Falling

  • by Jane Green
  • Narrated by Jane Green
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of The Beach House, Jemima J, and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a home - and family - where you least expect them....
When Emma Montague left the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. Away from her parents and expectations, she felt liberated, throwing herself into Manhattan life replete with a high-paying job, a gorgeous apartment, and a string of successful boyfriends. But the cutthroat world of finance and relentless pursuit of more began to take its toll. This wasn't the life she wanted either.
On the move again, Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of Westport, Connecticut, a world apart from both England and Manhattan. It is here that she begins to confront what it is she really wants from her life. With no job, and knowing only one person in town, she channels her passion for creating beautiful spaces into remaking the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door with his six-year-old son.
Unlike any man Emma has ever known, Dominic is confident, grounded, and committed to being present for his son, whose mother fled shortly after he was born. They become friends, and slowly much more, as Emma finds herself feeling at home in a way she never has before.
But just as they start to imagine a life together as a family, fate intervenes in the most shocking of ways. For the first time, Emma has to stay and fight for what she loves, for the truth she has discovered about herself, or risk losing it all.
In a novel of changing seasons, shifting lives, and selfless love, a story unfolds - of one woman's far-reaching journey to discover who she is truly meant to be....

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Narrator ruined story

I liked the story, but there narration was so poor that I couldn't finish. It was difficult to listen to. I've never not finished an audiobook because of the narrator-- this was a first. Save your credit.. Recommend to read, not listen.
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- Hadley

The Narrating was Awful

Jane Green should not narrate her own books. Her American accents are awful, and frankly the British accents are grating too. She has the American characters use distracting British phases. For example, I have never once heard an American say that they were going to "organize a babysitter". The characters were flat, predictable, repetitive, and downright boring. The author spent way too much time droning on and on about Emma's thoughts. How about some activity besides buying rugs and getting dressed? Rather than endless descriptions of clothing and decorating, how about an actual plot? As others have said, I used to love Jane Green's books, but not lately.
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- Jerry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio