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This is a story detailing the generally mundane events in the life of Alice Pearse, typical to the lives of many working mothers juggling careers and motherhood. Of course there are some life changing events as well. The writing is decent but not great, and for me there were too many mundane details that did not advance the story. There really isn't that much plot, so it is more a story about the characters. Unfortunately, I didn't really bond with Alice as much as I would like, given that the story is told in first person. She had a bit of an attitude toward others that seemed harsh. So, not a bad listen, but I speeded up to 1.25X about 1/4 of the way through and kept it there. I guess it just wasn't particularly my cup of tea.
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Would you listen to A Window Opens again? Why?
No - I don't listen to a story a second time.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved the references to books, authors, and places.
What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?
I thought the performance was excellent when she was an adult female voice.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
There were many aspects that were easy to relate to.
Any additional comments?
I thought the male voices were absolutely ridiculous and that somewhat spoiled the listening experience for me. I think that a straight narration or using a male actor would have been far better.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful