Don't waste credit on this. I feel tricked. I couldn't get past chapter two...I hate when an author has a one hit wonder. I loved the Devil Wears Prada m but this doesn't even come close.
The story is gritty with a real feel for the characters who are very relatable. The humility in the story keeps it interesting. The motivation behind everything has you simply rooting for your characters even at their worst. I enjoyed the mulitfacetted story, even if a bit predictable at times. I still kept reading (listening) and I bore easily. It was worth it.
Having ADHD, I can speak as an expert when I say this book is all over the place and no where at the same time. I kept waiting for something to happen for which all the antics happened around...NOTHING. It's reads as a bunch of jotted notes. Though I enjoyed the narrators intonation and accent; the rest left me with you guessed it- NOTHING. Not at all what I hoped for the book, and I always start a book expecting very little as to be supremely pleased when it turns out to be a wonderful meeting of story and story telling. This is a great book if you are doing other things and need to ale to check out and check back in without rewinding. You miss nothing pertinent.
Boredom begets boredom
I think this story might be good. I just had to stop because the monotoned author sounded like she was bored telling the her own story. I know it was her memoir, but this one I should have trie to read so I could use my own voice.
Note to authors: Do what you do best- Write.
Let the Narrators- Narrate.
I may try again one year, when I am bored too.
I have only good things to say; I dont know where to start. Im fairly new to audible books and I have enjoyed the books I have heard.This one was superb. I experienced it with all my senses. I was the fly on the wall. The author conveyed every emotion, taste, sound, picture, and smell so well I never wanted the story to end. The characters were my friends. The perspective she was able to project from multiple characters was just smooth and flawless. She left no stone unturned. She touched on the human experience, and it just happen to take place in the American South. I can hardly sleep waiting for Kathryn Stockett, to share more characters and stories with me. It felt so personal and triumphant. Im just blabbing because it was so good. I simply never wanted it to end. I even shushed my children, which I rarely do because I can pause and rewind. When emerged in listening, it was like my children were being rude; interrupting an important conversation. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will listen to this one repeatedly.
I am not a big fan of celebrity "Hollywood" authors. For some reason I was curious about her story. Once I started listening on my iPod I simply couldn't wait for what she was going to say next. The clarity and truth from her perspective was easily relatable for me. We share some common experiences so I worked hard not to judge and simply listen. I laughed hard, felt genuine sadness, and exhillerating joy throughout the book. I also found myself disappointed. Not at the writing, but some of the content-that's my own issue. Overall, it was better than I could have hoped for and well worth the 5 straight hours I spent through listening to it. I appreciate Tori telling her story her way. I think I take a listen at her next book as well.
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