Sheer Abandon

  • by Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by Susan Duerden
  • 27 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A number-one best-seller from one of Britain's most popular novelists, Sheer Abandon is an all-consuming story revolving around the consequences of a desperate act.Martha, Clio, and Jocasta meet by chance at Heathrow airport in 1985 as they are starting off on separate backpacking adventures, and they decide to spend the first few days of their trips together in Thailand. When they go their separate ways, they vow to get together in London the following year. One of them, however, harbors a terrible secret: on her return from her pre-college excursion, she abandoned her just-born daughter at Heathrow. Clio has fulfilled her ambition of becoming a doctor, only to find herself trapped in a marriage to an arrogant surgeon. Martha is a highly paid corporate lawyer, just embarking on a political career. Jocasta is a tabloid newspaper reporter with an infallible instinct for the big story. The infant abandoned at Heathrow has grown up under the loving care of her adoptive family. Now a beautiful teenager named Kate, she sets out to find her birth mother: a quest that unexpectedly brings the women together and exposes the secret buried so many years before.

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What the Critics Say

"Vincenzi pulls out all the stops in this orchestral saga." (Publishers Weekly)
"An absorbing tale rich in seductive intrigue and emotional impact." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fabulous!!

I have been 100% absorbed in this book, it deals with real life issues and a wide range of people and their day to day drama's. I completely lost track of my own life, and as this book ended, I lost a friend.
More please!!!!!
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- Nadine

Frustrating!

Arrgghh! This book went on and on! I enjoyed some parts of it, but talk about beating a dead horse. We end up knowing more about Martha than we ever care to, and then - poof - well, I won't give it away. It started off well, then went on and on and on, then it ended. Just ended.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-30-2007
  • Publisher: Books on Tape