I admit, I ordered this book not only for content, but because I love the author/narrator's accent. The book was encouraging, and gives many ideas for changing our perception of any situation and keeping a positive outlook on life. If you need a pep talk, this is a great book.
I really enjoyed listening to this "coming of age" type story. It's for adults, not for children. The writing draws you into the story from the very beginning. The narration truly makes this story. There is a fair amount of French in the story and the narrator's excellent pronunciation of the French, along with her talent at creating different voices, transported me to the scene of this story, a hotel in France. I enjoyed every minute.
I did listen to this entire book and it held my interest throughout. However, at the end I had to ask myself, what did I get out of this? Near the end the author states, "If you've heard anything from this book, it's you listening to you." Someone else described the book as "very New-Agey." I agree.
This book was jam packed with information and would probably be best read instead of listened to. It was full of ideas and quizzes that need to be absorbed and seen or written down. If you are primarily an auditory learner, it would be fine.
I have no idea why this novel is so highly rated. It's boring, the sex scenes seem to be mere filler, the sadist scenes are too much, and the heroine is unlikeable. Don't waste your time with this one.
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