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Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties

A Novel
Written by: Camille Pagán
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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Publisher's Summary

From bestselling author Camille Pagán comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakthrough.

At fifty-three, Maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children. Perpetually anxious, she’s also accumulated a list of semi-reasonable fears: falling air conditioners, the IRS, identity theft, skydiving, and airbag recalls. But never once did Maggie worry that her husband of nearly thirty years would leave her.

On the day Adam walks out the door, everything that makes Maggie secure goes with him. Only then does she realize that while she’s been busy caring for everyone else, she’s become invisible to the world—and to herself.

Maggie cautiously begins to rebuild her life with a trip to Rome, a new career, and even a rebound romance. But when a fresh crisis strikes and an uncertain future looms, she must decide: How much will she risk to remain the woman she’s just become?

©2018 Camille Pagán (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

What the critics say

"Amy McFadden emotionally narrates the story of a woman's struggle to find herself after her divorce.... McFadden does such an excellent job of transforming herself into Maggie that the character comes across as fully authentic. All the emotions are perfectly depicted in this performance, and listeners won't be disappointed." (AudioFile)  

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  • Van
  • 2018-06-06

At first, eh, but then you just get sucked into it

For some reason the beginning of this story bored me. It sounded like a woman just going through a tough divorce, very real life. Then things started happening, good and bad. With the various turns I had to keep listening. The ending really pulled things together but left some things to the imagination.

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  • TONYA
  • 2019-02-27

AMY MCFADDEN narrates another great book . . . . .

When I began listening to WOMAN LAST SEEN IN HER THIRTIES by CAMILLE PAGÁN, I was delighted to hear the voice of AMY MCFADDEN drifting through my phone speakers! I knew without a doubt that I would love this book. Amy's voice just takes the words from the page and infuses them into my soul.

This book made me laugh, cry, and- most importantly- THINK. Since I am currently going through a separation and divorce, so much of what Camille writes is directly in line with my feelings at this time. There are even portions of her work that I plan to apply to some of my own life experiences. In some ways, reading WOMAN LAST SEEN IN HER THIRTIES was a sort of therapy for me. Just knowing there are others who have experienced the same things gives me reassurance that what I'm feeling is normal in my situation.

I plan to seek out more of Camille and Amy in my reading. Hopefully the two will actually be paired up in other works! Thank you ladies for such a fabulous creation!!!

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  • JJ West
  • 2019-01-25

Lovely and compelling

Camille Pag'an does a wonderful job capturing the roller coaster of conflicting emotions that come with change, age, heartbreak, and learning who we are when we are no longer in charge of others. The narration is beautifully executed.

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  • G.D.
  • 2018-07-27

entertaining

wasnt really feeling the narrator's voice but the story held my interest enough on the pane ride

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  • Lillian
  • 2018-07-18

Loved it!

This a a story about a woman in her 50s who has her world turned upside down and has to deal with the changes. Worth the read.

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  • MommaBear
  • 2018-05-16

Excellent

I love this journey, and as a married mother in my 30's it resonated deeply as a possible future should we not love ourselves, live our lives, and remember who we are. Perfectly done!

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  • Sandra Sena
  • 2018-05-13

Curse, Cuss, Cursity, Curse...

While this story does not mirror my life's events, Maggie and I are the exact same age and her inner dialogue does. There was a poetry in the descriptions and an honesty in the emotions. Adventure is not limited to scaling mountains or jumping out of planes. This was a lovely story of a woman I would like to have as a friend.
Oh, and my swearing as a title, came at the end.... in the description of her mother's final words. The simple beauty touched me.

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  • ALH
  • 2019-01-23

Funny?

Wrong reader, wrong section of books (I recall literally no wit), and listening to a fictional character whine endlessly makes me cranky when I know about real loss. Not recommended, unless maybe it will help women who have lost themselves in being Wives & Mothers. Full disclosure, I didn't get to be either of those, so it might look different through yours and my eyes.
This reader also kept me from really connecting with Maggie, the protagonist/first person narrator. I kept flashing back to other books she's read - which hasn't been the case with readers like Moira Quirk and Emily Grey.

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  • Donna Smith McG
  • 2018-06-16

So predictable & too long

I’m just glad I didn’t buy this book & can’t believe I listened to the whole thing...the story was too typical and the end..nah...the author should have ended this tale 3 chapters ago...sorry..

If you like books with a woman who divorce then can’t make up her mind about her life and it takes nearly 10 Chapters to constantly say the same thing over & over..you’ll love it. Not for me..

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  • Christina K.
  • 2018-05-31

Death By Ambiguousness

Held my interest but ignores certain truths. If you marry a really good man he won’t walk-out for a vague restlessness or because of a vague indifference. Good men don’t stumble into affairs. Good men guard their hearts and homes. Children, even adult children, would not be only mildly annoyed by the break-up of what had seemed to them to be a happy marriage. Mid-life crisis don’t make you turn into a different person.

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