Monday, April 4, 2011

Now You See Her; Joy Fielding (DNF)

Author: Joy Fielding
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Brillance Audio
Edition: audiobook
Reader: Justine Eyre (good)
Source: Library
Date Completed: DNF
Setting: Ireland; Canada
Rating: DNF
Recommend: No

Book Description from Amazon website - Fifty-year-old Marcy Taggart’s life is in shambles. Two years ago, her twenty-one-year-old daughter, Devon, perished in a canoeing accident. Her body was never found in the icy waters of Georgian Bay, and as a result Marcy has never fully accepted her death. She continues to see the young woman’s face in crowds and has even stopped strangers on the street, certain she has finally discovered her long lost daughter.

Now in Ireland, on what was originally intended to be a celebration of her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary—if, that is, her husband had not left her for another woman—Marcy yet again thinks she sees her daughter, casually strolling past her on the sidewalk. So begins Marcy’s desperate search to find Devon, to find herself, and to find the disturbing truth that might, in the end, be her only salvation.

While I enjoyed this authors earliest books, for me, listtening to this audio book felt like I was watching paint dry (no fault of the reader). Nothing happened in this book after listening to (3) cds, except for Marcy being dumped by her husband, and several times when she was sure she saw her daughter who was presumed dead.....but, then each time she would lose sight of her in a crowd of people before she could get a closer look. I could not finish this one: my first DNF for 2011.

22 comments:

  1. I have this one on my Kindle. I wonder how I will fare with it. I know I've read other books by Joy Fielding that I've enjoyed. Hmmm...guess we'll see what happens.

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  2. I was really looking forward to this book. I am sorry to hear that it was a DNF for you. I think I will push it down my TBR.

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  3. That's too bad. The synopsis sounded like it should be full of suspenseful and emotional scenes.

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  4. I did not like this one as much as her other books. I do, however, love Justine Eyre as a narrator. I just finished listening to Fallen and she definitely made the book. She did a fantastic job on The Historian.

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  5. I've never read this author and now I know, if I do, not to pick this book!

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  6. I remember enjoying her earlier books but then they kind of seemed too formulaic.

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  7. This sounds like a good book, sorry it disappointed. I admire you for putting down a book/turning off the audio if you can't get into it. It took me years to stop struggling with books that just didn't get my attention.
    Ann

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  8. Yep, it sounded good, but it just didn't go anywhere. The cover is cool though!

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  9. Isn't it hard to put down a book -- to give up on it. I always feel so guilty, but other books are calling so ...

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  10. I think I'll skip this one. Thanks for your review!

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  11. It sounds like this one would be pretty entertaining, but I guess the reality of the situation was that it ended up just being plain boring. Sorry to hear this. I had been planning to jump on this one after reading your summary paragraph, but now I think I will skip it. Thanks for your honesty in this review. It's always appreciated.

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  12. So disappointing and especially as you enjoyed previous books by this author. Not a fan of audiobooks, does the 'voice' of the reader have any influence over how much you enjoy the story?

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  13. That is a letdown for sure! I've never read one of her books but I do have one in my personal library. I'll probably read it one day but I won't be rushing to get to it!

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  14. Oh no, I was looking forward to reading this one. I've always really enjoyed her books.

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  15. Yikes, watching paint dry. I've somehow missed Fielding's books. I think I'll be skipping this one. I find it easier to give up on books I'm listening to rather than reading. I wonder why that is?

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  16. Thanks for the warning. I won't be trying one that you couldn't even finish.

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  17. Oh, no! Sounds like it was at least an interesting premise, too bad it didn't play out for you!

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  18. How sad to set off into a book with hope and promise, only to be disappointed. The worst scenario for me is not being able to finish a book.
    Perhaps one to miss??

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  19. Ouch. That does sound awful.

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  20. I liked this one but I was really in the mood for Joy Fielding. It held my interest. Sorry you couldn't finish it.

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  21. I remeber listening ton one of hers on audio a few years ago and found it very boring. Now that I read this it makes me wonder if it was the book or the audio format.

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  22. I started listening to the audio today on my commute to work. I've listened to Justine Eyre before and loved her as a narrator. However, this audio book is not working for me at all. I'm about halfway through the 2nd disc. I'm not ready to give up on the book just yet. I probably will stop listening to the audio and just read the book.

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