I might try another Kathleen Wilhoite book, but I wouldn't read another Maria Semple book.
I think she did a great job, actually. The characters are just so annoying that I became irritated with everything about this book.
Frustration. After several hours of listening, I just kept wondering when the plot would ever begin.
I just don't care about bickering Seattle socialites and their prep school woes. Nothing about the storyline or the characters grabbed my attention, so I finally had to give up listening.
It's rare that we get such insight into the mind of someone with Asperger's. As the sibling of two "Aspies," I was thrilled with this thoughtful depiction.
"How do I express my horror?"
(read with perfect comic timing)
No, but I LOVE HIM. The only constructive feedback I have is that the female characters (particularly Rosie) could have been more animated. She is frequently described as a "wild card," yet Dan O'Grady's depiction made her seem a bit depressed. Her lines were often quiet and a bit flat. Don, however, was perfect.
Don's realizations about what he deserves and can have in life.
Yes, if you enjoy a well-written character study.
I'm honestly not a huge fan of character studies, but Meg Wolitzer is such a fantastic writer that the characters really came alive for me. I enjoyed the wry humor as well.
Yes, although as many other reviewers mentioned, she spoke too fast and was a tad inconsistent during the first half of the book. She seemed to settle in to the characters by the second half. I loved her Ethan and Dennis voices.
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