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First Comes Love Audiobook

First Comes Love: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In a dazzling, delightful new novel that's quintessential Emily Giffin, the number one New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of 30-something sisters who find themselves asking: If love, marriage, and children don't arrive in the usual order, which comes first?

©2016 Emily Giffin (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    Elizabeth 07-01-16
    Elizabeth 07-01-16
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    "Not her best. "

    I'm a huge emily giffin fan. This book was a disappointment. Story felt disjointed with no clear resolution. Characters were unlikable, it made it hard for me to root for them. The plot was drawn out, a little over dramatic at times, seemed pointless and was a bit muddled. I'm so sad because I've read and loved every book she's written up to this one. The narration really ruins this book, the performances were almost whiney, which made the characters annoying beyond how the story dis serves them.

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    Monica 07-07-16
    Monica 07-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Really Bad"
    How could the performance have been better?

    Remove the kids comments.


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    This book is very similar to the last book, The One and Only. The writer has lost her spark. The story drags way too long.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Carina 07-03-16
    Carina 07-03-16
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    "Surprisingly disappointing"

    Emily Giffin is one of my favorite authors and loved all her books until this one. If you're looking for a feel good book, this isn't it. First Comes Love started out sad and I kept waiting for it to get better. It never did. In fact, the loss and heartache just piled on top of another. The one good news in the end wasn't quite beneficial for all, as donor and recipient were involved with other people and stayed that way. I didn't really see the point. It's a let down Ms Giffin. I even pre-ordered this book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Dennis 07-02-16
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    "Typical Emily Giffin"

    I have read or listened to every one of Emily Giffin's books and this one does not disappoint. You don't read Giffin if you are in the mood for "fine literature" but for her genre (solid chick lit if you ask me) she and this book are great. My only criticism of this book would be the Meredith character. Talk about a negative Nancy!! It might just be me but OMG did this girl annoy the heck out of me!!!! (I am pretty sure that was the point though!) :-) Anyway I am certain that any fan of Giffin's will enjoy this work as well...

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    Anne Pickard 08-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy read except the voices"

    Nice easy read/listen. The voices drove me nuts! When they would do the kids voices it was like nails to a chalkboard. The story was predictable... But that is the style of these kind of books. If you are looking for a no-brainer, easy, fun read go for it!

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    Traci 07-19-16
    Traci 07-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy listening - not that engaging"

    Every now and then I like books like this one - harmless, easy to pick up and put down, and ... Forgettable. In this case, I feel like it could have been more - it seems a little phoned in. Too tidy an ending, too many opportunities lost, and no real connections.

    Also. Can someone PLEASE tell readers that they don't need to try to sound like the opposite sex or children??? We can use our imagination. When the narrator does Harper in this book (or Nolan) my skin crawled. Blech.

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    Thandiwe Gray 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just awful"

    Struggled repeatedly to finish and I've loved some of her other books. But the two sisters in this story were insufferable and the narration grating. Don't bother.

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    J woodbridge, VA, United States 11-13-16
    J woodbridge, VA, United States 11-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible ending"

    The book was great but the ending was so unsatisfactory that it tainted my entire experience. The performances by both narrators were subpart

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    Brittany Griganavicius 11-04-16
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    "Hard to get through but good ending"

    The characters are very negative which I didn't really like and so it took me a while to get through the book. it wasn't until the very last few chapters that I was actually into the book.

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    jennifer aldrich 10-11-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Unlikeable characters"

    The two sisters are wholly unlikeable characters. Listening to it was like listening to an annoying office mate drone on. I have enjoyed her previous books but this one was painful.

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