Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Audio Review: Motherland by Amy Sohn

Rebecca Rose, whose husband has been acting aloof, is tempted by the attentions of a former celebrity f lame; Marco Goldstein, saddled with two kids when his husband, Todd, is away on business, turns to anonymous sex for comfort; Danny Gottlieb, a screenwriter on the cusp of a big break, leaves his wife and children to pitch a film (and meet young women) in Los Angeles; fallen sanctimommy Karen Bryan Shapiro, devastated by her husband’s infidelity and abandonment, attempts a fresh start with a hot single dad; and former A-list actress Melora Leigh plots a star turn on Broadway to revive her Hollywood career. As their stories intersect in surprising ways and their deceptions spiral out of control, they begin to question their beliefs about family, happiness, and themselves. (Goodreads)

Oh sweet honey on the rock was this book shallow. I like my trash as much as the next gal but, man, these characters needed a slap. I liked Prospect Park West, Sohn's earlier book featuring the same neighborhood and some the same characters. I can't remember if it was before I had a child though. It seemed everyone in this book was either bothered, burdened or anxious about their children, which resulted in them being bitchy spouses, cheaters and substance abusers. Oh and not to mention CONSTANT COMPLAINERS. Yowsa!

I think I may be over this a bit. I couldn't look past the drinking while taking care of your kids or having quickies with strangers while your kids napped in the next room. Call me a prude but that's just rude!

Anyway, the narrator was right on in her bitchiness and maybe that added to my dilemma with it all. She had the tone. You know the tone. The snotty, whiny, "Who me? The world doesn't revolve around me?!" tone. Ack. 

I listened to it all however. I did. It was shocking and I had to see how it ended. This  book, in my opinion ,would be suited for the chick lit crowd, perhaps or those that want the cliche fluff. Not a whole heck of a lot of substance. Sex, Drugs, Infidelity, repeat.

Format: Unabridged Audio
Source: Brilliance Audio
Author Website: Amy Sohn

Happy Reading (or listening) and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Jenny said...

This is interesting... I was wondering how this one was because I really want to read Prospect Park West (although I guess I assumed it would be great so then assumed this was too, LOL). Those things might bother me as well though. I'll have to read PWP and then see what I think I guess!

Mystica said...

Great that you went through till the end though!

Tales of Whimsy said...

O goodness! She did that with the kids in the other room. Sick b*tch! I'm with you gal. This wasn't isn't for me. Thanks for the review though. ;)