Sunday, August 29, 2021

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ Good Company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

 

Good Company
A Novel
By: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Publisher: HarperAudio

"Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney plumbs the depths of marriage, motherhood and friendship with warmth and wit. I devoured it in one gulp! Treat yourself to some Good Company." (Maria Semple, author of Today Will Be Different

A warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of the instant New York Times best seller The Nest

Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than 20 years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring - the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five. 

Flora and Julian struggled for years, scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julian’s small theater company - Good Company - afloat. A move to Los Angeles brought their first real career successes, a chance to breathe easier, and a reunion with Margot, now a bona fide television star. But has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now

With Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s signature tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us.



Momma Says: 2 stars⭐⭐

Good Company has a lovely cover, and the blurb sounded promising. Unfortunately, the reality didn't live up to expectations. Even with Marin Ireland narrating, this one just didn't work for me. Basically, I was bored. For whatever reason, I just could not engage with the characters or anything going on with them. I saw a movie a year or so ago that this story reminded me of. I didn't care for the movie either, so maybe it's just this kind of storyline. For whatever reason, this domestic drama just wasn't for me. 

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