Every Last One

Every Last One

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 | Unabridged.
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Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2010
ISBN: 9781461826378
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 sound file (10 hr., 15 min.) :,digital.


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path111 Jan 05, 2015

As I got a short ways into this audiobook I realized I had given up on it a few years ago. The beginning is slow. But now I realize why it's worth the patience.

Ms Qindlen sets the tone of the mom and her family with such ordinary closeness. So as they suffer their tragedy, it stunned me as if I knew the family; as if they lived down the street, and their kids played in my yard.

Everyone grieves in their own way. This is a story of profound loss. It takes patience and grace to come back. Something the reader experiences as well.

Nov 14, 2014

Well-written and interesting. I found it slow at first, and didn't like the reader at the beginning because she sounded sort of irritated and flat. But I either got used to her, or her tone better suited events later in the book. You could see the bad events coming, which is guess is how writers set things up.

There is wisdom and kindness in the aftermath, and I liked that. I think it's a realistic portrayal of a grounded person's response to terrible events.

Aug 21, 2013

Heartbreaking story about facing your fears.

smc01 Apr 23, 2013

Heartbreaking and emotional story of a family destroyed by tragedy. It will break your heart. Even so, I'm glad I read it.

Sep 30, 2012

Heartbreaking and touching. Amazing to listen to as an audiobook.

Nov 26, 2011

This is the saddest story I have read in a long, long time.

audioadi Mar 02, 2011

Intriguing novel, enjoyable narration.

Angela_biblio Aug 29, 2010

Very good narration by actress Hope Davis.

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