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Review: The One That Got Away

August 23, 2016

The One That Got Away

Married mother of two, Abbey Lahey feels overwhelmed more often than not.  She and her husband work hard but he’s struggling in his landscaping business.  They’re so busy, they never seem to have time to talk and connect anymore.  Abbey dreams about what her life would be like if she’d gone out with the handsome man who worked in the same building she did.

Abbey buys a purse that’s much too expensive and falls on an escalator, hitting her head, when she goes to return it.  She wakes up in an alternate life, married to that handsome man, who just happens to be running for Congress, and finds the life with him isn’t as wonderful as she thought it would be.

The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes is a new twist on an old story – experiencing a different life in order to appreciate the one you’re living.  As you’d expect, it was pretty predictable.  I enjoyed it and thought it was cute but also thought it was just a tad too long.  For me it was light, fluffy, and thought provoking, just as it was meant to be.

The audio version of The One That Got Away is narrated by Kristin Kalbli and I thought she did a terrific job.  She kept me invested in the story even when it grew repetitious.

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2016 8:00 am

    I haven’t heard of this one before. Sounds good.

  2. August 23, 2016 8:31 am

    Sounds like a nice beach read!

  3. August 23, 2016 9:23 am

    I’ve never listened to an audiobook. How does it compare to print?

  4. August 23, 2016 10:23 am

    A good narrator can make a so-so book really good 🙂 I’ll keep it in mind.

  5. August 23, 2016 10:41 am

    Does sound predictable! But that’s not always a bad thing….

  6. August 23, 2016 10:48 am

    Yeah, seems like this story has been told a bunch of times in both movies and TV. It sounds like a good audio for the car – I like to listen to books that don’t require too much thought so I don’t wreck my car trying to concentrate on them!

  7. August 23, 2016 11:23 am

    I like alternative roads 😀

  8. August 23, 2016 11:33 am

    I like the sound of this one but know I won’t read it but I like the spin to it.

  9. August 23, 2016 12:04 pm

    This sounds like the perfect read when you don’t want to think much–just have some fun.

  10. August 23, 2016 12:08 pm

    I have a good time reading this kind of book. Who doesn’t want to explore the “road not taken”? Thanks for sharing, and I’m glad you enjoyed this one.

  11. August 23, 2016 4:07 pm

    I love alternative roads. I also love light and fluffy reads for listening to on my drive to work – especially with the news always being depressing these days. I’m adding this to my “to read” list. Thanks for the review!

  12. August 23, 2016 5:00 pm

    It sounds good, Kathy. Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts.

  13. August 23, 2016 5:48 pm

    The story is not all that unique but it looks like a fun read.

  14. bookingmama permalink
    August 23, 2016 6:33 pm

    Sometimes predictable and cute are exactly what I need!

  15. August 23, 2016 9:34 pm

    I’ve listened to a couple of books that the narrator kept me invested in the story. Probably would have given up had I been reading the print version. Glad this one turned out okay for you.

  16. August 23, 2016 9:40 pm

    It sounds like a good, light summer read.

  17. August 25, 2016 9:34 am

    I haven’t seen this book before, but the story is very familiar.

  18. August 25, 2016 10:09 pm

    I read something like this, very similar. Sounds a familiar story.

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