As you may be able to tell from the few reviews I've done, I not a fan of books that reference other books, or TV shows, or movies, or ... I want a book to help me escape from my own world. But referencing some hit TV show from our own pop culture always ruins the mood. I want authors to tell their own stories without leaning on others.
Probably not. Not quite 2/3rds through. The story is told by both parties in a bad marriage. Both people are terrible. Not a redeemable characteristic for either. I hated them both. Why am I listening to this? Shouldn't there be one character that we can relate to? I could only recommend this to people that love to hear people sniping at each other. Maybe viewers of Jerry Springer.
Shorten it. It just goes on and on and on, with annoying people sniping at each other. Please make it stop!
Actually, the narrators are the best part of the book. I enjoyed their performance. Probably what has kept me reading.
Haven't gotten to the end, so I can't make an unqualified statement. But based on what I've read so far, I hope there's no follow-up. At least if there is, I won't be reading it.
The author succeeds admirably in creating a novel about two very unlikable people. If you're into that, this book will be great. Drove me nuts.
In spite of not liking either one of the readers voices, the story grabbed me from the beginning and so I kept listening. The plot took so many different turns, I especially liked the way the main characters gave their side of the story right up to the end! And then, the end! I was hoping for an ending that would make me gasp because that is where the plot seemed to be heading and then, poof!...not an ending that I think suited the plot, but it was great up until then! Would definitely recommend the listen as I thought the story was quite clever.
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Change the ending! Very disappointing. I would never ready another book by her.
This could have been a decent novella or even a short story. A third of the way into the book and I wanted to kill both of the whiney, self-absorbed, and arrogant main characters. Once the characters are established, the writer need not beat the reader over the head with further elaborations that don't move the plot along.
Two thirds of the narration. The reader gets the sense that Flynn is merely attempting to show off her skills in an attempt to establish herself as a serious writer whose work transcends the genre. Her style might impress an undergraduate writing professor, but I would expect better from an established writer.
This book is not worth the nearly twenty hours of your life it takes to get through.
This is an incredibly written and perplexing book that will have you finding yourself taking the "long route" just to squeeze in those few extra minutes of listening time! I could hardly pull myself away. The narraters are perfect and really pull you in with their dialogue and portrayal of their characters. The story-line is amazing. GREAT BOOK!
This book is full of crazy people and that is what makes it so good. Love the different readers for the characters. couldn't stop listening.
Overall, I enjoyed this story despite being a bit disappointed with the ending. Having a male and female narrator enhanced the story.
Stick with it. This one has plenty of surprises, some pleasant. Drudge through the idiocy of the husband in the first part for some lovely curves in the story.
This was my first book by this author, and I really enjoyed it. Look forward to listening to the authors other books!
I would recommend this book. Even when I thought I knew what was happening, I had to know HOW, and if I was RIGHT, and what everyone involved would THINK and SAY and DO to make it happen or in reaction once it did. I didn't like anyone in this book, but I was completely intrigued by the way they became what they were and why they were letting each other RUIN them. I quite literally could not stop until it ended, until I knew. And at the end I was still disappointed with how ruinous the whole thing was. Yes, these characters are far-fetched. That's what made it so wonderful and escapist for me.
My closest comparison would be wit House of Sand and Fog, since I despised everyone in that book too, but couldn't put it down until everyone was satisfactorily destroyed.
Yes, although I have no idea how the narrators kept themselves from speeding up intensely as things got so twisted...
Like Watching a Train Wreck...You Won't Look Away.