Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

Audiobook CD - 2014
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Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2014
ISBN: 9781490627281
Branch Call Number: CD F MOR NVD
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (15 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 12, 2018

Far better than the Netflix series, and would love to go to the location in Australia that inspired this story!

Sep 29, 2017

So good!!

Cheryl_JHL Jun 02, 2017

The first few chapters, I was irritated and feeling like I wasn't going to get through the book, much less enjoy it. The portrayal of the kindie moms is satirical and deliberately superficial, and even knowing it is humorous, it was aggravating.

I'm glad I stuck it through. The story settled in and I fell in love with it and the excellent narration. It was the first time in a while I've wanted to listen everywhere I go so I can hear what happens next. I was not quite as quick as others to figure out who-done-it and who-died, and didn't see a couple twists coming.

As others have pointed out, the story has a central theme of domestic violence. She throws a few other weighty topics into orbit and manages it without creating a book that is too dark or too heavy. There's sweetness and humor to offset the dark. She slips neatly under the skin and rolls back layers of human behavior - the complexity and malleability of our feelings, our perceptions, our justifications to avoid, to move towards, to cling. She deftly weaves the concept of "what we see and the stories we tell ourselves" into the narrative.

Jun 04, 2016

I listened to this book on CD, and found myself making excuses to stay in the car a few more minutes every time I got to a meeting or pulled into the garage. It was sad and funny and insightful and provocative all at once, with highly relatable characters. Really good!

Jun 06, 2015

Loved it. Complex story about relationships. Quite feminist in the final analysis, about bad things that can happen to women and girls and about the strength of women together. (It also has some lovely male-female relationships.)

mayfairlady Nov 23, 2014

Fabulous story, good narration.

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