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Us - A Novel

David Nicholls

Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date...and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn't be worse. Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world's greatest works of art as a family, and she can't bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas's endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger.

Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date...and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn't be worse. Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world's greatest works of art as a family, and she can't bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas's endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date...and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn't be worse. Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world's greatest works of art as a family, and she can't bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas's endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Haig

Length:

14h 13m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:02


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

02:23


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

04:36


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

04:26


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

00:38


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

02:40


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

04:23


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

04:17


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

02:39


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:58


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

03:56


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

06:03


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

01:22


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

05:39


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

01:24


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

03:02


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

02:15


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

01:48


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

06:13


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

02:11


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

04:09


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

03:51


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

03:03


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

02:56


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

07:20


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

03:43


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

05:20


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

05:20


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

03:23


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

07:33


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

04:50


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

04:16


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

03:33


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

06:26


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

06:02


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

02:02


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

05:47


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

02:38


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

04:08


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

01:52


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

08:50


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

05:29


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

01:54


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

02:20


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

05:08


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

04:41


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

03:59


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

04:00


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

02:22


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

05:46


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

04:20


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

03:19


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

04:35


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

06:42


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

05:01


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

03:33


Part 2, Chapter 56
Part 2, Chapter 56

06:30


Part 2, Chapter 57
Part 2, Chapter 57

04:35


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

04:45


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

03:21


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

03:51


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

06:13


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

04:04


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

02:51


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

06:51


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

04:19


Part 3, Chapter 66
Part 3, Chapter 66

02:17


Part 3, Chapter 67
Part 3, Chapter 67

02:57


Part 3, Chapter 68
Part 3, Chapter 68

05:18


Part 3, Chapter 69
