I really enjoyed the narration and how the story was told from the wife's point of view and the mistress. You could see both their sides. You will enjoy it.
It's been 4 hours since I finish listening to this book and I can't get it out of my head. I read mixed reviews about this book on B&N website, but downloaded it any way. It was worth it. A must read or a must listen. The narrator was wonderful and the characters complexed... I liked the little cameo's in this book about Dex and Rachel... I am hoping Giffin will update us on Tessa and Nick in one of her future novels. I loved this book as much as my favorite Giffin Novel Something Borrowed...
P.S... This book will make you cry...
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I was very into the development of this story. I've always held very rigid beliefs about infidelity. The characters' alternating points of view created a believable story that had me understanding the "other" woman. But did not go so far to change my beliefs and cheer for her to get the guy. The reason I gave it 5 stars was because it made me think about the story long after the ipod was turned off and I was doing something else. It stuck with me.
And the narration was wonderful. Wow - 10 stars if possible.
Giffin does a great job of writing real life events that readers can relate to. This book was a bit different than her others because it was a story based on only two characters lives. Typically her stories involve multiple characters and their life stories intertwined with the main characters but this one was really focused on just the two women.
Cynthia Nixon always does a wonderful job with narration!
Almost right up there with Tara Road, for me anyway. You really see where the characters are coming from. Well develop. Let's you see both sides of the problem. From the perspective of the wife and the other woman. The only thing is that I could not really see what was the problem in the marriage. I guess being gone all the time working doesn't help. But there's got to be more than that. But I recommend it!
This was a great book and Cynthia Nixon did a great job reading it. Enjoyed hearing from two different view points.
This was a good book. The characters were interesting and the storyline was intriguing. Cynthia Nixon did a good job narrating.
I like Emily Giffin's books. They are fun and the characters are people we remember from her other books. But this one falls short. There was nothing enjoyable here. The author does a good job at explaining the cattiness of suburbia - but I didn't buy the story line.
I have read every Emily Giffin novel, and will continue. I have enjoyed some more than others, but all in all -- I like her style and the easy way she tells a story. It's contemporary and generally has some pretty complex underlying feminine themes without ever getting too mired down. I enjoyed this story and found the way she dealt with the complex issues of attraction outside marriage, the rights and wrongs of relationships, and where the line of fidelity and infidelity interesting. I loved the reapperance of Rachel and Dex and the quick update of their lives and how it integrated right into the story -- a nice treat for readers of Something Borrowed, but merely character development for readers unfamiliar with the story.
What I was really pleased with and didn't expect to be was Cynthia Nixon's performance. I wasn't expecting to like it -- not necessarily being a fan of narrations by well-known actors, but I found myself to be a real fan -- even looking forward to hearing her again.
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I thought this story was well written. Best narrator of any of the Giffen books. This is a tough story but again well written. This was my first Giffen book and I was somewhat leary about the remaining books. This is a grown up story. The others seemed like they were written for a much younger audience. For me this was a credit well spent. Please use this narrator again. Very Very good.