There is no happy ending here, but the trip is filled with fun and laughter. I could relate to the issues of aging and dealing with death, cancer and dementia. And while those are grim words and issues, the author has been able to bring out the other side of the coin as well, which is that even in dealing with these things, there is joy and laughter. The narrator did a good job with the voices as well, making the plot more believable. The story appeals to what we all hope for in our old age, one last big adventure.
She's supposed to be a PHD in psychology. Stupider than a 13 year old 7th grade valley girl with the thought processes of the same. If you can get past that, it could rise to two stars.
If you like sex scenes unconnected by any real plot, by all means, buy this book. Otherwise, save your credit. Boring. I couldn't listen more than halfway.
Almost too realistic. Brings back a lot of bad memories about divorce and lying spouses. Mary Kay Andrews can't write a bad book but the beginning of this will leave anyone who's ever dealt with a cheater tense. Victory prevails in the end so it ends well. I would highly recommend it with a warning about flashbacks if you've ever been there and done that!
Yes, the narrator does tend to over enunciate, however it does not take away from the overall charm of these books. If anything, the reader can imagine that Aunt Dimity had a hand in getting her hired so she could learn her trade. After two books, she's starting to grow on me. Either I'm getting used to her, or more tolerant of eccentricities.
One sex scene after another, loosly connected by - oh right - not much, and what there is improbable! Fifty Shades of Gray has a lot to answer for in the field of romance writing right now, authors seem to be forgetting the romance - and sex gets pretty boring without a good story around it. Don't waste your credit.
Started great, and ended with (spoiler alert) breast cancer in all three women. I read to escape the sad realities of life, not wallow in them. The real theme of this story was not revealed before I read half way through.
The heroine in this is beyond stupid. What's worse is the writer made her that way just to advance the story. You will be yelling "call the cops you stupid idiot". Seriously, who would believe that a woman being stalked by a sadistic murderer would take home evidence, go into dark scary places alone, not call them when a child she knew could become a victim, or drink too much and leave themselves vulnerable. And the narrator doesn't help it along at all. Maybe she wanted to yell at the heroine too, and had to hold herself back, which made her performance tight.
I didn't trash it entirely but the leading lady is so whiney, it was a toss up whether to continue or not!
She had started to lose me, her books had taken on a boring sameness, but this one was well plotted and enjoyable to listen to.
There are two books on Elizabeth II released at almost the same time and I read both. If you are only getting one, choose the other one, written by Sally Bedell Smith. The anectdotes in it are better - although they both lay out the same historic material and take a slightly differing view of those events. I found it interesting to read both for those differences.
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