I chose this when it was on sale, and hadn't seen the movie, but had heard of it, so thought I'd give it a listen. I really didn't enjoy the story...it was complicated, which is OK, but I personally thought it strange that the author inserted himself into the story. And I didn't like the way it ended, which is a personal thing, but ended up feeling disappointed and wishing I had picked a different book. Well, at least now I know...
I enjoyed this insight into such a terrible disease. Like Alice, I consider myself to be a bright woman, and so the idea of being afflicted so young was terrifying. However, not long after I began the book I thought, "this narrator is not good" only to check and see that the author was doing narration...sorry, but not a good choice. Really hurt my enjoyment of the book. But the story is compelling and relatable. Definitely gave me something to think about.
After seeing great reviews I chose this book, but honestly couldn't wait for it to be over. Found it to be a little predictable and just not compelling for me at all. I love dogs, but just couldn't get into this one. And the narration was slightly annoying for me as we'll. Too slow (probably because I wanted to get done already).
I am far from the target YA audience ( in my early 40's) but I very much enjoyed listening. Great story, great characters and great narration make this a wonderful choice for any age reader.
Like others, with the new movie coming, and the re-release by narrator Jake Gyllenhaal, I decided to use a credit and re-"read" this classic that I hadn't read since forced to in high school. It was extremely enjoyable and I plowed right through it. I had forgotten what a compelling tale this was and Gyllenhaal's narration only added to my pleasure. Highly recommend!
This book was far superior to the last one, which drug on and on for me and was the hardest so far to get through. This one really kept my interest and I found myself for the first time in a long time trying to squeeze in more time to listen! Davina Porter, as always, is AMAZING. How one person can be so many distinct voices absolutely confounds me. I am a HUGE fan!
I just finished listening to this book in less than a week (Mon-Fri, no weekends!) which should indicate how much I thoroughly enjoyed it. Johshilyn Jackson's voice was great for this story of three intriguing southern women and their journey to get through their "trouble year". I will definitely be listening to more of Ms. Jackson's books, and recommending to my friends.
After seeing this recommended by an Audiobook editor, I downloaded, and was not sorry. Having this read by Rob Lowe himself was a treat, and the stories were fabulous. Being in my very early 40's, this book took me back to the making of some of the very movies that were very much a part of my formative years. Rob's St Elmo's Fire poster was hung prominently on my wall as girl, and after listening, it's nice to know that, while my adoration had very little to do with any thing but his beautiful face, he was (and still is) a quality individual well worth the devotion. As we aged together, I have followed his career, and his insight into that journey, and the land of movie and television making was extremely interesting. I started crushing on him all over again after this (as my husband of 20 years rolls his eyes!)...thanks for the very entertaining week.
Obviously not the greatest book I have ever "read", but definitely enjoyable. Entertaining story. I'm one who has to "read" a book before i can see the movie, if there is one, and so that was behind my decision to buy. I will likely get the next in the series, after I tackle a few longer choices.
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