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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Yes, it was worth the listen. Not one of the best, but a solid "B" effort.
Would you be willing to try another book from Rachel Simon? Why or why not?
Yes, I think she is a credible author. The subject matter and overall premise was interesting, just had gaps and hokey at times. The ending was tied up too neatly and seemed a little far-fetched.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Reading?
I did not care from the narrator. I would have cast someone with a younger sounding voice without the northern accent.
Do you think The Story of Beautiful Girl needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No, couldn't support it.
29 of 29 people found this review helpful
This book took me awhile to get into, despite the fact that it is gripping, moving, compelling, from the first paragraph. There was no problem with it holding my interest. However, some things in the story seem - especially at first - a bit far-fetched. It required some suspension of disbelief. Once I was past a certain point in the novel, however, what had been bothering me along those lines of believe-ability evaporated. The last few hours especially are "driveway material" - if you've been listening in the car, it's likely you'll be hunting for some headphones as soon as you get in the house.
Bottom line for this reviewer: a beautiful, moving novel.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful