The Land of Steady Habits

A Novel
Author(s): Ted Thompson
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.40 hours)
Product Number: Z100101268
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629233642
Narrator/s: Joe Barrett
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Anders Hill - nearing his early 60s and seemingly ensconced in the 'land of steady habits,' a nickname for the affluent, morally strict hamlets of Connecticut that dot the commuter rail line - abandons his career and family for a new condo, and a new life. Stripped of the comforts of his previous identity, he turns up at a holiday party full of his ex-wife's friends and is surprised to find that the very world he rejected may be one he needs. Thus Anders embarks on a clumsy, hilarious, and heartbreaking journey to reconcile his past with his present. Like the early work of John Updike, Ted Thompson's debut finely observes a man deep in conflict with his community.

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Author(s): Ted Thompson
Narrator(s): Joe Barrett
Product Number Z100079241
Released: Mar 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781478954569
Author(s): Ted Thompson
Product Number EB00280887
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316215848

Professional reviews

"Ju BarrettOs delivery is perfect for this sad story of a man who discovers too late that thereOs more to life than making a living. He nails the tone of boredom that characterizes Anders. Tired of his financial career and upper-middle-class life, Anders has ditched his wife and grown children. ThereOs little to like in Anders as he wallows in dissatisfaction with his life while lacking any energy to find purpose and meaning in it. As Barrett methodically recounts the depressing surface details of AndersOs story, we never get to go deeper into his motivations to understand, or even care about, him and the people who surround him. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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