My Little Pocketbooks: Review: This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage   

Monday, February 20, 2012

Review: This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Unabridged)
Author:  Ann Patchett
Genre: Autobiographical Essay
Release Date:  December 12, 2011
Audio book: 1 hours 18 minutes
Narrator:  Ann Patchett

Source:  Free with membership to Audible.com
Buy the Book:  Audible.com

Book Description
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a very real love story, and one that is much more about the journey than the destination. Chock full of beauty, truth, and humor, and, in trademark Ann Patchett style, possessing an uncanny ability to feel both surprising and familiar at the same time, this essay is a perfect, if unconventional, holiday listen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 
Review
This was another free download with my membership to Audible.com.  The free downloads have given me a chance to find out more about new authors.  This audiobook was an essay by Ann Patchett and read by Ann Patchett about her marriage.  
This essay was really interesting in the "behind the scenes" feel of Ann's life and how she came to meet and marry her husband.  As I was listening to this the beginning was a little depressing.  For some reason I thought it would be a story with feel good moments and the secret to her happy marriage.  Something I could learn and take with me.  But to my surprise this is the story of her third husband.   
Ann's voice is very soothing.  I love her reading style.  Most narrators put so much emotion in to the read that they over act the story.  Ann read the essay just like she was talking to a good friend.  
This is a funny story about Ann's long time relationship with her now husband and how she got there.  Ann has a wonderful way of telling her story.  
Recommendations
I recommend this book to young adults and older.
Challenges
This book is number 4 in my Audio Book Challenge


Did you listen to this book?  What did you think of it? 

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