I absolutely loved the narrator. I found her to be funny and she did a good job changing voices for each character.
The story was interesting to me. I'm still thinking about the main character!! The story left me with some questions for my own life which is always good to reflect.
I admit it wasn't my favorite book. I guess because the ending didn't please me as much as the other books. Overall i still enjoyed this one.
Sweet simple story. I enjoyed it but the story is not complex enough for me to listen again.
Kirby and her dad playing music together.
Conrad, Kirby's birth father. At 18 he was so mature and sensitive. He has more layers than Marian. I would have like to know more of the story behind him becoming such a strong person.
I loved the premise of a birth daughter showing up on her biological mother's doorstep 18 years later and the many dichotomies for a woman who has chosen career over family despite a long-held secret of giving up her daughter for adoption so many years ago.
The daughter is brilliant -- almost to a fault. Hard to believe an 18-year old could be so poised and mature (even more so than the adults, it seems) throughout such a life changing event.
When the daughter plays music with her birth dad at his club.
I wouldn't go that far, but it was compelling to think about mistakes and the decisions we make in their wake that have lifelong consequences.
This book was awesome and for me being an adopted kid and the same age as Kirby, I could really relate to her. I enjoyed it so much because I related.
The most memorable moment is when Kirby find her birth father. I can relate because I'm searching for mine. I hope it is as good as an out come for me as it was for her.
My favorite character performed by Orlagh Cassidy was Kirby. Her voice had so much personality
I cried my eyes out when Kirby is being told about her birth.
This book was great. I recommend it anyone that has found or is looking for their bio parents. And anyone that is looking for a great read and in site into adoption.
I love Emily Giffin and her past books, so I was really excited about this one. In the beginning I was kind of bored, wanting to get to the heart of the relationships and where the story was going. But midway through, I found myself wanting to know more. The slower development of the characters and their interactions was needed in order to really appreciate and understand them. I enjoyed hearing from both points of view, Kirby and Marian, and kind of wish she would have included Conrad's point of view also.
Opinionated redhead who uses audiobooks to make L.A. traffic bearable.
I really enjoyed this book. At first, it seems like Marian is totally shallow, but we get to watch her evolve into something deeper and more complex as the story unfolds. In the end, I was really rooting for her, and she didn't let me down.
I thought the writer handled the complexity of adoption nicely, although I have no personal experience with the subject. I found it to be insightful.
I spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect story worthy of my credit. I enjoy suspense thrillers w/ a kick of satire. I'm a picky listener.
If you were to take a cheesy reality show concept and abort that mission, you'd wind up with this dreadful literary piece. It was not only a devastatingly boring story but, it was slow, unsurprising and unengaging. I want my time back more than the credit but alas, the time is gone for ever.
Save your time, skip this novel.
I'm going from chapter to chapter in life. Some are definitely better than others!
Where We Belong was one of those "just okay" books for me. It is definitely chick lit, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Personally I found the storyline too predictable, too neat and tidy with everything working out in the end. It wasn't a chore to listen to the audio book, it just was easy to turn it off mid sentence. Often when I'm listening to a truly good book I'll find myself sitting in my car long after I've arrived home just to know what will happen next. At least by listening to Where We Belong I didn't linger in my car. My suggestion would be to get this book when there is a two for one sale, or a rock bottom price promotion.
What a heartwarming story told about adoption, family, relationships and feelings. I enjoyed the different points of view. Orlagh Cassidy did a great job narrating this book. Once I got started I didn't want to stop. Emily never disappoints but I think this is my new favorite book by Emily.
This book held my interest. However, it was average to above average as compared to other books to which I have listened. The narrator was very good. I'd recommend it as okay and probably worth the time spent. It would not however be the best listen.