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  • Declaring Spinsterhood

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jamie Lynn Braziel
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (97)

    Emma Bailey is fed up with the dating scene, and if she hears her mother nag one more time about getting married…well, she’s had it, and she wants everyone to know it. In a moment of clarity (or insanity?), she announces to the world that she will never marry. No husband and no kids; no worries about diapers, driving lessons, or divorce. Her friends are there for her, but they’re also involved in their own lives and loves, so off she goes into a world of casual dating. But what happens when the avowed spinster, the woman who has supposedly tucked her heart into a safe little space, suddenly realizes that her best friend Brian means more to her?

    Guiselle says: "Juvenile and poorly written"
    "What is it the 1950's??"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book was average. Not bad - not fantastic. I won't be re-listening to it like I do with other books.


    What could Jamie Lynn Braziel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Seriously? Live in the 2014 instead of 1950s.


    Have you listened to any of Johanna Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet but she was excellent.


    Could you see Declaring Spinsterhood being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    God no.


    Any additional comments?

    This book had a fine story line. This was ridiculously dated. Women now days don't have to wait for marriage to have sex, or get permission to have men sleep over. Every time something remotely "riske" happened (and Shakespeare was more bawdy than this book) the women all shrieked and went church. It was irritating. Guess what. Women now days don't need permission to have sex, it is completely okay to actually have sex for fun, AND shockingly - it is perfectly normal not not have to get married if they actually do have sex. UGH. Made me grind my teeth.
    Instead of showing how women rebel against being pushed into marriage and motherhood (like many women feel now days) she emphasized the fact. Woman cannot be whole without a man.

    Seriously? Like joke says "If my vibrator could mow the lawn I wouldn't get married"

    Emma had a bookstore, was taking charge of her life - only to be miserable without a man. (insert cringe - teeth grind here)
    Chicka, grow some balls, tell your family to f-off, and buy some toys.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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