Second Nature by Alice Hoffman audiobook

Second Nature

By Alice Hoffman
Read by Kate Nelligan

2.75 Hours 03/01/1994 Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743545945

New York Times best seller, Second Nature tells the story of a suburban woman, Robin Moore, who discovers her own free spirit through a stranger she brings home to her perfectly ordered neighborhood. As Robin impulsively draws this beautiful, uncivilized man into her world-meanwhile coping with divorce and a troubled teenage son-she begins to question her wisdom and doubt her own heart, and ultimately she changes her ideas about love and humanity. 

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

New York Times best seller, Second Nature tells the story of a suburban woman, Robin Moore, who discovers her own free spirit through a stranger she brings home to her perfectly ordered neighborhood. As Robin impulsively draws this beautiful, uncivilized man into her world-meanwhile coping with divorce and a troubled teenage son-she begins to question her wisdom and doubt her own heart, and ultimately she changes her ideas about love and humanity. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Magical and daring...very possibly her best.” New York Times Book Review
“Intelligent and absorbing...a celebration of the simple, unstinting grace of human love.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Another page turner...Second Nature is first-rate storytelling.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Suspenseful...a dark, romantic meditation on what it means to be human.” New Yorker
“Hoffman’s keen appraisal of human nature and her graceful prose do much to keep this novel appealing. Publishers Weekly
“[Second Nature] once again demonstrates [Hoffman’s] magic as a storyteller. In this story about relationships, loneliness, and being misunderstood, Hoffman’s simple, yet powerful, style artfully weaves together past and present, one life to another, allowing us inside the hearts and minds of her unique characters. Kate Nelligan’s moderate pace makes for clarity and fine vocal differentiation...The abridgment flows smoothly, free of sound effects and music. Like the storyteller’s intricate tale, Second Nature is best when heard.”  AudioFile
“There’s always been a kind of primal undercurrent in Hoffman’s love stories—a pulse of feeling as mysterious and inevitable as the moon-besotted turtles who clamber out of the sea to lay their eggs once a year. In her tenth novel, a latter-day Beauty and the Beast, this pulse is as powerful as a drumbeat—it draws you in and frightens you at the same time...Once again, Hoffman stirs up the unlikely with the ordinary and seasons it, expertly, deliciously, with our darkest desires.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Alice Hoffman

Author Bio: Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. Her short fiction and nonfiction works have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, Redbook, Architectural Digest, Gourmet, Self, and others. Her novel Practical Magic was made into a major motion picture starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman; her young adult novel Aquamarine was made into a movie in 2006.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 2.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English