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I. Enjoyed. This. Listen. So. Much.<br/><br/>From the first "to do" list to the last, this book had it all. The narration was exceptional. Sheckells took us on a wonderful journey that never disappointed. The author created the characters (and major kudos to JC Miller) but Sheckells made Ginny real. I felt everything. Every. Thing. <br/><br/>This was a well-written book with a well-written main character and everyone should take Ginny's journey!
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I wonder how many women in America are like Ginny Cooper: miserable in their marriage, afraid to speak up and stand up to their emotionally abusive husbands. After so many years their soul shrivels into little worms, and it will take a serious amount of momentum and self-determination to get out of their situation.
This book has made me take special notice of my marriage. I am fortunate to have a very strong wife who is not afraid to stand up to me if I upset or offend her in any way, and I feel our relationship is stronger and long-lasting because of it. However, Ginny is the polar opposite of my wife: meek, timid, afraid to stand up for herself, and it’s frustration being an observer to this.
The To-Do List was a very interesting listen. It was a linear story - there were no twists or turns. But it was a tale that peeked into the life of an abused woman and how she mentally coped with it, and how she turned it around. I think it’s hilarious how she never got anything done. Her to-do list remained static for most of the book. As a fellow procrastinator I understand!
As the narrator, Sara Sheckells did an outstanding job. I love how she integrated the personality of each character into her voice. Cal was a prick in the story, and Sheckells made me want to punch him every time he opened his mouth. He kids Kevin and Kelly were the typical parent-averting, tech-savvy disrespectful teenagers of today’s generation, and Sheckells nailed their acts.
This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an unbiased review.
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