Part 3, Chapter 69

05:13


Part 3, Chapter 70
Part 3, Chapter 70

07:57


Part 3, Chapter 71
Part 3, Chapter 71

08:41


Part 3, Chapter 72
Part 3, Chapter 72

01:37


Part 3, Chapter 73
Part 3, Chapter 73

06:29


Part 3, Chapter 74
Part 3, Chapter 74

03:33


Part 3, Chapter 75
Part 3, Chapter 75

05:28


Part 3, Chapter 76
Part 3, Chapter 76

03:12


Part 3, Chapter 77
Part 3, Chapter 77

03:19


Part 3, Chapter 78
Part 3, Chapter 78

07:54


Part 3, Chapter 79
Part 3, Chapter 79

07:24


Part 3, Chapter 80
Part 3, Chapter 80

04:15


Part 3, Chapter 81
Part 3, Chapter 81

06:11


Part 3, Chapter 82
Part 3, Chapter 82

03:38


Part 3, Chapter 83
Part 3, Chapter 83

07:22


Part 3, Chapter 84
Part 3, Chapter 84

07:57


Part 3, Chapter 85
Part 3, Chapter 85

03:06


Part 3, Chapter 86
Part 3, Chapter 86

03:48


Part 4, Chapter 87
Part 4, Chapter 87

03:59


Part 4, Chapter 88
Part 4, Chapter 88

02:40


Part 4, Chapter 89
Part 4, Chapter 89

04:54


Part 4, Chapter 90
Part 4, Chapter 90

02:03


Part 4, Chapter 91
Part 4, Chapter 91

05:31


Part 4, Chapter 92
Part 4, Chapter 92

01:37


Part 4, Chapter 93
Part 4, Chapter 93

08:36


Part 4, Chapter 94
Part 4, Chapter 94

07:22


Part 4, Chapter 95
Part 4, Chapter 95

04:38


Part 5, Chapter 96
Part 5, Chapter 96

06:47


Part 5, Chapter 97
Part 5, Chapter 97

03:19


Part 5, Chapter 98
Part 5, Chapter 98

02:58


Part 5, Chapter 99
Part 5, Chapter 99

03:08


Part 5, Chapter 100
Part 5, Chapter 100

05:34


Part 5, Chapter 101
Part 5, Chapter 101

01:24


Part 5, Chapter 102
Part 5, Chapter 102

10:20


Part 5, Chapter 103
Part 5, Chapter 103

02:41


Part 5, Chapter 104
Part 5, Chapter 104

04:35


Part 5, Chapter 105
Part 5, Chapter 105

01:56


Part 5, Chapter 106
Part 5, Chapter 106

05:39


Part 5, Chapter 107
Part 5, Chapter 107

04:47


Part 5, Chapter 108
Part 5, Chapter 108

03:31


Part 5, Chapter 109
Part 5, Chapter 109

09:40


Part 5, Chapter 110
Part 5, Chapter 110

06:04


Part 5, Chapter 111
Part 5, Chapter 111

03:58


Part 5, Chapter 112
Part 5, Chapter 112

06:19


Part 5, Chapter 113
Part 5, Chapter 113

04:56


Part 5, Chapter 114
Part 5, Chapter 114

06:09


Part 5, Chapter 115
Part 5, Chapter 115

11:16


Part 5, Chapter 116
Part 5, Chapter 116

02:57


Part 5, Chapter 117
Part 5, Chapter 117

05:08


Part 5, Chapter 118
Part 5, Chapter 118

03:50


Part 5, Chapter 119
Part 5, Chapter 119

11:02


Part 5, Chapter 120
Part 5, Chapter 120

07:26


Part 5, Chapter 121
Part 5, Chapter 121

06:45


Part 5, Chapter 122
Part 5, Chapter 122

05:50


Part 5, Chapter 123
Part 5, Chapter 123

08:30


Part 5, Chapter 124
Part 5, Chapter 124

07:15


Part 5, Chapter 125
Part 5, Chapter 125

02:40


Part 5, Chapter 126
Part 5, Chapter 126

03:37


Part 6, Chapter 127
Part 6, Chapter 127

06:32


Part 6, Chapter 128
Part 6, Chapter 128

01:07


Part 6, Chapter 129
Part 6, Chapter 129

04:50


Part 6, Chapter 130
Part 6, Chapter 130

06:35


Part 6, Chapter 131
Part 6, Chapter 131

02:29


Part 6, Chapter 132
Part 6, Chapter 132

02:12


Part 6, Chapter 133
Part 6, Chapter 133

03:29


Part 6, Chapter 134
Part 6, Chapter 134

06:36


Part 6, Chapter 135
Part 6, Chapter 135

02:07


Part 6, Chapter 136
Part 6, Chapter 136

03:24


Part 6, Chapter 137
Part 6, Chapter 137

05:57


Part 6, Chapter 138
Part 6, Chapter 138

09:19


Part 6, Chapter 139
Part 6, Chapter 139

02:08


Part 6, Chapter 140
Part 6, Chapter 140

02:53


Part 6, Chapter 141
Part 6, Chapter 141

02:32


Part 6, Chapter 142
Part 6, Chapter 142

07:30


Part 6, Chapter 143
Part 6, Chapter 143

08:43


Part 7, Chapter 144
Part 7, Chapter 144

06:38


Part 7, Chapter 145
Part 7, Chapter 145

06:55


Part 7, Chapter 146
Part 7, Chapter 146

04:18


Part 7, Chapter 147
Part 7, Chapter 147

03:12


Part 7, Chapter 148
Part 7, Chapter 148

03:55


Part 7, Chapter 149
Part 7, Chapter 149

04:20


Part 7, Chapter 150
Part 7, Chapter 150

03:18


Part 7, Chapter 151
Part 7, Chapter 151

06:17


Part 7, Chapter 152
Part 7, Chapter 152

05:05


Part 7, Chapter 153
Part 7, Chapter 153

04:58


Part 7, Chapter 154
Part 7, Chapter 154

05:53


Part 7, Chapter 155
Part 7, Chapter 155

10:12


Part 7, Chapter 156
Part 7, Chapter 156

03:55


Part 7, Chapter 157
Part 7, Chapter 157

05:26


Part 7, Chapter 158
Part 7, Chapter 158

03:04


Part 7, Chapter 159
Part 7, Chapter 159

12:41


Part 7, Chapter 160
Part 7, Chapter 160

04:05


Part 7, Chapter 161
Part 7, Chapter 161

04:49


Part 7, Chapter 162
Part 7, Chapter 162

02:21


Part 8, Chapter 163
Part 8, Chapter 163

04:31


Part 8, Chapter 164
Part 8, Chapter 164

03:45


Part 8, Chapter 165
Part 8, Chapter 165

07:27


Part 8, Chapter 166
Part 8, Chapter 166

04:09


Part 8, Chapter 167
Part 8, Chapter 167

05:57


Part 8, Chapter 168
Part 8, Chapter 168

03:08


Part 8, Chapter 169
Part 8, Chapter 169

02:10


Part 8, Chapter 170
Part 8, Chapter 170

03:48


Part 8, Chapter 171
Part 8, Chapter 171

04:28


Part 8, Chapter 172
Part 8, Chapter 172

07:30


Part 9, Chapter 173
Part 9, Chapter 173

08:32


Part 9, Chapter 174
Part 9, Chapter 174

02:41


Part 9, Chapter 175
Part 9, Chapter 175

02:04


Part 9, Chapter 176
Part 9, Chapter 176

02:50


Part 9, Chapter 177
Part 9, Chapter 177

05:16


Part 9, Chapter 178
Part 9, Chapter 178

02:38


Part 9, Chapter 179
Part 9, Chapter 179

09:02


Part 9, Chapter 180
Part 9, Chapter 180

00:45