- Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
- Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-23-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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"Keyes' intriguing, fast-paced account of an addict's recovery features personable characters with realistic blends of humor and imperfections and a heroine who, despite her exasperating self-pity and shallowness, is witty enough to keep readers rooting for her." ( Booklist)
"The story is funny, fast paced, and sometimes intense." ( Library Journal)
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By Rebecca J. Leamon on 10-21-13
Not As Good as I Remembered
I like Marian Keyes, and I remembered Rachel's Holiday as being both funny and intense, chronicling Rachel Walsh's realization of her addiction and her steps to cure it. However, as an audiobook it was only okay: the reader seemed over-earnest and lacked the ability to offer any accent besides her own basic Irish; the long flashbacks and retelling of various unhealthy decisions, made unskippable by the audio format, became boring or unbearable. Luckily, it was abridged, you might be thinking: but the abridgement was truly a hatchet job, leaving several noticeable gaps in the story that an alert editor should have sorted out. Chris's car was stolen? What? Jackie's husband wore a wig? What? Lastly, I was flabbergasted by the note in the conclusion thanking all the "brave men and women" who took cocaine for the purposes of research and reported to the author how it felt so she could use it in her book. What the heck was that? Again, maybe an attempt to be funny, but where was her editor? All in all, a weak "okay" at best.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Alice on 11-16-09
I liked this book. But I may have a bit of a bias because so far I have enjoyed all of Marian Keyes work. It is entertaining but also sends a message about the difficulties of family and addiction.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful