This book was flawless and although what the author experienced was a million times worse - I still felt like I was right there with her on that bathroom floor. At times I felt I couldn't go on listening and sometimes did stop the recording but I knew I had to finish - if she could experience it and come out on the other side stronger, wiser and closer to God - then I could simply listen. This story of courage has forever changed me and the way I view the world.
Being a fan of Fight Club, I thought that Palahniuk would be an author I could be a repeat customer of. I struggled to get through an hour of this book. Maybe I will try to listen another time.
I can't say much more than the other reviewers. I was swept up into this book from the first line. The narrator did a brilliant job and I felt like I was right there with Lily - going through her trial and tribulations. It felt so personal - the anguish of being a 14 year old girl who only wanted her mother. The story read like poetry. My favorite line is about how if Lily were to go to heaven, for the first 10,000 years her mother would kiss her until her skin was chapped saying she forgives her and for the second 10,000 years her mother would brush her hair til it was shining. It's just so beautiful and sad to long for that kind love. Now I am forever a fan of Sue Monk Kidd. I will definitely listen to this one again and will be sure to get something else entirely out of it.
i thought the story was just OK. a lot of the story played out like scenes from an old Three's Company episode. A lot of misunderstandings and mishaps come up when the girl just could have spoken up and cleared up the situation. It's entertaining enough but not worth my monthly credit. I'm sorry I ordered it and will stay away from chick lit from now on.
I love Terry McMillan and have always found her writing to be witty, smart and definitely speaks of the african-american experience that I can relate to - however this is the first time I have ever heard one of her novels on audiobook and whoever did the narration was completely terrible and it often took me out of the story. I wasn't able to complete to book because the narration was so jarring and unbelievable. I didn't feel sorry for the main character, I wanted her to stop talking. I am a commuter and have had my share of narrators over time - and this woman was hands down the worst I had ever heard. I hate that I wasted my credit on this one.
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