Story was pretty good - reading about the rich and spoiled (in London) - a nice "twist" to it as well. It makes you wonder - how "much" money can destroy people - and how much "stuff" do people really need?? How about just being happy and healthy? You can only hire people to do "so much" - and money can't buy you happiness - is the lesson I got from the story. The narration was great!
I'm not sure Lisa Scottoline really wrote this book??? It read like a Danielle Steel novel - SLOW and Boring!! I didn't even finish listening since it was predictable - and monotonous - that I found myself drifting and thinking of "when is this going to be over?"
What happened to the suspense novelist that I love????
I read other reviews before I decided to download this book - and all were good - but that doesn't always mean that I'm going to enjoy it. Well - this book was worth the "try"!
Interesting story - great narration - just plain - ol Good!
The characters were very "true" to life - (slightly "flawed" - like us everyday people) - that I thought at first that this book was more of a "memoir" and not a novel. I highly recommend this listen - and I look forward to more from the author .
I have read/listened to many of Sparks books - and as time goes on - they become more predictable and slower - and slower........ I didn't even finish the story - since I found myself drifting and thinking of when is this going to be over. So - I moved on and went to another book. Not only was it slow and monotonous - but depressing as well. The narrator was good though.
I thought this book was going to be an "insider" tell-all about the advertising world - but - it ended up being a real "story" - that just happens to be about a man in the advertising field.
Yes -it does give "tid-bits" into what goes on behind the scenes (at an ad agency) - but it is more focused on the main characters past "demons" and why he is the way he is.
It was a good - easy read - and if you are "stuck" as to what to listen to - it's worth the credit.
If you want to "escape" to reality - this is the listen for you. This story mimics real life "troubles" that we all face everyday. There isn't any "wow" moment - but in the end - everything works out - (just like in life).
I enjoyed the story - the narrators were great - and over-all it was a very good listen!
I got addicted to this series after listening to book 1 - so I immediately downloaded book 2.
Yes - it was "okay" - but towards the middle/end it was pretty predictable.
Becca Battoe was okay -starting to get on my nerves a bit - Thankfully - the "sex" wasn't
as "much" as in the first book - (enough already! - we all know what it's like when you are attracted to someone - in the beginning of a relationship - ). I will say that it's pretty un-likely that a 22year old (Ana) can be so "mature" and know so much about life - (I remember when I was 22 - and getting married - etc - wasn't really "high" on my priority list - even if some "billionaire" fell for me - especially one with all his "problems") - and it's even more un-believable that a fresh out of college graduate would get promoted only after 2 weeks at a new job - to "editor " - please!
So - there are a lot of "really?" going on in this book - but.....I'm glad I listened anyway.
I will say - that I needed a break after the 2nd book - not sure when I'll get up the "courage" to start on the last book.
I was hesitant to listen to this series - because of the reviews that people wrote about the narrator (Becca Battoe) - but I wanted to listen to what everyone was talking about.
The beginning was a little slow - but after the first couple of hours the story kicked in - and wow!! Lots and lots of graphic sex - in great detail I might add. Yes - it made me think back to "the days" of being "young" and the start of a relationship - (what else do people do who are extremely attracted to one another and are first starting out together?) - Yes - it got a bit "much" - and the kinky - screwed up Christian is a little un-nerving (and you have to wonder why any woman would stay with someone who wanted to spank and hit/punish her??) - so that was disturbing as well (...yes - his good looks, his money - etc is all great - but........ ). I thought Becca Batoe did a really good job - and was very convincing as Ana - and Christian - not sure why everyone else made such a "fuss" about her????? I got sucked in .... and couldn't wait to start the 2nd book!!!
Love Emily Giffin's books! I wish she could crank out more then one every few years!
Her characters are so real and believable - and her subject matters are real as well. Yes - it's pretty much "chick -lit" but - that doesn't bother me (since I'm a "chick"). The narrator was awesome as well!! I will admit - that when I saw what the book was about (the subject matter - about - giving up a child for adoption) - I was slightly hesitant as to if I was going to like the book/story very much. But I got sucked in immediately! I also like that the author brings back old characters from her other novels. Great book to get lost in!!!!
good character development - but - I was always waiting for "something" to happen.
I guess the most interesting was about "Birdie" the mother of the Heart family. The least interesting was about "Lulu" - a spoiled - beautiful teenager - and all of her "manipulations".
none - it was good
hummm............. I guess - a little slow. I wasn't as "anxious" to listen to it everyday (on my run) like I usually am with other really good novels.
Better off listening to Unger's first book "Beautiful Lies" - now that was an awesome page turner - I'm still "waiting" for her to write another one like that!
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