The Ones I Did Not Finish
# 1 The Summer Wives: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
I can’t recall why I threw it back–sorry! It was just a disappointment probably.
#2 Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax
I really looked forward to this. It talked about the major influence of my Grandmother’s parenting generation. It just wasn’t compelling enough. I had the print version.
#3 Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Even NPR loved this! But the reader on the audio was just wrong. She was too modern-American in tone. The story was a bit far-fected in a few ways, but nothing too much for a mystery series. I may actually give this a try in print.
#4 Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
This author should not read her own audio bool. She put me to sleep. I WILL try it in print–I’ve loved every novel of hers except Lacuna.
The One I Should Have Thrown Back, But Didn’t
#5 The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
UGH! As I said in my review this was on par with Scooby-Doo mystery. Just UGH!!
These are five of the 15 or so that I dnf (or wish I had dnf-ed) for 2018. I’ve never been one who HAD to finish reading a book I’ve started. Life is way too short for bad or even just disappointing books. A bad audio reader/performer doesn’t mean it is a bad book. Just that the performance didn’t merit further attention from me. I have sometimes gone back and enjoyed the print version–or vice-versa.
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