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message 1: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Smith Think this one is going to have lots of mixed reviews, I too can't wait to read it but think I may be disappointed. Great review Jewels x


message 2: by J.S (new)

J.S Ellis Listening to audio of this books while at work. I don't get the hype it's so boring all I'm hearing is drunk rambling =/


message 3: by Jeanne25 (new)

Jeanne25 There are so many books to read and so little time. I appreciate your reviews. My pet peeve is an author being too wordy. Those books, no matter how good the story, I tend to skim more than read and am glad for the insight so that I don't waste my time on this one.


message 4: by Lynne (new)

Lynne Davis Good review Jewels!


message 5: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Long Great review!


message 6: by Kay (new)

Kay I will probably read this but I am glad to be warned since many of the things you have written I found true of other books that ultimately disappointed. I also laughed out loud while reading. Yes I agree, I think she is cold.


message 7: by Cheri (new)

Cheri Terrific review, Jewels!


message 8: by Michelle (new)

Michelle I loved this but I can definitely see why others wouldn't. I hope your next book is better for you! :)


message 9: by Katie (new)

Katie After reading so many great reviews I was wondering if my take on the book was overly harsh, but it appears I'm not alone. I'm only about 40% through myself and yes, I wasted a precious Audible credit on this. I was thinking of switching to the book and your review confirms that I was right - the narrator is terrible and the book is not good as an audiobook.


Mary Beth *Traveling Sister* Terrific review Jewels! There are so many mixed reviews for this book. I have it on my list. I have it on hold on Overdrive. Hope your next book is a lot better.


Renee (itsbooktalk) Absolutely on point review and you read my mind for why this was a DNF for me. I couldn't get past 30% the point when I'd had enough of the movie references.


message 12: by Alex (new)

Alex Wait, are you saying that detailed, lengthy, extended, narrative descriptions of the interior of the same house over and over and over and over and over and over again were somehow not thrilling? LOL God. Help. Me. I'm on chapter 18 and I don't know if I'm going to make it.


message 13: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Thank you for your review!!! I thought I was the only one!!!! Put the wine down Anna!!!!


message 14: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Great review! Loved the Gladys Kravitz reference. So true.


Shall I Download A Black Hole And Offer It To You thanks for the review :)
skipping this one, i had hopes though i'm not a fan of anything else he's done...


message 16: by Holly (new)

Holly  B I loved it Jewels. Sorry, it fell short.


message 17: by j e w e l s (new)

j e w e l s Alex wrote: "Wait, are you saying that detailed, lengthy, extended, narrative descriptions of the interior of the same house over and over and over and over and over and over again were somehow not thrilling? L..."

HAAAAAAA Alex!! Yes! it is the opposite of a thriller, a snoozer!


message 18: by Marialyce (new)

Marialyce I so agree. It was a bit of a blah book.


message 19: by Pamela (new)

Pamela I agree with your assessment, and yes, I wasted an Audible credit on it. I hope I remember the narrator's name so I never repeat that mistake. A narrator can make or break a book, and this one fit the latter category. I'm surprised that I actually managed to finish it.


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah stanley Totally agree with you on the narrator of the audible version! Her voice was so breathy and just overall did not work for me with this book. I think I would have liked it much more if I read a hard copy myself. Wish I read your review before wasting my audible credit on it!


message 21: by Ramona (new)

Ramona Great review, if anything you were generous with 3 stars. The small quote you provided makes me want to cry... it's so bad. I definitely am avoiding this one.


Agnes (BeaderBubbe) I started it today; read 37 pages and not getting into it....hope it picks up....or I will get a phobia.


message 23: by Kerry (new)

Kerry Here I thought I was missing something. Dragged on and on and I couldn't stand one more movie reference.


message 24: by Lesley (new)

Lesley audiobook narrator was awful


message 25: by Jdee (new)

Jdee Yes, yes and yes! Lawd what a boring read. First half was like watching paint dry. Second half.. so so. No surprises here.


message 26: by Abram (new)

Abram Dorrough I have to agree with you here


message 27: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Whyte I agree with everything the overly descriptive narrative drove me a little mad.


message 28: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Nipps I couldn't agree more about the "too many words" part. Each team Anna is recalling the events of the past few days or describing how she feels, it would go on and on in a repetitive, unnecessary and thoroughly irritating way. I felt so annoyed at times by passages like the one you quoted, I wanted to throw the book against the wall.


