I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman?

I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman was right up my alley. There’s a trip touring colleges. There’s mother-daughter relationships. I opted for the audiobook version as I previously enjoyed listening to Waxman’s The Garden Of Small Beginnings. Might as well continue listening to Waxman’s book. This is such a good life choice, especially if you enjoy women’s fiction as much as I do.

What’s The Story Here?

This book follows Jessica and Emily Burnstein who are on a trip exploring colleges for Emily to apply to. Jessica is a high power lawyer who finds herself wondering just what happened to the little girl Emily who seemed to love her so much. Meanwhile, Emily is excited for a chance at freedom and seeing what college might be like. Even though, as it turns out college might not be her thing. Unfortunately, there is a frenemy who is on the trip too with Jessica and Emily, which definitely will lead to some issues. Oh and there’s something that Emily might be hiding.

What Did I Think Of I Was Told It Would Get Easier?

Overall, I enjoyed I Was Told It Would Get Easier. This is my second book by Waxman but certainly not the last. I liked the development of the relationship between Jessica and Emily. It felt realistic to a parent-teen relationship. Emily tests her boundaries and it comes off as perfectly normal. As it turns out, Emily is a pretty good kid. I liked that she didn’t know if she wanted to go to college or not. Also, I liked Jessica’s subplot revolving around her job and helping to pull another woman up the ladder with her, so to speak. It really appealed to my inner feminist.

When it comes to romance, there is not much within this book. Both Jessica and Emily have flirtations. But it is not the driving factor of the book.  I was satisfied though with how the story plays out and with what we got.


How’s The Narration?

The audiobook is narrated by Bailey Carr and Lisa Flanagan. Bailey Carr narrates the chapters that are Emily’s perspective. Lisa Flanagan narrates the chapters that are Jessica’s perspective. It felt like both narrators were appropriately chosen. Plus they seemed to have good synergy, yeah the narration was different but it blended well, if that makes sense? The audiobook is 8 hours and 46 minutes long and quite the compelling listen. It’s enjoyable and interesting in both narration and content.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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