A Risk Worth Taking

Version: Abridged
Author: Robin Pilcher
Narrator: Gerard Doyle
Genres: Romance, Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published In: February 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
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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.

Reviews (4)

A risk worth taking

Written by Anonymous from Miami, FL on March 24th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I thought this book was great!!! however, really should not be available in abridge version... leaves a lot to be desired. Story/plot is very interesting and definitely one we can relate to --- in these times.

Worth The Risk

Written by JackFrei from Albuquerque, NM on February 17th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I very much enjoyed the development of Dan Porter's character as he struggles to find himself and his goals in life. After losing his job he finds that he never really enjoyed his job in the first place. Facing a decision to get back into the same rut in which he can feel comfortably professional, or to take a chance in a different line of work presents a real dilema for him, a dilema which more and more professionals today end up facing. Very good story development and meaningful delivery.

Risk Worth Taking

Written by Angela Jones from Chalmette, LA on January 13th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book had the makings of a good listen. I think that the abridged version was just too short and left too many of the details of the story out. The book was so short it almost seemed a summary rather than a story. It did not give you enough time to connect to any of the characters before the story was over.

Risk worth taking

Written by Anonymous on September 21st, 2004

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this book enough to look for other books by this author. I found none. I would reccommend this audio book

Author Details

Author Details

Pilcher, Robin

Robin Pilcher has spent too long behind the scenes. Pilcher has worked as a farmer, assistant film cameraman, and PR consultant, and is the child of bestselling novelist Rosamunde Pilcher. "An Ocean Apart "and "Starting Over," Robin Pilcher's first two novels, were "New York Times" bestsellers and favorites among Pilcher fans, old and new.