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.
Painful at times, hilarious and a little thrilling. Beautifully narrated. Highly recommend it. Hilde is truly a Goodwitch
Hilarious, heartbreaking and humorously pathetic!
Ruth, Ruth, Ruth. Sober, hungover and drunk! I liked her because she was honest in all the right ways . . .
Getting caught in bed with her former lover by her children.
Ruth. I'd like to hear her drunken war stories.
Worth the download!
Hildy Good is so easy to love and and equally easy to hate. Hildy's denial of her alcoholism is such a huge part of the story that it's easy to forget that it's really about a small town and the people who live there. Very engaging and entertaining.
Mary Beth Hurt's narration is top notch and easily made this book twice as enjoyable.
Say something about yourself!
Several times I was hoping the plot would thicken....to no avail.
That's a catch 22. The narrator was "really good". (no pun intended) but often I wanted more of a surprise...
. The book DOES have great/wonderful descriptions of people, places and things. I don't have a favorite scene...there are many places the author would take you and it felt as if you were actually there.
This was one of the easiest books to be drawn into and I was so sad when I finished it. I absolutely cannot say enough how wonderful the narration is. Mary Beth Hurt is so amazingly entertaining. Every character was beautifully developed and complete. The story is one of brutal and tender self discovery. Loved Hildy so much!
I loved Hildy! She is a charismatic relatable character with a warm and perfect balance of sarcasm, humor and depth.
I love all kinds of fiction. Be it the dark holes of the mind, to the courtroom, the dungeons, space, to battlefields on land & bedrooms.
This was my first book by this author, I read it based on the review of another audible listener and cannot express how much I enjoyed it.
Hildie is such a wonderful character. She is well expressed by the narrator and the author.
The topics of child rearing, depression, alcoholism, and its effects on her family, friends, co-workers and the potentials for disastrous consequences are all touched upon just enough to give the book it's serious notes but not enough to take away from a lighthearted theme.
Some might think that the protagonist didn't take her drinking seriously enough, but then you wouldn't understand alcoholism. An alcoholic never does.
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
It seemed like the author was taking a lot of time giving the background of the story, but not getting to the 'story line' or 'conflict'.. then all of a sudden I realized that the story was all background, the recall of experiences.. The description was vivid, the narrator was really great... so now that I've finished it.. I liked it:)