I find the family of con artists in this series to be rather boring. Jennifer Crusie seems to repeat herself a lot in these books as well. If it hadn't been on sale, I would have been even more disappointed...
Don't let the funny name discourage you from listening to this book. This novella reads like a complete full-length mystery. It is well written and the characters are well developed and enjoyable. This is a fun, fast little mystery that I think many will enjoy.
First of all the sound was bad, you could hear every time the narrator turned a page. The narrator could probably be better with a little practice (I noticed she hasn't narrated any other books on Audible). Her voice isn't bad, just needs to work on inflection. All this was a distraction from a very well written mystery. I kept listening because the story was interesting. Note to author or publisher - get better audio!
This is one case where the book was not as good as the show. It was interesting to see how the whole show started with this book, but I didn't find the book particularly entertaining.
This book was a super fun listen. Yes, the story line is a bit of a reach, but it is written so well that it doesn’t matter and in fact the craziness of the plot makes it that more enjoyable. I for one have enough of real life situations and enjoy reading something that can take me away from my ordinary life. The main character is a mom and is trying to keep her marriage together which most of us can relate to, but her situations are completely crazy and so funny that it will make you laugh. If you enjoy fun, fast paced mystery, intrigue and complete escapism then this is the book for you. BTW, the narrator is absolutely FABULOUS!!!
Other reviews have already outlined the plot, so I will just give my opinion of the book.
I read the book and liked it so much that now a couple years later, I listened to the audio book. The writing is very well crafted and the plot leads you on a rollercoaster ride of hilarious escapades. Throw in a soccer mom, an estranged husband that looks like George Clooney, an ex-boyfriend and some mafia characters and you are in for an entertaining ride!
I have already read book 2 and plan to read the rest in the series and anxiously wait for more!
I love the Sophie Katz books; I try to save them for when I'm going on a trip to make the travel time more fun.
I saved this one for when we had a family reunion in Vegas this year. Loved it!!! The writer and the narrator did not disappoint. I laughed all the way thru!
Keep it up Ms. Davis!
No. I'm sure a lot of people enjoyed this book as shown in the reviews. I found the mother very angry and not someone I enjoyed reading about. Once she disappeared, I liked the book a whole lot better!!! I did enjoy the young girl (her daughter), sorry I've read several books since and can't remember the daughter's name...
The most interesting was the way the daughter stood up for her mom.
The the least interesting was the mom's character.
Yes, this was such a great story and the narration was absolutely wonderful! Storytelling at its best!
I loved so many of her conversations with Oletta. One of the best quotes would be "It is what we believe about ourselves that determines how others see us."
I have listened to several other books narrated by Ms Lamia. She is hands down the best!!!
Couldn't follow the story - so maybe a better story? The story kept skipping around and it was very difficult to be interested in what was going to happen next.
hard to follow the accent
A better story line
It seemed so amateurish.
yes, she wasn't the problem, the story/plot was
All of them
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