Objects of My Affection – Audio Review

15 Jul

The second audio book I’ve listened to so far and although it didn’t stand out to me as a must read, it was definitely interesting enough to listen to! Being a person who loves to organize and thinks going through someone else’s trash can get you some serious treasures – this book description grabbed me.

I also wasn’t that impressed with the ready Xe Sands. I’m not going to cut her out of my willing to listen to list just yet but she didn’t have a very diverse range of voices which made it difficult to figure out who was talking sometimes.

Description via Amazon:

Lucy Bloom is broke, freshly dumped by her boyfriend, and is forced to sell her house to send her nineteen-year-old son to drug rehab. Although she’s lost it all, she’s determined to start over. So when she’s offered a high-paying gig helping clear the clutter from the huge home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, Lucy grabs it. But she soon learns that the real challenge may be taking on Marva, who seems to love her objects too much to let go of any of them. 

While trying to stay on course toward a strict deadline—and with an ex-boyfriend back in the picture, a new romance on the scene, and her son’s rehab not going as planned—Lucy discovers that Marva isn’t just hoarding, she is also hiding a big secret. The two form an unlikely bond, as each learns from the other that there are those things in life we keep and those we need to let go—but it’s not always easy to know the difference.

If you are looking for a different kind of story line and a little change in pace to what you usually read, this may just hit the mark. I love a story that’s a one of a kind and doesn’t seem like a spin off of other stories but I wish there was something a little more in the story. Something was missing.


One Response to “Objects of My Affection – Audio Review”

  1. Xe Sands July 16, 2014 at 5:41 am #

    Thanks for your thoughtful review…been a few years since I’ve seen this one pop up! If you’re ever game to give me another go, I’d love to know if you hear an improvement in differentiation of characters. And if you’re looking for some truly great listens, I recently finished Code Name Verity, which was the best audiobook I’ve listened to to date. Not a terribly happy tale, but beautifully constructed, and narrated phenomenally well by the two narrators. I also loved Bernadette Dunne’s narration of Cleaning Nabakov’s House.

    Hope you find a wonderful listen!

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