of the most memorable moments of Maggie's Turn?

When Maggie discovered Andrew waiting for her at Cassie's.


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

no

Any additional comments?

no filth or child abuse...just clean enjoyable living proving a broken marriage CAN be repaired.

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What??

I'm mostly confused by this woman is so exalted for up and leaving her family (exactly what she hated her mother for doing). Her crappy husband? Ok, fine. If she didn't want to be with him anymore, then she was more than justified in leaving him. But her children? Her daughter is merely 13!! Not old enough by a long shot to take care of herself. She had no idea how that her husband was even capable of taking care of her. I was appalled by this book. And was definitely not rooting for Maggie.

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Selfish

Would you listen to Maggie's Turn again? Why?

Wouldn't listen to it again. While we all dream of escapism from life and seeing if are "invisible" to others or taken for granted, Maggie took it to the extreme. One doesn't just disappear for a few days without letting her family know she is okay. She never did let her work know and while she was basically a volunteer it was no big deal. My teen kids would be so pissed if I just dropped out of sight because I was "tired" or "finding myself" - bunch of hooey. Just too selfish for my taste.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Ugh. Lame.

What three words best describe Tanya Eby’s voice?

Pleasant

If you could take any character from Maggie's Turn out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Her daughter to try and understand how she felt when her mom left and was gone so long.

Any additional comments?

Some of the gals in my book club liked it, but I think Maggie sucked and if she was my friend, I am not sure I could understand or forgive her running off without a word.

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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's Turn

I gives this book three stars. It gives insight into a Helena that affects many women who give and give of themselves and get lost in the giving.

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Average story to pass the time

This was a decent story to listen to as I did other things, but it was not engaging enough to suck me in. It was light hearted and a little predictable, but it wasn’t bad. The performance was also just ok. At first, it made me feel like I was listening to an audio textbook with not much variance for emotion. A few chapters in I got used to it so it didn’t bother me as much. Overall, it was mediocre.

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Very enjoyable and enlighting.

A pleasure to listen to and the narrative was awesome. Thank you for the story.

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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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Self Absorbed Woman Celebrated

This is not a great book. It is the story of a woman who decides to take her own needs about that of her family. Although I understand that you’ve been through a rough patch it’s hard to believe how self absorbed she is with herself as she travels across country not even calling her children she says she loves. Her husband is a jerk. But there are better ways to solve these problems and hopping in the car not telling anyone where you’re going. Constantly it is all his fault and she had nothing to do with anything that was breaking down their marriage. The only time she knowledges that any of it might’ve been her fault is a two paragraph section of the book towards the end.
The performance of this audiobook also lacks greatly. The woman performing does horrible deep voices for them in. Those voices are even inconsistent at best. I wouldn’t recommend this.

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  • Tinka&skye
  • 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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  • Amazon 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!