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66 Laps
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ISBN: 0783892756
ISBN13: 978-0783892757
Category: Literature
Author: Leslie Lehr Spirson
Language: English
Publisher: G. K. Hall & Company; Largeprint edition (November 2000)
Pages: 222 pages
ePUB size: 1715 kb
FB2 size: 1303 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 557
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I was prepared to not like Audrey from the first paragraph of 66 Laps, and my opinion of her did not change throughout the novel. Leslie Lehr's writing fully developed the shallow Audrey, a stay at home mom of baby Gina, and wife to Jim.

In short order, chaos reigns in Audrey's marriage, due to her selfish nature, and never lets up through a storm of emotions.

66 Laps is memorable, and I highly recommend it. Lehr's talent will take her far, and I can't wait to read her next novel.
It takes 66 laps to swim a mile in a backyard pool. While she swims,our heroine worries:
about her marriage to tv director failing, about many other women-real or otherwise.
She has been a winner all her life. But she can not deal with aging & believed loss of beauty and love. This page turner flows--the writing is a joy.The reader is easily convinced that the "Hollywood Life" is not a goal for her. However, the reader is never prepared for the final tragedy. Wonderful Poolside reading. Tracy Demartino,Ventura,CA
Abandoned at chapter 3 or 4. Unless it got better I wish I could get a refund. Very shallow - all about her insecurities in her marriage and the models that surround her husband.
A great read, even for the masculine.
This book had me wondering if I knew what the outcome would be, I thought I knew. Audrey a stay at home mom whose handsome husband is in the movie industry, and its easy to sympathize with Audrey who feels totally insecure in her ability to stay young looking when she imagines Jim's exciting career meeting all those lovely women. She reacts rather boldly slapping her friend in the face when this friend tells her she sees a grey hair on Audrey's head! Her love of taking laps in her swimming pool take on an obsessive need to keep her trim, while she counts the 66 laps each time. There is cause for real concern and jealousy when a co-worker of her husband leaves a pair of sunglasses on a patio chair near the pool. This sets Audrey on a dark path, as she thinks about an affair. Events collide, a unspeakable event happens, and all is upside down. Does Audrey stay in her marriage, does she leave, how does she survive the pains of the past? An ending I didn't imagine, as I held my breath, is what made this book so readable. I was lucky to have received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I finished reading this book in 2 days simply because I could not put it down. Incredibly fast paced and written very tightly. As a former avid swimmer I completely related to all the thinking time the main character had in the pool as she aimed to complete her "66 laps". I thought the descriptions of her experience in the water was right on and I felt like I was right with her in the water. I adored the realistic relationship she had with her daughter and the feelings she experienced being an "at home mommy" and watching her husband go to work.
The relationship and insecurities with her husband I think is relatable to many women- working or not. How she chooses to react to it though is one I think people only dream about which is what made her actions so shocking. The ending hit me like a ton of bricks and I could not stop thinking about it for days. It actually really bothered me - which I guess is what good writing should do!
I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.
66 Laps by Leslie Lehr is a cautionary tale about what happens when deceit and doubt infiltrate a marriage. Audrey seems to have it all: a successful doting husband and a darling little daughter. When her best friend points out that her hair is turning gray, she does what any LA woman whose currency resides in her appearance would do - she slaps "the bitch."

The story devolves from there, with Audrey's insecurities wreaking havoc with her marriage. Can she trust that Jim will remain faithful even though he's spending more and more time with a younger version of herself? And when she loses hope in him, will she take her own revenge and settle the score?

The obvious answer is, of course! Something needs to happen after all. But the path of her revenge takes an unexpected turn and sets in motion a sequence of events that Audrey could never have anticipated. This book starts with a slap and ends with bang that echoes through her life and haunts her, and the reader, forever.
This book is whimsical. It really takes the life we all lead and takes it down paths we're all afraid to take. It's silly in spots and serious in others. However, you'll want to keep reading to find out what these characters do and how they live their lives. I don't want to give anything away, but it's all about the decisions we all make every single day and what can happen when we go a little crazy.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.