Jan 192018

The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

Narrated by Amanda Prowse
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 9 hours and 31 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Audible.com Release Date: August 22, 2017

Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina’s life of luxury quickly disappears and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate – and the sister – she thought she had left far behind.

But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed – her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.

Stirring and empowering, this novel from bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this tale of one woman’s loss and love.

The book is sad and I felt for Nina and her boys. I can’t imagine having that kind of lifestyle and then losing it within a few days.

I liked Nina. She didn’t know how she was going to take care of her family, but she figured it out while trying to make sure her boys were ok. I liked her youngest son Declan. I thought for his young age he handled things really well. Conner on the other hand did not. And even though I understood, I still wanted Nina to handle him differently. She just took all his crap. She didn’t tell him the truth at the beginning. She let him blame her and talk awful to her. Thankfully he let the anger go towards the end of the book.

I liked this book a lot. It was nice seeing Nina and her boys go from such a great life, to an awful life, and then finding peace with their new, comfortable life.

The author did a great job with the narration. It was easy to listen to.


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  22 Responses to “Audiobook Review:
The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse”

  1. Sometimes the narrator makes all the difference in the book. This one sounds interesting. Try and stay warm where you are!

    • Yes, for a few years I gave up on audiobooks because I was so picky about narrators, most of them annoyed me. Then I tried again last year and have picked some really good books with great narrators.

  2. This does sound good. I tend not to listen to audio books because I can’t just listen. I rather have it in book form. Plus some narrators are just not good. My wife like audio books but she has had problems with certain narrators too.
    Another book saved to my growing list. 🙂

  3. It’s a great cover!

  4. I’ve been wanting to read this one. It sounds so good.

  5. This sounds like a very “listenable” story, read by the author. Have a great weekend, Vicki!

  6. Nina sounds like a strong character and the book sounds good to me.

  7. It is always gets my attention when the author does the narration. Glad it turned out to be a great audio.

  8. The plot reminds me of many other books, but you suggest that the author makes it into something a little different.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  9. I’m always a little nervous when I see a non-celebrity author do the narration of their own book but this sounds wonderful. I do like books that involve a character starting over after a hard spot and while this sounds difficult at times it sounds like an amazing read.

  10. I’ve only listened to a couple of books, just not my thing, I guess. Thank you for your thoughts. Stay warm.

  11. Sounds very good.

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