message 29: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Latimer I totally agree. Way too wordy. The author could make a good poet, but it's just too much in this novel. Long-winded descriptions, repetitive and tedious. I enjoyed it when I first started it but ultimately could not wait for it to be over.


message 30: by Debbie5757 (new)

Debbie5757 I am on page 100 and debating whether or not to continue reading, when does the pace pick up or does it?


message 31: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Latimer It's hard to believe they are actually going to make a movie out of this book, with Amy Adams as Anna. Well, maybe the movie will cut down on all of the repetitive passages. How many glasses of wine did she have per chapter? Really, by the end, I was rooting for someone to kill her...lol.


message 32: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Latimer Cynthia wrote: "Thank you for your review!!! I thought I was the only one!!!! Put the wine down Anna!!!!"

So true Cynthia!


message 33: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Great review! I wish I had seen your review before I purchased the audiobook. I think I may have liked it better if I had read it.


message 34: by Jenna (new)

Jenna Moquin I agree. One of my biggest pet peeves was the fact that a doctor would never prescribe medications that cause hallucinations to a patient who is already having hallucinations. Just sayin’..


message 35: by Mandy (new)

Mandy I agree. I wanted to read this one for so long, but when I did, I was so disappointed.


message 36: by Sheri (new)

Sheri Oh wow. You took the words out of my mouth. So long. The audiobook was torture!!! I cannot believe I kept listening.


message 37: by Dara (new)

Dara Boxer THIS. Everything you wrote. I listened via audiobook and cannot stand the narrator, she was a terrible choice (and I think I would have liked the book a tiny bit better had I actually read it, or it had a different narrator).


message 38: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Barshay Thanks, Jewels. The Professional Book Nerds (podcast from the Overdrive/Libby librarians) loved this book. So I’ll split the difference and take a gander at the library book and not waste my audiobook, which today came up on the “daily deal” on audible. I listened to a sample and you saved me from the purchase.


message 39: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany I’m with Laurie on this one. Skipping the purchase. Happy to come across your review.


message 40: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany PSquared I got audio CDs from the library for this read and I am SO glad it was free. I only rated it 2 stars after becoming so annoyed by the MC that I found myself yelling at her through my CD player (on more than one occasion)!


message 41: by j e w e l s (new)

j e w e l s Tiffany wrote: "I got audio CDs from the library for this read and I am SO glad it was free. I only rated it 2 stars after becoming so annoyed by the MC that I found myself yelling at her through my CD player (on ..."

Haaaaa, Tiffany! I'm sorry, I feel your pain! This was a real stinky stinker on audio!!


message 42: by Pammy-sue (new)

Pammy-sue Jones Great review - my thoughts exactly!


message 43: by Virginialynn (new)

Virginialynn Fields I put it down months ago, and now finally picking back up where I left off. It was kinda blah. Hopefully the ending changes my mind.


message 44: by Beverley (new)

Beverley Lombardi Thanks for not recommending the audio book. I found the narration annoying. I am bringing the audio back to the library. I will read the book so I can skim over the long descriptions.


message 45: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Foster I think I would have liked it much more if I had read the book. The audio version was horrible, the voice did not fit the character at all. And whenever Granny Lizzie made an appearance I cringed and felt completely annoyed.


message 46: by Katherine (new)

Katherine I'm 60+ chapters into this, and if I hear one more overdone metaphor, I'm going to scream! So, I'm done with this one. Thank you for your review. It makes me confident that I'm not going to miss anything. And I agree, the audio version of this is bad, but I think that is largely because the novel is just too wordy.


message 47: by C (new)

C Completely agree.


message 48: by Victoria (new)

Victoria I also found very disturbing the long and frequent descriptions of her drinking rituals. I think if you will take out all these bits, the book will be like 50 pages shorter.


message 49: by Jeannie (new)

Jeannie Park Hi Jewels, more than a year later your review is still inspiring comments! I was plowing my way through the audiobook (borrowed from the library) waiting and waiting for the payoff. I could not empathize or sympathize with Anna despite her trauma. The acting didn't draw me into the story - it made me want to scream and drink myself!


message 50: by Julie (new)

Julie I agree 💯!! I DID finish this on audio, only because I don’t have a printed version. And it was like pulling teeth because I hated it!! Absolutely **do not** understand the hype!


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