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Book Reviews of The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged)

The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Kim Edwards, Martha Plimpton (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780060825805
ISBN-10: 0060825804
Publication Date: 7/2005
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio CD
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11 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

L avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on
Helpful Score: 9
This is possibly one of *the* worst books I have ever read. Great premise - terrible storyline and execution. Not only is the writing marginal, but the author re-uses the same hokey imagery over and over "quicksilver child", "thin hair, held back with barettes". There is little redeeming about the characters, and the subplots are simply unbelievable. Don't waste a credit or your time on this one. If I were the publisher, I'd be embarrassed.
reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 66 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Sorry. This one was a disappointment. I quickly tired of characters who made bad decisions and then proceeded to compound the mistakes.
reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I enjoyed this CD set very much. The story of how a single moment and a single decision can change the course of your life, of many lives. Very good.
sonjamp avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Adequate. I don't think I would have finished this book if I didn't have the audio version. As it was, I'm not convinced it wasn't a waste of time. Lots of potential in the story, but I feel like the author just didn't try hard enough.
tracey13 avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 309 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Well read version of the popular book. Abridged to 11 hours to fit on 6 CDs, but far more detailed than the film version.
listen avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 24 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Very good audio cd. It is abridged but it is 9 cds,11 hours (not 6 cds as another reviewer stated), so the story does not seem chopped.
reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on
Helpful Score: 2
This is an awesome story, tugs at your heart. It was interesting to see how lives had changed over almost a decade from one decision made under emotional stress. Well written story, and well read by Martha Plimpton.
reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 165 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I listened to the story rather than reading it, and I didn't read the reviews before I listened to it. I am surprised by the negative reviews the book got because I thought the story was a decent "chick lit". I didn't even realize that I was listening to an abridged version of the story because the box contained 9 CDs. Maybe the book was too long for some people.
reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 18 more book reviews
I listened to the abridged audiobook of this novel, and I think it should have been abridged again.

Reminiscent of Ayn Rand, this story is fraught with interminable ruminations of guilt, regrets, bad decisions, and memories, with so many unnecessary details that makes you wish that they would just get to the point.

This could have been a great story, and were it not for my curiosity as to how it ended, I would have abandoned it much earlier. The ending was not completely disappointing, but there was so much middle to get through.
jacquiemeck avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 89 more book reviews
A great heart wrenching tear jerker!
reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 3 more book reviews
Great book.
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