This was an interesting book and I did listen to the end, though I thought a lot of it didn't make sense. Like I kept waiting to find out WHO the famous father was and I guess he wasn't! ...even fictionally. I didn't expect him to be Bill Clinton, really. I, being a Southerner, have a problem with "faux" Southern accents, which I found Billie's to be. The story was interesting and compelling in places, but I think it would have been better if it had been written more as a comedy and less as a drama. Some of the stuff was much heavier than I'd anticipated and I think it would have worked better as a comedy. Think Sophie Kinsella.
I am not sure I would have enjoyed the book quite as much if I had read it rather than listened to it. Alison Larkin added so much to her characters in her narration that it was an very engaging book for listening. With the addition of the English accent, southern and New Jersey accents listening was a rich experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I do not usually write reviews, but this was a great book to listen to.
There wasn't a great story in this book but it was entertaining and the author did a great job at narrating. I would like to see more from her.
This book was so strange.
It began very nicely a wonderful story of a young woman adjusting to adoption and differences between her adoptive up bringing and her natural birth parents. It began as funny, heart warming and humorous.
Then it just goes off in so many different ways it gets strange,outrageous, weird and confusing. It had random story lines shooting off here and there.
The poilitcal bashing was VERY offensive. I wish I could have only spent half a credit becasue that was about all I wished I had listened to, half.
Are you serious! This book gets good reviews! I made it through half of the book and could not endure anymore! This girl is beyond stupid and excentric! If I meet my Bio parents and they were the ones this girl had I would run home, Pray that nurture is stronger than nature and get a VERY good shrink! Instead she moves to live next to them and breaks into song every chance she gets! Do the world a favor! Buy this book for every little girl who thinks she is adopted! It will cure her of the fantasy and be thankful for what she has!
The narrator's voice starts to grate after a while - especially when she is doing the american characters. By the end of part two of this book I really didn't care about any of it.
This was a wonderful, funny listen. I love the characters and the idea that people are often not what they seem at first glance...particularly family.
Thought this would be a cute brainless audiobook along the lines of Bergdorf Blondes to listen to while exercising. Starts out okay, but gets silly very quickly. If you're not in the mood for that, don't get this book. Also, the British-raised author should not have narrated her own book. Her various American accents are painful to listen to.