Cheri Reviews The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After a rocky start, I finally finished The Plot! I started listening to the audiobook – thanks to the publisher and NetGalley! – back near the end of April. I put it away after an hour or so. Picked it back up again in May. And put it away again… The third time was a charm though and I finished listening to it after two sessions, yesterday and today.

I think I struggled the most with the slow and overly mellow narration. Even with the speed set at 1.25%, it felt slow. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a fine narrator and I’ve seen others praise the job he did on this book so it’s probably just me.

The story is a very good one and while I’m still not 100% sure why the bad guy bothered with all of it – and though I pegged who the bad guy was very early on – I did enjoy the ride and Jake’s discovery process. I loved that the book was told almost solidly from his POV. Having no breaks in his telling of the story ensured that I was never able to be distracted from his experience. I wish more authors did this.

So even though it took me nearly a third of the book to care enough to keep going, the rest of it was definitely worth sticking around for.

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