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Anybody Out There?

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

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    Sad at Best, Tedious and Boring at Worst

    First of all, I started this book without realizing that it is actually the 4th in a series involving these Walsh sisters. This always annoys me and although I don't think this was a situation where I missed something by not reading the first three, it did deter from my overall reading enjoyment. Now, I very much went into this book with eyes wide open; I assumed it was chick lit-y and as such, was not expecting to be bowled over with literary magnificence. But even so, with managed expectations, this story was really grating on my nerves and although there were definitely times when I was choked up and my stomach was in knots, there were MORE times when I was like "OH MY GOD WAKE UP AND GET ON WITH IT!" Now, there are several points when the story takes an unforeseen turn and I'd be lying if I said those points didn't really hold my interest (ie, when she figures out what happens to her husband, secret part to husband's life is revealed, etc.) But these story benders are few and far between and you have to trudge through pages and pages of trite dialogue and predictable narrative to get to them which, like I said, did a number on my nerves. In any case, if you've read the first three by this author and liked them, then have at this book. You'll like it. But if you're just perusing for some light reading, find something else. This is book is very forgettable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2006

    Truly dissapointing...

    I wanted this so badly I obtained an Advanced Readers copy. This was just sooooo boring, I kept reading in hopes that the story would finally get interesting but it just never did. I've read every book in the Walsh family series and enjoyed everyone, but this was just not up to the standard already set.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2006

    Kind of boring

    While Anna's story was moving, I found the second half of the book to be very slow I couldn't wait to finish it to start something better. Helen's sub-story was too much, and I started skimming over her e-mails. It seems as though Keyes needed something else to carry this book, as I'm not sure Anna's story really deserved that many pages devoted to it. While I've enjoyed Keyes's other novels, this one was definitely my least favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2006

    What's happened to Marian Keyes?

    I didn't enjoy her last book 'The Other Side of the Story' and I just chalked it up to a fluke, but I liked 'Anybody Out There?' even less. I thought it was boring, and had a hard time not just giving up reading it all together. It was one of those cases where I kept reading it hoping it would get better. It didn't.

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