I must live in a different world from most of the rest of the reviewers.... The narrator’s style and exaggerated character interpretations grated on me. The interaction of the characters, and the characters themselves, seemed clichéd. The plot was reasonably well thought out, but the execution seemed to feed on bitchy female behavior. The three main female characters just didn't pan out as well-developed, mature women - despite many attempts to portray them as that. Pulling hair, indeed. The author needed to go there?
I enjoyed this book and agree with its basic premises. (I do take issue with the broad brush assertion that "middle class" parents provide better upbringing for their children than "poorer class" parents, with lifelong detrimental consequenses. I've seen examples of unsuccessful parenting from all classes of our society.) But this is a very good book and well narrated. None of us do it alone.
A bit cheesy, with a little bit of everything to entertain: dirty business, murder and crazy people, with the essentially good-hearted hero at the center. Not bad for an easy listen!
I've almost finished listening to this book; I think I'm saving it so it doesn't end. It's been revealing and meaningful, well put-together, well narrated, and empowering to those of us at the really thin end of the long tail.
One of it's messages, about the importance of our ability to filter, to search, and to use peer recommendations to find related and relevant content, has changed the way I evaluate web sites (including this one) and led me to post this review.
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