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Reconstructing Amelia

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kimberly McCreight

Narrated By: Khristine Hvam

Date: April 2013

Duration: 12 hours 45 minutes


In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate's in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter—now. But Kate’s stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it’s already too late for Amelia. And for Kate.

An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn’t jump.

Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it’s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn’t save.

Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising.


  • Yanick M.

    Excellent book and great narration! You will not want to stop listening!

  • Rebecca Brock

    Good story but a little far fetched. Narrator does a good job.

  • Chris Griffin

    Absolutely loved the book!! Totally amazing story and narrator.

  • Emily Yeskel

    Definitely kept me on the edge of my seat...ending was not as riveting as the restoc the book. I still have unanswered questions. All in all, I would recommend it.

  • Desire Watson

    this book was just ok for me. felt like the details about nothing were dwelled on. i just found my self thinking get on with it.

  • Taryn Ponsky

    This was a take on gossip girl meets reviving ophelia- part mystery, part sociological commentary on the state of adolescence today in the upper middle class. written to keep up suspense and keep you wanting more.

  • Kami Romeike

    I enjoy novels written in this format, that begin with what happens at the end of the story and take the readers on a journey about the how and why. One problem is that this usually creates a predictable story but that is not true in this instance. This book has enough twists to keep the reader interested throughout.

  • Mackie Keller

    I liked all the twist and turns within the book. I am not sure if the dialogue in the book was a good fit for an audiobook, but regardless, I really enjoyed it.

  • Penny Ann Lupton

    This book was a refreshing change for me. Normally, I like romance novels but I wanted something different. This definitely delivered. I can't say I loved it, but it was enjoyable and I loved it. I think people who enjoy this genre will like the novel.

  • Amy Minnick

    On its own, decent read. Absolutely not comparable or in the same realm as Gone Girl - do not read with expectations that it is this year's version, as I had heard.

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