Do Not Become Alarmed

Do Not Become Alarmed

Audiobook CD - 2017 | Unabridged.
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"From a beloved, award-winning writer, the much-anticipated novel about what happens when two families go on a tropical vacation--and the children go missing. When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children--two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old--love the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids' Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a riveting, revealing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the once-happy parents--now turning on one another and blaming themselves--try to recover their children and their lives. Celebrated for her ability to write vivid, spare, moving fiction, Maile Meloy shows how quickly the life we count on can fall away, and how a crisis changes everyone's priorities. The fast-paced, gripping plot of Do Not Become Alarmed carries with it an insightful, provocative examination of privilege, race, guilt, envy, the dilemmas of modern parenthood, and the challenge of living up to our own expectations"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781524777203
152477720X
9781524777227
1524777226
Branch Call Number: CD FIC MELOY
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
digital
8 audio discs (9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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bookmoboyle
Jul 27, 2017

Maile Meloy does a great job exploring every parent's worst nightmare, plus a few other really bad dreams as well. She also does a great job reading it for us, keeping pace with the story and managing the full cast of voices. I'd have given it five stars, if not for that one unbelievably dumb moment when Oscar throws away his cell phone.

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Jul 27, 2017

bookmoboyle thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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