• Home Again

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (1,171 ratings)

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Home Again

By: Kristin Hannah
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
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Publisher's Summary

At the center of Home Again is Madelaine - a brilliant cardiologist, a loving mother, a tender friend, and a woman full of self-doubt. It is also the story of her confused and angry daughter, Lina, and of the two very different men Madelaine loves: Francis, a priest searching for his faith, and Angel, a talented but cynical man with a broken heart. When tragedy suddenly brings them all together, they must learn to forgive the betrayals of the past and find the courage to love again.

©1996 Kristin Hannah (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A memorable story of love and redemption.” ( Library Journal)
“All the world loves Kristin Hannah.” ( Newsday)

What listeners say about Home Again

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A 50 Tissue Read

This is a great story, the people in this story will grab you. She puts hearts and souls in the people on the pages.
I cried almost all the way through it.
I Heard That

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Life UNEXPECTED.Excellent book

If you could sum up Home Again in three words, what would they be?

Love, Faith and Understanding

Who was your favorite character and why?

Francis, all you need to do is open you eye's and see the good everything he brings to life.

Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

Magdelaine so strong and willing to do anything to reach and help those she loves. Asking for nothing, Wants only the best for her family, and looking after all these years of raising a child on her own, she stands for a lot of us women that endured what she did and still standing today.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, and I went to bed with tears after reading it. Good and bad.

Any additional comments?

This will bring real life to your door steps. It's not what you expected, but neither is life. To many times we get caught up in books that take us far away from this. But then we need to see how people handle what we deal with almost everyday. Sometimes I think people that are larger than life are out of touch with reality. After this, I don't think so. It's happened to us all. This is a A teenager out to show you she knows it all, a hard working single mother and a the father showing up when he don't want to be a part of his home town life, and his brother, all smiles and willing to do anything to bring it all in front of their eyes. And he does. . Expect your emotions to be torn here, bring out tissues and all of us has been thru this. the way it's narrated was so remarkable, it helped me at least understand why everyone did was needed at the time and what they had to in this family. All families deal with trauma that leaves us with life altering decisions. It's all here, hate,love, understanding and mostly sacrifice. I loved this book and I cried many times knowing it hurt to lose someone you care so deeply for. But in the end we are given something more in return. They never leave us..They see us thru so much in a round about way. Read it. It's worth it.. I promise you. it's worth it and cry and enjoy this little book of wondrous joy it brings. I warned you.. it's excellent to read, but bring out the tissue box. It's life they are dealing with. What we experience day to day at times. I would of gave it 5 stars, but at times, I think it should of just moved on. I cried for them to heal and they should of earlier.

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CANNOT COMPARE TO THE NIGHTINGALE!

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Disappointing as I listened to the Nighingale and it was amazing! This story reminded me of a harlequin romance.

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Corny

I did not enjoy this book. I would not recommend it. It was too predictable and milk toast. I would not recommend this book.

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Mom & Daughter Big Fans

We absolutely have become a big fan of Kristin Hannah. My mother loves to read and I drive alot so the audible is perfect to me. Since buying her books I want to drive all night and my mother doesn't sleep. All of her books are that good. I would highly recommend any of them. Thank you for each of your books that has us both sitting on the edge of our seats .

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Too much sugar

I don’t know if this story could cause hepatitis from all the bs, or diabetes from the heavy syrupy content!
I truly could have puked a few times, it’s all so ridiculous and predictable that Hallmark channel is missing an opportunity here ! Blaargh!!!

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Cliched but a nice listen

A heart surgeon and single mom. Her rebellious teenage daughter wanting to know who her father is. Her childhood friends, a priest and his brother, a substance abusing actor who needs a heart transplant. I bet you could fill in the plot with a high degree of accuracy.

Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite writers, however, this novel, written early in her career is cliche-filled, flat filled will one dimensional characters and a predictable plot. I can't explain why enjoyed the novel but might even read it again at some point on the future, thus four stars.

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Good Read

A really nice read! Enjoyed the gentleness of the narrator's voice. Not an ordinary story.

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Not good

This is the first of Kristen Hannahs books that I didn’t even get halfway through before returning it. Usually I really enjoy all of her books, but this one was so sappy and predictable that I just couldn’t listen anymore. The narration was not good at all, so maybe that attributed to the awfulness of this book!

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Like Cotton Candy - Fluffy, Sugary and Sickening

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The characters were not enjoyable. For the life of me I could not figure out why Madeleine was attracted in a life-altering way to Angel. He was weak, vain, and had few, if any, redeeming qualities. The most decent character in the book...well, I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but it was all a bit too neat. Overall the book left me quite dissatisfied.

What could Kristin Hannah have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Made the main characters more redeemable, more likeable. Everything tied up too neatly.

Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

Lina.

Was Home Again worth the listening time?

NO. If I wasn't at work, distracted by other things, I would not have continued to listen.

Any additional comments?

I can't shake off how irritating the main characters were, and how it all tied up too neatly, resolved too suddenly, even though the book droned on and on for (Really?) 12 plus hours.

2 people found this helpful