Interesting concept but wandering prose took all the energy out of the story and turned the characters lifeless
It was unfortunate that this writer chose to let his literary flourishes take over, to the detriment of developing character. The only person that came alive was Ruth. Everyone else seemed flat and uninteresting, especially Greta.
I doubt I would have finished this story without the lovely voice and narration
Daphne du Maurier has become one of my favorite authors. This is another of her well-plotted,suspenseful, beautifully written novels. Excellent narration.
I'd call this chick at its best. An entertaining story, wonderful sense of time and place -NYC circa 1955; engaging characters. A good choice for the beach. Narration was good, too.
Admittedly, I wasn't expecting much when I started this book. What a surprise ! Humor, heartbreak, and an introspective look at relationships, marital and familial. As a bonus, there is the setting, a trip through some of Europe's most celebrated cities. One of my favorite books this year. And, wonderful narration, too.
A great book by one of my favorite writers. Humor, suspense, great characters, and an excellent narrator. GREAT !
Despite the wonderful narration by David Horovitch, this was really a slog. I guess I just didn't appreciate the symbolism. It was a chore to finish. A waste of a an excellent narrator.
Thoughtful and witty, but also dark. Although this was written in the early 1970's, it felt quite timely. Dustin Hoffman was a perfect narrator. I actually liked his interpretation of Chance more than Peter Sellers' in the movie version.
Loved the concept and the story built from the choice made by Patricia. A very intriguing and interesting story. Very much a character-driven plot, and very little "science fiction". Alison Larkin was the perfect narrator for this.
Not much of a story, but there is a certain sweetness to the characters that move through the slight narrative. Simple prose and a lovely message of goodwill and acceptance. Meg Ryan read this beautifully.
A great story of suspense, truly a page turner. You will be wondering about Rachel even as you finish the book. First-rate narration.
I loved "The Boston Girl" by this author. ( highly recommend it on audio !) Unfortunately, this isnt as involving, perhaps because the (2) main characters, Kathleen and Joyce, are not too sympathetic. Honestly, I felt they were a bit whiny. Everything turns out great for everyone, so any intended life lessons are lost. Pleasant but not memorable. Great narration, though.
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