I really liked Something Borrowed and Something Blue, but this book doesn't really present any new material. It's slow and seems to focus on what I think is insignificant details. I found myself thinking "just get on with the plot!"
No, I think I might have just set high expectations because I loved the first two books by Emily Giffin.
Hmm, not sure. She's good at distinguishing between male and female characters, but I didn't enjoy the airy, ditzy tone she gave the female characters. It didn't seem necessary. I'm not drawn by her voice, I find myself spacing out when I listened to this.
Honestly, I think I zoned out for what parts I did read. I really liked the story of how she met her two love interests and when her best friend reveals she's expecting, but the rest of it is just fluff. ( I'm almost through the first installment).
I'm kinda disappointed and will probably return this book. I just can't get into it. I liked the concept of the story, but it's just moving so slowly. I thought it would be fast paced like Something Borrowed and Something Blue (which I thought was a little slower, but still a good pace). Maybe because I read them on paper, that was easier. I'm not sure.
After reading "Ten Tiny Breaths", I was eager to pick up another audiobook by this author. I like this book, but it took me a little while to get into Livvy's character after her being a dormant character in the first book. The narrator used the same voice almost for both Livvy and Casey, which made it hard to distinguish...don't let that deter you, though. I'd still recommend this book to a friend.
I liked the courtship between Livvy and Ashton. Connor seemed nice too, but..well, you'll see. Definitely liked the quick dialogue.
The beginning seemed really forced and not very realistic. It seems like Livvy was pushed into being the stereotypical college freshman and that bothered me, but I guess it works with the rest of the story..I don't want to give anything away.
I really like when Ashton and Livvy start admitting their feelings for one another.
Yes, but not as much as "Ten Tiny Breaths". I liked the story, but wasn't as compelled to pick it up every waking moment of my spare time.
Not a bad followup for "Ten Tiny Breaths" but could've been a tad more realistic, especially in the beginning. I do like where the plot goes, but it's more predictable. You should still check it out!
I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. It's the perfect amount of chick lit and drama without being overly one or the other. There's a nice twist to it and the plot isn't incredibly predictable.
I don't think I had a favorite. I liked how all of the characters interacted and it was quick, sharp wit that was funniest. None of the dialogue sounded forced.
I listened to "One Tiny Lie" and found the dialogue to be the same. I would love to read more of her works.
YES! There aren't really any slow parts to this one. "One Tiny Lie" had a little more slowness, but not much. I found myself tuning in late at night when I should probably be heading to bed, but I just couldn't wait to figure out what was gonna happen next!
Definitely worth trying. This book is good for 20-somethings who are caught between full out erotic novels and teeny bopper romances. It's a good, quick listen/read that I would definitely listen to again.
I really liked all the places/settings. It kept the book interesting.
Eat Pray Love--I haven't read it, but it's similar in the sense that this girl is traveling around the world to really find herself. It's a nice concept and didn't feel too played out.
I can't think of any particular ones off the top of my head, but there was some really quick and sharp humor (like off handed remarks) that were just really funny. This narrator did an awesome job capturing all of the accents from around the world and grasping the true personality of each character.
Yes, I probably could've. I just wish it wasn't abridged.
I wish the unabridged version was on Audible. This version seemed rushed and not every sequence of events added up. I would probably want to read the book version of this to get the spots I feel are missing.
Yes. I should've reviewed this right after I finished it instead of two months later.
I love Chet. He's got such a cute and funny personality. It reminds me of what I think is going on in my dog's mind.
Slow. Relaxed. Passable.
Shoot, I wish I recalled more of the book to answer this one.
It was a good book and I enjoyed it at the time, but I still think they should find a different narrator. This narrator's voice drops off into mumbles at the end of the phrase and it happens too quickly to predict it and turn the volume up.
I really liked the beginning of the book. I loved the beginning of their romance. I wasn't expecting it to take the turn it did and after awhile, it just seemed like the author was ruminating on this choice that needs to be made. It's just really depressing and stagnant after the first 1/4 ends.
