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A Risk Worth Taking

Robin Pilcher; Read by Gerard Doyle

Macmillan Audio

The New York Times bestselling author of Starting Over and An Ocean Apart returns with his strongest work to date—a heartwarming story of love, compassion, and redemption
After the dot-com bubble burst, Dan Porter is laid off from his job and must decide what is truly important. His wife of 20 years, Jackie, a beautiful and successful managing director for a clothing designer, no longer connects with him. His teenagers Josh, Nina and Millie are distant and confusing. Jackie is tempted by the attentions of a younger man at her office, and thanks to an opportunity suggested by a magazine article, Dan finds himself contemplating a drastic change in his life.A Risk Worth Taking is an engrossing, thought-provoking novel of a man who has to discover what he really values in his work, marriage, and life. Robin Pilcher writes fluidly, and is endlessly interested in the details of his characters’ lives. He has written a poignant and moving story about the real choices adults face when they start taking stock of their lives.

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Praise for A Risk Worth Taking

“Pilcher writes with an easy accessibility to his characters’ depths, and has an excellent sense of the pace of his story. It’s easy to feel you know these people and to grasp the complexities of their relationships. All told, it's a worthy novel." —Houston Chronicle on Starting Over

“With his Scottish sensibility and captivating wordplay, Pilcher crafts a fine and fulfilling novel.”—Booklist on An Ocean Apart

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Robin Pilcher; Read by Gerard Doyle

  • ROBIN PILCHER, the son of Rosamunde Pilcher, lives with his wife and children near Dundee, Scotland. Gerard Doyle reads everything from adult, young adult, and children's books to literary fiction, mysteries, humor, adventure, and fantasy. He has won countless AudioFile Earphones Awards and was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008. His audiobook credits include Clubland, And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Distant Echo, and A Risk Worth Taking. His career in British repertory theatre includes many productions, most notably The Crucible, The Tempest, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Fiddler on the Roof.  In America, he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. Born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England, Gerard has taught drama at Ross School for the past several years.
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  • Gerard Doyle
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A Risk Worth Taking

Robin Pilcher; Read by Gerard Doyle

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