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.
"New England towns people, a bit of adultery, real estate, psychology and class, and just a little glass of wine"
The character development was superb, narration outstanding and I must say I learned a lot about myself listening to this book.
I can't answer this as I didn't read it...
Hildy of course. I didn't care for the narrator though, not that she didn't do a good job, but to me, her voice sounded much older than a 60 year old woman. She sounds about 80 to me.
I think I might have preferred reading it as I didn't care for her voice. But her narration was fine, she sounded uppity, as I imagine Hildy really would.
I highly recommend this book. Great story and I looked forward to listening to it daily. It's difficult for me to find books that reach out to me as this one did.
Like the author, at one time I lived in the same are as the fictional town of Wendover, so I know how different it is to move into a place steeped with history and tradition and be on the outside. I loved Hildy, so funny but still a real person with her struggles.
A very entertaining story, the narrator was perfect!
There are so many books on the bestseller lists that aren't as good as this one. Mary Beth Hurt brings central character, Hildy Good, and an entire town of characters to life. It's a pitch perfect performance of a great book. I'm not sure where some reviewers are getting the idea that it's a comedy. It's not. It's a serious drama with surprising suspense, and insights into alcoholic denial that I won't soon forget. I'm recommending it to my book group. This book deserves a lot more attention than it's had.
Hildy is an alcoholic but in denial. Not only about her drinking, but her love life and children as well. When Rebecca moves to the sleep village of Wendover, Hildy befriends her. But soon things go from bad to worse and Hildy has to make some difficult choices, but will she make the right ones?
Yes, I loved Mary Beth Hurt's narration.
The characters -- all interesting without being farfetched. I also loved the way Ann Leary described the fictional New England town.
The main character, Hildy Good. She's a complex character. She's a loving, sometimes difficult, person pretending to be sober.
It entertained me! It made me laugh a lot because Hildy is an opinionated, lively character who has human frailties. There were many funny moments and many poignant moments.
A very entertaining book. I highly recommend!
A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.
This narrator captured the characters in this book more than any other book I've listened to. It was truly an enjoyable listen from the first chapter to the end. I listened to it in one go.
yes! I couldn't wait to get to the end!
I really enjoyed Mary Beth!
I would listen to this again!