Emily and Einstein

  • by Linda Francis Lee
  • Narrated by Dan John Miller, Cassandra Campbell
  • 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He was a man who didn’t deserve a second chance... but he needed one. Emily and her husband, Sandy Portman, seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.
Suddenly, Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was... all the while feeling that somehow he isn't really gone. And what if he isn't?
Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein's seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future - even after she meets a new man?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well-written, kept my attention

This is no Devil in the Junior League, nothing like that, which I loved, loved, and have been checking back to see when Ms. Lee would put something else out. I have listened and/or read her other books, so used one of my credits on this book. I think, myself, of having no knowledge of how a book is published, what editors do, et cetera, was one of the most interesting points of this book, i.e., getting a "good" book supported. Really and truly, enjoyable listen, good story.

All kinds of things woven in the relationships among the characters in this book.
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- Allison "If I follow you, it's because I've glanced through your reviews and more than likely found books I've agreed with you on and also found at least one book that the majority loved, and you and I were less than thrilled with. I know I should follow you then for that next read that I will enjoy."

Disappointing for me!

I guess I am really in the minority in that, try as I might, I just could not like this story.

I found the story shallow and very unbelievable. I did not have a good time listening to this story. It is the type of story that might only be interesting to females, in my opinion. Even having a dog in the story did not help.

I found the characters unlikeable. Emily, the daughter of a strong feminist mother, was wishy-washy, weak, and indecisive til the very end. Her husband, Sandy, was despicable. Her sister was irresponsible and selfish. The dog had no dog personality (no spoilers here.) The themes of this story were boring to me, and I got so tired of Emily referring to her mother. I did finish the story and I felt the narrators did the best they could given a slow, boring story.
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- Kathy "Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio