This book had me hooked from the first paragraph. The narration was great, the story line was fantastically funny but also has some very serious themes running through it. There wasn't a single thing I didn't like about this book. I'm listening to it for a second time -- something I rarely do.
The first paragraphs about hot flashes -- it was so spot on it had me rolling
Their intonations, passion and overall 'acting' ability they brought to reading their lines. There is nothing worse than a book read in monotones -- these ladies truly brought it.
My favorite is the hospital scene where she responds to all she's heard while she's under -- hysterical!
The settings in Maine were interesting. I sort of like the humor related to the 'talking' cat.Overall the characters and their reactions to the various situations created for them were not credible at all.
I've read almost all of Anne Rivers Siddons books. This was very poor quality. She seems have joined the ranks of other commercially successful authors like John Grisham and James Patterson. Instead of thoughtfully creating interesting and creative stories they begin pushing out formulaic books where the plot is basically the same and only the names change.
Brilliant and classy thing to do. Thank you.
Happy Holidays to the entire Audible team ~
...and not a book I would have chosen to read had I known/understood the topic from the write up. But I took away a message that has stayed with me after I've finished the book. If you're looking for classic Ann Rice - this isn't it. And yet I do recommend it. For me, it confirmed a basic foundation of my life: live in the middle.
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