Good story, held my attention. Great to see how these different stories intertwined. The narrator was the best part! Loved her voice and the subtle changes she made for each character. Perfect. Great summer read.
Captivating and realistic insights into how people and relationships work. What would have happened "if"?
Found I enjoyed the narrator's Australian accent. Added to the story.
Makes one think about the secrets that we all have from our spouses and each other.
Mother of 3
Great story - but also the narrator, Caroline Lee did an extraordinary job.
Yes - when Cecilia and Rachel met at the hospital.
I would love to see this in a movie. It will be great to watch.
Mother of four great boys!
I just finished listening to this wonderful, wonderful audio book. I listened to it practically nonstop. In this original and intricate story, the narrator brilliantly changes from character to character. I fell in love with most of them. It had me giving serious thought to what I would do in some of the situations, situations you won't see coming in the book. It's nice not being able to guess what's going to happen. The characters are rich and I could relate from the oldest to the youngest, male and female. I love when I choose a book and it blows away my expectations. I was laughing out loud, wiping tears, my heart full at one minute, and breaking the next and this was all throughout the book! This was the first book I listened to by Liane Moriarty and I have a new favorite author (and narrator). I'm using my next credit on her!
I read and listen to books. I drink tea. I sleep like a cat and wished I lived in Hawaii.
This book teeters on the edge of being chick-lit. The plot and character development were more complex than what you might expect to find in typical "chick-lit", but the story is mainly centered around and about women and they choices they make and the consequences that they have to deal with. To be honest, it does get a bit dramatic, in an engrossing and want-to-keep-listening kind of way. I also think that the book is going to appeal to mainly women which in a sense does make the book "chick-lit".
I finished this book a few days ago, but I keep thinking about the story. While I wanted to give the book 4 stars, it's lingering effect on me is prompting me to give it 5. This book deals with 3 Australian women. It was a bit confusing in the beginning to keep them all straight, but once I got ahold of the reins of Tess, Rachel and Cecelia… I was hooked. I felt sympathetic to these 3 characters. Bad things had happened to them, things that were out of their control and they had to figure out how to handle their situations. As the story progresses, their lives become entangled with each other. While some of the book was predictable, other parts surprised me and caught me off guard. I felt like it was easy to relate to many of the characters even if I could not relate to the predicaments that they were in. Moriarty builds interesting relationships with the characters. I especially liked Tess's and Felicity's so-called friendship and Cecilia's and John Paul's marital interactions. Caroline Lee was a perfect narrator for this book and I loved how she played Ester's lisp and her Australian accent is very nice to listen to. The epilogue was genius on Moriarty's part. I really appreciated how she "finished" the book and I think I may have listened to it twice. On a side note, I don't care for the cover art. I think it is too girly and tacky. With all of that said, I enjoyed this book enough to go right out and buy another of her books, "What Alice Forgot."
This is a good read, interesting and engaging.
It would depend. I enjoyed this book, but I feel the narrator deserves much of the credit.
Her accent, her voices. I just really enjoyed her interpretation. It made it so easy and fun to listen.
It's among my most favorites.
This is a true gem, and shouldn’t be classified as chick lit, as was probably inspired by the title. When I searched for it on an audible site, many lewd book suggestions appeared as well! The plot is unique, and the author’s wry sense of humor is engaging from the start! With a keen eye for the ironies in life, her inner conversations found me chuckling to myself! There are some intriguing twists in this well-constructed plot., and Lianne Moriarty most definitely has a gift for description. It’s frothy, though serious and heart wrenching at times. Certainly unpredictable!
She was superb! I've been looking for others narrated by her because of this listening experience.
I think the most memorable character was Cecelia, because she was forced to face so many challenges. Her resilience and her sense of humor were endearing.
This IS chick lit, but not extreme. Its a good story, but the author used more words than necessary (why I said it could be crisper). At points it dragged on, giving inconsequential details.
I have listened to this narrator before, and I love her accent; however, she can sound a bit over the top and squeeky.
New to this audio book thing
This novel was filled with what seems like pointless scenes. Although written and narrated well, I'm not sure who would enjoy this type of story as it just seems to fall flat and was difficult to finish.
Yes she reads beautifully