This book is FABULOUS!! The narrator is pure perfection and the quick wit will have you laughing out loud. A must listen!!!!
This book was not what I was expecting in a wonderful way. I was so pleasantly surprised with this story. It just made me smile! The narrator, Blair Brown, is spectacular and makes a brilliant book that much better! I hope I can find other books narrated by her! Highly recommend this book! I really enjoyed it.
Because this book was such a candid account of a woman of great insight and capacity to love , I found it spellbinding. I could not put it out of my mind. It was sexually explicit unlike women of her day which also made it intriguing and fun. That alone plus the characters around Vivian gave me a real sense of nostalgia. After all, we all women have pasts weather we talk about them or not but the honesty that Vivian lives was a refreshing reminder of why I love my girlfriends ❤️
Loved this book! The story was so engaging and about a women that were ahead of there time, free thinkers, independent but still love men.
Obviously, Elizabeth Gilbert is a major literary talent, but the narrator of this book has made me a fan of her authentic reading, agility and skill. I'd listen to her read the ingredients in a Happy Meal!
Terrific book. Perfect choice of narrator.
Loved the narrator. Great voice. Not usually my type of book and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. A bit drawn out 3/4 of the story in but overall a very good book. I enjoyed it and really enjoyed the narration.
Great story, well read by the narrator. It moved quickly and kept my interest all the way through. Painted beautiful pictures as I listened and brought me back in time. Heartwarming, heartbreaking and a book I would listen to again and again.
Quite long but very enjoyable: I especially enjoyed learning of the early theater plays and how they were cleverly put together. It did take me awhile to realize the title of the book was the title of the play.
This story was so racy, yet heart wrenching, all at the same time! It felt both shocking & exciting to see how the heroine ignored so many of the traditional values that society expected of her. The narrator was simply amazing, truly the icing on the cake!
Loved this book! Narrator was great! Now what I expected in the best way!
I absolutely loved how this book was read to me! Her voice and inflection was right on spot with every sentence. The story was so captivating I couldn’t put it down. Truly enjoyed this audio book!
really bad read -would not recommend. stupid , frivolous , boring
love it from the beginning to the end. A must read! the narrator is brilliant too!!
Fabulous story, great narrator, I've already recommended it to at least 5 friends!
Nothing happened. Like at all.
Fantastic story, layered unique characters. Narrator was easy to listen to.
The book started out in such an interesting way young woman doesn’t fit the wasp suburban way of life desires much more. A kind Aunt immersed in the theatre world in the City welcomes her to live and work with her-all was exciting and interesting. But then every chapter as the book progressed spent more time discussing her sexual escapades - instead of the success of her finding her way as a successful working woman. Perhaps that was the goal of the book a woman can have wonderful, frequent - no strings attached sex often with great joy. It just felt like yah yah yah .....got it. But why is that the biggest focus of her life and so much of this book!?Guess not my cup of tea - it is so my desire to message women have brains and can be successful.
I LOVED this book. The narrator does an AMAZING job; she makes this story her own. I loved how it's not historical fiction nor romance, but there's enough of it to make you enjoy the little details of history or of the love triangles. This book gave me a sense of becoming and of sexual exploration with a tough of feminism concepts, e.g. not wanting to marry. Highly recommend.
It took a loooong whole to get to the point...
I kept hoping it would get better but it never really did. The type of book you can’t wait to finish so you can start a better one.
I loved this book! So well written with humor and candor. I was transported to the 1040s in NYC and loved every minute of it. Great characters and interesting story. Blair Brown reads the book and she is outstanding!! She made it even more fun to listen to. I recommend this book. It is heartfelt and sincere.
This was such a fun book!
I loved this book.I felt sad to have it end
At first start I was very unsure. It seemed very different from what I expected from Elizabeth Gilbert. But the more I listened the more in depth it became. I found I could identify whole heartedly with the main character as she grew as an independent woman throughout the book. By the end I was in tears as I listened . So powerful. highly recommended.
Absolutely wonderful!!! I fell in love with Vivian and couldn't stop listening to her story. A pure delight
Terrific book and really enjoyed the narrator. Her voice inflections made all the difference in understanding nuances in the story.
This book was so boring. I had to fast forward On many parts. The story isn’t even interesting. I kept waiting for the author to get to the plot. No such luck. The narrator slipped in to several really bad accents. I found myself yelling at the speakers in my car begging the the narrator to get on with it.
Just really bad
Rather boring plot. Irritating voice of the narrator made it even more so. The author must be narcissistic to believe the reader would enjoy her descriptive sexual exploits., and care about her boring indecisive life. I would not recommend.
Good story initially. However, seemed contrived in ending.
Hated this book.
My first audio read & I absolutely loved it! So many life lessons over powered by love, disappointment and humor..
The narrator's voice kept me coming back for more.
On to my next audio read. ✔
For the most part I loved it. However, I did not buy into the narrator's indiscriminate appetite for sex.
I really enjoyed this book. It would have been helpful, with so many characters, to have an additional narrator. The NY life in the 40’s was fabulously written about. The 4 stars is due to the repetition, as others have mentioned
I think I will forever remember as well as miss Vivian Morris...
I really enjoyed this story but it was a little longer than it needed to be. It could have been told in a shorter version, but I enjoyed it anyway.
This should have been half as long. The main story was engaging but after that, it seemed like a series of epilogues. The narration was excellent, though.
Absolutely wonderful! The story was funny, real, interesting, educational and entertaining. I loved the narrator! Read/listen to this book!!!
I couldn't wait to get back to the book. The characters were so engaging and the storyline such fun! I will go back and listen to more of Elizabeth Gilberts books!