• The End of the Day

  • By: Bill Clegg
  • Narrated by: Bill Clegg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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The End of the Day

By: Bill Clegg
Narrated by: Bill Clegg
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Publisher's summary

Following his acclaimed New York Times best seller Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill Clegg returns with a “delicate, deeply observed, and deftly crafted” (Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs) second novel about the complicated bonds and breaking points of friendship, the corrosive forces of secrets, the heartbeat of longing, and the redemption found in forgiveness.

A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn’t seen in 49 years.

A man arrives at a Pennsylvania hotel to introduce his estranged father to his newborn daughter and finds him collapsed on the floor of the lobby.

A 67-year-old taxi driver in Kauai receives a phone call from the mainland that jars her back to a traumatic past.

These seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century-old secrets begin to surface. It is in this moment that Bill Clegg reminds us how choices - to connect, to betray, to protect - become our legacy.

"Written in lyrical, beautiful prose that makes even waking up seem like a poetic event" (Good Morning America), this novel is a feat of storytelling, capturing 60 years within the framework of one fateful day.

©2020 Bill Clegg (P)2020 Simon & Schuster

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Just Okay

Nothing really happened in this book. There was no conclusion and it was a struggle to stay engaged with the story. It was just okay.

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Ugh

Dry, boring, nothing happens, everyone sucks.
It’s a story about a revelation. Many revelations. None of which matter to any of the characters

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Storytelling at its best ...

I have and will continue to read everything written by Bill Clegg. His memoirs and novels beautifully capture the human condition with stories that unfold into what can only be described as a knowing acceptance of what remains.

I hope Mr. Clegg continues to narrate his books for Audible — a moving storyteller.

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One of my very favourite books!

After having enjoyed some marvellous narrations on audible, I was taken aback by the author's own narration. However, it did not take long to understand how this narration showcased the beautiful prose and writing style: never sentimental or overly dramatic; just incredibly well written. I highly recommend this Listen and/or book.

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Audio is not good for this book

The audio is very monotone and hard to follow. I highly recommend reading this book instead of listening.

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Not sure of the story line

I didn’t understand the storyline of this book the reader who is the author was very monotone expressionless reading I just didn’t care for the book

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