Open House

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Berg

Narrated By: Becky Ann Baker

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: October 2002

Duration: 6 hours 20 minutes

Summary:

In this superb novel by the beloved author of Talk Before Sleep, The Pull of the Moon, and Until the Real Thing Comes Along, a woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening up her house and her heart.
Samantha's husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany's, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her eleven-year-old son. Her eccentric mother tries to help by fixing her up with dates, but a more pressing problem is money. To meet her mortgage payments, Sam decides to take in boarders. The first is an older woman who offers sage advice and sorely needed comfort; the second, a maladjusted student, is not quite so helpful. A new friend, King, an untraditional man, suggests that Samantha get out, get going, get work. But her real work is this: In order to emerge from grief and the past, she has to learn how to make her own happiness. In order to really see people, she has to look within her heart. And in order to know who she is, she has to remember--and reclaim--the person she used to be, long before she became someone else in an effort to save her marriage. Open House is a love story about what can blossom between a man and a woman, and within a woman herself.

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  • Uqlady

    This was not worth the listen boring.....snooze fest.....

  • Heather

    I felt this was a very boring story. The narration was good but the story was blah. Maybe if I was going through a divorce I could have related to the story.

  • Anonymous

    This book was a great realistic fiction story that many women can relate to. The ending was somewhat obvious; however, the timing for the story from beginning to end was extremely unrealistic. I'd like to have seen more time lapse from the problem to the ending. However, all in all the book kept my attention and made me want to keep going to find out the ending.

  • Peggy Stortz

    Open House is boring and predictable. It may be the worst book Berg has written.

  • marguax

    This book is no good. I listened to the whole thing but nothing of any substance happened. So this lady gets left by her husband and has to cope. Well thats nothing to write a book about! I can't listen to hours of the woes of a divorcee whining!

  • Jo

    If you've ever been left heartbroken by being dumped you will enjoy this read. The main character tells her story with narration and of course, life works out in the end. Delightful summer reading. Jo

  • Anonymous

    This book was incredibly boring. I kept hoping something would happen and was terribly upset that I ended up listening to the whole thing and still nothing happened.

  • Anonymous

    Not a favorite, but was entertaining enough. Reader went at a good a pleasant pace.

  • Annie Tobey

    Open House kept me amused and entertained throughout, punctuated by moments of being saddened and moved for the heroine's situation - a situation that too many women find themselves in. Although there was some predictability in the plot, the ending was triumphant nonetheless. For entertainment value, with a touch of triumph and inspiration, Open House is worth listening to!

  • Eileen Miller

    This was awful. I kept hoping it would get better. Was relieved when it was over. Dull, boring.