Probably. Kathleen Wilhoite does an amazing job of getting the tone of each character just right, from the naive B to the snarky school moms, Su-Lee and Audrey.
These characters are just SOOO self absorbed, you want to hate them, but you wind up getting sucked into their stories and enjoying every over the top situation that leads to the mess they make of their lives.
Kathleen Wilhoite's performance actually saved this book from itself. Without her narration, these characters would have just been too much to take. Fortunately, the narration helped to give them the comic twist they needed and the whole story just rocked along.
No, I enjoyed listening in bits and pieces, because the story isn't linear, so it was just as enjoyable to come back to it at each listen and pick up a little more about each character.
I randomly selected this book from its rave reviews, and I wasn't disappointed. I was looking for some good fiction and this book was great. The plot and characters are quirky and unique. I definitely recommend!
I was completely absorbed in the book from very early on. The telling of a story through letters and from the perspective of a young girl was so much fun, and the way the story kept building and unfolding was very well done. Absolutely recommend.
It started out o.k. Reading the epistolary format took some adjustment. I really liked the quirky, strange, and eccentric character Bernadette. Especially, when she writes a hilarious letter to her friend Paul describing Seattle. The author is super descriptive and at some points in the book it'a great. At other points in the books it's kind of like "ENOUGH ALREADY, get to the point." Overall, I like the creative way to book was formulated, the audio was great, the story not so much.
Mom on a mission
Loved the realness of the characters but the narrator's infantile voices for women and girls made me crazy. Almost couldn't get past it but just when I was ready to return the book the characters and plot sunk the hook.
I am a salesperson on the road everyday, mother of 2 grown children. Happily married
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and brightened my day when I listened
I absolutely adored this book. I loved that Bernadette was an architect I really felt her reasonings for things she did. I love the way they story was told in letters, blogs and so on. I'm glad it ended the way it did and didn't leave us with an unknown cliffhanger. I LOVED that the narrator is Luke's sister Liz from Gilmore girls!