©2004 Emily Giffin; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
I don't know what it is about Emily Giffin's books, but I am always hooked from the first minute. Maybe because she includes references to Andy Gibb, the Brady bunch, or any one of a million things I remember from my youth? Or maybe it is just a good story, interesting characters? While I know it is "chick lit", it is a cut above the rest of the genre. Good narration, too.
This novel was a refreshingly light novel. The characters were well developed and the issues presented in the story line were very realistic. I enjoyed every minute of this listen and felt as though I were watching a scandalous lifetime movie. Whenever I stopped the audiobook I looked forward to the next time I would have to pick it up.
I think I loved the book better than the movie. The book gave me the filler that I needed. The narrator did an excellent job! I was totally engulfed in the story.
I enjoyed the narrator, but the story was just okay for me. I appreciated the fact that the book didn't rely solely on bedroom scenes to propel the story forward.
Once I started listening to this tale I was scarcely willing to stop- even for work. The narrator's skillful rendition makes the story all the better. This is one of those great stories that forces self-reflection and grants its readers a willingness to refrain from judging the "perceived" indiscretions of others. I ABSOLUTELY loved this story and not just because of the satisfying ending.
I read this a long time ago (way before the movie ruined it). The narrator is incredible nailing all the characters and inflections. In would highly recommend!
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