Wife 22

Wife 22

[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2012
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An irresistible novel of a woman losing herself and finding herself again in the middle of her life.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2012]
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9780307990556
0307990559
9780307990570
0307990575
Branch Call Number: CD FICTION Gid, 10 disc
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (728 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Cassandra
Alternative Title: Wife twenty-two

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mgermann
Oct 29, 2014

I listened to the audio book and maybe that made it more painful, listening to the narrator read out the email addresses and facebook chat handles over and over again, making this book 25% longer than it had to be, if it weren't already excruciatingly long. You should feel free to skip this book.

The main character is admonished by her playwright mentor "people don't really talk like that!" over and over again, and honestly, I kept thinking "people really think like that!" and "people don't really act like that!" The main character Alice Buckle seems like a nut, a busybody, online time-waster, an obsessive weirdo. I was surprised she had a nice and normal friend like Nedra who might have been a good character to meet.

I feel sad about wasting so much time just to know what happens at the end of the book.

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SuzeParker
Aug 10, 2013

Twenty years into their marriage, William and Alice have grown apart, as often happens. So, as a story of modern marriage, Wife 22 works reasonably well. On the other hand, the premise (and I had the twist at the end figured out well before it occurred in the story) is pretty unrealistic. And, as is typically my experience with chick lit, I wanted to tell Alice to grow up and act like an adult.

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SPL_Laura
Sep 20, 2012

I was very disappointed in this book, I expected more depth. The story is sweet and arguably predictable, a light read, excellent for the beach or a quiet weekend. I don't think I'll reach for this author again but audiobook was good company for commuting to work and I did laugh out loud a few times. If you like chic lit you may enjoy this book, perhaps I'm simply too young to truly appreciate the drama of a two-decade long marriage...

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JudithE
Aug 18, 2012

Sweet, really.

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