One Good Thing by Wendy Wax | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To One Good Thing by Wendy Wax?

One Good Thing by Wendy Wax has a cover that just screams summer what with the mason jar and all. Initially, that’s why I grabbed it off of Netgalley. However, I did not realize it was a part of a series. Also, it isn’t the kind of romance series where you can read every book as a standalone. In fact, the only other book I had read in this series was A Bella Flora Christmas which actually comes after. However, when I saw this on Scribd audiobooks, I thought this would be something I would really like via audio.

What’s The Story Here?

Well, Wendy Wax’s One Good Thing follows a couple of different storylines. There’s the storyline of Avery who doesn’t quite want to take the full leap in her relationship. There’s Kyra and Maddie – daughter and mother who tried to launch a TV show but failed. Also, there’s Bitsy whose husband stole all her money and ran away with a younger woman. And the other point of view character is Nikki who is pregnant with twins at the age of 47 if I am recalling correctly? Anyways, she’s not quite ready for the twins and she’s feeling all sorts of self conscious about her relationship. The storyline basically covers these plots but well, the story continues on in another book.

How Did I Like One Good Thing?

Eh, I don’t necessarily know that I will seek out more books in this series. After listening to the book and kind of jumbling up all the main characters – I realize I have preferences. It turns out that I prefer contemporary romance/women’s fiction books where there is one main character and not five main characters. It felt like the focus was ALL over the place. And consequently I didn’t care about any of the characters because I never got to spend enough time with any one character. Also, the book really does feel exactly like a middle book and nothing really actually gets resolved. At this point though, I just don’t care enough to find out how everything plays out for these women.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of One Good Thing is narrated by Amy Rubinate. It is 11 hours and 7 minutes long. Of course, each point of view character gets a different voice. However, that did not stop me from being confused between all the storylines. Yet, this was easy to listen to. Rubinate is fabulous narrator and I did actually pay attention the whole time. It’s just that I didn’t really care.

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Comments

  1. The cover grabbed me too. I have a horrible time of discovering a great looking book, only to find it is part of a series (particularly on Netgalley). I wish descriptions would clearly point that out and whether it can be read as a stand alone/out of order.

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