I usually love Weiner's writing but this just fell flat for me. I feel as if she is just writing the same story over and over again. I had absolutely no empathy for any of characters and had to force myself to finish it. It was a disappointing use of my credits.
Thankfully, Jennifer Weiner didn't spend TOO much time talking about the main character's weight, but it's still pretty much the same whining Weiner. Very predictable, very shallow characters, and very boring story that leaves you wondering why you care. I long for another "Goodnight, Nobody."
I was looking for ways to make my new hour long commute less stressful and thought I'd try audible with my new GPS. I chose Fly Away Home because I really like Jennifer Weiner's books. Judith Light did an excellent job of telling the story and I felt like I knew each character as a friend. I would often sit in my car at lunch to continue hearing her tell the story. I couldn't wait to get in the car!
At first it was hard for me not to listen to Judith Light and think of her as Angela on "Who's the Boss" or the Judge on "Law and Order" but after a while, I got used to it. This book showed that all families have issues, even wealthy political ones. Very explicit sex scenes.
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.