The Last Original Wife

  • by Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by Robin Miles
  • 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish - till death did them part - for tanned-and-toned young Barbie brides.
If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn't painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to the edge. She's had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he's doing her a favor keeping her around. Now, she's going to take some time forherself - in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother's stately historic home, she's going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivan's Island. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants...and find the life of which she's always dreamed.
Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a low country breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.

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Accent was hard to take.

What disappointed you about The Last Original Wife?

The story was tolerable but the accent was difficult to listen to - really over the top.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Someone else narrating would have been helpful.


What didn’t you like about Robin Miles’s performance?

Really not a good job with the southern accent. I live in the south and it was really hard to listen to. My husband was raised in Virginia and he commented about the bad accent as he passed by and heard a portion of the story.


What character would you cut from The Last Original Wife?

I thought all the charachters belonged in the story.


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- Millicent

The worst southern accent I've ever heard

Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Original Wife to be better than the print version?

No I would not because the performance accent was so over done...


Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Leslie, she was strong and once she made up her mind she did what she needed too.


How could the performance have been better?

The Accent was one of the worst southern accents I've ever heard, I'm from the south, and it was distracting from the story


Any additional comments?

I loved that the main character's were in their 50's and 60's, it was something as I a woman in my mid 50's could really relate too.

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- Vicki

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio