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!
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I loved everything about this audiobook. I picked it up based on another Audible review, and I'm so glad I did! The story is fantastic, and Mary Beth Hurt's reading is perfect.
Yes, the book was wonderful but I completely fell in love with the narrator Mary Beth Hurt. Her excellent interpretation of this crusty alcoholic lead character made the book come alive. I enjoyed her reading so much that I am going to find other books she has read. Ann Leary perfectly captured the mind set of an alcoholic and Mary Beth's inflections matched in concert. I agree with others.. .. we need a series.
I really enjoyed this book with a cross between hilarity and pity at our Hildy. Great progression of the description of the disease. Light heartened in many respects but quickly brings you back to the ravages of the addiction and the tricks the mind can play. Really well done.
The main character, Hildy Good, is a likable, confident and witty woman who is finding her way in her relationship with alcohol, her children, and an old love. The author realistically portrays the insidiousness of alcoholism and what is commonly known as denial.
The narrator did the book justice. A great listen.
There is a boring old lady who goes on and on telling stories about people I don't know or care about. The End.
Narrator did a great job given the material she had to work with.
I wouldn't recommend this book. I don't think I would have been able to finish it if I'd had been reading the print version.
Does an interesting storyline develop after a few chapters of pretentious staging? Perhaps the story develops, but, I grew weary of the braggart and advertisement of the characters.