Long and drawn out. Uninteresting characters - flat, have no depth and cliched.
Took a long time to get into the story. Lost interest.
Flip - was not a realistic personage to me. Found passages about her annoying because of this.
Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids.
One of my first Audible purchases, and I was staggered how much this did not hold up with the passage of time, and how dated it had become. Still I enjoyed the interaction between the characters (and haven't we all worked with a Flip at one time or another) but I was disappointed and felt some of it was awkwardly contrived.
Gave it 4 stars as a dated Connie Willis is still better than 95% of the tosh that is out there.
Can't remember why I picked this title but very glad I did. I enjoyed the facts in between the 'action' and having spent a little time in Boulder Co. on a teaching exchange it was fun to visit again through the story.
in our lives... find out who yours is, this was one of the best books I have done to date. Well worth you credit or cash! story and narrator excellent. Loved IT!
This book is so fun. I often quote it. Even though it's fiction it renews my hope for humanity. The main character is so fun to read because she's not an outcast or boy crazy or insecure. She's intelligent and focused and interesting. The narrator's performance is outstanding as usual and I think this is one of Connie Willis' best stories.
A brilliant piece of fiction by a master story teller. The reader is interesting and funny and brings the book alive. This book is filled with great quotes, interesting facts and is a wonderfully touching love story as well.
Laugh out loud
when sheep escaped
Kate was wonderful. Her voice actually does an eye roll so well!!
Made me laugh out loud several times.Warning, be careful where you listen or you might find people looking at you strangely
Hints of science fiction in what's primarily a novel about human relationships; genuinely enjoyable and a comfortable amount of thought provoking themes, but not too much, which is appropriate for the novel.
This is such a smart book, in every meaning of the word. It is packed with information, presented in a manner that is anything but dry. Some of the humor is dry, though. The characters are vivid, in personality, and sometimes in appearance. The narrator, Kate Reading, does an outstanding job of giving voice to the various characters and probably made me love this book even more.
It was slooooooow....
More character development and more action. All of the trend history did nothing for the actual story.