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The title of this book should be 'The guy not taken and OTHER stories' as only one of the 11 short stories relates to this topic! The first three are about the same woman at different stages in her life, the others are individual.
I think a good short story should bring you in to a moment in time - several of these, however, attempt to span many years which in a 45 minute story just leaves you feeling as if you've missed out on something.
I would recommend listening to a sample of the main narrator first as her accent and voice were hard to bear at times however she makes a good attempt at different voices for different characters.
I downloaded this to listen to on a long plane journey and it failed to hold my attention, however once back home I tried again and I'm glad I did as it filled 8 hours of dog walks and commutes! Give it a go if you like frivolous fiction and books that are easy to pick up and put down again.
The same cast of characters inhabit these stories as well as Weiner's novels. The writer with the selfish sister, the writer with housing issues, fertility seekers.
Jennifer W. can write up a storm. This book is entertaining, but I did not care for the
narrator. Too nasal, too thin a voice, sort of teenagery.
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I was expecting more. I'm in my 40's maybe the stories were just a bit juvinile for my taste. I found the narrator's voice to be annoying and whiny through the entire book.
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