Who couldn't love Meryl Streep's wonderful expressiveness? But, the subject matter was dreadful. I'm no moralistic prude, but according to Nora Ephron, all men are either cheating bastards or sissy cuckolds. The best parts of the novel were the long asides the narrator told about her life, and the recipes.
Her volume changed and she yelled occasionally. I listen to books at night when I can't sleep and sometimes as I was drifting off to sleep, her yelling would wake me up. She was expressive, but if you are listening to this to relax, this is not the reading for you.
It was fun to listen to Meryl Streep and i enjoyed the humor in the book. Its a very light and simple story that quickly started to bore me. I did listen all the way through and hoped for an interesting ending of which I didn't find.
It had some cute humor tied into the story and a few times I laughed out loud. I think it takes some skill to write humor
I only wanted it to go on forever but Meryl stopped at some point and I am pretty upset about that.
Meryl Streep + Nora Ephron = a funny and observant look at a marriage break-up. How could this be so laugh-out-loud funny ? Trust me, it is. Nora Ephron has a very distinctive. writing voice and sense of humor, and Meryl Streep gives a perfect performance.
I'm not sure if I would have liked this book as much as a hardback...but I LOVED this version with Meryl Streep narrating!!! That voice! It gives me the comforting impression of sitting down to an intimate lunch with my best friend, and having her tell me in the most humorous way possible, all about what is wrong with her marriage, for the sole purpose of making me feel better about mine. The voice inflections feel so intimate and perfect! I can't remember when I've enjoyed the narration of an audio book more!!!
continuity...it jumped around too much.
something with more heft...fiction.
ANYTHING she's done in the movies, love her
enjoy relationships without suspicion.
Kelly, Aussie living in Nashville, Employment Specialist, Writer & so on
Meryl Streep's wonderful voice and characterizations - as well as recipes!
Intelligence, humor and biting sarcasm
Hearing about Rachel's first husband's hamster - too funny!
Very much so - I couldn't stop laughing
I will listen to this again and again. Meryl doing giggles, angry snorts, mimicking other people's accents - especially the men - hilarious!
Meryl Streep is Meryl Streep, you know? And the writting! Mindblowing good. Norah Ephron will never disappoint you.
When Rachel's doctor asked her: "Do you believe in love?".