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This is the kind of novel I, myself, would like to write -- if only I had a modicum of Ms. Barnett's talent. The individual "versions" are masterfully crafted, with each one coming alive in its own right. Together, they are a beautiful study of what-ifs and could-have-beens. I did not experience the level of confusion over the versions that some other reviewers have mentioned (and which almost kept me from purchasing the book). The narrators are excellent, to boot!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed listening to this novel. I was intrigued by the format, three different outcomes, and was not disappointed. At first it was difficult to follow. You really do get three different scenarios with the same characters but making different decisions leading to different lives of the two main characters. As the stories progressed, though, it was easier to follow, perhaps because you become more acquainted with the three story lines. I think for anyone who ever wondered "if I had not followed this path what would my life be like now?" this book is a fulfillment of that fantasy. I also liked the way the author tied it all together towards the end for both of the main characters with the insight that every decision we make during our lives has an impact on our future.
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