A Change in Altitude

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anita Shreve

Narrated By: Anita Shreve, Anna Stone

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: September 2009

Duration: 9 hours 20 minutes


Twenty-eight-year-old Geraldine travels to Kenya with her new husband James with the intent of staying a year. In a dizzying multicultural city, she struggles to maintain her balance as well as her sense of self. Her marriage, and her understanding of the world, are shaken to the core.

Invited on a climbing expedition to Mt. Kenya, the newlyweds are caught up in a horrific accident. In its aftermath, Geraldine must try to understand exactly what happened on that mountain and what it has done to her and to her marriage.

A major author in terms of critical acclaim and bestseller status, Anita Shreve limns the secrets at the core of our closest relationships and the ways in which lives can turn on the axis of a single catastrophic event.


  • KDV

    This was a good "read" - the author took one into the main character's mind and emotions very well and the description of the mountain was compelling. The vague ending was surprising but perhaps it was the only possible one.

  • Anonymous

    The story is fair. It is not Schreve's best. The narrator's voice is all wrong for this story.