• Just Breathe

  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (240 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Chicago cartoonist Sarah Moon tackles life's real issues with a healthy dose of sharp wit in her syndicated comic strip Just Breathe. As Sarah's cartoon alter ego, Shirl, undergoes artificial insemination, her situation begins to mirror Sarah's own difficult attempts to conceive. However, Sarah's dreams of the future did not include her husband's infidelity: snag number two in Sarah's so-called perfect life.

With Chicago - and her marriage - in the rearview mirror, she flees to the small Northern California coastal town where she grew up, a place she couldn't wait to leave. Now she finds herself revisiting the past - an emotionally distant father and the unanswered questions left by her mother's death.

As she comes to terms with her lost marriage, Sarah encounters a man she never expected to meet again: Will Bonner, the high-school heartthrob she'd skewered mercilessly in her old comics. Now a local firefighter, he's been through some changes himself. But just as her heart is about to reawaken, Sarah discovers she is pregnant - with her ex's twins.

It's hardly the most traditional of new beginnings, but who says life and love are predictable...or perfect? The winds of change have led Sarah here. Now all she can do is just close her eyes...and breathe.

©2008 Susan Wiggs (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

Critic Reviews

"Wiggs takes serious situations and weaves them into an emotionally wrought story that will have readers reaching for the Kleenex one moment and snickering out loud the next." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Predictable

The premise for the story was cute, the cartoonist part, but the rest could have been summed up in about 3 chapters.
I try not to criticize the readers, but this one made the men sound so much like robots I kept waiting for one of them to say "danger Will Robinson"! It was a bit of a distraction.
If you want a very, very light read, this is for you.

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Nothing to spend too much time on

This is basic brain candy, no surprises, not terribly funny, very predictable. It sounded a lot better in the description than it was to listen too. Unless you get this for a very reduced price there are better things on this site to spend time listening to.

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tedious

couldn't finish this one... you'd think drama and tedium were mutually exclusive, but somehow this book managed too much of both.

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just breathe

Great!
Looking for a good story with a few laughs along with some real life? This one is it. Terrifically narrated, offering different voices for characters this is a wonderful listen.
Not anything like my own life or probably yours there is much of everyday relationships and living in this book put together with love, friendship, and humor.

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Very very boring

So unrealistic and awful. I had an very hard time getting through it. Books should be a joy not torture

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Just Breathe

Loved this book!

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Great book

I hated to stop listening at the end of my commute. I wanted to know what would happen next. Great book.

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Enjoyable and fun.

Just what I was hoping it would be I could not breathe in some moments.

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I testing story, male narrationawful

I liked the story, but the narration bry the male characters was just awful. Both male characters has whiny nasal voices not depicting the author’s description of them. Aurora’ s voice was too childlike for her age. Decent story, but lead character was kind of wishy washy.

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Great story for moms

Missed read book for moms and love story lovers. It's like the best movie as you listen to this story!!

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  • . becky mason
  • 08-12-21

lovely story

loved it read a long time ago, was lovely to listen for a change

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