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  • The Friday Night Knitting Club

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kate Jacobs
    • Narrated By Carrington Macduffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (771)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (158)

    Walker & Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club is the ad hoc creation of some of Georgia's regulars, who stroll into the shop looking for tips on knitting and end up finding much, much more. Once a week, they gather to work on their latest projects and to chat - and occasionally clash - over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.

    flimfrik says: "Wanted to like it but constantly disappointed."
    "Wanted to like it but constantly disappointed."
    Overall

    The best part of the book was the knitting stuff -- and I don't even knit.
    The characters had potential, but the writing was hackneyed and vastly in need of editing ("said her blond friend" etc.). I'm always looking for books about groups of women, though, and kept listening even though I found myself shaking my head at almost every turn. And I'm not generally judgmental about what they call "chick-lit" but most of what I've read before (Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green, etc.) is well written.
    I agree with the reviewer above who said the way it ended was unbelievable and difficult to take. I also had major issues with what passed for parenting skills in the book. (Spoiler alert: Who rewards their kid for running away with an instant trip to Scotland?)
    The book actually left me depressed about the state of publishing instead of the fate of the characters.

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