I think it would have been more enjoyable if this choice wasn't lingering for so long. I mean, it makes sense why the choice takes so long to make and that's the nature of the issue (sorry, I'm trying really hard not to give anything away), but I got bored really fast.
Maybe? I liked him as a narrator. He captured the voices of the characters really well.
Maybe if they were able to base it off an abridged version. This story really doesn't need to be told in more than an hour.
Wasn't expecting this book to be so depressing and the latter half seems to be written in a different style than the first half. Like, the first half has momentum and is uplifting and really easy to get through. Once that part finishes, it drags on and on and left me sitting there like "is it finished yet??"
Hmm, that's a good one. I really REALLY wanted to like this book, but it just didn't click for me. I don't think I wasted my time reading it, but after awile, I wasn't really interested anymore. There were too many characters to follow and I'm not big on violence, so I didn't really want to hear about it.
Nothing was really disappointing. I still think the book was really well written and that the narrator did a good job reading it, it just wasn't for me.
I haven't but I did like his narration. He gave it the medieval feel it deserves.
It was worth checking out, but I don't think I'll read any of the other ones.
I scoured through all the reviews before using a credit on this. 33 hours is a long commitment! Again, I have nothing poor to say about the way the book was written or how it was performed, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I like and have read/enjoyed other works like this, but I just couldn't get into this one.
I really liked the narrator for this book. He has a lot of emotion and really captures the feel of the conversations without being over the top.
I would. I like the plot of her stories and there are some funny moments that are written well.
The way he was able to differentiate between characters (not just accents, but the mood and tone as well) and the emphasis on the emotion being conveyed--without being over the top. There are a couple scenes where Layken is really upset with Will and he just captures it perfectly.
Not really. There's nothing about this book that's new from the first two books. It's just in Will's perspective. I won't give it away, but there's one thing in particular that happens that the audience didn't know about from Layken's perspective, but otherwise, nothing new.
I would recommend the book if you're just not done listening to the series, otherwise, you could skip it and not miss anything. I had this on in the backround while doing other stuff and was still able to follow it because none of the plot was new. The only real difference is that we don't hear more from Gavin, Will and Layke's brothers, or Layken's best friend.
It's close to the top. It's a really nice follow-up to Slammed, the first book. I was originally drawn to this book because I enjoy poetry and it was part of an Audible book sale. I liked it so much, I scooped up the second book. I can't wait for the third/final installment!
I know that the stories aren't quite similar, but the characters remind me of the ones in The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. Just the youthfulness of Lake and Will resonates for some reason.
I haven't. Kamran Khan has a very soothing and relaxing voice. I found that I could focus better if I increased the speed of his narration just a bit.
Sometimes things in people's lives don't happen in chronological order...
Really great read. I would definitely read this series again!
I thought this book was cute, but I think it tried really hard to be one of those romance novels that's super passionate, but it didn't quite get there. The first part of the story is really slow--like alright, we get that this is a forbidden romance. I really enjoy hockey, and I was looking for there to be more in the way of describing some of the game and how a team manager works, but I guess that wasn't really the point. You never know about how Faith got a hold of taking care of the team after Virgil dies, just that she's interested in Ty.
Overall, I think this story has a lot of potential, but could've panned out a bit more besides the romance part of it. I think it'd make a great film adaptation. The narration is pretty good. I like how Susan Bennett expresses worry/shock--it fits what I think the character sounds like.
Glad I got this book on sale.
I really enjoyed this book although I thought I had bought the abridged version at first because you get thrown right into the middle of the character's life events and the story progresses quickly. The narrator's voice bugged me because she was really ditzy and delayed her narration. For example "Tell him to give me my books back!!......................she said." That wasn't a smooth flow of conversation. She also has an interesting accent. She pronounced Javier (Spanish: HAHV-yehr) HAY-vee-YAR and vague with a short a instead of a long a.
Overall the story itself was enjoyable. It's a nice short read and I liked it enough to pick up the second installment. I like poetry a lot and enjoyed the poetry and lyrics within the main story.
I bought this book on sale and I'm glad I did. It's worth checking out though!
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