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The Female Persuasion

Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, read by Rebecca Lowman.

‘Greer didn’t really know why Faith took an interest. But what she knew for sure, eventually, was that meeting Faith Frank was the thrilling beginning of everything. It would be a very long time before the unspeakable end.’

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student when she meets the woman who will shape her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant, has been a pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others. Hearing Faith speak for the first time, in a crowded campus chapel, Greer - misunderstood yet full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place - feels herself changed. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites her to make something out of this new sense of purpose, with a career opportunity that leads her down the most exciting and rewarding path as it winds towards and away from her meant-to-be love story with high school sweetheart Cory and the future she had always imagined.

Expansive and wise, compassionate and witty, The Female Persuasion is about the spark we all believe is flickering inside us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time, and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

A New York Times best seller and BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime.

©2018 Meg Wolitzer (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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"The wit, intelligence and deep feeling of Wolitzer's writing are extraordinary." (Jeffrey Eugenides)

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First half very engaging, second fairly predictable

Well fleshed our characters and the first half was engaging. However, the second half was both predictable and simultaneously unbelievable... nice as a holiday read.

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boringggggggg

boringly read, boringly written. It had everything I like, female protagonists, feminism, life stories... but it drags on and on telling nothing!

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Very well crafted dialogues

At first I found the book extremely American and somewhat alien, but the conversations are so well crafted and the discussions clear, short at to the point that I was drawn into it. This book is the story of a women movement in the USA. Just because some of the women do not have economical problems and are well educated it does not make the story invalid. It is a part of THE STORY, and very well put together.

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Witty and perceptive

This is an epic, sprawling novel whose characters are front and centre throughout. Wolitzer confronts contemporary feminism head on and questions the impact of second-wave feminism. The novel’s central message suggests that it's the small actions we can individually do that have the ability to shift perception more so than the large initiatives of organisations. The pivotal relationship Wolitzer explores is between mentor and mentee and how both have the ability to inspire and disappoint. I was totally engrossed listening to the novel and felt that the narrator did an excellent read. Highly recommend!