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Little Mercies

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Heather Gudenkauf

Narrated By: Tanya Eby, Kate Rudd

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: June 2014

Duration: 8 hours 53 minutes


Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity—the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children’s advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for. Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but irresponsible father since her mother left them, sleeping on friends’ couches and moving in and out of cheap motels. When Jenny suddenly finds herself on her own, she is forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. The last thing she wants is a social worker, but when Ellen’s and Jenny’s lives collide, little do they know just how much they can help one another. A powerful and emotionally charged tale about motherhood and justice, Little Mercies is a searing portrait of the tenuous grasp we have on the things we love the most and of the ties that unexpectedly bring us together.


  • Cathy Aarness

    I could not stop listening. This was my first audiobook and I am so eager to continue my listening journey after this as my first choice. This is an "accidents happen" story. So very moving and emotional as it truly could happen to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • kelly mcphee

    This is one of my favorite books this year. I just couldn't stop listening until the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • stacie gosiene

    the narrator was a little "over the top" when acting out some of the dialogue

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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