An audio book loving Aucklander.
When I first started to listen, I was a little worried that I'd made a wrong choice, never having read any of Mary Kay's books before. However, as I got into it I realised what a clever writer she is and that I'd made a great choice. She has a keen sense of humour and knows how to tell an inhernantly female story, without it being stereotypical and 'chic lit' like. The narrator is very talented too. I think she may be one of the best narrators I've listened to, and I've listened to hundreds of audio books! The way she is able to tell the story so smoothly, all the while keeping the voices, characteristics and varied accents of each character in place; that is surely a real art. I have just downloaded 'my next listen' from this author. Maybe I've found a new author to add to my favourties list. They are not easy to come by.
Yes, the book was entertaining from beginning to end; Mary Kay caught my attention from the very start of the audio book. I listen to entire book on the way home and found myself parked outside my home not wanted to turn it off.
Pokey because of her wit and care free attitude, her determination to put Anna Jane and Mason back together.
The way the book was read by Kathleen was sensational, really brought book to life; compared to if I would have read it. I was picturing every character placing myself there at the moment Kathleen opens her mouth, I was hooked and when it came to an end.
Yes, I was on the edge of my seat waiting for something to happen, the book was funny, humorous, heart throbbing made you feel good.
In the top 10, I like the author and am going to listen to all of her books.
I have not listened to any other Kathleen McInerney performances yet.
yes it was a good read very enjoyable
When Mason and Anna Jane got caught in the fun car on the farm.
When Anna Jane went off on Sally
Pokie I loved the fact that she had all that money and did not care about anything.
Love the whole story line and how we may drift apart from good friends but it is so nice to know that you can always start back up where you left off!
I have been reading a few of Mary Kay's books and really like her writing.
i love the different way each character is preformed, you get the character just by her voice
it has a good few laughs and maybe a few tears
I was looking for some good chick lit and I found it. If you liked any other of Mary Kay Andrews books then you will like this one. It is true that the story is a little predictable, however it is still funny, charming and worth listening too.
Say something about yourself!
I have become hooked on Mary Kay Andrews' books for the dialogue, vivid characters, and required plot twist, and this book did not disappoint.
I was initially very disappointed with the narrator, however; I much prefer Isabel Keating, who has narrated so many of Andrews' other books. The Southern accents were sloppy in places, and there were curious crossovers with New England pronunciations slipping into supposedly Southern dialogue. The voice she used for Pokey was too ditzy, and there wasn't enough differentiation among characters. Part of the issue is, I believe, that Kathleen McInerney has a naturally high voice, which gives her less range to play with for the characters. After awhile, it didn't matter so much as I got sucked into the story rather than focusing on the shortcomings of the narrator. She also seemed to improve some as she went along, though the occasional New England-pronunciation slips still knocked me out of the story every once in awhile.
That said, it's still a good listen and a good book, though perhaps shorter than I would like! At least the producers are getting smarter that we want the unabridged books. I wish they would re-record the older, abridged books and get unabridged versions available.
Yes, I liked the character and this author.
When Sophie threw up in church.
I don't have a particular one they all good,
Anna Jane, because she was so strong.
MKA added a great variety in the character & story development while keeping the reader guessing & thinking you know what's next, but learning it's good to be wrong.