I actually bought this book by accident, but I liked the author already and thought why not.
I had expected more of the same from her... Guy and girl meet, hate each other, have sex, and get engaged within a month of meeting. That seems to be how all the others go. They aren't particularly clever in story line, but entertaining in writing style and kind of funny, so I read them.
This one had more. There was a plausible ghost story/ possible psycotic episode mixed into the inevitable month long love story based on good sex. There were even a couple of plot twists I didn't see coming from several chapters back (again, the love story was not one of those). The writing was good and the characters were funny. They were a lot like many of her other characters though- she, a somewhat loose cannon of a woman, he an uptight yuppie controlled by his Mommy Dearest mother, still fun enough for what they are.
The narration was adequate, but nothing more.
This was the worst. I hate to sound negative, but what a chore getting through this book! If I wasn't so cheap, I would have stopped listening! ;) Alice said, Carter said, Alice said, Carter said!!!! Ugh - the worst book - cliche storyline and so poorly written - am not even sure if there was an editor on board with this book. Don't waste your money, please.
A better story -- interesting at first, but then it devolved into pap.
Not a Jennifer Crusie book, that is for certain
Okay, kids voices a bit over done
Just about all of them, especially the ghosts
Don't waste a credit....this will be on the "extreme sale" list in the future.
Very entertaining. Was hesitant to order based on the description. Was pleasantly surprised when I finally began to listen to this book. It was enjoyable and the reader did a great job. The story and characters kept my attention and I looked forward to my drive to and from work so I could listen more. I always hesitate with ghost books but this was very good.
Jennifer Crusie is her usual entertaining self, and Angela Dawe is great as a narrator. She brought me completely into the story, and I didn't break out of it once due to bad reading. I'll be looking out for her again.
It's an awesome book. I'd buy it again.
Love this book it had a little of every thing love suspense, ghosts and happiness.... my only regret it ended :)
I am a truck driver and I drove from TX to FL to due this listening to this book. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Thank you Jennifer and Angela you all did an excellent job cant wait to buy more of your books.
The humor and connections within this book makes the entire store work. I laughed. I cheered and I teared up. Great job Ms. Cruise. Wonderful narration work Ms. Dawe. I'm a long time fan of Lorelei King who do great character work. I'm now a fan of Angela Dawe who did great work with this book. You made this project sound like a old radio theater show. BRAVO!!
Of all the classic novels I would expect to be turned into a contemporary romance novel, the Turn of the Screw is probably one of the last, with all its gothic Freudian overtones, allusions to child molestation and actual child death. Maybe this Time is a much, much lighter retelling; the story is not told in first person like Turn, but in an occasionally shifting limited third person perspective, so it comes down definitely on one side of the 'issue.' I was totally caught by surprise by the plot; I had no idea what this novel was when I bought it. I was a little nervous once I figured out what was going on, but I ended up really liking it for two reasons. One, the novel is a really good romance novel on its own with elements that are original and fun, like the dueling mothers-in-law; the god-awful tv reporter; the allied medium and ghost skeptic; and a really appealing heroine. Two, while the novel comes down on one side of the 'issue,' there are parts that kind of pay homage to the darker and more ambiguous side of Turn and makes you get on the side of the author. It's kind of like she winks at you and says 'yes, this story could be told another way, but true love and banana bread are so much more fun.'