The Last Original Wife

The Last Original Wife

Streaming Audiobook - 2013
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Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful, Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish-'til death did them part-for tanned and toned young Barbie brides. If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn't painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to the edge. She's had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he's doing her a favor keeping her around. Now, she's going to take some time for herself-in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother's stately historic home, she's going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivan's Island. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she's always dreamed. Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062262950
0062262955
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: streaming audio file (1 audio file (11hr., 37 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Miles, Robin
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Mobama68
Feb 19, 2015

Very much enjoyed this audiobook. Was a fun story and found myself laughing out loud several times. Not at all what I was expecting. The voice reading this book was PERFECT! Especially when the chapter was from Wes’s point of view…sour puss that he is!

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Yoo_hoo5
Jul 06, 2014

This is a well written book. It kept my interest throughout. It wasn't over-the-top thrilling, but it was interesting enough.

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maipenrai
Jan 18, 2014

*** stars Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the last original wife among her husband's group of cronies. They've all traded in their first wives-the middle-aged women they long ago promised to love and cherish 'til death did them part-for riper peaches: younger . . . blonder . . . more enhanced models. Leslie is proud of her status and the longevity of her marriage. Sure the spark isn't quite as bright. And it wouldn't be too much to ask if her husband paid just an itty bit more attention to her desires. But there's something to be said for a comfortable and deeply familiar relationship. Or at least she thinks until the day, out walking with her husband and his friends, she slips into a manhole. Nobody realizes that she's gone. That one misstep opens Leslie's eyes to the sham her perfect life has become. No longer will she be invisible. No longer will she accept being taken for granted. With the healing powers of South Carolina's lush white beaches, beautiful sunsets, and endearing and funny residents, Leslie is going to transform herself and reclaim the strong, vibrant, sexy woman she was meant to be. The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: a tale of friendship and love. Ms. Frank creates great characters - very nice read. Even at 60 it is not too late to reclaim your life and make your own choices. Recommend.

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joannefuller
Jul 16, 2013

What a hoot! Well written, extremely well read, the characters come to life as you listen to the narrator's fabulous Southern drawl. Highly recommend.

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Yoo_hoo5
Jul 08, 2014

No one is ever secure in their marriage.

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