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Leslie Masson

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  • The Accidental

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ali Smith
    • Narrated By Heather O'Neill, Stina Nielsen, Jeff Woodman, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (30)

    Barefoot, thirtysomething Amber shows up at the door of a Norfolk cottage that the Smarts are renting for the summer. Amber doesn't know them, but she talks her way in, telling lies, and stays for dinner. Eve, an author, thinks Amber is a student her husband is sleeping with. Michael, an English professor, knows only that her car broke down. Daughter Astrid, age 12, thinks she's her mother's friend. Son Magnus, 17, thinks she's an angel.

    Isabelle says: "I do not recommend"
    "Could have been worse..."
    Overall

    ...I might have had to read it. I would have a harder time reading this book than listening to it.

    I gave it three stars only because if I had read it I would probably have given it two.

    Frankly, I'm not sure what this story really was about. People lying to themselves? People not believing when others speak the truth? People punishing others for living what they perceive as false lives? People punishing others because they are unhappy with the way their lives turned out?
    Big Brother is everywhere? Big Brother turns a blind-eye to trysts in a church? Movie theaters are romantic?

    I could go on and on and on - just like the book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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