The author has a superb tone and style--wonderful command of language. Intelligent but also very accessible. The story steps outside of the same old plot-driven grinders--not that I don't like the old plot driven grinders. I do. But, if you are looking for something refreshing, honest and generous, this will do the trick.
This is not "chick lit." I'm sure this is a derogatory term... I'll rephrase: this is not a story of a twenty something girl living in Manhattan torn between a pair of lovers and a pair of shoes--nothing like that. I'm a man. I enjoyed this story. It's big on guts and skill.
The narrator does a great job matching the humor and tone.
This book was so much fun! It starts off with a woman who's life has fallen apart. She decides to write a bucket list and do everything on it within a year. Of course, given her luck, she has one hilarious misadventure after another! There are so many wacky characters in this book, so many crazy plot twists and turns, that I found myself laughing out loud in every chapter. The narrator does an excellent job of making this book both funny and easy to listen to. There is great character development in this book, too. Through her journey, the main character, Emily, learns about herself and what's really important in life. Oh, and I should mention I LOVED the very romantic and passionate love story that really picks up in the second half of the book! This book is really about living life to the fullest, in every area. One warning, though: there is some mild profanity in the book, so more conservative listeners might not like that aspect. It was right up my alley, though, with the perfect blend of modern sensibilities, humor, and edginess. All in all, a very funny and enjoyable audiobook. Can't wait to listen to more from this author/narrator duo. I just downloaded the Fifty Shades spoof, and it's already making me crack up. :D