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.
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.
New to audible - enjoy a variety of authors from Chick Lit/Romance to Biographies and interesting personal stories! Nice to meet you .. :)
Of course - I love this author as her books are fun with a "situation" that will need to be worked out. The journey and process of working through the challenge is always captivating!
Yes ... same reason as listed above.
The narrator was great!
Probably not. I think the adultery portion of the book was unnecessary. The same points and sentiment could have been driven home without the physical affair. It could have been written with an emotional affair and deep intimate ties without the actual physical affair.
Messages matter ... and because they do, I did not like the message that lingered throughout this book ... that husbands are less apt to stray when their wife is professionally successful and out and about in the secular world. Being a stay at home Mother is one of the most rewarding things a woman can do ... and this coming from a woman who has never been one. My career is set in a professional environment with the politics and "brainstorming" and "drilling down" and blah blah blah. It's a means to an end, whereas watching your children grown into whatever their hearts desire, and knowing that you played a hands on, continual role in that is certainly far more exciting and should be far more desired by a confident man who truly cherishes and loves his wife and children. The message here failed to present that aspect, yet because Emily Giffin is a great writer I still continued reading to the end. Perhaps that's the point of it all ... when you can read through a book, though you don't like much of the content, but enjoy the way it is written ... well, that's a success for the writer. Wouldn't you say?!?!