The Truth About Forever

  • by Sarah Dessen
  • Narrated by Stina Nielsen
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In The Truth About Forever, Dessen depicts a young woman coming to terms with the tragic death of her father. Macy Queen likes order and control, that's the only way she can keep her grief from consuming her. But a summer spent working with a boy named Wes slowly begins to thaw the ice that's been surrounding Macy's heart. Wes teaches her that forever isn't always about goodbyes and love doesn't always have to hurt.


What the Critics Say

"Grief, fear, and love set the novel's pace, and Macy's crescendo from time-bomb perfection to fallible, emotional humanity is, for the right readers, as gripping as any action adventure." (School Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Sarah's Best

This is the best of Ms. Dessen's work: Macy is believable, relate-able and someone I would want to be friends with, her story is worth hearing. Her mom and sister also ring true and Wes is someone to dream about. The timeline is realistic; the story classic and well told. Ms. Nielsen's reading has perfect pitch for the subject and dialogue.

This story is also good for family trips, since the cursing is minimal and the content, while emotionally interesting, is mild. Better though for families with daughters.

I loved this book and I loved the audio version.
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- Lisa

irritating narrator

When I listened to the sample I heard a bit of irritating background noise but assumed it was because of the poor quality of my computer speakers. Not so. This narrator speaks as though she has a very dry mouth or something. The noises I heard are coming from her mouth. Absolutely grating. And she pauses for excessive amounts of time. Also, her voice is way too old to be believable as a seventeen year old girl. I regret downloading it, wish I had just read the paper copy.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books