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    • Never Change

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    A self-anointed spinster at 51, Myra Lipinski is reasonably content with her quiet life, her dog, Frank, and her career as a visiting nurse. But everything changes when Chip Reardon, the golden boy she adored in high school, is assigned as her new patient. Choosing to forgo treatment for an incurable illness, Chip has returned to his New England hometown to spend what time he has left. Now, Myra and Chip find themselves engaged in a poignant redefinition of roles, and a complicated dance of memory, ambivalence, and longing.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Until the Real Thing Comes Along

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Patty Murphy is facing that pivotal point in a woman's life when her biological clock ticks as insistently as a beating heart. Will she find Mr. Right and start a family? But Patty is in love - with a man who is not only attractive and financially sound, but sensitive and warmhearted. There's just one small problem: He is also gay.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Pull of the Moon

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    In the middle of her life, Nan decides to leave her husband at home and begin an impromptu trek across the country, carrying with her a turquoise leather journal she intends to fill. The Pull of the Moon is a novel about a woman coming to terms with issues of importance to all women. In her journal, Nan addresses the thorniness - and the allure - of marriage, the sweet ties to children, and the gifts and lessons that come from random encounters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of her best

    • By Elizabeth on 13-07-15

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Dream When You're Feeling Blue

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    As the novel opens, Kitty and Louise Heaney say good-bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael, who are going to fight overseas. On the domestic front, meat is rationed, children participate in metal drives, and Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller play songs that offer hope and lift spirits. And now the Heaney sisters sit at their kitchen table every evening to write letters.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Home Safe

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    Beloved author Elizabeth Berg tells the story of the recently widowed Helen Ames and of her 27-year-old daughter Tessa. Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and loyal husband had been leading a double life. The Ames's had saved money for a happy retirement, planned in minute detail, but that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals, spent by Helen's husband before he died. What could he possibly have been doing?

    Regular price: £22.99

    • True to Form

    • Katie Nash, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Katie Nash is 13 years old in 1961, and she's facing a summer full of conflict. Her father has enlisted her in two care-taking jobs - baby-sitting for the rambunctious Wexler boys and, equally challenging, looking after Mrs. Randolph, her elderly, bedridden neighbor. To make matters worse, Katie has been forcibly inducted into the "loser" Girl Scout troop, compliments of her only new friend Cynthia's controlling mother. Her only saving grace is a trip to her childhood hometown in Texas, to visit her best friend Cherylanne. But people and places change - and Cherylanne is no exception.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Ordinary Life

    • Stories
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this superb collection of short stories, Elizabeth Berg takes us into pivotal moments in the lives of women, when memories and events come together to create a sense of coherence, understanding, and change. In “Ordinary Life,” Mavis McPherson locks herself in the bathroom for a week, shutting out her husband and the realities of their life together — and, no, she isn’t contemplating a divorce. She just needs some time to think, to take stock of her life, and to arrive, finally, at a surprising conclusion.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Durable Goods

    • Katie Nash, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    On the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting: waiting to grow up; waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her; waiting for her breasts to blossom; waiting for the beatings to stop. Since their mother died, Katie and her older sister, Diane, have struggled to understand their increasingly distant, often violent father. While Diane escapes into the arms of her boyfriend, Katie hides in her room or escapes to her best friend’s house - until Katie’s admiration for her strong-willed sister leads her on an adventure that transforms her life.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Joy School

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A story that tugs at the heartstrings...Thirteen-year-old Katie is new to her Missouri town, living alone with a stern, inaccessible father following her mother’s death. Unable to fit in at school, she forges alliances where she can: With her housekeeper, with a pimply fellow misfit named Cynthia, and with the gorgeous Taylor, who gets her kicks out of shoplifting. Most frustrating of all is Katie’s imperfect friendship with the proprietor of a local gas station, a handsome twenty-three-year-old who shares her love of checkers but doesn’t return her crush.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Talk Before Sleep

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    What do you say when you know you don’t have forever? Ruth has been Ann’s closest friend for years - her confidante, her solace, her comic relief, her tutor in life’s mysterious ways. So when Ruth becomes ill, Ann is there for her without question. After all, it is Ruth who encouraged Ann to become who she is, Ruth whose rebellious, eccentric spirit provided the perfect counterpoint to Ann’s conventional, safe outlook. And so the friends go on as they always have…gossiping, consoling, and sharing intimate secrets.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Range of Motion

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this exquisite, emotionally rich novel, New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Berg offers a deeply satisfying story about the bonds of love and the balm of friendship. A young man named Jay lies in a coma after suffering a freak accident, and his wife, Lainey, is the only one who believes he will recover.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Pull of the Moon

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Best-selling author Elizabeth Berg has published fiction and nonfiction in The New York Times Magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal, and New Woman. She has been nominated for a National Magazine Award for her graceful, witty writing. In The Pull of the Moon, she alternates letters and journal entries to trace a middle-aged woman’s impulsive, and solitary, drive across country.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted

    • Stories
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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    Every now and then, right in the middle of an ordinary day, a woman rebels, kicks up her heels, and commits a small act of liberation. Imagine that the people in these wonderful stories - who do all of these things and more - are asking you, "What would you do, if nobody was looking?"

    Regular price: £22.99