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The Change

By: Kirsten Miller
Narrated by: January LaVoy
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Publisher's Summary

"Miller triumphs...THE CHANGE is that rare treat: a suspenseful story with great pacing, memorable characters, and an engaging voice. Fantastic in every way, this fierce anthem against misogyny is a smash."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Big Little Lies meets The Witches of Eastwick—a gloriously entertaining and knife-sharp feminist revenge fantasy about three women whose midlife crisis brings unexpected new powers—putting them on a collision course with the evil that lurks in their wealthy beach town. 

In the Long Island oceanfront community of Mattauk, three different women discover that midlife changes bring a whole new type of empowerment…

After Nessa James’s husband dies and her twin daughters leave for college, she’s left all alone in a trim white house not far from the ocean. In the quiet of her late forties, the former nurse begins to hear voices. It doesn’t take long for Nessa to realize that the voices calling out to her belong to the dead—a gift she’s inherited from her grandmother, which comes with special responsibilities.

On the cusp of 50, suave advertising director Harriett Osborne has just witnessed the implosion of her lucrative career and her marriage. She hasn’t left her house in months, and from the outside, it appears as if she and her garden have both gone to seed. But Harriet’s life is far from over—in fact, she’s undergone a stunning and very welcome metamorphosis.

Ambitious former executive Jo Levison has spent thirty long years at war with her body. The free-floating rage and hot flashes that arrive with the beginning of menopause feel like the very last straw—until she realizes she has the ability to channel them, and finally comes into her power.

Guided by voices only Nessa can hear, the trio of women discover a teenage girl whose body was abandoned beside a remote beach. The police have written the victim off as a drug-addicted sex worker, but the women refuse to buy into the official narrative. Their investigation into the girl’s murder leads to more bodies, and to the town’s most exclusive and isolated enclave, a world of stupendous wealth where the rules don’t apply. With their newfound powers, Jo, Nessa, and Harriet will take matters into their own hands…

©2022 Kirsten Miller (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Best Read in a LONG Time

I read a bunch of books throughout the year. Many I have enjoyed. I had no idea of what to expect with The Change. Good Morning America’s Book Club had another winner. This might be the be the best Book
Club book over the last three years. Constant twists that kept you entertained!!!! Anyone would enjoy this read.

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man hater's club book

disliked very much. author hates men. finished because I paid for it! wouldn't recommend.

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A Must Read

The Change a suspenseful and intriguing book. It empowers middle aged women to go beyond what society had embodied for them. The main characters keep you laughing and you become part of the sisterhood, wanting to know what will happen next.

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Strong women

This book is amazing. If you want to read about strong, 40 something women, this is the book. This story reminds me of Big Little Lies, so if you enjoyed that you will love this. Also, this needs to be made into a series like Big Little Lies. I could not put this book down.

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How can we really win?

While I enjoyed the book and Ms. Miller's writing style. I couldn't help but be frustrated by a story that only gave hope in winning the battle against powerful men who sexually abuse, hurt, and murder young women if women have super powers. So how do we really win this battle?

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Very binge-able!

This audiobook was entertaining and kept me listening. I wasn’t completely sold by the synopsis, but the reviews were great, so I gave it a shot. I’m glad that I did! True crime meets witches meets fighting the patriarchy.

The voice actor did a great job as well. Definitely an enjoyable listen!

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Great book until you realize what it’s about

Spoiler… I really liked the first 10 or so hours of this book, that is, until I realized that the final part of the plot is basically a fictional rendition of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal (Leonard is Epstein and his “long term” girlfriend, Claude, is Ghislaine Maxwell). It just didn’t really fit with where I thought the story was going and a fictional version of the scandal is not something I would have chosen to read (had I known). The last four hours just ruined it for me. Otherwise, the performance was great!

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read it!

I loved the characters - and hate how true the stories are. I absolutely recommend thus to everyone!

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I hope theres a next one!

A twisty plot. Loved the characters and the story line. Couldn't wait to get in my car and turn it on

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Amazing on All Levels

This book was so much better than I even expected it to be, and the narration brought it to another level. I could have sworn there were multiple narrators for different characters. Highly recommend this book, and if you are pressed to choose an audiobook that is done perfectly, this is it.

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