Wednesday, August 28, 2013

THE GOOD HOUSE

Author:  Ann Leary
Genre:  Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  3.75/5 (good +)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/
Mary Beth Hurt
Yearly Count:  72


Hildy Good is a realtor in a small, New England town.  She's also a recovering alcoholic.  

Mary Beth Hurt (narrator) was the perfect Hildy!  Yet . . . I don't know if I actually liked her or not.  I was a little perplexed as to why the story was being told, because I kept waiting and waiting and waiting for something--anything to happen.  It wasn't until 3/4 into the story before something actually happened, then I didn't want to stop listening.  In general, there were several bits and pieces that I didn't care for (i.e.:  psychic readings), but I think Mary Beth Hurt stole the show with giving Hildy an unforgettable voice. She saved the book for me.



                     

6 comments:

  1. Everyone's loving Mary Beth Hurt and it took me a little while to get used to her. I think I liked this book a little more than you did.

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ There's a narrator that everybody seems to love, and I don't care for her at all, so I understand. However, I think MBH was perfect for Hildy, but I probably wouldn't like her in other roles.

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  2. You pretty much said what I plan to say in my review (if I ever get back to writing reviews!). I kept waiting for something to happen. The ending was pretty intense (basement scene with Peter). Yep, Mary Beth Hurt was amazing. She saved the book for me, too.

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    1. Les ~ Yay! We are back on track. :)

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  3. I felt that way about Leary's first book so I hesitate on picking this one up.

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ This was my first Leary. If you felt the same way, then I'm not so sure I want to read any more by her.

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