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 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?!?!
Because Cynthia Nixon is fantastic.
There's a reason she's a famous actor, folks. Wow, what a talent. She really made this book come alive. The emotion and nuance she brought was amazing. So good.
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!