Yes - Hilde is a great character. She is likable and scrappy.
Hilde describing how she doesn't really have a problem with drinking - she didn't pass out, was just taking a nap. LOL
The tone of her voice was perfect!
If the story was even slightly interesting I would have given it 2 starts. NOTHING happened. terrible boring.
Not really, just think this was a bad one in the bunch. I will be more careful to trust other peoples high reviews.
I liked the performance more than anything else, can't say much negative about it.
The whole book.
It was awful.
The title caught my eye. The location was familar to me. The dark humor and insight into the rationalization and realization of alcholoism is, in my opinon, well done. Applause to both author and narrator.
Life in the Thumb
This is the best audio presentation that I've experienced to date!! Mary Beth Hurt WAS Hildy Good. I loved her raspy voice and she absolutely nailed the accent and the whole vibe of the character. I was struck with how immediate the faces, the houses, and the whole town came to life within my mind as I was listening. There was never a dull moment and I found myself anxiously wanting to return to my iPhone to listen to the story.
Recommend? YES! This will probably be in my top favorite books and audios of the year! Hildy captured my attention from her very first sentence, she made me laugh out loud at her inappropriate thoughts, shaking my head in exasperation at her justification of "it's only wine, I can handle my wine." This was a brilliant audio production of a stellar book!!
Yes I would. The story was truly interesting and gave insight to how a small town can band together. Lots of jucy secrets revealed.
When Hildy came to her conclusion that her drinking was way out of control nad how she delt with it.
I loved her voice. She really made me believe she was Hildy.
When the young boy was found and the connection he had with the horse.
Mary Beth Hurt should do more audio books !!! She was fantastic.
Being raised by an alcoholic mother, I did not expect to love this character but I did. This is a great story that makes you love this woman even with what she does. Hearing the book from her perspective is a new and wonderful experience. The fact that she does not see her drinking in the same way as her daughters and friends was very interesting.
Perfect for driving!
Hildy's snarky side comments while she's doing "readings" of people are FABULOUS!
Never before, but I can't wait for more.
I think I understand that narrator Mary Beth Hurt was trying to sound brittle and arch like the main character, but her narration was way over the top. Grated on my ears (and nerves) so badly that I didn't make it any farther into the story than one hour... after I forget that voice, then I'll try to read this story myself... but that will take a good long while. Too bad. I was really looking forward to listening to it!
The main character was amazingly funny, and so real. The story catches the reader from the beginning, and stays that way through out the story. I especially enjoyed the reader. She brought the story to life.