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The Opposite of Maybe

Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A heartfelt and exceptionally human novel about the best mistakes a person can make.

Jonathan and Rosie have been together so long they finish each other's sentences - so when he (finally) proposes and asks her to move across the country with him, everyone is happily surprised. But when things suddenly unravel, Rosie sends Jonathan packing and moves back home with Soapie, the irascible, opinionated grandmother who raised her.

Now she has to figure out how to fire Soapie's very unsuitable caregiver, a gardener named Tony who lets her drink martinis, smoke, and cheat at Scrabble. It's meant to be a temporary break, of course - until Rosie realizes she's accidentally pregnant at 44, completely unequipped for motherhood, and, worse, may be falling in love with Tony, whose life is even more muddled than hers.

When Soapie reveals a long-hidden secret, Rosie wonders if she has to let go of her fears and trust that the big-hearted, messy life that awaits her just may be the one she was meant to live.

©2014 Maddie Dawson (P)2015 Ideal Audiobooks

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Well written book. The characters grow on you~

This was a very different book. The beginning...honestly, I thought I’d end up just not finishing. The characters were odd, and without depth. And the story was weird too. But like a river that moves through a desolate place and changes scenery and pace, this book will move you. The way the characters were brought to life and described, almost artistically, with layers of nuances & grit. Well defined. I laughed often...and cried a bit. I’ll definitely listen again!

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Emotionally mixed

There are a lot of good things about the story in this book. What I find difficult was the heroine was so negative about everything. She eventually sorts herself out but I found it difficult to listen to her agonizing and always searching for and
finding the cloud behind every silver lining. I gave up listening about 2/3 through and went to the end to see what happened. And the ending was the best part.

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The Selfish Lady

Ugh. Barely made it through. What an awful story about a self centered bland woman and other dopey people. Sorry....

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Not bad; had me coming back.

I did like this book better than I thought I would. I enjoyed the typical scenarios of life as it is in the current world. Nice array of characters Nice to hear an account of a forty some year old unexpectedly pregnant with her first child and trying to figure it out in her newly changing world.

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Life and All It Brings

Great story about life and all its complications. Maddie Dawson tells a tale that most all can relate to at some point in our lives, loved this story! Narration was on point and very personal.