All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Audiobook CD - 2014
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner

Allison Weiss got her happy ending -- a handsome husband, adorable daughter, a job she loves, and the big house in the suburbs. But while waiting in the pediatrician's office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonder...Is a Percocet at the end of the day really different from a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class...or if your husband ignores you?

The pills help her manage the realities of her good-looking life: that her husband is distant, that her daughter is acting out, that her father's Alzheimer's is worsening and her mother is barely managing to cope. She tells herself that they let her make it through her days...but what if her increasing drug use, a habit that's becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?

With a sparkling comedic touch and a cast of unforgettable characters, this remarkable story of a woman's slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again is Jennifer Weiner's most masterful work yet.

Publisher: New York : Audioworks, p2014.
ISBN: 9781442367272
144236727X
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (ca. 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Chimo, Tracee

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Bob
Mar 16, 2017

Bob's wife says: I didn't care for the narrator's reading of the child's dialogue. Everything was said with either a lisp or a whine. Maybe this was intended to underscore Allison's impression of the situations but it drove me nuts.

As for the story itself I found it pretty worthwhile and I'm certain that Allison's story could apply to many women today, even if you've never used drugs to cope, you can likely relate to the struggle to be all things to all people.

I did find the middle section where her addiction deepens dragged on too long and the final stages of the story were too short and rather rushed.

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rprosini
Sep 02, 2016

The talking speed of the reading is too fast to understand
I could not hear this book.

RoseyCanuck Oct 15, 2014

Her name is actually Alison

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yramretsof
Sep 02, 2014

When I tried to transfer the downloaded book to my Ipod, a window appeared which said that the license of this book did not allow transfer to Apple devices. I checked the licensing tab in Overdrive Media Console on my computer, and it definitely indicated that transferring this book to Apple devices was NOT allowed. I think that should be made known somewhere in the information for the Downloadable Audiobook version of this novel.

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chesler
Aug 19, 2014

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