I have a 3 hour commute to work every day so I listen to audiobooks to help with my drive. It's added some happiness to my day (if it's a good book)!
It was a good book. It does not go into my list of favorites, but I enjoyed it.
The love interest with the handy man.
She is just wonderful. I could listen to her narrate every book.
The time frame that she had no idea what happened during her blackout (car was wrecked, kid was missing)
You will not want this book to end. Hildie and her way of describing the members of her community grabs you and won't let you stop listening. I loved this book.
very well written
There were a number of elements woven in that emerged later in the story. They weren't all necessary to the telling but they added nice touches to the story.
Early on when Rebecca help with the mare and foal.
When Rebecca and Betty found the missing boy.
Did not think I would like it at first but reversed my position as I got further in.
I loved the book, and thought the narration/performance was brilliant. I loved Hildie, flaws and all - and the narrator made the book come alive. It was a delight ~ !
Canadian girl in Kansas, love audible, books on kindle or kindle fire, and old fashioned books! I enjoy fiction most, mostly books with strong female leads. Favourite authors: Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb, Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, Lisa Genova, many more!
I would say the best part about listening to 'The Good House' was the narrator. She was perfect as the main character and I could actually see her speaking in my mind. She had the perfect tone, the perfect expressions, and I loved her. I didn't want the story to end.
There were many memorable moments in The Good House. Every time Hildy, the main character, would get bombed and forget what she had done was horrifying but hysterical. The narrator was wonderful at making the main character seem completely aloof and in denial about having a drinking problem. There were several great parts in regards to Hildy and her persistent denial.
Everything- her voice was perfect.
I really would have listened to this book in one sitting had I the time. However, it took me about three listens (and staying up late) to get it done. It was a great story with rich characters and a mixture of hilarity and realism that was absolutely perfect.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great story and a fantastic narrator. Be prepared to laugh and at the same time be touched by Hildy and her drunken adventures.
I loved this book, but especially loved the character Hilde Good. I am hoping Leary writes another novel with this character and some of the other great characters in this New England town. It was not always an easy listen, Hilde's alcoholism was tough at times to hear about because you felt for her so much!.
I thought this books was heart-warming, at times sad, and laugh out loud funny at other times. and there was even a few delightfully unexpected twists during the end. The reader was spot-on. I am looking forward to more books by Leary. I have listen to a couple of duds in a row so I really needed this book. I would Highly recommend this to any adult reader.
Hello! I'm a full-time nurse, part-time reader, chef, gardener and stylist! Love all my hobbies. Oh, and mother to Romeo (shih-tzu) and Sammy (shephard-lab mix).
Yes. The characters were very well developed and not run of the mill.
Hildy, for sure! She would clearly be the life the of the party. She is has a lot of depth to her character and is someone who could carry herself in just about any conversation. She is obviously never at a loss for words.
Addicted to Audible
I already have e-mailed all my friends
I've read reviews that the written version is very good; but this audio is FANTASTIC. Mary Beth Hurt captured Hildy. You can tell she did her homework, this was not a cold read.
The last scene with Hildy and Frankie. Perfect full circle, I loved the recapturing of their youth.
I smiled.I laughed.I gasped.I did not cry.I did get a little mad.I savored every syllable, twice.
You'll be rooting for Hilldy to do the right thing through the entire book. Even when she doesn't you still want her to prove more powerful than the opposing forces those within her and those on the outside.
Be sure to listen to the reader before you buy. the reader gave her own interpretation by her voice with no room for your own thought. It was like the nails on the chalkboard.
the story was ok
i am returning the book.