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.
I loved it. If Barbara Rosenblat had read it, it would have been worth a ten. I wish authors wouldn't read their own books. There are so many very good readers for audio books now especially women readers.
Alison Larkin, a performance artist turned author, wrote this book to be performed. It is a funny and poignant novel that tackles difficult subject matter with plenty of wit and levity. It's the kind of book that will make you late for work, as you sit in the car listening to "just one more chapter."
I expected this to be either "cutesy poo" or else agonizingly self conscious. Well, I was wrong, so this gamble was won.
The reader is fabulous. She gives extra value to the text, the transitions, and even sings the songs well.
It helps that I sympathize with what is probably the main point: that one's life turns out ever so much more happily if one exercises some self control, and practices good manners.
Having grown up in the deep South, then acquired a British mother-in-law, I tnoroughly enjoyed many of the descriptions and characterizations. Outrageous is fine, and it fits, especially the Southern Belle (and "gentleman") types.
This is meant to be entertainment, and it succeeded, very well. The overly sweet ending was the weakest point. But it couldn't destroy the excellent text and the outstanding reading.