This was certainly a great read for me especially entering into a New Year!! It serves as a reminder that we all deserve happiness and must find our way back to it even after life throws a few punches.
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What I loved most about the book was that all characters were on their way to happiness and contentment with themselves and their lives.
I felt like this book lagged on a bit and was too long. There were several points in which the story could have ended after each one, i lost more and more interest.
Yes, story was very good.
Savannah, she was the character I most understood.
The readers were not professional. Read too fast, without inflection.
Terry McMillan needs to write and let others narrate.
I'd take Gloria , she seems the most enjoyable.
I liked to read as a child and thanks to Audible, I'm able to multitask whilst enjoying 'Me Time' in the form of a good book.
Part of my top 10 listening collection.
None that I've listened to so far.
I didn't pick a favourite, I simply enjoyed the book.
I wouldn't rename it.
The book always made me feel like I was curling up on the porch on a sunny day even though I was doing laundry. I guess it took me to a happy place!
Although I read all the reviews....I....like an idiot...decided to not be swayed and listen for myself. I've always like Terry McMillian and so in I dove. I also respect S Epatha Merkeson and figured....awwww...it couldn't be that bad....but GEEZ....it's like a 1st grader reading. It's so verbatim with no alot of feeling. It's as if S Epatha is in pain when she reads trying to be so precise in the language. For example....it may be WRITTEN. "And so I hung up the phone and took a little bit of a nap". The way it should be read (my opinion)...and so I hung up the phone and took a lil' nap. They read the words exactly as they are written, but NOT as they would actually speak. It's painful...and Terry McMillian as Savannah is NOT a good reader.
omg, this was a vivid story, i clearly pictured each character and felt their pain, dispair, joy, laughter, and HAPPY! terry did a wonderful job of Exhaling and then getting to the happy AGAin, after 40 yrs old.. lol.. this is a perfect book to read for ALL women over 40 if you are in or on that journey of "beging life again after 40" loved it all three times i listened to it, wanting to fast forward and rewind each time. i found myself laughing, mad and inspired throughout the book. I cannnot wait until the MOVIE comes out. excellent!!! I am now breathing.....each time i exhale.. lol
I am surprised that this author did not write a better book. I don't think this book is up to her usual standards and performance; perhaps the author was under pressure by her agent or publisher to hurry up get something out. The characters are not well developed and their characters are not meshed well together when presenting as an ensemble. This book is boring and I would never recommend that this author narrate her own work.
This is one of the most depressing books I've ever listened to. It was painful. I put it down several times vowing not to finish it but I wanted to like it, so I struggled through. After the Audible version, I tried to read the hardback version, it didn't get better. It may be the beginnings of a screenplay, but it is horrible novel.
The story read by the multiple readers was not very enjoyable. The story itself was too predictable and the characters superficial and in some cases over the top. Robin was too silly and Savanah too angry. It may have been different had I read the paper version of the book. Also I didn't think Terry McMillan's voice fit the Savanah character. Overall, not an enjoyable read.