This is a mostly compelling, intelligent story. A few very funny scenes, and a lot of empathy for characters that are quite flawed. The weakest scene involves the kiss, which I found hard to believe, and it kind of diminished my respect for the rest of the story.
Still, the biggest problem with this as an audiobook is the reader. His voice is far too deep and he is unable to handle the various women's voices in the story. The publishers should have had a woman narrate the story.
That being said, it is a decent summertime listen.
My two kids ages 6 & 8 listened to this story over a few month's of long car rides. We all loved the tale. It was funny, clever, and contemporary so everyone could "relate" to the language. I especially like how the author captured kid-sized errors in judgement and learning moments. To an adult the narrator is a little too in-your-face, but my kids were able to follow along quite well, so he earns a postive from me. A great book.
Most likely I would have enjoyed this book far less if I had read it rather than listened to it. The narrator helped soften the underlying whiny perspective of the author. All of her voices were quite engaging and excellent, especially Miranda's.
I like to listen to a lot of spy thrillers and this was a welcome change of pace. A great listen while driving or ironing.
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