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Publisher's Summary

At the center of Home Again is Madelaine - a brilliant cardiologist, a loving mother, a tender friend, and a woman full of self-doubt. It is also the story of her confused and angry daughter, Lina, and of the two very different men Madelaine loves: Francis, a priest searching for his faith, and Angel, a talented but cynical man with a broken heart. When tragedy suddenly brings them all together, they must learn to forgive the betrayals of the past and find the courage to love again.

©1996 Kristin Hannah (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A memorable story of love and redemption.” (Library Journal)
“All the world loves Kristin Hannah.” (Newsday)

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A 50 Tissue Read

This is a great story, the people in this story will grab you. She puts hearts and souls in the people on the pages.
I cried almost all the way through it.
I Heard That

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Life UNEXPECTED.Excellent book

If you could sum up Home Again in three words, what would they be?

Love, Faith and Understanding

Who was your favorite character and why?

Francis, all you need to do is open you eye's and see the good everything he brings to life.

Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

Magdelaine so strong and willing to do anything to reach and help those she loves. Asking for nothing, Wants only the best for her family, and looking after all these years of raising a child on her own, she stands for a lot of us women that endured what she did and still standing today.

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

yes, and I went to bed with tears after reading it. Good and bad.

Any additional comments?

This will bring real life to your door steps. It's not what you expected, but neither is life. To many times we get caught up in books that take us far away from this. But then we need to see how people handle what we deal with almost everyday. Sometimes I think people that are larger than life are out of touch with reality. After this, I don't think so. It's happened to us all. This is a A teenager out to show you she knows it all, a hard working single mother and a the father showing up when he don't want to be a part of his home town life, and his brother, all smiles and willing to do anything to bring it all in front of their eyes. And he does. . Expect your emotions to be torn here, bring out tissues and all of us has been thru this. the way it's narrated was so remarkable, it helped me at least understand why everyone did was needed at the time and what they had to in this family. All families deal with trauma that leaves us with life altering decisions. It's all here, hate,love, understanding and mostly sacrifice. I loved this book and I cried many times knowing it hurt to lose someone you care so deeply for. But in the end we are given something more in return. They never leave us..They see us thru so much in a round about way. Read it. It's worth it.. I promise you. it's worth it and cry and enjoy this little book of wondrous joy it brings. I warned you.. it's excellent to read, but bring out the tissue box. It's life they are dealing with. What we experience day to day at times. I would of gave it 5 stars, but at times, I think it should of just moved on. I cried for them to heal and they should of earlier.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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AMAZING!!!!

Most complete story I've read in a very long time!! loved it!! Get it now!

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Good Book

.......but pretty A-typical of Hannah. I do enjoy her books though when you just want to read or listen and not think a lot ❤️!

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Sappy

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not sure, maybe a teenage girl? Or romance novel fans?

Has Home Again turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

no

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I thought I would enjoy it since I really liked The Nightingale and Winter Garden by the same author. This one was predictable and corny. Eye-rolling sappy, made worse by the breathy voice of the narrator.

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CANNOT COMPARE TO THE NIGHTINGALE!

Any additional comments?

Disappointing as I listened to the Nighingale and it was amazing! This story reminded me of a harlequin romance. <br/>

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Like Cotton Candy - Fluffy, Sugary and Sickening

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The characters were not enjoyable. For the life of me I could not figure out why Madeleine was attracted in a life-altering way to Angel. He was weak, vain, and had few, if any, redeeming qualities. The most decent character in the book...well, I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but it was all a bit too neat. Overall the book left me quite dissatisfied.

What could Kristin Hannah have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Made the main characters more redeemable, more likeable. Everything tied up too neatly.

Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

Lina.

Was Home Again worth the listening time?

NO. If I wasn't at work, distracted by other things, I would not have continued to listen.

Any additional comments?

I can't shake off how irritating the main characters were, and how it all tied up too neatly, resolved too suddenly, even though the book droned on and on for (Really?) 12 plus hours.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • 02-11-13

Painfully slow and repetitious writing

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not likely. The story begins with some intrigue and pulls the reader in wanting to know what happens. But then the painfully slow introspection of every thought and action is stated twelve different ways. It gets tiring. By the end of the story I was sick of hearing the same lines repeated by the characters, or their thoughts.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kristin Hannah again?

I liked Home Front, but Home Again has made me nervous concerning any future Kristin Hannah books.

What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

The reader did a good job of helping the listener "see" the various characters. She did well with the different ages and genders.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not one of her best.

This book was average when compared to "Winter Garden", "Firefly Lane" and "Night Road", which were outstanding. The book was predictable and unmemorable. I am not sure I would have read more of Hannah's books if this one was the first I read (heard). The narrator drove me crazy when she ended every sentence on a high note as if it was a question. This was especially true of the main character. The narrator made the main character, a cardiac surgeon, sound indecisive and air headed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

Comparing to Night Road and Firefly Lane, this book was a disappointment. Not terrible, but nowhere near the level of her other books. I found it slightly cheesy and very predictable.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful