Friday, January 15, 2010

While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky


Genre: Realistic Fiction
Published: Feb. 2009, Audiobook (5 cd's)
Source: Library
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.

5 comments:

Laura Fabiani said...

Thanks for this review, Kim. I hadn't thought of checking for audiobooks at the library. I have never listened to an audiobook before and I might just like it.

Inside A Book said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. As I bop in here for a moment I see by your 2009 list that we've read a lot of the same books!! Of course, I'm not as organized as you.....oh well.
I'm anxious to follow and see what you're up to next!

Enjoy your holiday. I know I will!

eceldridge said...

When I've listened to audiobooks, it's usually only in the car, but I like the idea of listening to one while cleaning. I'm going to be commuting for student teaching this spring, and so I'll probably go to the library for an audiobook like While My Sister Sleeps. Are there any other audiobooks that you've enjoyed like this one?

Laura Fabiani said...

Just letting you know I have awarded your blog with the One Lovely Blog Award. More info here:

http://libraryofcleanreads.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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