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Landline

Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
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Summary

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble - that it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and he still loves her - but that almost seems besides the point now.

Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells him that she can't go. She's a TV writer, and something's come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - he is always a little upset with her - but she doesn't expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's finally done it. If she's ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It's not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she's been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts.... Is that what she's supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

©2014 Rainbow Rowell (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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  • 22-09-14

Better than everyone said it would be

Would you consider the audio edition of Landline to be better than the print version?

I disliked the American voice, just because I think the accent is whiny and irritating when telling a story (sorry!), so that's why I would say the print was better. But on the other hand, the audio gives you the emotions etc.

What other book might you compare Landline to, and why?

A Sophie Kinsella novel.

What about Rebecca Lowman’s performance did you like?

As I said, her ability to portray the emotions.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There's a line that Neal said when he was proposing that particularly moved me.

Any additional comments?

I didn't like the ending - it was all way too left open for my liking. Can we have a sequel please, perhaps focusing on Seth? But it was a really sweet story , not what I was expecting after reading other bad reviews.

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disappointing

struggled to finish , managed it second time.
failed to enjoy it, seemed to drag along.

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Not satisfying

I am disappointed. The book was boring. The repetition of her husband’s name was maddening by the middle of the book. All I could remember was Georgie saying Neal, Neal, Neal.... so often. I was really disappointed with this story. It didn’t pull me in.

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really nice read

finished it in two days although i have an exam tomorrow i just couldn't put this book down! it was so intriguing and it just kept me wanting to listen more. The narration is beautifully done.

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one of my favourite books, fantastic story!

I absolutely loved listening to this book. it's a great story, one of my favourite