We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker audiobook

We Begin at the End

By Chris Whitaker
Read by George Newbern

Macmillan Audio 9781250759665

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250778611

  • ISBN: 9781250778611

Runtime: 10.51 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A March 2021 LibraryReads Pick

With We Begin at the End, Chris Whitaker has written an extraordinary novel about people who deserve so much more than life serves them. At times devastating, with flashes of humor and hope throughout, it is ultimately an inspiring tale of how the human spirit prevails and how, in the end, love—in all its different guises—wins. There are two kinds of families: the ones we are born into and the ones we create. Walk has never left the coastal California town where he grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. Duchess is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Her mother, Star, grew up with Walk and Vincent. Walk is in overdrive trying to protect them, but Vincent and Star seem bent on sliding deeper into self-destruction. Star always burned bright, but recently that light has dimmed, leaving Duchess to parent not only her mother but her five-year-old brother. At school the other kids make fun of Duchess—her clothes are torn, her hair a mess. But let them throw their sticks, because she’ll throw stones. Rules are for other people. She’s just trying to survive and keep her family together. A fortysomething-year-old sheriff and a thirteen-year-old girl may not seem to have a lot in common. But they both have come to expect that people will disappoint you, loved ones will leave you, and if you open your heart it will be broken. So when trouble arrives with Vincent King, Walk and Duchess find they will be unable to do anything but usher it in, arms wide closed. A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a book to be read and reread and an author to be celebrated.” Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Chris Whitaker

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English