I didn’t read Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty, but I listened to the Audible audio-book version narrated by Caroline Lee.
I love audio books. Love them.
How did anyone ever get the motivation to clean the house before Audible?
My kitchen is a nicer place thanks largely to my Audible subscription.
At 19 hours this was a substantial listen and took me just over a month, which is a bit longer than it would normally take me to get through an audio-book. I found Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty very easy to put down/stop listening to. A statement that makes me sad.
I love Liane Moriarty – I’m a big fan. I absolutely loved Big little lies, both the book and the TV series. I loved The husband’s secret. I loved What Alice Forgot. And I adored The Hypnotist’s love story.
But I thought that Nine perfect strangers was only just OK.
The writing as always with Liane Moriarty was impeccable, well-paced and articulate. I just didn’t connect with the characters and I found myself not caring about where the story was going. I hate to say it, but I was a bit bored.
Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty was ALL about the different characters and I did love some of the them. There was a lot of them, I think 11 main-ish characters(?) and their stories were interesting. And I’m sure if I thought about it a bit more Liane Moriarty used their experiences to write about important topics in self care, grief, retirement and a whole range of family dynamics. Important topics.
The big cast of characters is something that Liane Moriarty does well. Very well.
And she also wrote a pretty good Bond villain – I know it sounds a bit weird, but I am sure that Masha would have given Bond, James Bond a run for his money if he ever visited her Spa.
This wasn’t a bad book. It just wasn’t for me. I have read a few varying reviews about it, some people love it some people find it just ok.
It’s a rather mixed review from me. I loved the writing, the in-depth characterisation, but something about the whole combined plot and characters just didn’t quite bump it up to a great read for me.
Good. I thought the story was good. The narration was great.
I can’t wait for Liane Moriarty’s next release (whatever that may be) and I am glad I still have a few of her previous books still to read.
One house. Nine strangers. Ten days that will change everything . . .
The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation.
Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages.
Miles from anywhere, without cars or phones, they have no way to reach the outside world. Just time to think about themselves, and get to know each other.
Watching over them is the resort’s director, a woman on a mission. But quite a different one from any the guests might have imagined.
For behind the retreat’s glamorous facade lies a dark agenda.
These nine perfect strangers have no idea what’s about to hit them . . .
Bizarrely enough after reading this I would still quite like a spa weekend – I will just forever stay away from the smoothies.
I purchased a copy of Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty, via Audible