The Breakdown Lane
- Narrated by: Anna Fields
- Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-15-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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No one illuminates modern love, marriage, and parenting better than Jacquelyn Mitchard. Written with her trademark poignancy, humor, and insight, The Breakdown Lane is her most moving, eloquent, and life-affirming work yet.
"An astute observer of family dynamics, Mitchard renders her characters flawlessly, endowing them with a humanity that is both accessibly grounded and astonishingly deep." (Booklist)
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By Patti on 09-25-07
A So-So Story
I was dissappointed in this book. It started out "fair" and continued at that level. I found the husband-bashing to be a little much, or was it that the wife could actually be that dumb? The children characters were not any more realistic.
The narration was also so-so. I found her male voices disturbing (typical of many female narrators).
There could have been so much more to this story, but it was a come-again hippie, mid-life crisis, coming-of-age tale that has been told too many times.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Susan on 07-13-05
The narrator grows on you
I enjoyed this book a great deal. I found the narrator a little jarring at first, but soon became accustomed to her voice. She does a good job of differentiating the characters--her adolescent girl voice is excellent.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful