Long Time Coming

  • by Edie Claire
  • Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir
  • 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her... Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after - determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.
Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can't identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises - Jenny's erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny's horrendous death - and Joy's own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed - and the childhood friendship she treasured - now suddenly seem very much alive...


What the Critics Say

All the reasons for Gabrielle de Cuir's success as a prolific narrator are apparent here. She slowly reels the listener in with this compelling story as she expertly weaves between voices and accents. Veterinarian Joy Hudson returns to her small Kentucky hometown, having left 18 years before, after her best friend Jenny was killed in an auto accident. Living with gaps inher recollections, Joy must turn to the man she blames for her friend's death, handsome doctor Jeff Bradford, who was in the car when Jenny died, to discover the truth about that night. De Cuir can act and she turns it on here, building the tension and suspense as the story takes some surprising turns. The addition of a paranormal aspect adds to its appeal. -(A.C.P. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine) [Published: APRIL 2014]


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Annoying heroine

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

A teenager.

What could Edie Claire have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I found Joy extremely self-engrossed and annoying. For a veterinarian, she was very immature and judgmental. She would get an idea, think about it shortly, decide it was true and then start accusing like she knew for an absolute fact it was fact.

Did Gabrielle de Cuir do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yes - she was fine

What character would you cut from Long Time Coming?


Any additional comments?

I would never trust my pet with someone so unstable and over-reacting.

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- Ally

very unexpected

Was not sure at first as it seemed slow to start, but was pulled in and enjoyed the story. Few times seemed to explain over and over. But was an nice suprise.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2013
  • Publisher: Edie Claire