The Good House: A Novel

Written by:
Ann Leary
Narrated by:
Mary Beth Hurt

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2013
10 hours 9 minutes
The Good House, by Ann Leary, is funny, poignant, and terrifying. A classic New England tale that lays bare the secrets of one little town, this spirited novel will stay with you long after the story has ended.

Now a major motion picture starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline!

Hildy Good is a townie. A lifelong resident of a small community on the rocky coast of Boston's North Shore, she knows pretty much everything about everyone. And she's good at lots of things, too. A successful real-estate broker, mother, and grandmother, her days are full. But her nights have become lonely ever since her daughters, convinced their mother was drinking too much, sent her off to rehab. Now she's in recovery—more or less.

Alone and feeling unjustly persecuted, Hildy finds a friend in Rebecca McAllister, one of the town's wealthy newcomers. Rebecca is grateful for the friendship and Hildy feels like a person of the world again, as she and Rebecca escape their worries with some harmless gossip and a bottle of wine by the fire—just one of their secrets.

But Rebecca is herself the subject of town gossip. When Frank Getchell, an old friend who shares a complicated history with Hildy, tries to warn her away from Rebecca, Hildy attempts to protect her friend from a potential scandal. Soon, however, Hildy is busy trying to protect her own reputation. When a cluster of secrets becomes dangerously entwined, the reckless behavior of one person threatens to expose the other, and this darkly comic novel takes a chilling turn.
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Nancy T.

I really enjoyed this book and listened to it every chance I could!! Loved the narrator ~ she was so full of personality!!!

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Loved it! The characters were interesting and relatable. It was enjoyable, easy listening. The narrator was top notch.

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Beth M.

This book was not my favorite. I compare it to a train wreck. The author had me looking for the next ball to drop.

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This was a great "story". Sometimes you just need a story to listen to. And it could be anyone's life. I enjoyed the reality of it. And the narrator was a huge plus. I really enjoyed it.

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Claude M.

Mary Beth was terrific narrator..the book was a fun read.

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Meghan Sebren

The narrative was excellent! She made the book so memorable and enjoyable. Great story as well.

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Kristen Pappas

I almost always prefer author narration, but Mary Beth Hurt makes this book come alive! Excellent story, excellent narration.

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