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Distant Shores

Written by: Kristin Hannah
Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
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Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a future together. But after the children leave home, they quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job offer, Elizabeth puts her needs aside to follow him across the country. Until the sudden death of her father changes everything. Grieving and alone, she retreats to an isolated beach house where she packs away the last remnants of her parents' lives. There, the pieces of a past she never knew unfold to reveal a tender story of lasting devotion, the kind of steadfast commitment that Elizabeth admits is missing from her own marriage. Faced with her own disillusionment, she makes a terrifying decision, risking everything she has for a second chance at happiness.
©2002 Kristin Hannah (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Excellent emotional story,

Narration was excellent. Teaches you a lot about one’s own life. How things can work out in the end.

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Meh

Story wise, this book is slow and predictable. Not Hannah’s best work. For performance, the voice of Jaime is so irritating I began skipping those parts. Overall, in my opinion this book is not worth spending a credit on.

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Disappointing

I only made it until the end of chapter 5. Just can’t take it anymore. The reader has the same tone all throughout with no change of expression. It was even difficult to determine when it was a different character speaking. I’ve read Kristin Hannah books before and was looking forward to the subject but I just can’t listen anymore. I wish I could get my credit back. The story line seems predictable.

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It was ok

It kept my interest until the end.
It wasn’t amazing, but a good enough read for me to try another of her books.

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Great Book

This book as a great listen. It really touches on how one can loose themselves when we become mothers.

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Just ok.

I listened to the end but it was a bit of a chore. Exactly as you would expect it to end.

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Empty and meaningless story

There is no plot in this book, no reasoning behind the characters actions and no takeaways from the story. 10 hours of average narration about nothing. Don’t waste your money.

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Excellent book!

Be prepared to cry! It’s a great book about life and relationships. And it wasn’t boring at all, I finished it in 2 days. Only negative was the narrator. The voices of the characters were good, but the rest of the sentences sounded pressured and rushed, and had the same intonation regardless of what was being said. That’s why I gave performance a 4

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