Elizabeth Blake, or Lizzie to her friends, had to let go of her identity the day she said "I do" to Victor. She became a robot that he programmed, the perfect doctor's wife. Everything from her hair to her clothes, even her long-standing relationship with her best friend Stella had to go. Lizzie soon finds herself in slacks and button down shirts and her long chestnut hair tied up in a bun. As for her sex life, even on the two occasions a year that Victor does feel like having sex, it is cold and clinical. Thank God Stella helped Lizzie pick out a vibrator. Longing for more she decides that if Victor does not change by her 35th birthday that she is finished living by his rules. He will change right? After all, what man in his right mind would turn down a whip cream bikini, oh wait, Victor is lactose intolerant. Luckily for her, Alex, who has just turned 23, is not, and Lizzie, with a little help from bad girl Stella, is about to catch his eye.
The 35th Year follows Lizzie on her quest for real love and a lot of sexual experimentation; after all, it is normal to have sex in a shed at Lowe's right? Could something that started off as a minor flirtation, filled with sexual tension, end up being more? Lizzie is about to discover that she has the power to make Alex fall in love with her, she is also about to discover what a Prince Albert is and how satisfying the position 69 can be. Starting right before her 35th birthday and ending at her 36th, The 35th Year is full of humor, sexual discovery, and an eyewitness account of just how much fun being a bad girl really is.
What disappointed you about The 35th Year?
The Narrator, Rina Aldachi, ruined the book. I could not even listen half way trough the book due to the monotone voice.
How could the performance have been better?
A different narrator