Distant Shores

Written by:
Kristin Hannah
Narrated by:
Bernadette Quigley

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2017
10 hours 19 minutes

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become—and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.
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The narrative is soapy, cliché, the reading is monotonous, which makes me wish I had read it instead.

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Maree G.

A bit of a 'chic book' but enjoyable.

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Really enjoyed the entire book!

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Elizabeth L.

Not my favorite Kristin Hannah book but I probably would’ve enjoyed it more just reading it. Narrator was extremely breathy and read every line as if it was a pivotal moment, which I found very distracting. This book and my last were two-for-one deals. Both had bad narration. Guess you get what you pay for.

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Mary C.

I really liked the story and the narrator. The story touched on so many things that people can relate to including myself. Please judge for yourself and don’t rely completely on the negative reviews.

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Good story all the way through.

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K O.

This was a great read. Hannah is one of my favorite authors who never disappoints. Her characters transformed into new personalities in this book. I couldn’t put it down.

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Very dissapointing! I have enjoy this authors previous books that I've listened to but this was a formularised Mills and Boon type story - really pathetic. The narrator was not great either. She often spoke flatly, with strange punctuation. I won't be following Kirsten Hanna again. What a waste of time and money!

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Sandra T.

Worst narrator I have heard.

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Heather T.

So I loved the story line and some funny parts however the narrator read it like a news caster. That was annoying

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Eric C.

Excellent narration, but a painful story to sit through. This book is about the pain that comes from years of being in a marriage and being desensitised to your true feelings and thinking that what you have must be right. Beware of this title if you're going through marriage problems.

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Sharon Rootman

Enjoyed this real life book enormously

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Deborah M.

I have loved every Kristin Hannah book I’ve read and Distant Shore did not disappoint!!! I enjoyed the character development and the narration. The characters were realistic and flawed.

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Susan K.

I thought Distant Shores was dull and predictable, not nearly as good as most of her books. She is usually such an excellent writer, this left me flat.

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Robin H.

Loved this story. It really captured what real life is like

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I truly enjoyed this book. I found myself taking notes. It is a great book! But I have to agree with Emily, the narrator could use some help toward improvement.

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Emily Domingo

I probably would have enjoyed it more if it was read by a different narrator. BQ was like nails on a chalkboard for me.

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Angie Teal

I loved, loved this book. I laughed and cried, dreamed and despaired with Elizabeth. The Oregon coast seen through the eyes of an artist was magical, I am planning a trip there to see for myself. The book taught the power of true love and the empowerment of female bonding and friendship. It brought a message across and touched me deeply. I am planning a few minor adjustments to my life based on the book. A treasure, really beautiful and powerful.

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