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Indulgent long winded drivel with characters performed in very irritating voices. Where was the editor's pen?
I return to Dickens to read improbable plots that entertain instead of making me wish for the immediate apocolyptic deaths of all the characters.
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What made the experience of listening to At Home with the Templetons the most enjoyable?
The most oddly disfunctional group of people. There was wonderful narration ( except for that weird attempt at a Kiwi accent. Wow. It sounded more south african. ) and as with all of Monica McInerney's stories, you get involved with the people.
Would you recommend At Home with the Templetons to your friends? Why or why not?
No. Its not my favorite of her books. There is to much whining and self pity in too many of her characters and far less of the sheer fun that most of her books just brim with.
Which character – as performed by Ulli Birve – was your favorite?
None of them really. Absolutly not Greg the Kiwi
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
No. Unless you count the many times I just wanted to shake the self pity out of some of her characters.
Any additional comments?
I didn't hate it but its not a book I would listen to again. It wasn't awful but it was nowhere near her best and I usually love Monica's books. I think my copies of Lola's adventures are just about falling to bits I reread them so often.
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