• Not Exactly Love: A Memoir

  • By: Betty Hafner
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-21-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Betty Hafner
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (6 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

It was 1969, and all the rules were changing, when Betty, a woefully single French teacher on Long Island, met the handsome but edgy new teacher at her school -- a hippie just back from Woodstock. His vitality opened up a new world to her, but when they married his rages turned against her, and often ended with physical violence. Like millions of women who discover they've married an abusive man, Betty was forced to make daily decisions to suppress her feelings or risk confrontation, to keep it secret or report, and ultimately, to live with it or leave. Part gripping story, part warm-hearted look at the '70s, and part therapeutic journey.
©2016 Betty Hafner (P)2018 Betty Hafner
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5 out of 5 stars
By BookwormNJ on 04-20-18

Great story telling and narration.

I was genuinely surprised by this story. I had no idea what the story was going to be about I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

i received this book 2 days ago and I just finished it literally just now. I was so drawn in by the story of her survival from an abusive relationship. anyone that has been subjected to that situation can relate. I found myself listening to it at every opportunity. the narration was really good she really brought the characters to life.

I really look forward to listening to another book by this author and also something else by the narrator. I have listened to audiobooks for several years now and I'm quite picky about what I listen to and who I listen to it by and the book and the narrator we're right on target I highly recommend this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Romalyn Tilghman, Author, To the Stars Through Difficulties on 04-20-18

Heart-breaking and Heart-lifting

What did you love best about Not Exactly Love: A Memoir?

Extraordinarily well-written with attention to landscape, both external and internal.

What does Patricia Santomasso bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It was hard to believe she wasn't the writer. Her delivery was spot-on, emotive, and engaging.

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