Heartburn by Nora Ephron audiobook

Heartburn

By Nora Ephron
Read by Meryl Streep

Random House Audio 9780434237005
5.50 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $17.50
    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9780385367295

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Finalist for the 2014 Audie Award for Best Solo Narration--Female

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A USA Today bestseller

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick in July 2013

A 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Nominee

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Great fun. . . . Though Heartburn bristles ferociously with wit, it's not lacking in soul. The New York Times Book Review
“Nora Ephron’s first novel is arm, witty, and wise.” Harper’s Bazaar
Nora Ephron's first novel is warm, witty and wise. Harper's Bazaar
“Great fun…Though Heartburn bristles ferociously with wit, it’s not lacking in soul.” New York Times Book Review
“Funny and touching…proof that writing well is the best revenge.” Chicago Tribune

Reviews

Reviews

by Kathryn 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Great Author and Great Narrator!

I had never heard of this book before, since it was written around the time I was born. It's great being introduced to a Nora Ephron (even if it is after her passing) and who better than Meryl Streep to narrate this book? No one! Oh, and this book is far superior to the 80's movie.

Author

Author Bio: Nora Ephron

Author Bio: Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron (1941–2012) received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood, and Sleepless in Seattle, which she also directed.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English