I only downloaded this book after my favorite clerk at the local Borders bookstore swore that I would love it or he would personally refund my money. Well, if I had made a purchase, I would be asking for the money back! Sorry, but while I admire their friendship, it's just a boring book. Imagine having to listen to someone talk about their friends and "funny stories" from long ago - well, it's only funny (or interesting) if you were there. Honestly, reading the back of a cereal box would have kept me more entertained. And the narrator sounds as if she is reading to a 3 year old - which only makes the listen even more painful. Skip this one.
This is the second book by Moriarty that I have read (see "The Husband's Secret") and I have really enjoyed both books. Well developed characters, good story, good narration. Time flies when I'm listening! Audible - notify me when she writes again!!
I loved "The Secret LIfe of Bees" and while I believe the author is a gifted writer, this just left me feeling bored. About two thirds of the way through I Googled some of the other characters that were mentioned, and that's how I learned the author was writing a story based on the real Gremke sisters. That said, by that time I thought the story was a little dull. And while I loved Jenna Lamia's narration in "The Help", even she got tiresome at the end!!
Sometimes I am sharply reminded of my middle class, suburban, lily white upbringing. The author is about my age, but what a different life we have led! The book gave me an appreciation of what it's like to grow up poor in Texas, and I continue to be amazed at how different school, family, and relationships were for the author compared to me. Good listen.
This is the second, and the last, Mary Roach book I will be listening to. I thought perhaps she might provide interesting facts - instead it is quite simply boring and somewhat gross. Imagine someone reading a clinical trial to you - and how dull that would be. Just stupid!
I have to admit - I was attracted to the book because of its unique title. Good story, good listen.
Although I usually enjoy books set during WWII, this one just left me feeling somewhat bored. It's not a bad listen, just not as gripping as I'd expected given the subject. You can find better novels to listen to.
I liked this book, but I didn't really get interested until I had listened for a few hours. If you like books that somewhat expose the "crazies" that exist in the South, you'd like it. Recommend.
While this was an OK book, it really belongs in the young adult / young teen section. It reminded me of books I read when I was about thirteen. It did prompt me to read more about Orphan Trains, which I did find interesting, so I did get something out of it>
I started this book with rather strong feelings about end of life decisions, but I found myself changing my mind throughout the entire book. The book includes a lot of information about Katrina that I was unaware of, and overall I thought it was well researched. For me, however, a book with this many names, dates, and facts is usually better in print form, as I can look back and review earlier information.
This book didn't start out quite like I expected, but it's a great listen. The author weaves the story of 3 women seamlessly, and unlike other novels, each kept me interested. I really liked the "what ifs" at the end of the book. Some parts are funny, and others sad, but a good use of a credit. And Audible, I will request this again - could you send me notifications when this author writes another book (reminding me of this one since I read a lot) - I would read more from this author.
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