I enjoy southern literature and I love Jenna Lamia, the narrator. Looking For Me was a sweet story but the lack of drama left me wanting more. I kept waiting for something to happen when I finally realized it was just going to be a story about a girl who moves to Charleston and opens her own antique store. The storyline regarding the search for her brother was extremely limited. I just felt it was very slow and without much depth.
I would have made Teddy a little more complex and given the story a little more depth.
I love Jenna Lamia. She is the perfect narrator and was perfect for this book.
I felt like the main character constantly re-hashed every question she had about the situations in the book. I would take some of that out.
No but it did keep me listening when I was ready to give up.
I did not care for the narrator. I felt that the main character was a nosy busy-body and the narrator's' voice just re-emphasized that.
It couldn't be a movie. It was too slow.
No. I disagree completely with most of the other reviewers. The characters were not well-developed. I felt as though I knew almost nothing about the characters. The small amounts of conversation between characters were almost monosyllabic. I felt that basically I was listening to a narrator tell me what the characters were doing in each chapter. There was no depth to the characters or the story - no relationships. I became very tired of listening to the narrator tell me about everything that was happening as opposed to the people.
No. I love most books of this genre. I feel like there are many other books about children, families, enduring the horrors of WWII where I gained a deeper understanding of Nazi Germany, and the emotions of the characters, as opposed to this one.
He was fine.
I don't know how to accurately describe my feelings about this book. There just seemed to me to be no story, no relationships - just the narrator humming along telling you what was happening. I was very disappointed after reading all of the reviews.
I wouldn't say I "loved" Wicked Girls but the story was enjoyable and kept me reading.
A little more drama.
I just thought it was great. She played both women well. Did not sound like she was reading.
The story of Vic and Belle. I was so proud of her when she pushed him out but knew it was not over because of the type of man he is - narcissistic sociopath. Her decision at the end was very brave.
The entire story is so true and real. I found the use of language fascinating. The narrator was perfect.
I found Leisel to be a true heroine. She lived life on life's terms and still found love, hope, and joy.
Too many. I think it was the reading of the book Max wrote for Leisel.
I would have if I had had the time.
I can't say enough about how great this book was and kudos to the narrator. He was excellent!
I picked this book because after listening to The Book Thief (EXCELLENT) I felt that I needed something light. And that is exactly what I got. I have enjoyed two of Emily Giffin's books but this one was just awful. For one, I think you need to have at least some slight interest in football, which I don't. Two, you have to clench our jaw and try to ignore the whispery, slow, southern accent ( and I'm from SC so I'm used to that) of the very monotone and dull Sofia Willingham, and third, I think you have to be about 30. Being a 50 year-old woman, I think I realized that I am just too old for this best sex of my life, his abs were so cut, my friend owns a clothing boutique, I'm scheduling a spray tan and blow out before my big date with the quarterback stuff. I've still got 10 hours to go and I just can't do it anymore. Didn't I see something about being able to return it????
It's an irrelevant, unbelievable, made-up story with fake characters who have fake lives.
I didn't find any.
Please everyone, save your credit and SKIP THIS ONE!
Anything! I found the story excruciating. The endless descriptions of every thought that went through the girl's head about everything and everyone was endless. I constantly found my thoughts wandering and just could not be interested in every thought she was having.
I don't know. I couldn't finish it.
This book was okay. But that was it. Just okay. I have to say I enjoyed the husband's character - his complete selfishness and expectation that everyone should understand his point of view was hilarious. The hours spent listening to the woman's psychotherapy regarding her relationships with her siblings was excruciating. And I'm a psychologist!
I have not.
The performances were fine. Nothing spectacular.
No. There was definitely not enough going on for the constant drama and action demanded of today's movies or TV shows.
It's nothing like Gone Girl - not matter how much it's hyped.
This author has done it again. The Devil Wears Prada was perfect -laugh out loud funny. Since reading it, I've tried one other book by the author and now Revenge. How this woman wrote Devil I don't know because Revenge will be the second book by her I'm not going to finish. The story is thin and not funny. The narrator is horrible. She basically reads the book to you with a slight attempt at some actual expression which falls flat. I can't believe I paid $20 for this.
So far, most.
I would recommend this book to a friend because I couldn't wait to get back in the car and keep listening. I thought it was a little slow at first but the plot twists and story were amazing.
The way the author so perfectly captured a sociopathic personality.
Once the plot twist was revealed, yes, I wanted to listen until the end.
I have enjoyed all of Gillian Flynn's books.
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