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What's Better Than This?

Narrated by: Lorraine Salmon
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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What's Better Than This? is the story of making the most of the time you have with the people you love. This romantic memoir spans a 14-month love affair, from an instant first blush affection that quickly escalates into a hilarious middle-aged sexy frolic, then just as quickly, blooms as a pivotal and meaningful mid-life romance before turning into a last-wishes-before-dying story which confronts listeners with the questions that arise when we look death squarely in the eye.

Mid-life lovers Lorraine and Mackey become infatuated with each other after a first night frolic leaves them on the floor in laughter. This whirlwind-romance memoir meets last-wishes-before-dying in this fast-paced true story that leaves the listeners as out-of-breath as the characters as they twist and turn through each frightening hurdle and find love and laughter in the moments of any day. Something special is found in a day, a lunch, a hot dog, a bracelet, a sunrise, a car wash, a will, guy friends, girlfriends, sister love and father love, former spouse love, and a high school reunion friendship - leaving the lovers and their witnesses realizing that space they have inhabited is marked forever with the memories of them.

A journey into the souls of two lovers, with heartbreaking tenderness, the couple dares to confront the painful questions that arise when we have the courage to look death squarely in the eye. As Lorraine and Mackey find a way to be there for the other, listeners are compelled to examine the choices they themselves make each day. This memoir takes place over fourteen months. It's about falling in love, fast - and living, fast. The lovers live out their time on the banks of the Hudson River, on Long Island, and the roads leading to and from these places. Infatuated with each other, the universe conspired to help them in ways that surprised them and the listeners at every turn.

©2018 Lorraine Salmon (P)2019 Lorraine Salmon

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I don’t want it to end!!!

I started listening to this book on my long commute to work (that I dread), and I can’t believe that I actually wished I had a longer drive so I didn’t have to turn the book off! Thank you Lorraine for sharing your beautiful love story.

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It's Better to Have Loved...

It's 4:00 a.m. and I've just completed listening to the audible of What's Better than This. I'm exhausted. I've been fully immersed in this tragic yet beautiful story of Lorraine and Mackey's love story. I've read this story twice before, yet listening to the author's narration has made this even more personal and intimate. I laughed and cried through this emotional journey. I felt I was with a dear friend throughout the telling of the story of two loving souls, destined and intent to memorialize their perfect love. This book is the most beautiful eulogy and testimonial of a pure love and reminds me that it truly is better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all.

Such a beautiful job Lorraine.

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