The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb
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The Hour I First Believed

Author: Wally Lamb

Narrator: George Guidall

Unabridged: 25 hr 10 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 11/11/2008

Genre: Fiction - Psychological

Synopsis

When high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed. Miraculously, she survives. But when Caelum and Maureen flee to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family's Connecticut farm, they discover that the effects of chaos are not easily put right. While Maureen fights to regain her sanity, Caelum discovers five generations' worth of diaries, letters, and newspaper clippings in his family's house. As unimaginable secrets emerge, Caelum grapples with the past and struggles to fashion a future from the ashes of tragedy. His quest for meaning is at once mythic and contemporary, personal and quintessentially American.

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Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by CMC on 2009-02-27 23:50:58

I enjoyed this book. It was very interesting. Some of the history from the five generations of letters and diaries got a little boring to listen to, but it was still very interesting and it was great how he tied it all together.

AudiobooksNow review by Dawn on 2009-05-06 12:01:41

This book began very well. I have to agree with the previous review when it comes to the family history part of the book - I could have done without most of it - as a result, it made this book much too long. Overall, it was a good book, but could have been oustanding if not for the side story

AudiobooksNow review by MELISSA on 2011-06-07 23:58:47

Amazing book!

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