I liked the way it was told from Marian's and Kirby's perspectives.
Great listen. If you like Emily Giffin's work. You will love this book. The narration was wonderful as well.
Yes. It has a solid story.
Likable characters. Easy to identify with. Real life situations.
Yes. I like the way it went back between each character's point of view.
When they met Conrad.
I like how she didn't over do their voices.
The daughter. She was very complex.
… that I had a little more wrap up in the end. … Read and you'll see. Or maybe I'm just too much of a hopeless romantic?
Kirby getting on stage and playing a set with her birth father.
Good contemporary fiction.
The characters came to life and had individual personalities.
I love Emily Giffin and have liked everything written by her thus far.
Thoroughly enjoyed this story, these characters, and the narration was just perfect. What a story. I believe anyone can relate in some ways to this story. I appreciated the story, the characters were so well developed, the timing so good. This narrator was smooth, versatile, and gave each person their "voice". That makes the listen a pleasure. I have read all of her books and for me, "Where We Belong" is the best.
I'd probably recommend this audiobook to a friend. I wasn't in love with the narrator but the book was so good I could get past it. I really enjoyed listening to this at work.
If you like Emily Giffin's other books, you'll like this one too.
I would most likely not try another Orlagh Cassidy performance. It would have to be a book I really really really wanted to read/listen to. I definitely wouldn't seek out any books read by her. I didn't like her performance as Kirby at all. She made her sound nasaly and rude most of the time. I didn't think it was portrayed how Kirby is really written. As far as her regular voice, I didn't like it much either. She sounded "old" and "teacher-y". As someone in her early 30s, with Marion being 36, I would've expected a younger sounding voice. Not this warm, grandmother voice.
I wouldn't rename the book. It's fine.
At first, I thought I wasn't going to like this story because I was completely appalled by what Marion did, with the lying. She seemed to continue her life like that, and be someone who didn't face her issues. As the story continued, I did grow to like her, which was a relief. I can't stand a book where I don't like one of the main characters.
This is another great Emily Giffin book. If you like her work, you will like this book. I hope she writes another book about these characters. I'm about as attached to them now as I was/am to Darcy and Rachel.
Definitely in the top 10%
This story was very different from any that I have read or listened to lately.
The scene on the sidewalk in front of Conrad's apartment, when the high school sweethearts were first reunited!
I wanted to, but that is unrealistic for me. I listen in the car or when exercising.
Keep them coming, Emily!