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What disappointed you about The Drowning Girls?
Just about everything and the female Narrators 'Australian' accent was plain awful.
Would you ever listen to anything by Paula Treick DeBoard again?
I would doubt it.
Would you be willing to try another one of David Atlas and Amy McFadden ’s performances?
Possibly as long as no accents were involved.
Any additional comments?
Just cannot understand any singe review over 3 stars - I just don't get it. No twists, no surprises, utterly boring. Yuk.
It's not often I give five stars, so I hope you're not disappointed!
A family move to a gated community where the neighbours are ridiculously rich and life is like something on a cheesy Kardashians series. The mum tries to help her daughter integrate by organising a get together with the local teenagers, not realising that it's the biggest mistake of her life.
The daughter's new friend is an extremely unlikable Lolita and you just have this feeling of terrible doom that keeps you gripped to the end. I felt particularly sorry for the step-dad and kept thinking, "How's he going to get out of this one?"
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about The Drowning Girls?
I absolutely loved that it drug you in from the very first second you started listening and kept you diving deeper and deeper until you are right there in the last scene.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Phil was by far my favorite. His accent, demeanor, loyalty, work ethic, family values really made me love him from the very beginning. You also start to really feel for him even though you realize that if he had made a couple different choices and communicated with his wife it would have made it easier on him, but since he is so likable, it is very easy to start justifying why it was ok.
What about David Atlas and Amy McFadden ’s performance did you like?
They were absolutely, positively perfect for this book especially David Atlas. His accent was delicious!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Love, love, loved this book. It captivated my attention from the very start and I just could not stop listening.
The story is one that will really make you think how far would someone have to push you and your family before you would commit murder. Of course, all of us would say, never, but just take a listen to this story and see what you answer to that question is once you are finished.
I loved all the characters especially the husband with the Australian accent. The wife is likable too, but there were definitely moments throughout the story that I was like just listen and believe in your husband.
If you enjoyed Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, and Pretty girls, you will definitely enjoy this gem. I actually may have liked it better than the first two I listed.
For you audible listeners, this was the BEST narrated book I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. You could visualize the characters so vividly and their accents were absolutely perfection and not at all annoying.
This may be worth a re-read in print form.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
The book had a nice flow bouncing back and forth between 2015 and 2015, building up to the main event.
The story itself was good, twisty, somewhat predictable, but still a fun quick read.
I really enjoyed the characters. I wish the author had delved into Liz, the main character a bit more. As well as a few of the neighbors.
The biggest let, and the reason for so few stars, was the jolted ending. It was as if the author just couldn't figure out how to end it. One or two cliffhangers are fine, but this left the entire story unresolved. That's was a huge disappointment. I wouldn't recommend this book for that reason.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful