The Escape Artist

  • by Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by Coleen Marlo
  • 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Susanna Miller loses custody of her 11-month-old son, Tyler, but rather than turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife, she goes on the run. She dyes her hair, changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows, including Linc Sebastian, the man who has been her best friend since childhood and who knows her better than anyone. Susanna lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her. Just as she's beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people...if she's willing to take it to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt, and worst of all, losing her son.
Equal parts family drama, love story, and thriller, The Escape Artist is the poignant story of a mother's unbreakable bond with her child and the resiliency of a love that transcends distance and time.

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Just mediocre...

I would say this story was just mediocre. I've been working my way through Diane Chamberlain's books, and this is the first one to disappoint. First, the performance for this book was dreadful. It seemed like she was speaking so fast, and her different voices were like nails on a chalkboard. Second, I'm guessing this was written before Ms. Chamberlain had children, because she has zero clue in this story what it's like to have a one year old. The child always slept, was always happy, and never seemed to prevent her from working on her word processing. Kids at fussy, whiney, they don't always sleep, and they don't always cooperate. This was s very unrealistic portrayal of what it's like to be a single parent of a young child. I'll move on to her next book though.
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- leigh mann

Unrealistic but somehow predictable

Not one of my favorites by Chamberlain. The protagonist wasn't that likable, the plot -- while full of twists and turns -- was pretty easy to guess, and the narrator had an interesting accent. I spent a large part of the book trying to place the accent vs. listening to the story. It was "entertaining" but not as impressive as some of the others.
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- Ashley R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio