Younger

  • by Pamela Redmond Satran
  • Narrated by Meghan Wolf
  • 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Pamela Redmond Satran, the acclaimed author of Babes in Captivity and The Man I Should Have Married, comes a story of inspiration and transformation for the really desperate housewife. She's old enough to be his mother. Alice has always looked young for her age, even with her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife style. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband's gone and her daughter is grown, Alice is in desperate need of a whole new life. So she lets her best friend Maggie, a hip New York City artist, transform her on New Year's Eve. Soon, thanks to the wonders of hair dye and tight jeans, Alice looks really young, as one night in a Manhattan bar confirms. At midnight, she kisses a boy who was in diapers when she was in high school. She's having too much fun to care. The white lie Alice tells Josh gets her thinking that if no one asks her age, she doesn't have to tell. So she applies for a job she had briefly before becoming a full-time mom - and gets it. Meanwhile, Josh is falling head over heels for Alice, who's just way cooler than girls his age. He figures she's about 29 - and for the first time since she was 29, or possibly ever, Alice feels that life is ripe with possibility. Unfortunately one possibility is that she's gonna get caught. Challenging the adage that the truth will set you free, Younger is a hilarious and insightful story that proves that you're only as young as you feel.

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It depends on where you're coming from...

STORY (romance) - I loved this story, but I will qualify that by saying that I can really identify with the main character. It's about a woman in her 40's (Alice) who undergoes a makeover, passes for 20-something, and finds a new young lover and new promising career. I'm not in that same situation, but I think this book would apply to many women who are older and are looking back at their lives, seeing their mistakes and wishing they'd done some things differently. In this case Alice gets a second chance. I enjoyed her experiences and cringed at some of her predicaments but, most of all, I totally fell for Josh. If I could do things over again, I'd want someone just like him! Smart, sexy, sensitive, adoring...perfect. I must admit he's probably why I liked the book so much!

So now for what the book isn't. It Isn't like the cover art which suggests three giggling girls taking a selfie. It has more substance. It isn't hilarious as Audible's summary suggests. I didn't really find anything funny about it. It's chick lit about a woman who has gone through a divorce, has a grown daughter and is taking time to find herself...in a pretty unusual manner. I enjoyed everything, even the bitchy women that Alice seems to surround herself with. Apparently the book spawned a TV series, but I haven't checked it out.

PERFORMANCE - Perfect voice for Alice, and she does a good job. Doesn't distinguish between characters or do anything special, however.

OVERALL - I'd recommend definitely for older women who think it might be cool to live vicariously through Alice's experiences. Younger women and girls might not have the same perspective. There's some non-explicit sex and a mild amount of cursing. No violence.





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- AudioAddict

fantastic story!

i loved every bit of this story. our narrator needs to watch some pronunciations though.
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- Kellie C.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-02-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios