Bravo Emily Giffin. Tugged at my heart strings for both lead characters. I was totally enthralled with the book --- totally drawn in to the story line. The alternating voices between chapters worked beautifully. One of the few books I'm thinking of listening to again.
Double bravo to Cynthia Nixon for a brilliant read.
I hope Emily Giffin is working on her next book because I can't wait.
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.
I found this book pretty darned conventional in its analysis of a marital affair populated by wooden characters and predictable outcomes. Thank god for the high minded wife. Not. Cynthia Nixon's reading is pretty good and I somehow managed to wade through to the end.
I was totally amazed with the insight into infidelity in this book. The author does a superb job in portraying both the "other" woman and the wife perspectives. Although I am more familiar with being the wife, I thought that the author provided a comprehensive and realistic portrayal of both roles. A great listen. Well done!
ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
My first Emily Giffin novel- I found it to be a thinking woman's Chick Lit. Personal experience showed me that Yes, indeed, every Husband does cheat. "Heart Of The Matter" deals with this sad reality for so many women with eloquence and class plus it puts a great plot line about an injured child into the story for spice.
I really enjoyed the book and didn't figure out how it would end until the end..a nice change from so many Chick Lit story arcs with poor plots.
Cynthia Nixon is the type of narrator to doesn't get in the way of the story..she reads it without drama but without taking the story over. I very much liked her abilities as a reader.
All around, a great beach listen or read. Enjoyable for women from twenty somethings to grannies, it's worth your credit.
I love that it was *mostly* pretty realistic and that it kept me engaged the whole time.
Tessa was my favorite because I could relate more to her than the other characters.
This is my first time listening to Cynthia Nixon narrate an audiobook and I thought that her performance was excellent.
I felt a bit outraged on behalf of Tessa a few times but I didn't have any extreme reactions to it. I may have smiled a few times but I don't remember laughing or crying.
Overall, I would have liked to have seen more demonstration of emotion and regret from the characters as well as a peek into what happens when one of them decides to try and reach out to a friend from the past.
I really liked this book. I've read the authors other books and this one is right up that alley. The plot was engaging, and I was actually somewhat surprised at some of the twists.