When Audrey makes a devastating discovery about her husband, she is forced to re-examine everything she thought she knew about their forty-year marriage. Their children will soon have to come to terms with this unsettling secret, but for the meantime, they are trying to cope with their own dilemmas. Rosa, a disillusioned revolutionary; Karla, an unhappily married social worker; and adopted brother Lenny who is back on drugs again. In the course of battling their own demons and each other, every member of the family is called upon to decide what - if anything - they still believe in.More
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An embarrassing family story
It's a round family story set in New York with several layers on faith, politics, loneliness and other engagements. The style is quite delightful, sometimes cynical, clever post-grad, sometimes mad and cool. One of my favourite audiobooks ever.
It's a very pity Audible doesn't make the audio version of other works by Zoe Heller ('Notes On A Scandal' and 'Something To Tell'). Well, The Believers compares only to them, Mrs. Heller is absolutely UNIQUE.
Mrs. Ward is a woman with a thousand voices, she's a proper entertainer. She sings, she dances, she raps, giving life with elegance to each of the characters. A best choice to a best book!
This is a well-structured, wity and hilarious novel. It's mostly wicked, made me laugh with amusement. And most of all, it made me wishing never to end, but Mrs. Heller writes tipically short novels...
Warning! Audible didn't cut the book along chapters, I suppose they only paste together the audio discs. Good move! When I forgot it and wanted to skip to a chapter, I found myself in the middle of a half-an-hour-earlier paragraph, which was a very annoying experience. What does it costs to sectionate your books properly, dear Audible?