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Expectation

By: Anna Hope
Narrated by: Vinette Robinson
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Expectation, by Anna Hope.

Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry - and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the best of friends. 

Ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be. Amidst flailing careers and faltering marriages, each hungers for what the others have. And each wrestles with the same question: what does it take to lead a meaningful life? 

Expectation is a novel of the highs and lows of friendship - how it can dip, dive and rise again. It is also about finding your way: as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a rebel. Most of all, it explores that liminal space between expectation and reality, the place - full of dreams, desires and pain - in which we all live our lives.

©2019 Anna Hope (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Tender yet gripping

I loved this book. The characters are all relatable, raw and challenging. The twists and turns of the story portray how life plays out how it wants, not how you want. It was strangely reassuring and hopeful.

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Great writing

The story was beautifully written, but there was something about the narration that I found to be quite heavy going and a bit too intense for me.

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