Listening to books on my iPod is about the only way I can find time to "read" these days. I have my account at iTunes set up to debit my PayPal account, so that means that with my earnings here at Shared Reviews, I sometimes treat myself to an audio book. Audio books are certainly not cheap, so it is important to do some research before purchasing. Often I opt for a favorite author to be safe.
Sunday at Tiffany's had great reviews on the iTunes store website, and I have enjoyed books by James Patterson in the past, so thought this book would be worth the money spent. NOT! I should have followed my first instinct and steered clear because of the plot.
The story begins with a little girl named Jane whose mother is a businesswoman with little time for her daughter. The child would be unbearably lonely except for her imaginary friend, Michael, who happens to be an adult. He is a wonderful companion, understanding the kind of emotional support a child needs and supplying it flawlessly by just being her friend. Sadly, he had to leave her to be another child's imaginary friend when Jane was nine years old.
When Jane becomes an adult, we find that she is still lonely. Michael (miraculously) finds his way back into her life, though this is not supposed to be possible by all imaginary friend accounts, and now that Jane is an adult, the relationship blossoms into the perfect romance.
Wow. I could barely finish listening to this because it was just plain corny. Besides the story being childish, so was the voice of the narrator (Ellen Archer) which really got on my nerves. Now, while the book was childish, I don't recommend it for children as there are one or two sex scenes in the story.
If you like to read (or listen) to good books, my advise is to leave this one on the shelf!