Trite, boring and preditable. I couldn't wait for it to be over. The narrator was the only good part. Hope she gets better material to read the next go round.
here it is. Rather a deeper story that has both insight and a soulful perspective where otherwise novels often fall short on depth.
The narrator is very good for this story.
Well written, spoken and is a contemporary picture of modern family and social issues with a hue of elegance.
This is the first book of Jennifer Weiner's that I have read. Judith Light did a wonderful job narrating. Story was slow in spots but overall would recommend reading.
First, I'll say that I did enjoy the book. Some books i kind of strap on and listen as if I'm logging minutes to finish. But I did enjoy this story, especially the character of Sylvie's mother, which Judith Light hit dead on. That being said, I must admit my disappointment that this is basically a story of "women's issues" which is a category of movie and book that I avoid at all cost. When I think of Jennifer Weiner, I think of quirky characters without such predictable stories. But alas, Fly Away Home is just an enjoyable story of three very predictable, stereotypical women who "find themselves" (another thing I hate about women).
One other thing, the oldest daughter's son Milo is apparently the first 3 year-old in grade school or at least that is how Judith Light portrayed him. Listening to her narration of his voice was very sad.
3 stars is just about right!
I decided to sit down and do all of my reviews today. When I came to this title, I remembered enjoying it while I was listening (as I do with all of Jennifer Weiner's stories), but honestly can't remember a thing about it even though I only got it a month or so ago.
Although I generally have little patience with stories "ripped from the headlines," this story of the wronged politician's wife becomes an engaging tale of self-discovery. The ending is predictable, but on the whole the experience is enjoyable. Nice light listening.