If you liked Skippy Dies, you will like this book. This is a frenetically paced book with colorful, humorously flawed characters. I relate to a lot of Bernadette's failings, unfortunately without any of her genius. It's rich with architectural information and what feels like insider information on living in Seattle and working at Microsoft. It's about the difficulty of long term relationships, children and mistakes made. Ms. Wilhoite has a lovely singing voice and I did enjoy her reading, although I felt as if I was running a 100 meter dash along side her sometimes. (Sharon)
I guess everything is so subjective - How we absorb the material. I read the reviews and I wanted to like this book but there was not enough of a story here. 3 downloads - I thought I would lose my mind. Insipid, sappy, cliche-ridden dialogue - Get my drift here...I'm sorry but I feel that the other reviewers really misled me or my tolerance for this type of a story is really low. It wasn't quite a hot sexy romance because nothing happened until the very last few segments. Love was not unrequited just delayed. There was a lot of angst and I thought there would be some big reveal but I really wasn't impressed. Sorry folks but I must be honest. I read everything and I like romance too but intelligent, amusing, sexy plots - one of those anyway - would have been nice.
I was so sorry this book ended. The varied and flawed characters the interweaving stories. It was so worth it. The narration was superb and if you like a great story and like to reread in the future - Don't miss this.
I almost gave up on this book - It was moving kind of slowly and a little whiney. I began to like the central character a little more and stuck with it and it paid off. Getting used to the spoken email addresses took some doing - Just not that interesting to listen to. I did actually laught out loud while listening. The narrator was fine for me and I felt did a good job.
Jonathon Tropper is one of my new favorite authors. I plan to either read or listen to everything that he has written. This story was a wonderful slice of life book with complex familial relationships and coming of age issues. Funny, sexy and true. I really enjoyed it. Scott Brick has a rich voice - Reminded me of Kelsey Grammer without all the b.s.
I like Annie Sanders and I've listened to most of her books on Audible. I thought this story was pretty good but predictable. It was a nice easy listen with no big surprises. A seemingly honest depiction about family relationships and the complications of marriage. Nothing painful here but not too deep either. I am not sorry I listened.
I've read almost all of Nick Hornby - I'm a big fan. As usual he gives you quirky characters and an interesting story. I really enjoyed listening but it was too short. (Sharon)
This book keeps you engaged and guessing all the way through. Anyone saying it's boring must have read another book. The plot is long and twisted and won't disappoint. You must be patient. Narrators are perfect. Now I want to get the print version on Kindle for the rest of the family. If you enjoy Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine - Think more modern, more complicated and sexy and you've got it. Enjoy!
Additional thought. This author has moved away from the inspector/mystery story and has moved into the area of literary far-ra-ra. Every chapter is preceded by a poetry extract and is not what I want in a mystery story. But I did enjoy it - I simply stomached the superfluous poetic nonsense.
If you're in the mood for a painful, interesting book about relationships and middle aged women who have been treated harshly without retribution, then maybe this book is for you. I found this book excruciatingly uncomfortable. Maybe I'm sensitive, but....the story is sound, the narrator is good but is it joyful and uplifting? No. I was happy to see that some of the characters behaved beyond the good of themselves. If I had forsight, I wouldn't have used my credit. I am a coward - I like to read books that leave me feeling somewhat at peace - My addiction to Inspector Lynley not withstanding.
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