May We Be Forgiven

  • by A. M. Homes
  • Narrated by Andy Paris
  • 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A.M. Homes is acclaimed for her unnerving looks at suburban life in such searing works as The Safety of Objects, Jack, and Music for Torching. May We Be Forgiven, a darkly comic novel of 21st-century domestic life, stars Harold Silver, a historian who's always been jealous of his successful brother, George. But when the hot-tempered George is institutionalized for committing a violent act, Harold finds himself comforting his brother's wife and children. What follows is a scathing examination of a family so fractured it may never be whole again.


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I used a credit on this book despite some of the negative reviews. I appreciated the fact that it kept my attention throughout. I think the review that mentioned the sexual content only listened to the beginning and gave up on the book. I thought it was interesting that one negative review assumed that the author was a man, when in fact A. M. Homes is apparently a woman. The story all tied together, and I appreciated how Harry came along in his journey to understand some things about his life and his view of family. It was definitely outlandish at times, but in a charming way. I also thought Andy Paris did a great job with the narration.
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Too much gratuitous sex

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who like explicit sex scenes. So boring.

Has May We Be Forgiven turned you off from other books in this genre?

I have no idea what this genre is.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator didn't detract the narrative did.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Super disappointment, and I would actually like a refund.

Any additional comments?

Why do male authors so often like to write about sex. It's such a cheap gimmick. We get the idea without the details, ugh. I wish the reviewers were more clear about this. A writer I greatly respect said he does not enjoy reading sex scenes either. Ugh ugh. Who cares. Believe me, I am no prude.

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- rikrayrik

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books