Suze Hall is at a crossroads. Her nemesis at work, Wanda, has been promoted and now will be her boss. Her husband, Bob, is leaving her and the three kids for a six-month sabbatical down under. To top it off, her best friend, Marcia, is missing in action - playing footsie with some new boyfriend!
Adding to this disaster stew, David, the gorgeous hunk who broke her young-girl's heart has coincidentally popped back into her life and has something she desperately needs to keep her job.
Walking with Elephants, a lighthearted slice-of-life story, brings to the table the serious work/family issues facing women today. It explores the modern dichotomy of a workplace that is filled with homemakers who still must cook, clean, carpool on nights and weekends, shop for prom dresses, and create the holidays - such as Suze. But it also is filled with women who have the same drive as men, have no family responsibilities, and will do what ever it takes to get ahead.
This story has a good storyline but it really needed a narrator. For me, it’s hard to listen to a book that is just being read instead of performed to bring depth of the characters to make the book come alive. Suze really had a lot on her plate. I could totally understand her point of view. I was given this book free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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This is a great story, one in which many people can relate. However, the narration is not so great. I would e enjoyed it so much more if it had been narrated by a professional narrator. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.
I really enjoyed this story - well written and enjoyable. My only tiny complaint is the narration wasn't the best but I was still able to enjoy this story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
This book really tells what life is like for someone who tries very hard to be a good mom and wife but who also wants something of her own. Suze is someone who I can relate to.
Would you recommend Walking with Elephants to your friends? Why or why not?
I found this to be funny at times but also very serious. She has some tough choices and she is mature enough to make the right ones even though it is not easy. For anyone who struggles with daily life in the workplace while still maintaining a family, this is a good read.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
I may have liked this narrated by someone else but the author reading their own material brings a lot of reality to their work.
Was Walking with Elephants worth the listening time?
I enjoyed this book and I'm glad I took the time to listen to it
Any additional comments?
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful