I'm so glad I haven't seen the movie yet. Every time I thought I figured it out, something was then entered into the story that made me have to change my mind. ..many times. I enjoyed listening to the narrator too.
The first tenth and the last tenth are pretty good. The middle 80%....oh....my...goodness. The tedium. It was not so bad that I quit and gave up, but I came close and it is rare that I don't finish a book. I understand that Christine's days are repetitive due to the memory loss, but the way the author presents this winds up coming across as interminable hand-wringing that gets really old in a hurry. I am hopeful the movie far surpasses the book.
The story is fine, but every UK English word has been changed to US English.The story takes place in the UK and the main characters are English but their car has a hood, they drive on a highway. Sidewalks, diapers and so many other alterations take you out of the story. I thought to start with that it was a major plot point and Christine would turn out to be an American living in the US. The narrator has been told by the producers to use a cockney/Dick van Dyke accent for all secondary characters, and something from Oliver Twist for the others. When "Christine" is narrating it's fine, but the others are like listening to nails on a "chalkboard ", Brits reading this will notice my American version. Maybe audible UK would be an answer but I was disappointed in the production of this book
In the middle
Whiny, melodic, not enough differentiation
I felt that this book would have been better in print due to the way it was written. I couldn't always tell what was going on because of the journal form and without titles being clearly delineated, it was somewhat confusing. Also, the narrator whined far too much during the more upsetting scenes.
Writer did a good job of wrapping up the fragmented memories, truths and lies. I did feel the confusion and frustration of the main character. But that was because there was not enough happening early enough in the story. Middle of book was a bit repetitive but the ending made up for it.
I didn't expect the story to turn out the way it did! It was a wonderful book with an awesome story line. Lots of detail, but not too much where I would be bored. I'd say the whole last chapter my jaw was dropped. Lol Aalso, the narrator did an excellent job. She depicted the characters so well and her voices were great. I'd listen to her again for sure. Highly recommend this book.