I was looking forward to listening to what I thought would be an amusing story from a former comedy writer. Instead, after listening for an hour, thi..Show More »s became the first book from Audible I could not finish. The author tries much too hard to make her main character, Sammy, quirky and funny, but her efforts fall flat. Sammy is just plain weird and the long winded health care policy lectures served to only slow down the narrative.
In the beginning of the book, the character is rushing to get ready for work when she starts wondering what it would be like to have the use of only one arm. So she ties up one arm so she can't use it. When she arrives at work, one of her co-workers notices that she is wearing one sneaker and one sandal. Apparently she couldn't turn on her closet light with only one arm, so couldn't see her shoes when she was getting dressed. Stop and think - just how did she tie the shoelaces on the shoe and buckle the strap of the sandal with one hand? Could she not feel that these were completely different shoes? And she goes all day without changing shoes! Can you imagine how uncomfortable that would be? This sloppy writing and a totally unappealing main character were enough to make me abandon this one. I suggest that you do the same. The narration was just average as well.
but it was okay, i still loved the leading characters, and the mix of politics was just as interesting, but it just did not have the same...umph as t..Show More »he first one I guess is the way to say it, I have listened to the first novel probably..3-4 times, this one i will listen to again, but not as frequently..