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Girls with Bright Futures

By: Tracy Dobmeier,Wendy Katzman
Narrated by: Mia Barron
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Summary

Three women. Three daughters. And a promise that they'll each get what they deserve.  

College admissions season at Seattle's Elliott Bay Academy is marked by glowing acceptances from top-tier institutions and students as impressive as their parents are ambitious. But when Stanford alerts the school it's allotting only one spot to EBA for their incoming class, three mothers discover the competition is more cutthroat than they could have imagined.  

Tech giant Alicia turns to her fortune and status to fight for her reluctant daughter's place at the top. Kelly, a Stanford alum, leverages her PTA influence and insider knowledge to bulldoze the path for her high-strung daughter. And Maren makes three: single, broke, and ill-equipped to battle the elite school community aligning to bring her superstar daughter down.  

That's when, days before applications are due, one of the girls suffers a near-fatal accident, one that doesn't appear to be an accident at all.  

As the community spirals out of control, three women will have to decide what lines they're willing to cross to secure their daughters' futures...and keep buried the secrets that threaten to destroy far more than just college dreams.

©2021 Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Great story

Loved it, couldn't put it down finished it in 2 days!

Narrator was fab and storyline was interesting (coming from a parent from the UK).

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  • Seattle Reader
  • 04-02-21

Loved it!

After seeing so many glowing reviews of this book, I was excited for the release of the audiobook. It did not disappoint! Girls with Bright Futures is fast-paced and suspenseful with great characters and smart, engaging dialogue. Mia Barron’s narration brings the characters to life and the authors do an amazing job of keeping you hooked. What I loved most about this book, though, were the sharp, relatable, and irreverent observations on our cultural... So many great themes from wealth inequality and privilege to parental anxiety and self perception. Would make for a great book club book!

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  • Colorado Mom
  • 05-02-21

Love this audio book!!

Great book, great listen! I pretty much listened to it straight through - I could not put it down! The plot was so interesting and the characters became so real and nuanced that I am still thinking about them. Wonderful writing - I can't wait to read more from these authors.

I also love the reader and her performance. She has a wonderful voice and uses inflection subtly and took on characters really convincingly. I will look for other performances by her!

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  • Cmcconaughy
  • 16-10-21

Funny and gut wrenching at the same time!

The authors captured so much in this book. I couldn’t turn it off. Absolutely loved it!

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  • Kathryn Tazic
  • 02-09-21

Worth the time

This was a great read, interesting, fun and well written story, and has great narration. I highly recommend

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  • Nancy J. Charpentier
  • 19-08-21

A real page turner.

Loved. Story line good and moved along. couldn't put down. Narrator did an awesome job of awitching voices.

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  • 10-07-21

Really enjoyed

Really enjoyed! Kept me interested from start to finish . Recommended to my friends which I haven’t done in a long time.

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  • Barbara Yahn
  • 14-06-21

Great Story!

Interesting "ripped from the headlines" topic to explore. Entertaining, riveting and very thought provoking! Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-21

on the edge of my seat

I loved this story and the twist and turns it took. crazy to think that these things really happen to some degree. love the development of the main characters and how the story was narrated. A must read for sure!

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  • Amy
  • 12-05-21

Excellent!!

Loved this book couldn’t stop listening!!!
Mia Barron did an excellent job narrating!
Thank you to the authors looking forward to meeting them at our book club!! 😊

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  • Gretchen G
  • 07-05-21

So good!

This was really entertaining. It had solid character development but the story moved along quickly as well. A little off the wall but probably not too far off base when it comes to rich, powerful parents who will stop at nothing to make their (or their kids?) dreams come true.

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