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Titillating rollercoaster of dysfunction and love!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-14

If you could sum up How To Survive Your Sisters in three words, what would they be?

Sophisticated, Funny, and Believable. I was astonished by how much dysfunction, drama, love, anger, mistakes, and resolutions Ms. Campbell is able to fit into one family, never feeling far-fetched or reality-show-fake.

What did you like best about this story?

I have never been treated to a book that makes you feel as though there are four protagonists or central characters… four would-be first-person accounts of the events which involve each, complete with unique perspectives, limitations, emotions, drives, damage, and redeeming qualities. Ms. Campbell masterfully understands and translates the innermost thoughts, feelings, and motivations of them all - she must have had help from several sisters! All this, done seamlessly, believably, and with a secure hold on the reader's interest by weaving in just enough suspense and mystery to keep you periodically questioning who to root for, and wondering about the final outcome.

What does Elizabeth Klett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Brilliantly narrated by Elizabeth Klett, the listener is treated to a multitude of accents and voices, with such talent and consistency that allows you to attain an intimate level of familiarity with each character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

At one point, I honestly did not know how Ms. Campbell was going to resolve all of the craziness that she had built into the story. I was scared for whether I would "like" the outcome, but compelled to find out. And I was definitely not disappointed!

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book, and will be starting my listen of Ms. Campbell's "Looking for LaLa" on my way home today!!

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