The Best of Us

  • by Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Paradise isn't quite what it seems as four college friends meet for an island vacation in this captivating new novel from the acclaimed author of These Girls.
Following a once-in-a-lifetime invitation, a group of old college friends leap at the chance to bring their husbands for a week's vacation at a private villa in Jamaica to celebrate a former classmates' 35th birthday.
All four women are desperate for a break and this seems like a perfect opportunity. Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie needs to escape from the shattering news about an illness that runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband's infidelity. And, finally, there's Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her husband an unforgettable birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks that have already formed in their new marriage.
The week begins idyllically, filled with languorous days and late nights of drinking and laughter. But as a hurricane approaches the island, turmoil builds, forcing each woman to re-evaluate everything she's known about the others - and herself.

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slow torture

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

I Cannot Think Of Anyone Who Would. Graduates Of The University Of Virginia Will Be Especially Unhappy, As There Are Numerous Errors When The Characters Refer To The University.


What could Sarah Pekkanen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The Story Was Far Too Slow, Nothing Happens That Doesn't Take So Long To Come About That It's Obvious When It Finally Does Occur.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narration Was A Monotone.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Best of Us?

I'd Have Scrapped The Entire Thing.


Any additional comments?

I Feel Ripped Off.

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- J² Moody

Pleasant Chick Lit

The narrator was perfect for the story. Pleasant story to listen to, good chick lit. Not wholly realistic, as most chick lit, but very realistic in how the girls interact with each other. I'm a fan of chick lit so I enjoyed it for what it was, just a pleasant story. Some conflict, some growing up, some getting to know yourself. Alittle predictable but still a pleasant story. If you like chick lit, you'll probably enjoy it!
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- Debbie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-09-2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio