First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes...a baby carriage? Isn’t that what all women want? Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children after all.
This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It’s about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it was - and that there is no possible compromise. It’s about deciding what is most important in life, and taking chances to get it. But most of all, it’s about the things we will do - and won’t do - for love.
©2006 Emily Giffin (P)2006 Macmillan Audio
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Characters seem overly trite and shallow due to the flat affect of the narrator. I'd like to hear the abridged version read by Cynthia Nixon because I have been a fan of Giffin's "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" as well as the audio version of "Heart of the Matter" read by Cynthia Nixon. Normally I prefer Unabridged audio books to abridged, but Cynthia Nixon is a talented actor and I bet it makes a big difference.
Story was just not as good as her others, but it is not something you want to skip over.
The reader's voice grated on my nerves........the story skipped around too much and did not make much sense. I LOVE my audio books so it is highly unusual for me to actually stop listening to one without finishing it but that is exactly what I did with this one. The cover of the book says narrated by Cynthia Nixon....NOT!!! She narrated Hear of the Matter and I loved it, this reader was awful!
I chose this book because I read "Something Borrowed" and liked the idea of the plot because I was in a similar situation to the main character. The book was good and brought up a few points about conflicting child-having views that I had never thought about before.
I've liked others by this author much better. The over analysis of every single aspect of how this character is feeling about having a baby is exhausting. It's similar to disecting minute details with best friends but this character isn't your friend so you don't care as much....
I love audible, because honestly I don't have the time or the attention span to sit and read! I love true crime, and romantic comedies most
I didn't finish this book, I love Giffin normally but this one just couldn't keep my attention.
The story was really slow.
I thought she was fine.
Emily Giffin's writing is normally great. I will continue to buy her books, this one just wasn't for me.
I probably would not recommend this book to anyone except others that read Emily Giffin's books. It was predictable and slow.
This is not one of her best. But I liked the Darcy/Ethan update.
I like listening to Christine. She was good.
I really enjoyed the fact that the main character was definite on her child free position. This is so refreshing. I surprisingly enjoyed this book and that may be the reason why. It was very real... very life-like. Not a traditional chick-lit, more melancholy. Being 30 years old, I am encompassing all the scenarios in this book, it really hit home. Glad I listened to it! Not sure about the ending, but overall... a good read!
Emily Griffin once again writes a great story that tugs at the heart strings. The story is both sad and hopeful at the same time. I cannot imagine how many people in the US alone have been in the same predicament.
A Great Read and Cynthia Nixon makes it even better.
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