AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
I THINK I LIKED FRANK THE BEST. HE WAS ALWAYS HIMSELF.
I HAVE NEVER HEARD HER BEFORE. I DID NOT LIKE HER VOICE AT FIRST BUT SHE REALLY FIT THE BOOK WELL.
PETER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY HE DID WHAT HE DID.
THIS BOOK COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF THEY FOCUSED MORE ON PETER AND REBECCA. IT COULD HAVE BEEN A SUBPLOT. STALKERS CAN BRING TENSION TO A STORY SO MAYBE THIS BOOK WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE TENSE.
IT WAS VERY WELL WRITTEN. I LISTENED TO THE ENTIRE BOOK WITHIN 24-30 HOURS. I WILL READ THIS ONE AGAIN AND AGAIN.
No. This book is like dangling a carrot in front of a horse. The story just keeps going on and on and nothing happens. It is not boring but it is not exciting either. I did like the narrator. She is probably why I finished the entire book, otherwise I would have turned it off half way through.
Yes. I would give this author another shot. She develops characters very well and, like I said, it wasn't boring.
She gives the main character likability. I loved how she sounded just like the voice I thought Hildy would have.
If there was a follow-up I wouldn't read it.
Hilarious, funny, surreal
Hildy, of course! I love the way she could justify every "occasion"
Thanksgiving dinner was great, but every "occasion" was equally amusing!
Hildy (and her ex-husband)...I think it would be shear fun, of course I would have to be the DD!!
I loved, loved this book, didn't want it to end!
a book lover
Hildy Good is a character that will stay with me for a long time. I adored Mary Beth Hurt’s performance. The voice she gave to Hildy was perfect. So glad I decided to listen to this book.
Fun, troubling, well written.
The characters were quirky, original and believable.
Where do I start? There were so many.
I'd still call it the Good House ... it's a descriptive and symbolic title for this story.
One of my favorite listens ... the narrator, the story, the characters and the message.
Mary Beth Hurt's narration elevated this material and was the only thing that kept me listening, even though I was good and sick of Hildy Good by the halfway point.
Ann Leary knows her small New England towns, and their inhabitants, and I enjoyed those elements of the novel. Kudos, too, for depicting a character of about 60 as a real person with a life, not just a grandmotherly appendage to younger more important characters. However, the first person narrator is depicted as an alcoholic in deep denial, in a convincing and at times harrowing, at times humorous way, so I found the ending a bit pious and forced.
This is one of those books that I think I may have enjoyed more in printed form, as the character's voice was quite clear, and I could have flipped over the tedious and annoying parts more easily.
The character and setting were interesting. Narrator did an excellent job.
Everything in moderation… more is not always better
i enjoyed the lead character in this book. She was flawed and interesting. Nice, quality writing paired with a good 'who done it' and some interesting relationships mixed in. It's not your typical factory novel, but it still has some predictable paths, which was just fine for me. A good read to pass the time while cleaning the house or driving to work.
And the narration was top notch - very well done.
I recommended this to people before I finished reading it. The narration was fantastic and the writing so vivid and accurate. Anyone who has spent any time on the North Shore will identify the characters drawn in the book. Hildy...oh to see Meryl Streep play her.
What a delightful summer read! I felt like I was right in the town of Wendover with Hildy, Frankie and the rest of the characters! Mary Beth Hurt's narration was spot on...the inflections and cadence...a hoot and such fun to listen to.....The "cautionary tale" woven throughout the novel expertly done. Bravo Ann Leary, let's have more like this....