As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths.
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By lynn clough on 09-02-16
beyond chick lit
Would you consider the audio edition of The Secrets of Happiness to be better than the print version?
Audio is better for me. I read snuggled up in bed. I can't have the light on as this would disturb my husband. Stories lull me to sleep.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The book is full of wonderful characters. Eight of whom I would love to get to know. Even the villains of the story are interesting characters, adding colour and contrast to the story.
Have you listened to any of Gabrielle Glaister’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Yes I have listened to her read other stories. She is alawys excellent, her characterisation is brilliant she moves seamlessly from one distinct character to another, It must be a challenge to narrate voices from Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Wales all in one story. All of whom she very believably portrait's without apparent stress.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Oh no. I enjoy the daily development of the story and the characters. I enjoy looking forward to the next event. The saddest thing is the end I don't want the story to finish. I really would like this book to go on and on chronicling the lives of such lovely people.
Any additional comments?
This really is a unique story. There is romance but this is not the focus of the book. If you want more than girl meets boy, they have a row, make up and fall in love and sail off into the sunset, then this book is for you. I don't think you would be disapointed.
32 of 34 people found this review helpful
By S. Keane on 27-07-16
Not my type of book-weak
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Somehow got the wrong idea about this book before purchase. I found the storyline and the characters stereotypically weak. A genre I tend to avoid. Skipped through the chapters quickly.
Has The Secrets of Happiness put you off other books in this genre?
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Voice irritated after a while. Excellent diction and delivery just lacking in any depth.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful