As Sophie's life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around and come up with your own fairy-tale ending....
From the author of critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a wonderfully fun, insightful novel about the crazy things we do for love....
Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It's just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? Find out....
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Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses - and, ultimately, ourselves....
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A riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives....
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Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat....
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Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart....
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Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful 33-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Whenever they're together, laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow. But apart, each is very much her own woman, dealing with her own share of ups and downs.
Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, juggling the many balls of work, marriage, and motherhood with expert precision, but is she as together as her datebook would have her seem? Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage - can she bring another life into her very precarious world? And can free-spirited Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, ever hope to find lasting love?
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Where does Three Wishes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Who was your favorite character and why?
I haven't finished the book yet, but I like the author, so I'm gritting my teeth and listening.I had to say something about the narrator because I'm driving my husband crazy imitating her.
What didn’t you like about Heather Wilds’s performance?
Oh my God - had I listened to a sample I would have got the kindle edition instead.The narrator's voice is horrible. Every descriptive sentence is spoken with the same intonations in exactly the same spots. The narrator for What Aliice Forgot was so much BETTER.
Any additional comments?
Like I said, great story - almost ruined by the narration.
38 of 43 people found this review helpful
How could the performance have been better?
Moriarty is a beloved author and listeners deserve a top performer. Ms. Wilds' narrative voice doesn't fit the wit and energy and these books. She's better with the dialogue for sure, but I'm not sure I'll buy the next Moriarty book if she's doing the reading.
36 of 41 people found this review helpful
Liane Moriarty's books are great fun when there's a good narrator - lively, humorous, and fun escapism. This narrator drones on and on and the fun is gone. This story was hard to follow compared to other Moriarty stories (I think the narrator was to blame), and I didn't find the characters to be particularly likable either.
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
I'm not crazy about the narrator. She's done another of Liane's books and I find her voice not very stimulating. Her voice changes at times to a really low tone and its distracting. I know voice actors have to stop and start, but she makes it obvious.
The story was OK. Three sisters, not very likeable in my opinion. Not to spoil anything but this is the second book in a row of hers that refers to domestic violence.
Either way, I'm a fan of hers and this was the last one on my list. Maybe I'll go back and re-read some others, but this one - I wouldn't read twice.
25 of 30 people found this review helpful
Liane Moriarty has a style that she has fine tuned to perfection. Australian character studies with wit and humor involving modern sincere people. Her characters are quirky, sharp and clever. Their problems are often a bit outlandish mixed in with those that are similar enough to our own so that we can relate.
Fresh off her most recent novel, that I loved, I decided to purchase this re-release of her 2004 first novel. A tale of adult triplets that are closely bonded though each possessing a unique personality.
The problem I had with this novel is that though this is a story with three heroines, none is particularity redeeming or likable. I found one to be flighty, one to be boring and the other to be sourly mean. Without the amount of humor and sharp wit that I have grown to love in Moriarty's more recent work, I soon lost interest. Towards the middle I was plodding through to the end rather than enjoying the trip along the way. Though this book has good elements, in comparison to her later work, it's dull and lacking. It left me wondering why this needed re-released.
32 of 39 people found this review helpful
I confess I have not finished listening to this book, but I am not sure I can. The narrator's cadence is horrendous and irritating to hear. It's like she doesn't connect to the story but adds the same emphasis to most sentences. Wondering if I can return an audiobook...It's a shame because I find Liane Moriarty's books to be a light diversion and pick-me-up.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Three Wishes the most enjoyable?
I'm a big fan of Liane Moriarty however the narration of this story was hard to listen too. Fake Australian accents are hard to listen to at the best of times. <br/>Australian story needs needs the real deal. While the ocker accent is what we're known for abroad not all of us sound as if we've just got off the bus from the outback. <br/>Please have Caroline Lee narrate this.
Would you be willing to try another one of Heather Wilds’s performances?
Provided she promises not to fake another Australian accent.
If you could take any character from Three Wishes out to dinner, who would it be and why?
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
Enjoyed the story, and characters well developed, but not as good as Big Lies or Husband Secrets
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Three Wishes the most enjoyable?
The device Moriarty uses wherein she initially has strangers or minor characters who witnessed a particular event give commentary about it without revealing exactly who did what to whom....and then you don't discover the particulars until the end of the book!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Three Wishes?
The opening scene and the closing scene...although the scene in which one sister's husband's mistress shows up at the house unexpectedly during a family gathering was unforgettable!
Have you listened to any of Heather Wilds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes--she also narrated at least one other Liane Moriarty novel--and this performance was equally good
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes--had to purchase the e-book to keep reading at bedtime!
Any additional comments?
I thought I would find the triplets device too contrived, which is why I held off so long on reading this book. But I was completely engaged from the first few minutes! While perhaps not Liane Moriarty's finest work, fans of Big Little Lies, The Husband's Secret, and The Hypnotist's Love Story will still find a lot to love here. Probably a shade darker than those works, this book has the most in common with her mesmerizing The Last Anniversary.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
As a big fan of Liane Moriarty I was so disappointed in this book. It was clearly one of her earlier works and it does not come close to her standards. Steer clear away from this one. After one hour of trying to follow the story I had to stop listening. I think this is one of the few times I will ask to return this book
12 of 20 people found this review helpful