Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Giving my mind a break from weightier historical fiction and crime novels, I gave Emily and Einstein a listen. Still meaty enough, yet light enough not require every brain cell, the book was just right. A little far-fetched fantasy (pardon the pun) where an almost dead husband is turned into a pooch never hurt anyone. Also, as a woman having tried to balance being a wife, mother and full time career during the 1970's, I found it quite refreshing to hear that Emily and Jordan's mother, a pioneer in the women's lib movement came to the startling realization that she COULDN'T do it all . . . just like we all did. I'm a lover of children's books, too . . . just as Emily is . . . so I found the book a very enjoyable detour.
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The performance was decent, but there were several times when the reader didn't like the way she delivered the line and read it again. Clearly there was no editing done, or not enough and it really threw me off the story. *Attempting to not leak spoilers* The antagonist was so frustrating, I really hoped he wouldn't find redemption.
What a clever angle from which to examine a relationship. Characters Well drawn, if at extreme poles, lighthearted and entertaining, fun to read. Nothing earthshaking about the main characters. When Mac, a minor character revealedc his feelings about surviving 9-11, I wished the story were more about him. I was in need of an easy read just now, and this book left me in a happy place.
Love to read. So much in fact that I've become a writer. I have fifteen published Christian romances.
In her story Linda Francis Lee has taken fiction to an entirely different realm. I look forward to reading more.
I absolutely LOVED this book. Charming, delightful---and most definitely not my usual genre. But because it was a Daily Deal, I checked out the storyline and reviews and thought, what the heck. I'm so glad I did! I will definitely be recommending this one to my friends and looking at this author's other books.
The narrators were fantastic, but i did not like the story as much. The main characters were not as warm and likable as I prefer. I did not find myself really caring what happened at the end, which makes it hard to stick with. The ending was actually pretty good, but the whole story was just kind of "blah" for me. I am looking forward to listening to these narrators again though.
This is one where you need to seriously suspend disbelief--and the story could have gotten beyond ridiculous. But: the characters are so richly drawn and the writing is so good that you happily accept the man in a dog's body and can't wait to see how the plot develops. Yes, it's chick-lit, but with strong, smart women you can root for and men who are more than cardboard cut outs. Recommend!
Emily is a sweetheart, happy and waiting for her husband, Sandy Portman to arrive after work. He made a point to tell her he would be home after work so she happily prepared his favorite meal in anticipation. Unfortunately, on his way home to meet Emily, Sandy was struck and killed in a tragic accident. Before the funeral was even over she received the shocking news that her in-laws were making plans to evict her from her Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But nothing was more devastating than slowly uncovering the truth that she never knew Sandy at all, that her entire marriage with him was made up of lies.
*** I originally picked up this audiobook at the suggestion and praise of a friend, who being a dog person like myself, thought I would find it a wonderful audiobook. Naturally, the dog on the cover also helped me to make the selection.
I didn’t know quite what I was expecting, but it was quite a journey that Emily took in discovering a lot about herself and the man she had been in love with. Suffice it to say that I found myself not liking Sandy Portman very much at first, although he did begin to grow on me after he began to understand himself after he was given a second chance at life.
During her grieving, Emily found some comfort in the adoption of Einstein, a rather scruffy looking dog at the pound which Emily had been volunteering at. Through the caring of Einstein, Emily could sob all her heartache out, and it almost seemed as if Einstein understood all that she was going through. As it turned out, by taking Einstein out to the doggy park Emily meets a very handsome and gorgeous young man. A young man Emily tried her best to smother her budding interest in only to find that they were actually neighbors in the Dakota.
Bottom line: EMILY & EINSTEIN was a delightful story both emotional and touching, with several laugh out loud moments coming from Einstein. Fun and very entertaining.
Marilyn Rondeau, for www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com
This isn't a bad audible, just not quite good. The story is ok, I think, but the narration gets in the way. The physical and personality descriptions of the characters don't match the voices. This mismatch was extreme enough to get in the way of my enjoyment of the title. Before you purchase, take a listen and realize the male narrator is supposed to be GQ handsome with blond hair. I guess I just wouldn't recommend this on audible. I don't know if it would be good in print.