The Dive from Clausen's Pier

  • by Ann Packer
  • Narrated by Scarlett Johansson
  • 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Dive from Clausen's Pier reminds us how fragile our lives are and how quickly they can be divided into before and after. It begins with a disaster that could happen in anybody's life, and leaves us to asking what we know about our deepest allegiances. Elegantly written and ferociously paced, emotionally nuanced and morally complex, The Dive from Clausen's Pier marks the emergence of a prodigiously gifted new novelist.


What the Critics Say

Alex Award Winner, 2003
"This is a densely enveloping book, presented with uncommon assurance for a debut novelist. And it succeeds in raising profound moral issues within the context of ordinary life." (New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A decent book, not a great one, but good enough.

I listened to this, then several months later read it for my book group. Both times I found it enjoyable but not great. However, my own son is leaving Wisconsin soon to go to school in New York City, so I find myself recalling bits of the main character's life there -- you never know when something you read in the past will become significant.
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- Kathryn Kienholz "kmkat"

Interesting but not fascinating!

I found the events and characters in the story quite intrigueing. But not fascinating. I don't know if it's suppose to be done that way but I did find the narrator Scarlett Johansen a bit flat. I felt she could have put more enthusiasm and oomph into the story. I was also disappointed by the ending because if I was the author I would have ended the story differently.
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- Layn33 F "Layn33"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2002
  • Publisher: Random House Audio