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Everyone's Happy

By: Rufi Thorpe
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
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About the Creator

Rufi Thorpe grew up in Southern California, whose people and coast lines and real estate listings continue to obsess her. She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia’s MFA program. Her first novel, The Girls from Corona del Mar, was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas and Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Thorpe’s latest novel, The Knockout Queen, was an IndieNext Pick and a Book of the Month. She lives with her husband, two sons and insane dog in Los Angeles.

About the Performer

Lauren Fortgang is an NYC based actor. She works regularly as an audiobook narrator for a vast roster of publishers featuring Audible Studios, Hachette, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Scholastic, Blackstone Publishing, and beyond. She's voiced hundreds of titles including works by James Patterson, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Candace Bushnell, Ann M. Martin, R. L. Stine, and Brené Brown. Lauren is both an Audie Award and multiple-Earphones Award winner whose work has been recognized by Audiofile Magazine, the Audio Publishers Association (APA), Library Journal, USA Today, Market Watch, Bustle, Forbes, and Publisher's Weekly. She lives in Brooklyn with her beau, one resident cat, and one determined foster.

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It was alright

The characters are undeniably human, with human anxieties, but nothing really happens. No real conflict, resolution, just a snapshot of everyday life. I didn't hate it, but there wasn't much for me to like either.

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Weird! Disjointed!

This book is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever listened to. It follows about three or four different storylines in the very short period of time with no rhyme or reason or connection to each other or anything at all. Then it just stops. That’s it... literally just stops!

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No ending !

The story ends in the middle of the story! The main question of the story is never answered. You feel as if you are getting closer to an answer as the story goes on, fully expecting the question to be resolved by the end of the book. It is not. Instead, a mystery line is inserted as if it was part of the story all along, as if you were reading a reincarnation story or a si-fi mystery but it was only alluded to on the last page - that would be fine if it were Co tinies or explained - but it ends just ends - where is the rest of the story and a fuller exploration of the odd one liner at the close of the story !?!

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Not long enough

just a little snip into the life of a typical wife with insecurities that are far too common.

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Women trapped in “womanhood”

Absolutely amazing story about women trapped in societal expectations, and when breaking away from these expectations—even in the smallest of ways—tension sparks in their marriages, relationships, and, most importantly, with themselves. 10/10 and will be listening again.

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Did I miss the point ?

When this was finished, I thought “what was I supposed to get from this story ?” It seemed to have no point, unless I missed it. I did like the narrator.

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The story didn’t have any meaning in my eyes. Didn’t go anywhere. Felt confused the whole time.

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A great listen. So real.

Loved the characters and the concept. Very relatable. The author has captured that complex and tense dynamic of women's friendship and the roles we assume ... until we get sick of playing them.

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I want more!

Great storytelling. I love the irreverent humor. Excellent writing. Interesting characters. Why isn't this a book?

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A glance through the window

A look inside protagonists being through her relationship with a friend. Although there may be a few stereotypes of behavior the book is kind and compassionate and true to the experience of a delicate troubled soul.

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