I'll preface this with the fact that I didn't read the entire book's description before choosing this book, since I've loved everything else by Candace Bushnell. However, usually I stick it out until the end even on books I'm not in love with. Not this one. I have such a hard time with this narrator's voice and character style and can't keep up with the characters in this book, so am quitting a Audible book in the middle for the first time. I wouldn't recommend this book as a great one to listen to - perhaps it would present better on paper?
As a huge Jodi Picoult fan and special education teacher, I was very excited to listen to this book by one of my favorite authors and about a subject I have experience with. However, I was a little disturbed by Picoult's portrayal of Asperger's, although I could tell that she was trying extremely hard to be sensitive. Also, the sibling issues were so similar to Handle with Care that I couldn't shake the likenesses. I was a bit disappointed and hope that Picoult's next book is a bit fresher.
I loved Cynthia Nixon's narration and how the story was told from multiple points of view. I had a really tough time liking or relating to the mistress, however.
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