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The Ex

By: Freida McFadden
Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
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Publisher's Summary

Cassie thinks she has met the perfect man.

Joel is sweet, handsome, romantic, and best of all, he’s crazy about Cassie. She thinks she’s found the guy she’ll spend the rest of her life with. Have children with. Grow old with.

Yes, she knows about his perfect ex-girlfriend, Francesca. The beautiful, brilliant chef, beloved by all his friends. But she thinks Francesca is out of the picture. She thinks Francesca is gone for good.

Think again, Cassie.

©2022 Freida McFadden (P)2022 Podium Audio

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Too bizarre for someone who loves bizarre

The misdirection was very good. You believe something based on assumptions, however, that is not enough for a full story. Had this been told in the correct order you could have had a mystery. Instead you are left with a very empty feeling because you also develop the wrong allegiance. When the biggest twist hits all the pieces fall together and you have five chapters of why.

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Entertaining

Overall I enjoyed this book but it did get a little confusing toward the end. I had to relisten to certain parts to understand who was who and to differentiate between past and present.

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Trite and predictable

I have enjoyed many of Freida McFaddens' books. This one? Too awful to find the words. The plot has been done so often and is so familiar that her rendition of it is boring and a little annoying. The characters are unsympathetic and banal.
I'm so sorry I wasted a credit on this terrible book. Save your money, see if your local library has it to loan and leave it there. It's time you won't get back!
Hopefully, I can return this and get a credit back.

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Slow, Slow, and Slower

I know what the author tried to do but she took long to get all the way to the last 3 chapters to get interesting. And to make matters worse, the epilogue ended 10 minutes early and wouldn’t go any further bc it said book ended. So I feel like I wasted my time and money. What kept me going was the awesome narrator which is why I gave the performance 5 stars.

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So good!

I knew there’d be twists and the story wouldn’t be as straightforward as it seemed but I couldn’t guess what exactly was going on! Great story telling!

Narration was great!

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Fast-paced and engaging (mostly)

I loved this fast-paced, suspenseful thriller until I reached the big twist, which happened close to the ending. I had to play it twice to be sure I understood it correctly--what a major disappointment! Yeah, I never would have guessed it--but why ruin a very good storyline with such a silly, far-fetched change in direction. I won't even comment on the final chapter. Overall rating: 3.5 stars rounded up

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Fun and twisty

Told from two different characters perspectives. Interesting story and easy listen. I was able to listen to it in a days time.

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Disappointing

There are so many holes in the storyline. I was hopeful to but this book turned out to be very disappointing.

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A Bit Far Fetched

Without spoilers, the likelihood that two people in the same circle of friends would do the same really drastic thing years & years apart for different motives with different people (I know this makes no sense if you haven't read it) is so far fetched that it just doesn't work. The 1st huge twist was pretty predictable. The author was super obvious about using "the new girl" and "the ex" instead of using both of their names, which was a sure fire tipoff that there was some misdirection going on for the reader's benefit & unfortunately, I was able to figure out the purpose of the misdirection, so the twist was pretty lackluster for me. Basically, I like the author's writing style & will read more from her, despite having some serious nits with this one, because despite the obvious setups & misdirections & plot devices, I was still entertained and enjoyed the read. In the end, though, not many of the characters deserve happy endings, imo.

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Well that was unexpected

Wow that was better than I expected. Great story and narrator. I was not expecting the twists.

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