This is one of the best books in English literature. Complex, well-developed characters, especially the heroine.
A very funny, honest accounting of a little slice of Dan Savage's life. I enjoyed it a lot, but missed Dan's characteristic voice. I know he's busy these days, but I would have liked to have him read this himself.
The plot of this novel is pretty solid for a romance novel. And the narrator is great! A great voice and accent, and truly makes all the dialogue come alive. I'm actually going to go look for other stuff he's narrated right now.
Worse than even your average romance novel... the character's motivations seem contrived and implausible. And there's pretty much no heat between the main characters. I knew that I couldn't finish listening when I thought, "Oh my god--not another sex scene! Didn't they just do that?"
I know this is only a romance novel, but I found the plot to be pretty thin. The conflict keeping this 19th-century couple apart? Our heroine doesn't feel like getting married. She's not sure why. The resolution to this heart-wrenching problem? She thinks about it for a bit, then decides it would be cool to get married after all. Really. I mean, I realise there's a bad guy and all, but that doesn't excuse the lack of a romantic plot. Good narrator, though.
A great and entertaining listen. A little adventure, a little romance, and it's simply written so you don't lose track of what's happening if you're doing other stuff while listening. Recommended!
Super long and slow moving. I couldn't get over the scene where he beats her. It was a sort of loss of trust thing where I just got bored of the whole story after that.
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