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.
This story of an adopted child needing to search for her identity and to find her birth other really was touching and very well done. The author has excellent insight into all concerned parties in an adoption. Very human, interesting and enjoyable!
No. Decent book but once was enough.
I didn't care for the ending. I understood how and why it was that way, just wanted more.
I loved the story line and narration of Where We Belong. Emily Giffin skillfully crafted multifaceted interactive characters. I loved the content and progression of the story. I felt like these people could be my close friends. The narrator Orlagh Cassidy beautifuly brought every single character to life. Each vocal was distinct and believable. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Lots of scenes were my favorites. I liked when Kirby showed up at her birth mother's door. I loved the tension between the the adoptive and birth mother. I liked the conflict when Kirby saw the expensive dress in her best friends purse realizing that she had just stolen it. I especially liked the stressful event when Kirby and Marilyn sought out Kirby's father.
Yes, I could have listened to this book all in one setting, but I really wanted to stretch it out, so I could savor each moment.