Yes! I have recommended it to my family and friends because it was a literary journey.
The story is broken up between various media. I.e. Emails, texts, etc. This gives the story an additional interest that isn't always there in contemporary writing.
My favorite scenes all involved Bernadette going off on various people. Her anger and emotion was raw and easy to understand in most situations, although it was ridiculous all the same.
When Bee realized that her mother would always be there for her, that really hit home.
I'm not usually a chick-lit/contemporary reader, but this book was so great to listen to, I've picked up many more books like it since I've finished it.
It was hard to not listen to the entire book in one sitting. I just had to know where the story was going. It's definitely worth a re-listen because it was so enjoyable.
The story is so boring. It's supposed to be satire but I didn't find anything satirical behind it, perhaps because people do these things in real life so it just felt like a run of the mill story. I have a rule, I will watch a movie for at least 30 minutes before I give up on it. I listened to this story for two hours and it was like watching paint dry. The story was dull and the characters were obnoxious.
The characters were irredeemable and boring.
She's a great narrator but she needed better material to work with.
At first I didn't care for the voice of the narrator as every character had the same bubbly inflection, but then I just fell into the story and went along on the crazy ride with the most unusual cast of characters I've encountered in a while. It was, as my best friend's mother used to say,"just fun".