Genre: Realistic Fiction
Published: Feb. 2009, Audiobook (5 cd's)
Review: 3/5 stars
This is another of the many audiobooks I pick up at the library. I like to listen to audiobooks while I'm cleaning and doing other mundane jobs around the house but, unfortunately, there isn't always a lot to choose from at the library. As I started listening to While My Sister Sleeps, I thought to myself that maybe I should be reading more of these mass market books because I was really enjoying this one. The story is mainly about family relationships, especially between mother and daughter, and what happens in this particular family when tragedy strikes. One of the sisters is a world-class marathon runner so I especially liked that aspect since I really like to run and have run a couple of marathons myself.
The book started out pretty good and I was really enjoying it but by the end there was just too much. Too many issues, too many side stories, too much crammed into one book that just seemed unnecessary. Even with it's problems, though, I did enjoy this as an audiobook. Easy listening with an engaging story. I would definitely try another Barbara Delinsky audiobook.
Rating: 2.1.2 I don't really remember anything objectionable, just some mature themes. I'm sure there was some profanity but I don't remember noticing it much.