A Long Time Gone

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2014
17 hours 6 minutes
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes an enthralling southern gothic saga about one woman’s quest for the truth …

When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she’d left, Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children.

What she hopes to find is solace with her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. Instead Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she once was.
But things will change again in ways Vivien cannot imagine. A violent storm has revealed the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts.

Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself—by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations.
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Simoni Oxendine

At first it was boring then it got interesting.

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Jamie F.

Wonderful book. Very well written. I’m don’t usually read this type of book, but I decided to give it a try. So glad I did. A generational book about a family of women and how their decisions changed each generation. Fun mystery included, but the solution to the mystery was weakly handled. Little disappointed. I would still recommend. I will miss the characters. The narrators were amazing. Love the cadence of their voices.

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I absolutely loved this book. It was interesting and thoughtful and really well done. The narration was excellent as well.

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I was going to give it two stars but it did keep my attention long enough to finish it. I found the relationship between Vivian and her step daughter interesting and worth exploring. The dialogue was clunky and unrealistic. A surprising amount of fat phobia. Vivian apparently thinks imparting diet culture onto a 12 year old is a parenting strength. Told the story of multiple generations but inexplicably left out one of the generations in the middle.

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Marilyn G.

WOW!!!!!!! What a fantastic tale.!! I'd listen to it during the day, in the park, at night falling asleep and having to go back. Going to listen to it again. I hope I didn't miss to much. As to the narrators, they were terrific. they had a hard job.

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Jennifer W.

Great read! Each character was well-represented and tied together very well.

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Sophia W.

I really enjoyed the book.

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Cyn K.

An easy story to listen to as multiple mysteries emerge and one by one are slowly solved. The narrators all did a tremendous job and made the story seem a lot shorter than 17 hours.

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Carrie K.

Well-written and narrated. I hadn’t heard of this novel and took a gamble. Am glad I did. Characters are palpable in this story of women across generations.

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Stacie H.

Nice book. It was a good story and excellent narration!

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Joan H.

Enjoyed the story- The 3 narrators did a wonderful job.

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Good story

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A very in-depth story of generations and their stories that were just so delicious to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator as well as the author who did a fantastic job of keeping you guessing what the female perspectives were from each generation and how those perspectives were so closely intertwined together to create this mysterious outcome. I loved this book.

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Suman Rai

Amazing story and very well read . It was very gripping making you smile and cry at the same time .

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Nicole Merrill

I have been looking for a new author to read that would be comparable to Kate Morton. I love how an author can tell 2 or three stories all in the same book! This wa my first Karen White book and I loved it! Ilook forward to reading more of her books. If you like Kate Morton and Susanne Kearsley you will like A Long Time Gone, by Karen White.

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