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Hope has been in denial of her own depression for years, then when her world collapses around her, she finally admits what has been going on and turns to her friends for support. This is Hope's journey of how she put her life back together and found a more positive outlook with a touch of romance and a real life happily ever after.
I'm a thirty-something girl and though I haven't been in Hope's situation, I still found her a very relatable and likeable character. I loved her close knit group of friends and how supportive they were of each other. It was a quick, easy read but still had depth. This story made me laugh and made me cry.
I listened to the audiobook edition, which I received free from the narrator in exchange for an honest review. I think she did a fabulous job and her voice was well suited to this story. I listened to the whole book in one go, I cleaned the house and took the kids to the park, all with my bluetooth headphones on.
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What made the experience of listening to A Thirty-Something Girl the most enjoyable?
The narration by Lori Faiella. I had listened to her narration of another book, Psychic Perception and really wanted to hear more read by her. That's what made me choose this book.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Thirty-Something Girl?
When Hope, the main character, begins to make small steps forward to reclaiming her life and her self esteem. The author was really able to convey the importance of these small steps, the value of support, and how truly difficult even the simplest things are for the depressed person.
What about Lori Faiella’s performance did you like?
She is a wonderful narrator with a lovely voice that is able to convey a wide spectrum of emotion without sounding forced or over dramatic. Her characterizations of the other people in the novel was wonderful, I felt as if I knew each of them from the way she spoke. Her voice drew me into the main character and made me feel understanding for her emotions.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This story is so well told it is both an almost clinical case study of depression and a teaching tale of how to move forward in the face of seemingly overwhelming inner and outer obstacles. It is much more than an interesting read, it is almost a recovery plan and beacon of light for those in the darkest times of their lives. I have depressed friends and it showed me value of not giving up on them. I will recommend they listen to it.
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I hope to listen to more audio books narrated by Lori Faiella. Hers is the standout listening experience of the year. I hope she can narrate more mysteries, those are my favorites..
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