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I’m a Tayari fan but this audio was a little eh...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I actually bought the paperback of this book about 9 years ago. I fell in love with Tayari Jones’s work after reading “Silver Sparrow” and couldn’t wait to pick up her next piece of literature. This story lumbered in its pace and was less visual than her other work but it’s still Tayari, so it’s the difference between amazing and good. I bought the audiobook because I thought I didn’t connect to the book the first time because my life was a little chaotic then and I couldn’t slow down to the pace of the story. I did like it a little better this time. The voice actress hurt this audiobook by flattening all of the characters into two personalities. She missed the subtleness of the characters and made all the women, save our protagonist, sound like Harriet Winslow from “Family Matters” and all the men sound unintelligent and brut, even though they were clearly written differently. I’m moving in to “American Marriage” next. I still expect to be wowed.

Big let down for her podcast listeners

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Pluses: Liz is a great story-teller. She comes off as authentic, charming, self aware and

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It just slowed to a stop

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

There are a few moments of introspection but the book reads like she’s an insecure big girl, desperate for acceptance. Not my jive. It’s basically a compilation of “wow, they really like me” moments with several going on wayyyy longer than they are interesting. Still, I get the vibe that I’d like her if we met in person. Not a great book but I would recommend buying just to support her.

Laugh out loud moments

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-17

Somewhat disjointed at places but more genuine that most books I've read. Tiffany is something special. This book made me a fan.