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The Cast

Narrated by: Jim Frangione
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (599 ratings)

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Number one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel follows a talented and creative woman as she launches her first television series, helping to recruit an unforgettable cast that will bring a dramatic family saga to the screen. 

Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with Zack Winter, a television producer visiting Manhattan from Los Angeles, everything changes. 

Inspired by the true story of her own indomitable grandmother, Kait creates the story line for a TV series. And when she shares her work with Zack, he is impressed and decides to make this his next big-budget project. Within weeks, Kait is plunged into a colorful world of actors and industry pros who will bring her vision to life. A cool, competent director. An eccentric young screenwriter. A world-famous actress coping with private tragedy. A reclusive grand dame from Hollywood's Golden Age. A sizzling starlet whose ego outstrips her abilities. LA's latest "bad boy" actor, whose affairs are setting LA on fire. An unknown ingenue with outsize talent. And a rugged, legendary leading man. 

As secrets are shared, the cast becomes a second family for Kait. But in the midst of a charmed year, she is suddenly forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know. The strength of women - between generations, and among friends, colleagues, and family - takes center stage in this irresistible novel, as all-too-real people find the courage to persevere in life's drama of heartbreak and joy.

©2018 Danielle Steel (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Loved it!

once again I was truly amazed. Danielle still continues to amaze me with her stories. And audible makes it that much better actually hearing it!

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Fun!

after a bit of a slow start, I finally got into the story. it was comfortably predictable . a good choice for a summer read.

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Forced and Rushed

This is a typical DS book but the story was forced and rushed. Not pleased with this one at all. Another huge issue-this is a book about women and empowerment and a male read the story. Very incongruous. Plus, he was not a great narrator. Very disappointed.

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FANTASTIC!

A must listen for any Danielle Steel fan! I absolutely loved it! I got attached to the characters!

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Novel Depicts Life on the Set

Despite Danielle Steel's nasty habits of too much showing and not enough telling and use of unnecessary adverbs, I'm always drawn to her stories, and this one was no different. Fascinated by the entertainment industry, I enjoyed being transported into the lives of these characters. Being from Wyoming, I felt a special connection with the actor from that state to whom Kait becomes attracted near the end. The narrator did an excellent job portraying even the female characters. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in how a television series is produced and who likes a heartwarming story with a neat ending.

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☹️

This book was awful. Boring story line, kept thinking It would get better but it didn’t

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Very good book with a few twists

A good story told very well. On a modern theme that quite a few of us empty nesters deal with.

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  • JoJo46
  • McKinney, TX, US
  • 07-15-19

Awful!

Couldn’t get through the first chapter. Narration was really bad. I expected so much more. Money back please

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Women do have very important jobs in this world that go unrecognized

Good reading but not one of my best but I want from Danelle Steel keep them coming

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The cast

Good read. Enjoyed this book greatly. I read everyday and most are by this lady.

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  • Colin McIntosh
  • 05-18-18

Had to return

Narrator was so monotone I couldn’t get interested in the story and had been looking forward to it so will buy the kindle edition instead and read it

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  • Sjacquie52
  • 05-13-19

Loved it

Another brilliant story by Danielle Steel narrator very easy to listen too The Cast is an enjoyable story

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  • osteo1
  • 06-22-18

Fantastic story with depth

I love Danielle Steel and this book was different in so far as how the characters played out. The narrator was great so not sure why some complain. If you're a Danielle Steel fan, you will love this book.

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  • Carole Pedersen
  • 06-21-18

easy listening

typical Danielle easy listening. good story but predictable. overall thought it was ok would have liked a bit more drama.